The Clatsop County Cultural Coalition is funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust to award funding that supports, maintains, preserves and promotes cultural programs in visual and performing arts, as well as heritage, and humanities-based projects within Clatsop County. Individuals and groups located within Clatsop County are eligible to apply. The status of 501(c)3 not-for-profit is not necessary to apply. Grants will be awarded in December
to support programs and activity occurring between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 2017. Clatsop Cultural Coalition grant workshops take place Thursday, Sept. 29, at 6:30 p.m. in Astoria and Saturday, Oct. 1, at 1 p.m. in the Seaside Public Library Community Room. The library is located at 1131 Broadway.
Funding is available for up to $2,000 per project, and 2016 offers the most money to be awarded to date with $10,000 to be distributed. The local coalition will fund projects based on the degree of awareness to culture; support toward preservation, functionality or sustained usage of physical facilities that promote arts and culture; strength of the overall health of existing non-profit organizations, schools, individuals, or business, related to visual and performing arts, heritage and humanities in Clatsop County. For more information, visit clatsopculturalcoalition.org.