Three regional organizations were among the recipients of Oregon Cultural Trust grants.
In a record-breaking year, the organization is disbursing more than $3 million with grants to 137 cultural organizations. The local grant recipients include:
•Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, $11,116, which will be used to support the artistic residencies program serving the tribal community of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and the broader Indigenous contemporary arts community.
•Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, $33,544, to support the preservation of the Confederate Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation government archives through a usable digital archive, web portal and mobile application.
•Umatilla County Historical Society, $30,513, to support “Umatilla Gold,” a long-term exhibit that will be on display from 2019-29 to tell the story of wheat, a vital part of Umatilla County’s economy and history. It will emphasize the ways in which wheat plays a role in the lives of those living in the county, and around the world.
“It is extremely gratifying to have the ability to fund more of the amazing cultural projects happening across our great state,” said Chuck Sams III, chair of the Cultural Trust board. “We are incredibly grateful to our donors and excited by the increased access this funding will provide to ensure active and culturally vibrant communities.”
Created in 2001 by the Oregon Legislature, the Oregon Cultural Trust serves as an ongoing funding engine for arts and culture across the state. Through the program, the state of Oregon provides a 100 percent tax credit to inspire cultural giving.