OCT funds available to Curry County nonprofit affiliates
The Curry County Cultural Coalition announced today that competition for 2015 Oregon Cultural Trust (OCT) funds is now open to nonprofit affiliates in Curry County. Grants of up to $1,000 are available to groups that promote, preserve, and enhance the arts, heritage, and humanities resources found in Curry County.
OCT funds are generated through direct donations, the sales of Cultural Heritage license plates, and individual state tax credits. One third of the money that the OCT grants each year is distributed among 45 county and tribal cultural coalitions, based on population. These autonomous coalitions set their own priorities and re-grant OCT funds within their jurisdictions. The Curry County Cultural Coalition reviews applications annually and awards money to groups that fulfill the OCT mission of increasing public participation in Oregon culture.
Applications for grants for 2015 projects are due by November 15, 2014. Grants will be distributed to winners in December 2014. Projects funded for 2015 must be completed and final reports received by September 30, 2015.
Curry County projects and organizations which received OCT funds for 2014 were:
- Brookings Area Council for the Arts - American Music Festival
- Cape Blanco Heritage Society - computer hardware upgrade to maintain records
- Confederated Tribes of the Lower Rogue - “Gathering of the People” event
- Curry Arts, Inc. and Soroptimist of Gold Beach - Gold Beach Brew & Art Fest
- Curry Public Library District - “The More You Know” programs
- Friends of Langlois Public Library - Kevin Burke Irish music concert & workshop
- Pelican Bay Arts Association - Kids’ Art Zone at Festival of Art in Stout Park
- Port Orford Arts Council - Driftwood Kids’ Summer Mural Project
- Port Orford Public Library Foundation - “Art Masters” program
- Southern Oregon Kite Festival - Young Poets’ Contest
- Stagelights Musical Arts Community - 2014 Day of Drums/Music in the Classroom
For additional information and to download a grant application visit the Curry County Cultural Coalition website at www.curryccc.org.