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Community Arts and Culture Grant Program

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Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra

Grant Deadlines

1/31/20: Performance Venue Grant applications due by 5 pm

2/7/20: Revise and Review submission deadline for Project and Core Support Grants

2/14/20: Performance Venue Grants announced

2/28/20: Project and Core Support Grant applications due by 5 pm



The 2020-2021 Grant Application cycle is now closed. Check back for more details about our grantees in June.

The Community Arts Grant Programs provide support for organizations providing arts and cultural experiences to the Hillsboro community. These grants provide much needed funds for arts programs, capacity-building, core operating support, and, in the case of Performance Venue Grants, free use of performance space. Grant eligibility varies by grant program, but all grants offered to share the goals of: supporting arts and cultural organizations serving Hillsboro and providing access to programs and fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable community.

Project Grants:

Project grants fund short- term or one time projects, rather than on-going operational expenses like staffing. We fund both new and existing projects, such as an annual event. Project grants range from $500 - $3,000, depending on the project and your level of eligibility. Funded activities must take place between June 1, 2020 and May 30, 2021.

Core Support Grants:

Core Support Grants support the core operations of arts and cultural not-for-profits based in Hillsboro. They are intended to support the core mission of Hillsboro arts and cultural organizations. Core Support Grants can range from $3,000 to $10,000 and funds must be expended between June 1, 2020 and May 30, 2021.

Performance Venue Grants:

Performance Venue Grants offer free use of the theater at the Walters Cultural Arts Center for a single performance on select dates from October 2020 through April 2021. Arts & cultural organizations as well as individuals or groups presenting cultural events are eligible to apply. The grant includes one rehearsal in the space, ticketing, limited marketing, audiovisual support, and a facility supervisor on site. Applicants must plan to market the event, meet ADA requirements, abide by venue and performance guidelines, and attend an orientation session on managing events at the Walters.

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