2011 Grantees

The Jackson County Cultural Coalition awarded a total of $24,700 in grants to 19 organizations for 2011.


JCCC 2011 Grantees

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(in alphabetical order)

  1. Chautauqua Poets & Writers Series
    Brings nationally respected poets and writers to Jackson County to give public readings to Rogue Valley residents evoking lively discussions between writer and audience, as well as providing workshops for students and teachers. $1,500
  2. Children’s Advocacy Center
    Our project is to the creation of an 80-page full color artbook through a full 3-week writing workshop and 8-week painting workshop for 20 youth in our mentoring programs in the summer of 2011. $2,000
  3. Dancing People Company
    DPC’s company of 6 artists will spend 2 weeks each at Crater High & Eagle Point High teaching technique and composition, and choreographing a piece in collaboration with students ending will a full performance including a piece created on the students. $1,500
  4. Jacksonville Boosters Foundation
    The overall project will restore Britt Park, a late 1900’s Pacific Northwest showplace that was the home site and gardens of Peter Britt, thus providing a living history. $1,000
  5. Jefferson Nature Center
    Nature and Art: Connecting Natural History and Creativity is an arts and science project that links student explorations in nature with creating art about the experience. 1,500
  6. Oregon Conservatory of Performing Arts
    OCPA’s scholarship program provides much-needed funding to an identified group of low-income students who desire learning and participation but who cannot pay for our affordable theatre camps, after-school classes, and workshops. $1,000
  7. Rogue Gallery & Art Center
    The Rogue Valley Biennial exhibition and related programs will bring together the best regional contemporary artists within an educational context to broaden the audience for contemporary art. $1,500
  8. Rogue Valley Chorale Association
    The Rogue Valley Chorale Association intends to increase exposure to fine choral music for two underserved populations, youth and seniors, through special concerts and ticket give-away programs. $1,500
  9. Rogue Valley Peace Choir
    We want to expand our outreach to more schools and youth detention centers, bringing an interactive message of peace and non-violence through music to the youth of Jackson County. $1,000
  10. Rogue Valley SMART
    SMART is an early literacy program that connects kindergarten through third grade students to reading through dedicated community volunteers. $2,000
  11. Southern Oregon Historical Society
    This proposal is for a $2000 grant to fund the community outreach segment of a traveling exhibit program. $1,500
  12. Southern Oregon Repertory Singers
    Prepare and bring to the Rogue Valley its first-ever performance of Bach’s Mass in B Minor using period instruments. $1,500
  13. Southern Oregon Sound Sweet Adelines International
    Proved eight free performances of four-part acappella singing at local retirement communities that lack the budget to bring in a chorus of this size. $600
  14. Southern Oregon University Foundation
    Our project is to provide a permanent display for the Schuman Collection of Musical Instruments in the Music Building on the Southern Oregon University Campus. $1,500
  15. St. Clair Productions
    The Winter/Spring Eclectic Music and More Series features seven folk and ethnic music acts who will give concerts, six of which will give workshops and two also will do school presentations. $1,000
  16. The Imagine Project
    Ashland Audiowalks is a program of audio walking tours that describe life in 19th and early 20th century Oregon. $600
  17. The Siskiyou Institute
    This project brings together professional performing artists from across the country as well as southern Oregon to present workshops and master classes for students in the Jackson County school system. $1,500
  18. Upper Rogue Community Center
    This program will provide education, cultural and artistic activities to 20 children ages 5-15. $1,000
  19. YMCA of Medford
    The purpose of Y-Artweek is to expose youth to art in order to help development of their imagination, critical thinking, comprehension, perception, communication, observation, and social skills. $1,000

The Jackson County Cultural Coalition, a program of the Arts Council of Southern Oregon, recognizes the importance of all aspects of the Arts, Heritage and Humanities, and seeks to promote public and private support for each.  Key needs in this rich cultural fabric of Jackson County include adequate public funding and community awareness.  The goals of the Jackson County Cultural Coalition are to support participation in and access to cultural activities for all Jackson County residents; to support and promote cultural educational opportunities, especially for youth in Jackson County; to support and promote awareness in Jackson County of the Oregon Cultural Trust.

The Oregon Cultural Trust is a statewide cultural plan to raise significant new funds to invest in Oregon’s arts, humanities and heritage. Funds are distributed to local communities to support their cultural priorities, through competitive grants for projects of regional and statewide significance, and through grants to Oregon’s statewide cultural agencies to support their ongoing efforts.