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FAST TRACK ARTS GRANTS

Providing grants of $25,000 or less for Oregon arts organizations during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This temporary program will run through June 30, 2021. We anticipate a maximum two-month turnaround from application to grant award.

This program funds organizations that deliver visual, performing, media, literary, or interdisciplinary artistic programming, performances or exhibits, or arts services. We are prioritizing organizations adopting innovative and adaptive strategies to continue delivering arts programming to their communities and organizations primarily serving communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic as defined in the State of Oregon's Equity Framework. However, funding will not be limited to organizations that meet these criteria. It may be useful to review what kinds of activities we are unlikely to fund before applying.   

Organizations receiving a grant award through this program are not eligible to seek additional funding from the Foundation through the end of our pilot programs June 30, 2021, at minimum.

BASIC ELIGIBILITY

  • Organizations with current annual expenses of between $25,000 and $500,000 are eligible. Grant award amounts will range from 3-6% based on your annual expenses and alignment with our funding priorities.
     

  • Organizations asked to take a year off after consecutive years of Miller funding ARE eligible to apply.
     

  • Organizations with current open grants with the Foundation are NOT eligible to apply.

 

TIMELINE: January 11 - June 30, 2021

​​​We are currently accepting applications from ALL OREGON COUNTIES and from organizations representing and serving ALL COMMUNITIES. Organizations with prior Miller funding are welcome to apply.

FAST TRACK AWARD AMOUNTS

  • Grant award amounts will range from 3-6% based on your annual operating budget and your organization’s alignment with our funding priorities.
     

  • The grant awards will range from $1,500 to $25,000 maximum. If you are applying more than three months from the end of your fiscal year, grant awards will be based on your current fiscal year budget.
     

  • If you apply less than three months before the end of your fiscal year, grant awards will be based on your next fiscal year budget.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please review our FAQ page before starting the application process.

For questions about Fast Track requests, please see our FAQ's.  

We partner with Foundant Technologies to host our online application and grantee portal. If you are a new applicant, you may wish to familiarize yourself with Foundant. CLICK HERE and select "Grant application tutorial." 

PLEASE NOTE: 
You can save your work on your application and log in to continue your work later before submitting.

 

WONDERING IF YOU'RE ELIGIBLE?

As part of our application process, you will take an eligibility quiz to be directed to the programs for which you're eligible. 

 

TO BEGIN YOUR APPLICATION:
CLICK HERE to create an account or log in to your existing account in Foundant.