Grants and fellowships are a source of funding for artists who need money for a specific project, opportunity, or to sustain a promising practice. Grants are also offered to collectives and organizations for projects or operating support. Grant applications are subject to rigorous evaluation; take a workshop or arrange an appointment with a grant officer/program coordinator for more information on how to prepare a successful grant proposal. Nearly all grant programs will host an informational session for each round of applications - it is a good idea to attend the info session, even if you think you may already know what will be discussed.
Hallie Ford Foundation
1600 NW Stewart PKWY
541 957 5574
The Hallie Ford Foundation provides up to five fellowships per year of $25,000 each to Oregon visual artists in all media (except film, video, and animation) who have demonstrated a developed and sophisticated practice and show the potential for important work in the future. This award is granted to artists with established careers who are over 30 years of age and have been full-time Oregon residents for at least 36 months.
Oregon Arts Commission
775 Summer Street NE, Ste 200
503 986 0082
The Oregon Arts Commission is a publicly funded commission of the Oregon state government that provides grants to individual artists and arts organizations; grants available include artist fellowships, career opportunity grants, and others. Award amounts vary depending upon proposals/need and available funding.
415 SW 10th Ave, STE 300
503 242 1419 ext. 18
The Precipice Fund awards multiple grants each year for artist-led projects that engage the public in critical dialogue, exist outside of traditional institutional support systems, and are often experimental or novel in form. The fund is administered by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), and distributes money provided by the Warhol Foundation and the Calligram Foundation as part of an initiative that funds similar grant programs in cities across the United States. Past grantees have included galleries, artist collectives, performance series, and more.
Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC)
411 NW Park Ave, STE 101
503 823 5111
RACC is a nonprofit, publicly funded organization that provides grants for art projects, organizations, professional development, arts equity initiatives, and artist fellowships. The Project Grant program provides money for specific works by individual artists and artist collaboratives in any medium; award amounts vary depending upon proposals and available funding. The program is now offered three times per year to allow for greater flexibility and increased opportunity for grant applicants. RACC also offers grant writing workshops to the public. (This edition of the Grapefruit Juice Artist Resource Guide was funded in part by a Project Grant from RACC)