The following funds are open for applications and nominations.
Lee and Hester Bishop created this fund in 1982 to establish the annual Eugene Arts and Letters Award. Recipients are residents of Eugene who have contributed to the enrichment of our cultural life through their involvement in arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, music, drama, theatre, dance, opera) and letters (prose and poetry). Nominations from the public are sought in the spring by the Bishop/Fentress advisory committee. The award is presented in June of each year by the mayor of Eugene. To submit a nomination for 2018, please download the Bishop Arts & Letters Award Nomination Form.
Established by Nils and Jewel Hult, the purpose of the Hult Endowment is to encourage and aid the local production of performances in the Hult Center for the Performing Arts by individuals and groups with national and international reputation and stature in the performing arts, as well as to support and assist local artists and groups. Proposals are accepted in the fall of each year from the Hult Center and its resident companies. Applicants do not have to be resident companies; however, the projects must be intended to be performed at the Hult Center.
For more information, please download the Hult Endowment Policy Guidelines and Grant Application Procedures. Also see the Hult Endowment Work Sample Guidelines.
The Silva Endowment provides assistance to area arts organizations so that they can continue to serve the artistic needs of our community, specifically as this relates to performance in the Hult Center for the Performing Arts. Proposals are requested annually in February from the resident companies of the Hult Center.