Union County Cultural Coalition - Cultural Enrichment Grant

Community Ensembles

The Union County Cultural Coalition (UCCC) was created in 2003 and is funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust. Our mission is to support the arts and cultural enrichment of Union County through the promotion and increased awareness of the arts and humanities.

Every year, the Coalition provides grants up to $500 each to individuals and organizations involved in cultural and heritage activities and projects. Expert panelists are appointed to a committee to judge the applications and forward recommendations to the Coalition to make the final decisions. Applications from groups are encouraged and efforts are made to fund as many applications as possible.

Since 2008, the UCCC has supported Art Center East. Art Center East provides classes, art exhibitions, musical and other performances, and is a meeting place for various groups throughout Union County.

Two Co-Chairs lead the board of the UCCC, with a treasurer to maintain records. Art Center East is the fiscal agent for UCCC.

The Union County Cultural Coalition has extended the application due date for the 2022 Cultural Enrichment Grant. The application has been extended to February 15, 2022.  

Oregon Arts Commission - Artist Resilience Program Grant

The application is now live for the Artist Resilience Program, a second round of relief funding offered by the Oregon Arts Commission in partnership with Oregon Community Foundation and the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation. The partnership, which began with 2020’s Artist Relief Program, invests another $1.5 million in support for artists’ recovery from the pandemic.


Oregon’s professional artists were especially hard hit during the pandemic. Most of them rely on public events to sell their work, and the statewide shut down dramatically reduced their opportunities for income. Many were forced to give up their art to seek other means of supporting themselves.


Our artists reflect our humanity and our society in their work. They are important contributors to community vitality, wellbeing and enrichment.


If you have any questions about the Artist Resilience Program, please contact [email protected].