About the JCCC

Crater Future Dance

Crater Future Dance created by Dancing People Company and Crater High School Renaissance Academy students as part of a JCCC 2013 grant. Photo by Keith Williams.

Jackson County offers a rich array of cultural activities ranging from its music, theater and art communities to its galleries, museums and historical sites to dance, storytelling, folklore and literature. The Jackson County Cultural Coalition recognizes the importance of all aspects of the arts, heritage and humanities, and seeks to promote public and private support for each.

The Coalition is part of the Oregon Cultural Trust, an innovative funding mechanism meant to strengthen every aspect of Oregon’s culture through a permanent endowment that will grow to more than $200 million. The Coalition invests in grants to local programs designed to preserve and strengthen Jackson County’s arts, heritage and humanities and guarantee that every resident benefits from our region’s cultural assets.

The Jackson County Cultural Coalition is comprised of community members involved in all aspects of Jackson County’s cultural and economic life. The major goals of the Coalition are:

  • Support greater access to arts, heritage, and humanities activities for all Jackson County residents.
  • Support and promote cultural educational participation opportunities, especially for Jackson County youth.
  • Support and promote awareness of cultural organizations, projects, and programs in Jackson County.
  • Support and increase awareness of the Oregon Cultural Trust (OCT) and Jackson County Cultural Coalition (JCCC) in Jackson County.