2013 Grantees

The Jackson County Cultural Coalition awarded a total of $15,880 in grants to 15 organizations for 2013.

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(in alphabetical order)

  1. Ashland Gallery Association
    Ashland students will receive scholarships for art workshops and artist supplies and participate in a “Portfolio Day” and Student Art Exhibit.  $750
  2. Ashland New Plays Festival
    Funds will help underwrite the production of four new one-act plays written by students currently enrolled in local and regional university under-graduate and graduate theater arts programs.  $750
  3. Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre
    This grant will help enrich the cultural range of movement classes, increase the number of low income youth dance participants, and raise the level of dance fitness through the Fitness and Folklorico Program.  $1,000
  4. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Rogue Valley
    Funds will help underwrite the “Run Across the World” program, encouraging a healthy lifestyle and introducing 140 Talent children to world culture and art through a running club, a cultural scavenger hunt, and art and music programs.  $1,250
  5. Chatauqua Poets and Writers
    This grant will help bring some of the country’s most respected authors to the Rogue Valley to give public readings and to engage in intimate workshop settings with students, teachers, and community members interested in literature and writing.  $1,000
  6. Dancing People Company
    Six professional dancers will teach dance, choreography, and improvisation at Eagle Point High School and Crater Academy, and choreograph a piece which their students will perform for the community.  $1,500
  7. Living Opportunities
    Funds will support the annual collaborative workshop between the Studio at Living Opportunities—an art studio and social enterprise for people who experience a variety of disabilities—and the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County.  $1,250
  8. Multicultural Fair
    Funds support the creation of a traveling mural that expresses the Greater Medford Multicultural Fair experience for the youth who attend.  $1,000
  9. Rogue Community College
    The grant underwrites the RCC Music Department’s purchase of two music stand carts and three digital portable pianos.  $880
  10. Rogue Valley SMART Program
    The grant will purchase Caldecott and Newbery Award winning books for children in 26 Title One schools in Jackson County.  $1,250
  11. 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 $750
  12. Siskiyou Institute
    Funds help bring national touring and regional musicians into schools where they present workshops, mini-performances, and master classes.  $1,000
  13. Southern Oregon Concert Band
    This grant supports the 2013 “Holiday Prism Concert” which incorporates large and small performance ensembles, varied lighting, and multiple spaces to create a magical experience of music, light and movement for the holiday concert goer.  $1,250
  14. Southern Oregon Historical Society
    Funds will help create prototypes for modified traveling cases for SOHS’s “History Made by You”  traveling exhibits.  $1,500
  15. YMCA
    This grant will help purchase art supplies for the annual YMCA Youth Art Exploration Project which culminates in Y-Art Week.  $750

The Jackson County Cultural Coalition, an affiliate program of the Oregon Cultural Trust, 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.