We get you money!
Simply said, that’s what we do at the Cultural Advocacy Coalition of Oregon (CACO). We get money for arts, culture, history, heritage, and humanities organizations in Oregon by:
- Cultivating relationships with elected officials, governments, and business to get money flowing to creative organizations and individuals like you
- Working with Business Oregon, the Oregon Cultural Trust, the Oregon Arts Commission, and others to get committed COVID recovery funds flowing directly to you
- Amplifying your work and publicizing creativity around the state
- Advocating for equal access to funding and exposure, no matter where you are in Oregon
- Creating and promoting grants for you to produce innovative, world-class programming
- Funding your capital projects
As organizations still struggle to recover from the pandemic, we know funding is still crucial to continue your work. As a unified, diverse, statewide coalition we can have incredible impact when we work together. Here’s how we help:
- During the height of the pandemic, Oregon arts & culture organizations received $50 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. At the time this was the largest amount any state allocated to the creative sector from federal relief dollars, thanks to our advocacy and lobbying!
- Since 2013, we have also advocated for over $30 million to support 36 capital projects of cultural institutions. Organizations like yours are tapping into state funds to design, build, and rebuild venues, interpretive centers, and museums.
- And another $35 million in federal relief funds are being distributed to the creative sector this year via Business Oregon.
As we enter our third year of the pandemic, we know that true recovery depends on arts, culture, heritage, and humanities to deliver hope and inspiration to rise as a people.
If you’re not already a member, will you join us?