2019 Conversations with Funders and Partners

Oregon Humanities will join Aili Schreiner of the Oregon Cultural Trust and other statewide partners and funders for a seven-stop series of funding application workshops across the state. “Conversations with Funders and Partners” will run from February 12 through March 11. Attendees will learn about funding programs available from multiple grantmakers and will have the opportunity to discuss their projects and programming. Other statewide programming resources and application preparation guidance also will be presented at three workshop locations.

More than $5 million in funding will be available from the Oregon Cultural Trust's Statewide Partners. Participating in the workshops will be representatives from the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage, Oregon Humanities, and the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, as well as counterparts from the Oregon Community Foundation (at most locations), the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, Travel Oregon, and Portland’s Regional Arts and Culture Council (Portland location).

As a special bonus for potential applicants, the events in Lincoln City, La Grande and Roseburg will be combined with free application writing workshops presented by Meredith Howell of Travel Oregon. The application writing workshops are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon in Lincoln City and La Grande and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Roseburg, all in the same locations. Travel Oregon will also participate in the Conversations events at those locations.

Organizations encouraged to attend “Conversations with Funders and Partners” include libraries, arts organizations, museums, cultural centers, historical societies, arts alliances, literary groups, and heritage organizations. All cultural nonprofit organizations are welcome.

Among the funding opportunities discussed will be Oregon Humanities Public Program Grants and Responsive Program Grants,  and the Oregon Cultural Trust’s 2019 Cultural Development Program. Application guidelines will be posted on the Oregon Cultural Trust website Friday, February 8, with an April 19 application deadline.

“Conversations with Funders and Partners” begin Tuesday, February 12 in Bandon and conclude in Roseburg on Monday, March 11. Registration is not required.

The full schedule is:

  • Bandon: 2–5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, Bandon Conference & Community Center

(Room 4) 1200 11th St SW, Bandon, OR 97411

  • Eugene: 12–3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, Eugene Public Library

(Bascom-Tykeson Room) 100 W 10th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401

  • Lincoln City*: 1:30–5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, Lincoln City Cultural Center

(Auditorium) 540 NE Hwy 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367

  • East Portland: 4–7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, Portland Community College

(Southeast Campus Community Hall) 2305 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216

  • La Grande*: 1:30-5 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, Island City Hall

(Community Meeting Room) 10605 Island Ave, Island City, OR 97850

  • Bend: 2:45–5:45 p.m., Thursday, March 7, Downtown Bend Public Library

(Brooks Meeting Room) 601 NW Wall St. Bend, OR 97701

  • Roseburg*: 4:15–6 p.m., Monday, March 11, Ford Family Foundation

1600 NW Stewart Pkwy, Roseburg, OR 97471


*Please note: Free grant application prep workshops, presented by Travel Oregon, will precede the events in Lincoln City, La Grande and Roseburg. The workshops are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon in Lincoln City and La Grande and from 1 to 4 p.m. in Roseburg, all at the same event locations.



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