OAC Guidelines > Grants to Individuals

Career Opportunity Grant

Deadline Activity between:
August 12, 2013, 5:00 pm October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2014
December 2, 2013, 5:00 pm February  1, 2014 – January 31, 2015
April 7, 2014, 5:00 pm July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2015


Career Opportunity Grants support individual Oregon artists by enabling them to take advantage of unique opportunities to enhance their careers through the development of arts, business or professional skills; expanded marketing capacity and/or the further development of the nature or quality of their artwork. Grant amounts may range from $300 to $1,500. A collaboration with The Ford Family Foundation is now included with the application. Mid-career visual artists may apply for additional resources in this application.

There are three deadlines each year, with no specific allocation for each one, so it is possible that the Commission may grant all of its available funds for this category prior to any of  last two  deadlines.  You may apply if you have received funds over 12 months prior, are current with any reporting requirements and meet the eligibility criteria.

Individual Artist Fellowships

Deadline: October 15, 2013, 5:00 pm .

The Commission recognizes the achievements of Oregon artists and the contributions they make to the cultural health of the state through its annual Artist Fellowship grants, non-matching $3,000 grants to a select group of the state's most innovative creators. .The Commission considers applications annually according to artistic discipline. The FY13 application is for  literary and performing artists.  Please refer to the Oregon Arts Commission website for guidelines and instructions to apply.