COOS BAY -- The Coos Art Museum was one of 17 Oregon arts groups to receive Capacity Building Grants from the Oregon Arts Commission.

The museum was awarded $10,000 to buy new workstations and software and replace decades-old donated computers.

The commission awarded a total of $237,500 in Capacity Building Grants as part of its multi-year Sustaining Oregon's Arts program to help arts groups strengthen and streamline their organizations.

The commission received applications from 40 organizations requesting more than $750,000.

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