In recognition of the need for performing and visual artists and other cultural creatives to test new ideas, stretch their creative capacity, and take creative risks, The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) announces the 3rd year of Creative Heights Grants. Through this four-year initiative (2014-2017), OCF aims to provide artists and other cultural creatives an opportunity to stretch their creative practice, provide unique opportunities for Oregonians to experience innovative arts and culture, and to increase Oregon’s cultural visibility and vitality.
Up to $1million is available this cycle, and OCF will fund up to 20 projects with grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 per project. OCF is interested in reviewing proposals for a range of funding levels and timelines to best serve the needs of the particular project.
We are pleased to announce 2015 Creative Heights funding for 14 projects across Oregon. A full list of grantee projects is available here
A list of 2014 Creative Heights grantees is available here
Upcoming Grantee Events Additional events will be added as details become available.
Heart of a Forest by Paul D. Miller
The Oregon State University Wind Ensemble will perform the world premiere of Paul D. Miller's "Heart of a Forest." Miller, also known as D.J. Spooky, composed the work in the H.J Andrews Experimental Forest. The work, composed for wind ensemble and turntables, explores a post-minimalist soundscape. For more information and tickets visit: http://oregonstate.edu. A trailer is also available on youtube.
May 18, 2016 in the Austin Auditorium at the LaSells Stewart Center (Corvallis, OR)
Art for a Nation: Inspiration for the Great Depression
The High Desert Museum presents an interdisciplinary exhibition exploring the arts and WPA projects during the Great Depression, accompanied by commissioned work by Oregon artists.
Open: April 16- October 2, 2016
An immigrant experience
"Duality: An immigrant experience"
A musical dance production
A musical dance production that highlights the experience of immigrants from India who have made Oregon their home in past 40-50 years. The concert is supported by Creative Heights grant for Rasika from the Oregon Community Foundation. The concept, artistic director and choreographer of the concert is Portland artist Jayanthi Raman working with an international cast.
Friday, September 23 at the Newmark Theater (Portland, OR)
The Talented Ones
Artists Repertory Theater presents The Talented Ones by award-winning playwright Yussef El Guindi. In this new play immigrants Cindy and Omar face their thwarted dreams in this surprisingly funny dark comedy.
Apri 25- May 21, 2017: Tickets available at Artists Rep box office 503-241-1278.