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 four strategies to create vibrant and accessible arts communities of all sizes throughout our state.

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.

Creative Heights

To support the creation and dissemination of innovative new works, OCF will award up to $1 million per year to arts and culture organizations through the Creative Heights initiative. 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.

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