Thanks to our Cultural Resources Economic Fund (CREF), we have funded more than $29 million of 38 capital projects at Oregon’s arts & cultural venues since 2013.
The Oregon Legislative Assembly established the CREF in 2013 to create vibrant public spaces that integrate arts and culture with natural amenities; sustain Oregon’s rich arts and cultural experiences; and enhance a strong sense of place and community identity.
These projects have enriched local economies and the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals.
We go through this process every two years. In spring 2024, we’ll announce the process for the following cycle.
Could your project be next?
The Cultural Advocacy Coalition of Oregon is proud of the long history of state support for Oregon’s cultural sector. Our state is strengthened by its artists and cultural institutions, which directly contribute to our vibrant social and economic well-being. We’re grateful the legislature has made financial commitments to the institutions who steward arts, heritage, and humanities via the CREF.
Apply now by July 28!
In anticipation of the FY23-FY25 biennium, we are inviting cultural institutions to apply for capital project support. Eligible projects include new construction, building acquisition, and historic preservation.
We look forward to seeing what creative projects you are looking to fund!