CROOK COUNTY CULTURAL COALITION
Each year the Oregon Cultural Trust contributes funds to Crook County to support local arts and cultural activities. These funds are awarded through a grant selection process by the Crook County Cultural Coalition through the Crook County Foundation.
The Cultural Coalition board is an all volunteer group of community members who have a passion and desire to see arts and cultural activities grow in Crook County.
In 2019, over $8,800 was awarded to the following Crook County Cultural projects:
Photo Compliments of the Central Oregonian
2020 Grant Award winners will be announced in January
CC Foundation's Picnic in the Park
Funds from this grant will go directly towards hiring bands for the 2019 concert series. As the 15th anniversary of this free, community program, the committee is looking to add new elements to the concerts, while keeping the fun diversity in bands.
Crook County Middle School Library
This grant is bringing nationally acclaimed author, Roland Smith of Portland, to Crook County for a series of presentations. The goal is to expose youth to a professional author which brings an outside world of arts and culture to our community It also will also inspire students by giving them an opportunity to meet an author first hand. Sessions will be at local schools and the library
Ochoco Players Community Theater
Funds will be used for the production of 'Greater Tuna a winter/spring play about old age. Thee performances will be at the Bowman Museum and the Senior Center. The target audience is all ages, and from around Central Oregon. The Ochoco Players is an all volunteer theater troupe led by Tiina Allas and Lexie Tombleson.
Prineville Music Theater Camp
Music camp is for children ages 7-15 to prepare their own production of a music theater performance. This year marks their 10th season of this amazing program that teaches kids how to memorize songs and lines, working together, and building self-esteem. This program has filled the last 2 years with 40 children participating.