2016 Grant Recipients

On December 8, 2015, the Jackson County Cultural Coalition Board awarded a total of $26,000 in grants to the following 24 organizations for 2016 projects and activities.

  1. Ashland Gallery Association – $700
    Providing art students with the necessary tools for college application portfolios through funding for Portfolio Day materials and student art supplies.
  1. Ashland New Plays Festival – $1,000
    Purchasing 3 wireless microphones for the Festival’s portable sound system, enhancing the audience experience in the multiple venues in which ANPF performs.
  1. Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre – $1,200
    Developing more experienced dancers into organizational leaders and polished performers, enhancing organizational capacity, and creating a leadership successor program through the “Dancers in Leadership” project.
  1. Chautauqua Poets and Writers – $1,000
    Bringing some of the country’s most respected authors to the Rogue Valley for public readings and workshops with students, teachers, and community members.
  1. Craterian Performances – $900
    Funding scholarships for the Teen Musical Theater of Oregon’s “Youth Access to the Performing Arts” project, providing Southern Oregon teens and pre-teens with a professionally staged after-school and summer theater experience.
  1. Gold Hill Historical Society – $1,300
    Constructing a protective shelter over the 1892 Lucky Bart 5-stamp mill artifact, a prime educational tool for the region’s mining history and the only gold stamp mill on public display in Southern Oregon.
  1. Guardians of the Eagle Point Museum – $1,300
    Purchasing a display case to showcase rotating exhibits of Native American artifacts on loan from the Cowcreek-Umpqua tribe, acknowledging the role they played in shaping Eagle Point and the Rogue Valley.
  1. Historic Jacksonville, Inc. – $1,200
    Funding for a summer intern for the 1863 Beekman Bank, the 2nd oldest bank in the Pacific Northwest preserved intact as a museum since 1915, making it accessible to the public 3 days a week during June, July, and August, 2016,.
  1. Jackson County Heritage Association – $1,000
    Updating and printing brochures to increase the visibility of historical societies in Jackson County and public awareness of local heritage education opportunities.
  1. Jackson County Library Services – $1,000
    Providing books for “Jackson County Reads Shakespeare,” encouraging the community to explore the legacy of William Shakespeare during the 400th anniversary of his death.
  1. John Muir Magnet School – $1,000
    Funding for 2 local artists to share their expertise through the Arts Focus program, adding visual, literary, and performing arts to students’ learning experience.
  1. Rogue Community College, Music Department – $1,500
    Moving beyond the concert hall setting and taking music to community markets, other events, and non-traditional settings aided by the purchase of a portable sound system and electronic keyboard.
  1. Rogue Valley Chorale – $900
    Purchasing music for 60 youth singers for the Spring Sing program, an interactive peer-to-peer program sharing the choral arts with students in 3 local school districts.
  1. Rogue Valley Genealogical Society – $1,000
    Bringing a professional genealogist to the Rogue Valley in conjunction with the Society’s 50th anniversary celebration, providing educational programs and expertise not locally available.
  1. Rogue Valley SMART Program – $1,000
    Purchasing 400 culturally specific high quality books for use in 32 “Start Making a Reader Today” programs throughout Jackson County, improving the reading skills and success potential of primarily low-income, high risk pre-K through 3rd grade Jackson County students.
  1. Rogue Valley Symphony – $1,000
    Sending symphony musicians into schools to coach music students via the Classical Coaches in the Classroom program, supporting band and orchestra teachers in middle and high school classrooms.
  1. Schneider Museum of Art – $1,200
    Updating and digitizing records of public art on the Southern Oregon University campus, enhancing research and public access and engagement.
  1. Southern Oregon Historical Society – $1,200
    Teaching children about pioneer history through exploration of and participation in historic farming activities through Youth Educational Programs at historic Hanley Farm.
  1. Southern Oregon Public Television – $1,200
    Producing 2 Student Showcase episodes featuring student role models sharing their hard work and success. Episodes will air weekly, be stream-able, and accessible for national viewing.
  1. Southern Oregon Repertory Singers – $1,000
    Supporting a Musical Outreach program of interactive choral concerts through performances in schools and assisted living facilities, pre-concert lectures, and student singing opportunities.
  1. Southern Oregon University Pre-College Youth Programs – $1,200
    Underwriting instructor fees for the Young Artists Institute summer residential program, providing workshops, mentoring, evaluations, and presentations for creative writing, theater, and fine arts students.
  1. Stories Alive – $1,250
    Connecting Talent Middle School students’ life experiences with ancient myths and legends through creative writing and self-portraits in its Students Legends literacy program.
  1. Women With Wings – $1,000
    Providing scholarship funds for members to attend the national LGBTQ GALA Festival 2016 and share the music and life-affirming experience with the organization and community.
  1. YMCA – $750
    Funding for art supplies for the annual YMCA Youth Art Exploration Project, an after-school and child care art program exposing participants to the media of watercolor, chalk, photography, paper, and clay, and culminating in Y-Art Night, a showcase of the children’s art projects.


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Jackson County Cultural Coalition
P.O. Box 8586
Medford, OR 97501

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