View grant opportunities and apply online: www.BeavertonOregon.gov/ArtSubmit.
Please use the Arts Program Budget Form for all grant opportunities.
Received grant funding in FY20-21? Please complete the FY20-21 Final Report.
Questions about our grants? Contact Arts Program Manager, Beth Tobey at 503-747-9094.
Open Grant Opportunities
Large Project Grants (up to $5,000)
- Call for proposals: Friday, February 12, 2021
- Revise and Review deadline: March 10, 2021, 5:00 PST
- Submission deadline: March 31, 2021, 5:00 PST
- Award Notification: June 2020
- All funded activities must take place between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.
The City’s Arts Program is soliciting applications for grant funding to support arts-related projects in Beaverton. Projects must serve residents of Beaverton. Those projects that provide opportunities to historically marginalized and/or underserved community members are most likely to be funded. Project duration may vary and could be a one-time or recurring event, performance, art class, program, placemaking initiative, and more.
Project duration may vary and could be a one-time placemaking event, performance or other artwork installation that is on display temporarily or permanently. Applicants should provide detailed information on what opportunities for which they are seeking funding, the challenges or site conditions that are being impacted and what this project would contribute to the residents of Beaverton.
REVIEW AND REVISION OPPORTUNITY
Applications submitted by the Review and Revise deadline are eligible to be reviewed by staff and organizations will be notified of any causes for disqualification. The Review and Revise deadline for the 2021-22 grant cycle is March 10, 2021, 5 PM PST.
Small Project Grants ($1,000 or less / quarterly deadline)
Submission deadlines: Quarterly on July 31, Oct 31, Jan 31 and April 30 or until all grant funds are expended.
Award Notification: Within 3 weeks of application deadline.
Small Project Grants are intended to provide support for new or unanticipated projects and those with an urgent timeline--especially for emerging artists, BIPOC and LGBTQ artists, students, or organizations new to the grant-making process. Projects could include workshops, art classes, and/or art activities that serve Beaverton residents.
Funding requests may be up to $1000 per applicant.
This is not a matching-grant but we encourage applicants to leverage other funds raised to augment their projects.
The Small Project Grant program is to support projects that meet one or more of the following goals:
- Demonstrate cultural and/or racial diversity, social equity and inclusiveness and to help the City of Beaverton become increasingly welcoming, inclusive, representative, and responsive to historically underrepresented and underserved communities, particularly communities of color, immigrants, refugees and LGBTQ.
- Nurture community collaboration; encourage partnership among artists and creative industries, businesses, cultural and other non- and for-profit organizations
- Contribute to economic vitality, contribute to neighborhood revitalization and/or beautification, and promote our city as a place that is welcoming, vibrant, responsible, friendly, safe, and active.
- Inspire or accomplish creativity and innovation.
- Nurture and honor community identity and heritage; preserve and commemorate local and multicultural traditions and histories
- Create public spaces that promote health, happiness and wellbeing.
For more information, to apply and for complete details go to: https://cityofbeaverton.submittable.com/submit.
Previous Grant Recipients
2019 Art Lives Here: Place and Neighborhood-Based Projects
- ADAPT – Party in the Park $5,000
- Beaverton Civic Theatre – SnowFest $5,000
- Beaverton Downtown Association – Beaverton CoSign $5,000
2019 Community Arts Organizations and Projects
- Danza Azteca Huitzilopochtli – Aztec Dance Workshop for Welcoming Week $1000
- Erik Weswig Memorial Fund – Big Horn Brass Holiday Concert $1,000
- Leilu Wasielewski – "Scoobert-Doo, Wherefore Art Thou?" $913.41
- Masque Alfresco – 2019 Summer Park Tour: Importance of Being Earnest $1,000
- Painted Sky Inc.*Northstar Dance Company – Out of the Shadows $2,000
- Portland Community College – "Experience Music" Series at PCC Rock Creek $2,000
- The Immigrant Story – The Immigrant Story: Live Storytelling $2,000
- Write Around Portland – Respect, Writing, and Community in Beaverton $2,000
In Beaverton, the arts are a part of our identity. The Beaverton Arts Program contributes by presenting arts and cultural events and programs celebrating community values and helping connect residents to their artistic and cultural heritage.
Financial support for artists and non-profit visual, literary and performing arts organizations are available to those who serve the Beaverton community. For questions about grant guidelines or applications, contact the Beaverton Arts Program at artsmail@BeavertonOregon.gov.
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