Arts and Culture Initiatives

Supported by the legacy of Fred W. Fields, OCF is investing in strategies and programs that support the arts for all Oregonians.

Arts Initiatives
Community Grant Expansion
Staff Assistance

Arts Initiatives

OCF’s investment in Oregon arts and culture includes strategies to create vibrant and accessible arts communities of all sizes throughout our state.

Creative Heights

To help artists and cultural organizations stretch their creative capacity, share new works and test new ideas, OCF will award up to $1 million per year through the Creative Heights initiative. Learn more.

Fields Artist Fellowship

To support emerging and mid-career Oregon based artists who thoughtfully address the Opportunity Gap in their communities. In 2019, OCF and Oregon Humanities will work together to award four Fields Artist Fellows $100,000 each over a two-year period, along with robust convening and learning opportunities. Learn More 

Improving Arts Education in Schools

To support equitable access to high-quality arts education across Oregon, OCF will award $600,000 over two years to improve existing in-school K-12 arts education programs. Learn more.

Small Arts & Culture Grants

To support Oregon's smallest arts and culture organizations, OCF will award over $1 million over three years to eligible organizations in every region of our state. Learn more.

Studio to School

To increase access to arts education for Oregon schoolchildren, OCF will award $5 million over five years through the Studio to School initiative to provide multiyear support for 18 partnerships between community arts organizations and schools. Learn more.