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  • 14 Mar 2017 2:02 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Updated guidelines are now posted for 2018 Cultural Development Grants – the deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 21. The application will go live soon. 

    The grants represent one third of the funding the Trust provides for Oregon’s cultural nonprofits. Other funding includes grants to the Trust’s five statewide partners – the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage Commission, Oregon Historical Society, Oregon Humanities and the State Historic Preservation Office – and to 45 county and tribal cultural coalitions that fund local initiatives.

    Cultural Development Grants recognize and support significant cultural programs and projects through four application categories: access; preservation; creativity; and capacity. In 2016 a record number of cultural nonprofits received a record amount of grant funding. 2018 Cultural Development Grants are for projects and activities that will occur between Aug.1, 2017 and July 30, 2018.

    Trust Manager Aili Schreiner is available for scheduled grant conversations between now and the April 21 application deadline. Please email to schedule a call.

  • 18 May 2016 9:54 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)



    The Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship provides financial assistance for Oregon residents to attend a preservation-related conference, workshop, or training in the United States between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. Eligible travel expenses include registration fees, transportation, lodging and meals.


    Scholarships will be offered to those actively involved in local preservation efforts and who demonstrate how attendance at a preservation-related conference, workshop, or training will help meet the preservation needs of their local community.


    Scholarships are competitive and offered twice per year. The first round deadline is June 10 and is available for those to attend trainings between July 1 and Dec. 31. The second round deadline is Dec. 5 and is available for those to attend trainings between Jan. 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017.


    For more information and the application, visit  or contact Katie Henry or (503) 986-0671.


  • 11 Feb 2015 8:28 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
    The Oregon Heritage Commission is offering grants for qualified museums to support museum collections, education and heritage tourism. Awards typically range between $1,000 and $8,000, and occasionally higher. Qualifying museums can apply for a variety of projects including archival boxes, records documentation, exhibits, brochures, school programs and more.

    While the grant applications are online, they are simple and there is plenty of support.

    “Our goal is to support museums of all sizes, all over the state in their valuable work. We provide assistance in the application process,” notes Kuri Gill, the grants program coordinator.

    Carla Burnside of the Harney County Historical Society recently noted the importance and ease of the grant for their quilt documentation and storage project. “The process of applying for the grant was very easy, she said. “It will help us preserve important textiles in our collection.”

    Oregon Heritage grants programs staff is happy to discuss projects and review applications in advance. There will be grant workshops on project planning and grant writing. A two-hour workshop will be in Salem on Feb. 3. A one-hour webinar will be available on Feb. 5.

    The Heritage Commission is comprised of nine people representing Oregon’s heritage and geographical diversity who have been appointed by the Governor. There are nine advisory representatives from state agencies and statewide organizations. The commission’s mission is to secure, sustain, and enhance Oregon's heritage by ensuring coordination of heritage initiatives by public and private organizations; advocacy on its behalf; education of the public about its extent and value; and promotion and celebration of its diversity.

    To learn more about the grants, visit or contact Kuri Gill at or 503-986-0685.


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