Scalehouse is partnering with The Bulletin to raise funds to help Central Oregon’s creative artists -- musicians, visual artists, performers and creative workers -- by offering grants and a platform to bring attention to the amazing talent that needs help to continue thriving in this community throughout the pandemic and beyond.
Here’s how you can get involved.
Donate to support artists and our creative community in Central Oregon. Please join us in supporting our creative economy. Donations to Central Oregon Creative Artists Relief Effort will be distributed directly to artists and creative workers impacted by COVID-19.
Apply to support your work and ideas so art and creativity can continue to thrive in our community.
Thank you to Brooks Resources and El Dorado Community Foundation for kickstarting this effort.
CENTRAL OREGON CREATIVE ARTISTS RELIEF EFFORT
(formerly called Creative Relief Fund)
What is the Central Oregon Creative Artists Relief Effort?
Presented by The Bulletin and Scalehouse, the Central Oregon Creative Artists Relief Effort is to provide short-term, immediate relief to creative thinkers and artists who are facing lost income or unexpected expenses due to COVID-19 causing disruption to their economic and social security.
Scalehouse believes that our shared future presents complex challenges and opportunities, not just benefiting from creativity but requiring it.
Scalehouse is working to convene diverse thinkers and promote collaboration through visual arts, performing arts, architecture and design, film and storytelling, and conceptual arts and activism, in order to catalyze the kind of creative synthesis that’s impossible in isolation.
Scalehouse is committed to programming that’s accessible yet provocative, extraordinary yet inclusive, and always with an eye toward a better future for all of us.
Who can apply?
The Central Oregon Creative Artists Relief Effort is designed to be open to artists/creatives at all levels of their careers, in a broad variety of disciplines, and at small amounts so that we can fund moreartists/creatives including yet not limited to:
Freelancers providing creative services
Are there guidelines?
The Central Oregon Creative Artists Relief Effort supplies monies to help cover unexpected expenses and any financial needs directly resulting from our current global pandemic, COVID19.
Applications open May 20 and are due June 20.
Applicants will be notified the week of June 28th.
Payments will be mailed and in the form of a check beginning in July 2021.
Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis, and are subject to approval and available funds. Previous applicants are welcome to re-apply but priority will be given to new applicants.
This can be regarded as taxable income for artists. The intent of the Central Oregon Creative Artists Relief Effort is not to supplement income due to unemployment or underemployment.*
*Artists may need to claim the contribution as income; please consult with a tax expert.
How do I apply?
We take applications online for the Central Oregon Creative Artists Relief Effort, so we can centralize tracking and data collection. You can apply online here.
What contact information do I need?
Proof of Creative/Artistic Practice
Providing three sentences about what kind of art they do.
Uploading a resume or give us a link to website where their work is online. Examples include a professional website, a photo or video of their work, or a social media account with posters advertising their gigs. Share your social media posts or accounts if this is where your feature your work.
Creative/Artist’s Declaration of Need
How will I receive payment?
A check will be mailed.
Terms and Conditions
I hereby state that all elements of this application are true.
I understand that this application is subject to approval by the Central Oregon Creative Artists Relief Effort Committee and Board of Directors and available funding.