City of Gresham accepting applications for Arts and Culture grants

July 18, 2018

The City of Gresham’s Arts and Cultural Assistance Grant Program aids Gresham-based programs that enrich the arts, culture and heritage of the community. Applications are now open for fiscal year 2018-19 and are due by 9 a.m. on August 31.

Grants are available to nonprofit organizations physically 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. 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.

Applicants are required to describe the public purpose, public benefit, their project management experience and submit a detailed budget with their 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, public art installations, summer art camps, and a family friendly musical productions.

Find applications and more information at