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 2021, $8,500 was awarded to the following Crook County Cultural projects:
2021 Grant Award winners:
Crooked River Roundup Rodeo
The Crooked River Roundup received $3,000 towards their planning efforts of the 75th anniversary “Re-ride Rodeo” this June. The rodeo is a long-time tradition in our community that unites western culture and heritage, as well is one of the most significant tourism events in the county. Being unable to host the rodeo or horse races in 2020, the board is working towards hosting the 2021 event in honor of the 75th anniversary.
Grimes Christmas Scene
The Grimes Christmas Scene was awarded $1,500 to be utilized for improved marketing. Thousands of individuals have enjoyed the 87-year-old display of Christmas and holiday scenes. With this grant, the Grimes family will be able to expand their overall attendance with improved promotion and make the venue open at times of the year outside of the holiday season.
One Decision Management, LLC
One Decision Management, LLC, a local event and nonprofit management business, received $2,500 which will be used to provide youth and adult hands-on art demonstrations at a new arts and cultural festival that will be launched later this summer. The festival will feature a wide range of art vendors, performances from multiple cultural groups, and hands-on demonstration areas where you can take classes and experiment with different types of art forms.
Crook County Fairgrounds
The Crook County Fairgrounds was awarded $1,500 to purchase and install live streaming equipment in the outdoor grandstands, indoor arena, and pavilion tent. This will increase the ability for events hosted in these facilities to be streamed online providing access to people throughout the community and world who may be unable to attend the events in person.