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Arts and Cultural Grants

  • Grants support Gresham arts programs, projects and activities that enrich the arts, culture and heritage of our diverse community.

    2022-23 grant application

    Will be available after July 1. Email to be added to our community-based organizations email list to receive updates.

    • Eligible Activities
    • Grant Goals
    • Grant Recipients 2021-22
    Eligible Activities
    • Performing arts: community and professional theater, instrumental and vocal music, dance
    • Festivals and parades
    • Folk arts
    • Literature
    • Media arts
    • Visual arts: painting, sculpture, photography
    • Museums: art exhibits, classes and workshops
    • Heritage and preservation of Gresham's history

    Grants are available to nonprofit organizations physically located within Gresham city limits and to Gresham residents, who have partnered with a qualifying nonprofit.

    The Arts and Cultural Grant Committee allocates the grants. The maximum amount awarded to any entity is $6,810.

    Grant Goals

    Gresham is one of the most diverse communities in the state. Supporting arts and culture projects, and the people and organizations who provide the vision, brings us together as a community.

    Program objectives

    • Encourage collaboration between artists and community organizations.
    • Enhance Gresham’s arts and culture resources by strengthening and supporting arts, heritage and humanities organizations, and individual artists, musicians, performers and historians.
    • Promote activities that tell and build upon the stories of Gresham as a community.
    • Promote projects that will be visible in the community.
    • Promote projects that support improved outcomes for underrepresented communities and promotes culture/heritage.
    Grant Recipients 2021-22

    Center for the Arts Foundation
    Music Mondays Concert Series
    Grant awarded: $2,000
    Center for the Arts Foundation 
    Wednesdays in the Park 
    Grant awarded: $2,000

    MHCC Foundation
    Mt. Hood Jazz Festival
    Grant awarded: $4,107
    Portland Columbia Symphony
    Symphony in the Park
    Grant awarded: $3,000
    Gresham Outdoor Public Art
    Birds on Boxes
    Grant awarded: $4,500
    Rockwood CDC (Community Development Corporation)
    Stories from the Hearth
    Grant awarded: $3,405
    Slavic Community Center NW
    Slavic Music Series 
    Grant awarded: $4,500

  • Mail, deliver or email grant applications to:

    City of Gresham, Communications Office  
    Attention: Sasha Konell             
    1333 NW Eastman Parkway 
    Gresham, OR  97030-3813

    Questions? Email or call 503-618-2264.

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