Deschutes Cultural Coalition announces grant recipients

The Deschutes Cultural Coalition announced Thursday the 2019 recipients of the coalition grants, funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust. The amount available to grant this year was $23,000. Requests amounting to $47,050 from 18 applicants were submitted.

This year's recipients are:


Bend Art Center-$1,700

Bend Film-$1,000

Central Oregon Symphony Association-$500

Central Oregon Youth Orchestra-$1,000

Deschutes Historical Society-$2,300

Deschutes Public Library-$1,000

High Desert Chamber Music-$1000

High Desert Museum-$2,500

LaPine Park and Rec Foundation-$3,000

Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program of the COCC Foundation-$2,500

Sisters Art Association $1,000

Sunriver Music Festival- $3000

The Tower Theatre Foundation- $1,000

Waterston Desert Writing- $500

The Arts and Culture Alliance of Central Oregon is the fiscal sponsor for the Deschutes Cultural Coalition Grant.

About Deschutes Cultural Coalition:

The Deschutes Cultural Coalition provides grant funding from all sectors within the culture field including arts, heritage, and humanities. Grant funding is sponsored by the Oregon Cultural Trust and must support projects and activities that address one of the four priorities outlined within the Deschutes Cultural Plan:

Encourage greater awareness of local culture. Ensure that a variety of cultural resources and programming are accessible to all residents. Provide cultural education in Deschutes County Help new and established cultural organizations increase their capacity to fulfill their mission.

Deschutes Cultural Coalition Board of Directors:

Co-Chairs: Cate O’Hagan Cheryl Puddy Secretary: Charlotte Gilbride Treasurer: Eric Sande

Members: Bob Boyd Robin Gyorgyfalvy Kevin Barclay Kelly Cannon Miller Libby Westlund

For more information on the Deschutes Cultural Coalition, Arts and Culture Alliance of Central Oregon visit

For more information of Oregon Cultural Trust visit:

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