OREGON ARTIST EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND
Administered by the Oregon Arts Commission in partnership with the Miller Foundation and Oregon Community Foundation
The purpose of the Artist Relief Program was to provide relief funding to Oregon artists who have experienced financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic due to cancellations of exhibitions, performances, rehearsals or other activities with a stipend, events, teaching opportunities, book signings, or other professional presentation opportunities.
In January 2021, relief grants ranging from $1,000 - $5,000 were awarded to 646 artists across Oregon in a wide variety of disciplines. Awards totaling $1.25M were provided by the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation and the Oregon Arts Commission.