Grants

Grant Assistance

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.

View grant opportunities and apply online: www.BeavertonOregon.gov/ArtSubmit.

Please use the Arts Program Budget Form for all grant opportunities.

Received Beaverton Arts Program grant funding? Please complete the Final Report.

Questions about our grants? For questions about grant guidelines or applications, contact the Beaverton Arts Program at artsmail@BeavertonOregon.gov.

Grant Information Session

Beaverton Arts Program Staff will host a 1.5 hour information session on Thursday, February 24 from 5:00-6:30 PM to give a brief presentation on the grant guidelines including previous grantees projects and answer questions from applicants.

Virtual Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 161 974 1139
Passcode: 238782

Art Lives Here Community Grants

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.

PROGRAM BUDGET

  • Funding requests may be up to $5,000 per project
  • This is not a matching-grant but we encourage applicants to leverage other funds raised to augment their projects. Applicants should include either potential or confirmed funding sources in their project budget.
  • If the applicant is requesting the full award amount and their project budget falls over that amount, a clear fundraising plan must be presented with the application.
  • Crowdfunding and fundraising through community engagement activities is encouraged
  • If the organization is not a 501c3, the applicant must have a fiscal agent

PROGRAM TIMELINE

  • Application open: January 21, 2022
  • Grant Information Session: February 24, 5:00-6:30 PM
  • Submission deadline: Friday, March 25, 2022, 5 PM PDT
  • Award notification: by May 31, 2022
  • All funded activities must take place between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.

Arts Organizations and Projects - Large Grants

Arts Organizations and Projects grants are only open to 501(C) 3 organizations. Awards are available to organizations offering arts and culture-related programs, projects and events that benefit Beaverton residents and which bring people together to experience and explore art, celebrate cultural diversity and inclusion, spur engagement and stewardship of art, and/or educate the community on the value of art.

PROGRAM BUDGET

  • Funding requests may be awarded up to $5,000 (please refer to eligibility to determine appropriate budget level).
  • This is not a matching-grant so we encourage applicants to seek additional opportunities to augment their funding.
  • If the applicant is requesting the full award amount and their project budget is greater than that amount, a clear fundraising plan must be presented with the application.
  • Crowdfunding and fundraising through community engagement activities is encouraged.

2022 PROGRAM TIMELINE

  • Applications open: January 12, 2022
  • Grant Information Session: February 24, 2022, 5:00-6:30 PM on Zoom
  • Application deadline: Friday, March 4, 2022, 5:00 PM PDT
  • Award Notification: by May 31, 2022

Open Format Grants

Open Format Grants have a rolling deadline and award amounts up to $2,500 to arts and culture practitioners. This grant is intended to provide support for individuals or organizations that have needs not met by other traditional funding programs. We call it “open format” because we ask that applicants simply tell us what their most emergent and impactful needs are. Funds could be used to support studio, office, or venue rental; support staff positions; produce a discreet project; hire a consultant to lead strategic planning efforts for an organization, etc. The point is, you tell us what you need and we will consider funding it.

FUNDS AVAILABLE

  • Funding requests may be up to $2,500 per applicant
  • This is not a matching-grant but we encourage applicants to leverage other funds raised to augment their projects.

PROGRAM TIMELINE

  • Submission deadlines: applications have a rolling deadline but the Grants Committee of the Beaverton Arts Commission will review requests for funding on a quarterly basis. These reviews will take place in March, June, September and December 2022 or until all grant funds are expended. Applicants will be notified of their funding request status by the end of each of these months.

Small Project Grants

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.

PROGRAM BUDGET

  • Funding requests may be up to $1,000 per applicant
  • This is not a matching-grant but we encourage applicants to leverage other funds raised to augment their projects.

PROGRAM TIMELINE

  • Submission deadlines: Quarterly in March, June, September, December or until all grant funds are expended. Applicants will be notified of their funding request status by the end of each of these months.

Accessibility information: This information can be made available in alternative formats such as large print or audio tape. To request alternative formats, contact the Arts Program by calling 503-526-2471 or email artsprogram@BeavertonOregon.gov. Use 711 for relay service.