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Administered by the Oregon Arts Commission in partnership with the Miller Foundation and Oregon Community Foundation

The purpose of the Artist Relief Program is 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.


The Artist Relief program supports professional artists from the disciplines listed below who have experienced or anticipate experiencing loss of revenue of $1,000 or more between March 1 and December 31, 2020.

The application deadline has passed (November 10, 2020).

Artistic disciplines supported:

  • Literature (creative non-fiction, fiction, play writing and poetry) 

  • Dance (including choreography) 

  • Music (composition and music performance)

  • Theatre and Performance Art 

  • Folk & Traditional Arts 

  • Visual Arts (crafts, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media and new media); Design Arts

  • Media Arts

Award amounts will range from $1,000 to $5,000 and must be spent by April 30, 2021.

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