Arts and Culture Grant Program accepting applications

July 5, 2017

The City’s Arts and Cultural Assistance Grant Program helps Gresham-based programs that enrich the arts, culture and heritage of the community. 

Grant applications are open for fiscal year 2017-18 and due by 9:00 am on Aug. 15. 

Grant categories include performing arts, festivals and parades, folk arts, literature, media arts, visual arts, museum exhibits and classes, and the heritage and preservation of Gresham's history. 

Rules and guidelines
  • Grants are available to nonprofit organizations located within Gresham city limits and to Gresham residents who have partnered with a qualifying nonprofit. 
  • Proposals should address at least one of the grant program objectives, which include exposure to art, particularly for families and children; collaboration between artists and community organizations; and enhancement of Gresham's arts and culture organizations and/or individual artists.
  • Applicants are required to describe the public purpose, public benefit, their project management experience and submit a detailed budget with the application. 

A volunteer committee, including a Gresham City Councilor, will award the grants in late August. 

Previous grants have supported events such as the popular "Music Mondays" summer concerts at the Arts Plaza, a planned public art installation at a local park, and a family friendly musical production.