2012 Grantees

The Jackson County Cultural Coalition awarded a total of $17,000 in grants to 16 organizations for 2012.

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(in alphabetical order)

  1. Ashland Gallery Association
    Funds will help purchase art materials and supplies to be used by Ashland High School students in classrooms and exhibiting in Ashland Gallery Association galleries while working with volunteer artists. $950
  2. Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre
    This grant will help with the leasing of a costume storage and activity room at Central Medford High School and expenses for creating costumes for the dance troupe. $1,125
  3. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Rogue Valley
    Funds will help underwrite a program that will introduce 250 children to culture and art from all over the world, while teaching them the value of an active, healthy, well-balanced and positive lifestyle. $1,150
  4. Dancing People Company
    This grant will help place the entire dance company of six or seven artists in residence at Crater High School and a teaching artist in residence at Eagle Point High School for two weeks each. $900
  5. Ford Institute Leadership Program-Phoenix/Talent Cohort 2
    Funds will help in the creation of a mural in Talent and the building of a bandstand in Phoenix. $1,170
  6. Jacksonville Heritage Society
    This grant will help with the cost of deferred maintenance of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Rectory that includes replacing the roof, re-glazing and re-puttying windows, rebuilding the porch, and restoring the interior. $900
  7. Lake Creek Historical Society
    The funds will help establish a website to make available materials from the Lake Creek Historical Society’s collection available on-line. $850
  8. Rogue Community College
    The grant will help purchase of music stands for use in the new music facility on the Riverside Campus in Medford. $1,070
  9. Rogue Opera
    Funds will help underwrite performances for elementary school students of Opera Tales! Pinochhio in the more rural, underserved, areas of Jackson County. $1,200
  10. Rogue Valley SMART Program
    The grant will help with the purchase of Caldecott and Newbery Award winning books for children in 26 Title One schools in Jackson County. $1,550
  11. Southern Oregon Historical Society
    This grant will help fund the community outreach segment of a traveling exhibit program. $1,500
  12. Rogue Valley Symphony Association
    The funds will help increase the numbers of visits by the Chamber Players Quintet to Jackson County Schools.. $1,200
  13. Sams Valley Elementary School
    The grant will help fund a program that will give students the opportunity to participate in a fine arts program once every other week at Sams Valley Elementary. $1,050
  14. Siskiyou Institute
    Funds will help bring national touring and regional musicians into schools where the artists present workshops, mini performances and master classes. $1,000
  15. St. Clair Productions
    Funds will help underwrite the costs for seven concerts, four workshops, and one school performance during the Winter/Spring Eclectic Music and More Series $1,000
  16. Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon
    The grant will support scholarships to members of the orchestra. $985

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.