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Pamplin Media Group – Local organizations and initiatives receive over $60,000 in funding for arts and culture

Support from the Oregon Community Foundation funds language programs, small business revitalization and local artists

Four Jefferson County organizations received a combined $60,000 in funding from the Oregon Community Foundation.

The Jefferson County Cultural Coalition, The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Warm Springs Community Action Team, The Tananáwit Warm Springs artist community and the Columbia River Institute for Indigenous Development all received grants as part of OCF’s Arts and Culture Recovery Fund, designed to support historically under-funded artists and communities in Oregon.

The Oregon Community Foundation funds hundreds of projects throughout the state every year. As a nonprofit, they distribute funds to other nonprofits, community organizations and programs. In 2020, they distributed over $227 million in funds across Oregon.

Warm Springs Community Action Team

The Warm Springs Community Action Team received two $25,000 grants from OCF. The October grant funds are going towards funding their ongoing youth mural project, where

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Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Will Give $11.6 Million in Grants Across 249 Organizations as Impact of Pandemic Continues

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As Northeast Ohio arts organizations endure the recent Covid spike, which has led to canceled performaces and exhibitions, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture is hoping that the $11.6 million in grants it’ll distribute in 2022 to 249 nonprofits will bring a measure of relief as the pandemic continues to take its toll.

“Our grantees look to us for reliable support, and we are happy we can provide that this year, despite declining revenues, because the past 18 months have been so difficult,” said Jake Sinatra, Manager – special projects & communications for CAC. “For some organizations, CAC funding may mean they won’t have to cut staff or cancel a program. This past year has been just as challenging as

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Philadelphia’s arts and culture organizations are back — but are the audiences ready for public life?

Ann Cohen was standing in the lobby of the Kimmel Center not long ago as a film was about to start in the Perelman Theater. Across the Kimmel plaza in Verizon Hall, the Philadelphia Orchestra was warming up.

“Philadelphia’s getting back to being Philadelphia, where there are at least six things a night to choose from,” said Cohen, a frequent culture consumer from Roxborough.

Artists, actors, and musicians might be getting back to stages and galleries in the region after what has been, for many groups, a painfully long hiatus forced by the pandemic. But are audiences returning?

“The arts can really revive activity and life downtown, and every time we have hundreds or thousands of people at a performance it’s another indicator that we’re beginning to get over the shock to the system that is the pandemic,” says Matias Tarnopolsky, president and CEO of the parent company of the

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Cleveland Orchestra, Arts and Culture Organizations Get More SBA Support as Ohio Funding Tops $313 Million

Ohio arts and cultural businesses have received more than $313 million through the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program

More than $100 million of those federal dollars have been granted to Northeast Ohio venues and operators, shuttered in part or completely during the pandemic.  

The Small Business Administration is now providing supplemental dollars beyond the initial grants issued earlier this year. The Cleveland Metroparks will receive an additional $3 million beyond its initial grant of $6 million. The Musical Arts Association, which operates the Cleveland Orchestra, will receive an additional $2 million, bringing its total to $8 million. The orchestra returns to Severance for live audiences Thursday to open its season.

Other local recipients getting supplemental dollars include the Music Box Supper Club ($1,232,242), Beachland Ballroom ($476,394) and Karamu House ($196,136).

“To see $100 million coming both for non-profits and for-profit, small businesses like the Happy Dog

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