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May 7, 2009

Oregon: Cultural Tourism Grant Program

The Oregon Arts Commission‘s Cultural Tourism Grantssupport projects and partnerships that advance arts-based cultural tourism activities in Oregon. As a part of the Commission’s Creative Oregon Initiative, the program fosters stronger links between the arts, culture, the tourism industry and local economic development. The initiative supports activities undertaken by arts or tourism groups with a particular focus on projects in which both collaborate. The award, available in amounts up to $10,000 for funding new initiatives or enhancing existing ones, is designed to increase tourism motivated entirely or in part by the arts-related offerings of a community or region. Grants can support target marketing for arts and cultural events and activities designed to attract visitors; the development of packages or special promotions for arts and cultural tourism activities; and the development of new uses of media and technology for arts and cultural tourism activities. By attracting Oregonians and non-residents, Commission-funded projects increase the economic benefit of cultural tourism to communities, regions and the entire state. For more information, contact Oregon Arts Commission Executive Director Christine D’Arcy or Assistant Director Shannon Planchon.

 

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