The Juniper Arts Council has $6,500 from the Oregon Cultural Trust to distribute in Grant County to local organizations for projects relating to culture.
Projects may be related to the visual or performing arts, heritage, and/or humanities.
Last year’s recipients were the Prairie City School art department, Summer at the Youth Arts Program, Friends of the Grant County Historical Museum, Monument Fourth of July Jubilee, the Grant County Genealogical Society, and Friends of Kam Wah Chung.
The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8. Applications are available from Karin Barntish at 131 W. Main St., John Day, or on the Juniper Arts Council Facebook page.
The mission of the JAC, a nonprofit 501 (c) (3), is to promote the arts, arts education and cultural heritage in Grant County. Since its start in 1991, the JAC has focused on bringing arts opportunities to local schools and has sponsored youth-oriented community programs. The nonprofit also annually offers 1-2 small scholarships to Grant County graduating seniors pursuing higher education in an arts-related field.
The JAC is launching a new program to provide used musical instruments to Grant County youth, and is accepting donations of used musical instruments, which are tax-deductible. Call Karin Barntish at 541-575-2721 or Kris Beal at 541-932-4892.