The Deschutes Cultural Coalition

is one of 45 County and Tribal Coalitions of the Oregon Cultural Trust. The volunteers who serve on the Deschutes Cultural Coalition represent the various cultural areas supported by the trust: arts, humanities, history, heritage and preservation.  

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The Oregon Cultural Trust

is a statewide program established in 2001 by the Oregon Legislature to protect cultural vitality in our vibrant state.


The Oregon Cultural Trust’s mission “is to lead Oregon in cultivating, growing and valuing culture as an integral part of communities. We do this by inspiring Oregonians to invest in a permanent fund that provides annual grants to cultural organizations.”

Coronavirus Relief Fund for Cultural Support (CRFCS)  

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act established the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) and appropriated $150 billion to the Fund. The State of Oregon has allocated $25,984,872 in CRF for Cultural Support (CRFCS) “for business, innovation and trade, for providing financial assistance to arts organizations and cultural and community venues that have canceled or postponed public programming because of economic conditions and executive orders associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Application Deadline: 12 pm, August 24, 2020

Covered Period: March 1 to December 30, 2020

Questions?  Contact: Central & Northeast (Jefferson, Crook, Deschutes, Wallowa, Union, Baker)  

Contact: Coby Menton (541) 786-0061 


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