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Most grantors encourage (and even require) collaboration in grant proposals. We encourage you to contact us with your ideas; we may be able to help make your grant even stronger! Best of all, there is no cost for this service!


Provides grants for individual artists residing in the State of Washington. They also provide a quarterly listing and searchable database of opportunities (grants, classes, residencies) for artists throughout the region.

Eschools News Online 

Monitors deadlines for technology & education-related grants and gives advice on grant writing. Click on Grants & Funding.

Ford Family Foundation

Offers support for communities in rural areas of Oregon, particularly in education.

Hood River County Cultural Trust

Provides grants for cultural, historic, arts and heritage projects and events in Hood River County.

Meyer Memorial Trust

This is one of the BEST grants for teachers. Meyer Memorial Trust offers the Support for Teacher Initiatives to provides grants to teachers in public and private elementary and secondary schools in Oregon, for projects intended to stimulate more effective classroom learning. Range is $2,000 to $6,000; application is streamlined for busy teachers. Deadline is February 1.

National Endowment for the Arts

These are the Big Guys. The NEA offers large grants to educators and schools who want to incorporate more arts into their programs. Most of these grants require collaboration with other schools, districts or arts agencies.

Oregon Arts Commission

The Oregon Arts Commission provides grant funding opportunities to support the Arts in the state of Oregon through programs which provide funding opportunities which include general operating support, project-specific support, and support for artist's professional endeavors.

Oregon Cultural Trust

Offers Cultural Development Grants in four areas: access, preservation, creativity and capacity.

Philanthropy Northwest

Here you will find tips on grantwriting and a form that can be used as a boilerplate for proposals, as well as information on finding resources and technical assistance for grantseekers.

Wasco County Cultural Trust

Provides grants for cultural, historic, arts and heritage projects and events in Wasco County.

Washington State Arts Commission

The Washington State Arts Commission believes that “Every child has the right to a well rounded education that includes the arts!” To this end they offer a range of grants that help incorporate the arts into K-12 education.

AIE Information

AIE Resource Library

Arts in Education Resources for Young Artists

This page is a great collection of arts education resources... [thank you to the students of Amorita Charter School for suggesting the link!]

Art Supply List

This is a great resource for teachers to find high-quality and affordable visual arts supplies for your school or classroom.

Oregon Department of Education Standards

American Alliance for Theatre and Education

The Alliance raises awareness of the value of drama/theatre education; national resources for professionals involved in theatre for youth and drama/theatre education.

Americans for the Arts

National service organization focused on fostering an environment in which the arts can thrive and contribute to the creation of more livable communities. Website includes national advocacy initiatives and links to best practices in arts education.

American Symphony Orchestra League

Orchestras are committed to improving music education opportunities in local schools. Links to good resources for music education, messages for arts advocacy and advocacy tools.

Artists for the Arts

Portland based non-profit organization of musicians, dancers and painters who create for a living - as well as parents, educators and businesspeople and friends of the arts - dedicated to raising awareness and funding for arts education.

ArtsEdge (Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts) 

Supports the placement of the arts at the center of the curriculum and advocates creative use of technology to enhance the K-12 educational experience. Site includes tools for developing curricula, teaching materials and professional development resources.

Arts EdNet

Education section of the Getty Institute which offers resources for classroom teachers, college students and professors, and curriculum development.

Arts Education Partnership

National coalition of arts, education, business, philanthropic and government organizations that promote the essential role of the arts in learning. Information about public policy and best practices in arts learning.


Young Audiences' compilation of examples of arts programs, resources and discussions that support and animate teaching and learning.

The Arts Online Education Database

Online, searchable database of training programs in Music, Dance, Theatre Arts, Communication Arts and Media Arts offered by North American elementary, middle and high schools, colleges and universities. Summer programs, apprenticeships and internships included.

Artswork: The Kax Herberger Center for Children & the Arts

Provides arts education materials for visual arts, dance, music and drama/theatre for use by teachers, students and parents.

Chalkboard Project

Extensive website tracking the collaborative effort lead by Oregon's major foundations to inspire Oregonians to do what it takes to make Oregon's K-12 public schools among the nation's best. News about opportunities, action plans, how to get involved.

Confederation of Oregon School Administrators

COSA’s online resources for school administrators and leaders of Oregon's public schools and educational service districts.


Detailed information about music teachers and music in schools in your area.

The Foundation Center

Helps with locating specific foundations, fundraising ideas and proposal writing.

Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education

Kennedy Center Community Audit

Downloadable report to help communities assess the state of arts education in local schools.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Resources

Substantial online resources including timelines, digital images, lesson plans, virtual museum tours, and teacher professional development material.

Music Education Coalition

Clear messages about why music and the arts are vital to every child's education. Step by-step guide to local arts education advocacy. Links to many other sites.

Music Educators National Conference

Online resources for active music teachers, university faculty and researchers, college students preparing to be teachers, high school honor society members and MusicFriends. Links to additional online resources.

National Art Education Association

Online information, support and links to resources for visual arts specialists and teaching artists.

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

National arts learning resources to improve the environment for arts education leadership, with a focus on arts education managers at state arts councils, state arts education teams and partnerships, and communication / information sharing. Information on the Arts Education Leadership Network Initiative.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

National Council for the Social Studies

National Endowment for the Arts

Downloadable publications on arts learning from the website of the federal agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education.

Open Books

Online resource that looks at how taxpayer dollars are being spent on K-12 education. Powered by the Chalkboard Project, the site is designed to give transparency and more details about how money is spent on schools in Oregon. View district's spending, compare districts and see statewide averages.

Oregon Alliance for Arts Education

Provides content on teacher professional development and advocacy efforts underway, and recognition opportunities for creative students and schools.

Oregon Art Beat

An Emmy award-winning OPB show that profiles a great variety of three Oregon visual, performing and literary artists every week.

Oregon Arts Education Association

Placeholder for the online resources planned by the Oregon Arts Education Association.

Oregon Department of Education

State government site that includes information on Oregon’s Arts Content and Performance Standards.

Oregon Music Educators Association

OMEA promotes excellence in music education and serves the professional needs of music educators across Oregon: resources for music specialists in schools.

Philanthropy Northwest

Local association of private corporations and foundations.

Picturing America

Regional Arts & Culture Council

RACC works to integrate arts and culture in all aspects of Portland tri-county community life.

Right Brain Initiative

The Right Brain Initiative, serving the Portland, Oregon metropolitan region, seeks to achieve a measurable impact on learning by integrating the community's arts and cultural resources into the education of every K-8 student in the region's school districts.


Portland-based nonprofit that promotes creativity by providing educational programs and recycled, affordable materials to the community, schools and artists.

Sociology Studies: Music as a Culture

Great information on the social impacts music has on our culture and lifestyles.

Training Teachers to Teach with Technology 

A great resource for both teachers and those interested in education policy.

U.S. Department of Education’s Nonprofit Gateway

Searchable connections to funding opportunities, federal education budgets and Federal Register announcements.

Washington Department of Education

State government site that includes information on Washington's Arts Content and Performance Standards.

Young Audiences

Teacher workshop brochure and registration information.