Deadline April 13th: Culture Development Grants Due Soon!

Oregon Cultural Trust Grants!

It’s crunch time for cultural grant writers in Oregon – applications for FY2019 Cultural Development Grants are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 13.

The grants are designed to support cultural projects that address one of four application categories: access; preservation; creativity; and capacity. In 2017 the Cultural Trust awarded 86 grants ranging from $5,000 to $40,000, with an average grant amount of $11,050. FY2019 grants, to be announced this summer, will fund projects and activities that occur between Aug.1, 2018 and July 30, 2019.

Cultural Development Grants represent one third of the funding the Trust provides for Oregon’s cultural organizations. 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.

Trust Manager Aili Schreiner has limited appointments remaining for scheduled application consultations between now and the April 13 application deadline. Please email aili.schreiner@oregon.gov to set up a call.

Apr. 5th: Qing Ming Festival at the Salem Pioneer Cemetery

Qing Ming Festival and Blessing at the Salem Pioneer Cemetery, near the Chinese Shrine at 10:00am on April 5th

This festival is a traditional Chinese festival which involves cleaning ancestors’ graves and paying them homage. We will be honoring the Chinese citizens that lived and died in Salem around the turn of the twentieth century.
All are welcome! Please join us!

Excavated Chinese Funerary Shrine
Chinese Funerary Shrine at the Salem Pioneer Cemetery

Feb. 22nd: Learn about “The Salem Clique” at the OSCF Speaker Series

Thursday, February 22nd at 12pm
The Salem Clique

During the decade of the 1850s, the Oregon Territory progressed toward statehood in an atmosphere of intense political passion and conflict. Editors of rival newspapers blamed a group of young men whom they named the “Salem Clique” for the bitter party struggles of the time. Led by Asahel Bush, editor of the Oregon Statesman, the Salem Clique was accused of dictatorship, corruption, and the intention of imposing slavery on the Territory.

Mahoney will be available after the presentation to sign books, which are available for purchase at Oregon Capitol Store.

This event is free and open to the public. During the decade of the 1850s, the Oregon Territory progressed toward statehood in an atmosphere of intense political passion and conflict. Editors of rival newspapers blamed a group of young men whom they named the “Salem Clique” for the bitter party struggles of the time. Led by Asahel Bush, editor of the Oregon Statesman, the Salem Clique was accused of dictatorship, corruption, and the intention of imposing slavery on the Territory.

Mahoney will be available after the presentation to sign books, which are available for purchase at Oregon Capitol Store.

This event is free and open to the public.

Feb. 6th-Mar. 8th: Workshops, “Conversations with Partners and Funders” with the Oregon Cultural Trust

More than $5 million in funding will be on the table when Oregon Cultural Trust Manager Aili Schreiner joins with colleagues from the Cultural Trust’s Statewide Partners and other funders Feb. 6 through March 8 for “Conversations with Funders and Partners,” a 14-stop state tour. Attendees will learn about grant programs available from multiple grantmakers and will have the opportunity to discuss their projects and programming (find shared Grant Calendar here). Other statewide programming resources also will be presented.

Make sure to check out the schedule here!

Jan. 29th-Feb. 15th: Timber Culture at the State Capitol

Open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center’s exhibit “Timber Culture” will be on display in the Oregon State Capitol Galleria for part of Black History Month. The exhibit offers an exclusive look at Oregon’s multicultural logging industry. The exhibit depicts the lives of loggers and their families drawn together from different cultures during the great migration. Visit tinyurl.com/chg-maxville to learn more.

This free visitor experience is sponsored by the Capitol History Gateway, a project of the Oregon State Capitol Foundation. With your support, the Oregon State Capitol Foundation works to provide free cultural and educational opportunities for the public.

For more information about events at your Oregon State Capitol, please call Visitor Services at 503-986-1388 or go to the events page at: oregoncapitol.com.

Jan. 27th-Apr. 21st: Special Exhibit at the Willamette Heritage Center

Join the Willamette Heritage Center for their new exhibit starting on January 27th and running through April 21st.

Arrival: Stories of Migration, Immigration, and Journeys in the Mid-Willamette Valley

Locomotive arriving at train depot in Turner, Oregon (WHC 0085.076.0026.012)

This is the 8th Annual Heritage Invitational Exhibit. WHC joins with organizations from all over the valley to present you with this special exhibit about how and why people came to the Willamette Valley.

Check out this link for more information!

Jan. 19th: Fine Art Friday at Bush Barn Art Center

Make sure to join the Bush Barn Art Center for Fine Art Friday on Friday, January 19th from 5:30-7:30 pm!

On view during the first reception of 2018 will be Nancy Lindburg – Images of Time: 65 Years of Art and LifeMatthew Boulay: Combat GrassFeatured Artist: Stephen KekuleEmerging Artist: Aaron Wilson; and Artist-in-Residence: Eilish Gormley. Come mingle with artists and other people from the arts community. Light refreshments will be provided by the SAA Gallery Guides and Roth’s Fresh Markets.