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:

 

2020 Grant Award winners:

CC Foundation's Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the Park received $3,000 that will be utilized contracting bands to be on the Pioneer Park stage during the 16th year of this free summer music series.  The Crook County Foundation has been producing this series to provide residents with entertainment and exposure to musical art, each year the committee fundraises over $17,000 to hire bands, market the series, hire a professional sound technician, and pay royalty fees.

Crook County Middle School Library

The Crook County Middle School Library in partnership with the Crook County Library received $1,000 which will assist to bring to Prineville children’s author April Henry this spring.  April’s books are well-loved thrillers and mysteries primarily for older children and teens. She will be hosting multiple sessions at the middle school, high school, and county library, giving residents a chance to learn directly from a professional author.

Ochoco Players Community Theater

The Ochoco Players, Prineville's community theatre group, was re-established in 2014 after a hiatus of 20 years. Their goal is to provide local residents with an opportunity for acting and stagecraft from the beginner to the experienced. They were awarded $500 which will go towards royalty fees, props, costumes, and supplies to put on a production in the Bowman Museum’s Community room in the late fall.

Prineville Music Theater Camp

Prineville Music Theater Camp received $1,000 for their summer production.  Beginning in 2010, annually 40 Crook County youth ages 7-16 participate in a 3-week camp where they learn how to prepare and perform musical theater, production components, costume design and creation, and enjoy music.  This wraps up with a public performance in the summer.

Prineville Music Theater Camp

Prineville Music Theater Camp received $1,000 for their summer production.  Beginning in 2010, annually 40 Crook County youth ages 7-16 participate in a 3-week camp where they learn how to prepare and perform musical theater, production components, costume design and creation, and enjoy music.  This wraps up with a public performance in the summer.

H.O.R.S.E.S. On The Ranch

H.O.R.S.E.S. On The Ranch received $1,200 to be used towards their production of the 2nd annual McKay Creek Cowboy Gathering which will be held this August at Wine Down Ranch.  H.O.R.S.E.S. On The Ranch is an equine-assisted therapy program with goals to facilitate healing and growth through partnerships with horses.  The Cowboy Gathering is their primary fundraiser and maintains the heritage of Crook County with western poets and performers, vendors providing leatherwork, art, tack, and more.  This free event allows residents and visitors to get a glimpse into cowboy tradition.

Rimrock Trails Treatment Services

Rimrock Trails is a nonprofit adolescent residential substance use program, with nearly 80% of youth residents considered low income.  Due to life difficulties, most have never been able to experience the arts.  Rimrock is launching a new program, which they were awarded a $1,500 grant, to take their youth to plays in Bend with a discounted ticket program with Thoroughly Modern Productions.  The goal is to provide exposure to arts and culture which will give the youth with a new area to concentrate on as they are in recovery. 

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