Who We Are

The Curry County Cultural Coalition is an arm of the Oregon Cultural Trust, created by the Oregon State Legislature in 2001.  One-third of the money that the Trust grants each year is distributed among 45 county and tribal cultural coalitions.  These coalitions receive money based on population.  Each group sets its own priorities and grants Trust funds within its own jurisdiction.  With a $200 million endowment, the Trust will secure sustainable funding for Oregon culture in perpetuity.

The Curry County Cultural Coalition (CCCC) reviews applications annually and awards money to groups that fulfill the Trust’s mission of increasing public participation in Oregon culture.  Priority is given to first-time applicants.

What We Support

The Curry County Cultural Coalition, through the Oregon Cultural Trust, offers grants of up to $1,000 to nonprofit organizations which support the visual, written, or performing arts; history and culture; and humanities throughout Curry County, Oregon.

Priorities and Benchmarks

1. Priority: Advocate for Curry County’s collective cultural resources
Strategies: Promote public awareness of local facilities and events.

Quantitative Benchmarks:
Increased attendance at events and facilities.
Increased hits for the CCCC website.

2. Priority: Preserve and enhance cultural and historic resources
Strategies: Support historic preservation committees in local communities by promoting educational opportunities.

Quantitative Benchmarks:
Increased annual visits to historic sites.
Maintain and improve the quality of historic structures and displays for the future.

3. Priority: Promote Curry County arts, humanities, and heritage
Strategies: Re-grant Oregon Cultural Trust funds to the widest possible number of arts, humanities, and heritage groups in Curry County.

Quantitative Benchmark:
Increased attendance at performing arts events, festivals, art shows, and other cultural events.

4. Priority: Broaden and deepen public perception of the arts, humanities and heritage of Curry County
Strategies: Support increased dialogue among county musicians, artists, and historians.
Support more studios/classrooms for art and music instruction.
Encourage county-wide competitions for student artists, musicians, and writers.

Quantitative Benchmarks:
New programs develop
Increased number of arts-related opportunities for youth.

How to Participate

To apply for a 2020 grant from the Curry County Cultural Coalition go the Grant Application page.  Applications for grants for 2020 will be accepted between September 3 and October 15, 2019.