$10,000 sent to Eastern Oregon art organizations for community support projects

JOSEPH & PENDLETON – The Oregon Ars Commission recently announced that both the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture (based in Joseph) and the Oregon East Symphony (based in Pendleton) will each receive $5,000 to help address community needs. This is part of a larger statewide grant distribution involving 53 different art organizations splitting a total $265,000 worth of Arts Build Communities grants. The goal of the project is, as written by the Oregon Arts Commission, “promoting arts access for underserved audiences and targets broad geographic impact throughout the state.”

The specific descriptions for the Josephy Center and Oregon East Symphony projects are as follows:

Josephy Center for Arts and Culture

To support the Wallowa County Livestock Art Exhibit, designed to serve as a bridge in the community by fostering unity, understanding and shared appreciation for local ranching heritage and creativity. Funds will be used to support exhibit planning, materials, web design, marketing, event costs, art instructor fees and curatorial fees.

Oregon East Symphony

To support the symphony’s free-admission spring and summer concerts, providing access to symphony music for all who want to attend. Funds will be used for publicity and administration.