The purpose of the Cultural Trust’s Cultural Development Grant program is to provide state recognition and support to cultural organizations undertaking significant cultural programs and projects, preserving and enhancing Oregon’s diverse arts, heritage and humanities efforts. “Cultural Development Grant Program” means the program created by ORS 359.431 (Cultural Development Grant Program).
Cultural Development Grants are awarded annually on a competitive basis pursuant to a process that is initiated when the Cultural Trust Board issues a request for proposals (RFP). The RFP will request proposals that address one or more of the following themes:
Access: Making culture broadly available to Oregonians;
Preservation: Investing in Oregon’s cultural heritage by recovering and preserving historic assets and achievements;
Creativity: The making or presentation of artistic or scholarly work, and the development of artists, cultural experts and scholars;
Capacity: The strengthening of cultural organizations to build stability and generate public confidence.