Artist Resilience Program


Eleanor Sandys
(971) 707-3004
Grant Deadline
  • November 10, 2020
Grant Overview

The Artist Resilience Program is administered by the Oregon Arts Commission in partnership with Oregon Community Foundation and the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation. The second round of the Artist Resilience Program is anticipated to open in late 2021 or early 2022. Once the application period is confirmed, this webpage will be updated.

The Artist Relief Program provides relief funding to Oregon artists who have experienced financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic due to cancellations of exhibitions, performances, rehearsals or other activities with a stipend, events, teaching opportunities, book signings, or other professional presentation opportunities.provide relief funding to Oregon artists who have experienced financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic due to loss of income, loss of opportunity or other unanticipated impacts to their artistic practice. Artist Resilience Program funding is intended to help sustain the artistic practice of professional artists.

The 2021/2022 program will support professional artists who have experienced or anticipate experiencing loss of revenue of $1,000 or more between January 1 and December 31, 2021. Awards generally range from $1,000 to $5,000. The Arts Commission determines awards based on peer panel review, number of applications and available grant funds. There are limited resources and not all applicants receive funding.

Artistic disciplines supported: Dance (including choreography); Music (composition and music performance); Theatre and Performance Art; Visual Arts (crafts, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media and new media); Design Arts (architecture, fashion, graphic, industrial, interior); Folk & Traditional Arts; Media Arts (film, audio, video, technology/experimental); and Literature (creative non-fiction, fiction, play writing and poetry).

Artists from underserved communities, including (but not limited to) rural communities and communities of color, as well as artists with disabilities, are especially encouraged to apply.

Select the following link for a PDF announcing the 2020 awards, including a link to the list of award recipients: Artist Relief Program 2020 Awards Announcement Press Release

Oregon Arts Commission

(503) 986-0082 (phone)
(503) 581-5115 (fax)
775 Summer Street NE, Ste 200
Salem, OR 97301-1280