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Cultural Trust offers grants

Do you have a great art display or show you’d like to produce? Maybe you want to preserve or highlight some fascinating part of Hood River County’s cultural heritage? Or perhaps you’d like to invite a fascinating author or historian to the area to help people learn more about literature or the humanities? If you have a project in the arts, heritage, or humanities, the Hood River Cultural Trust wants you! HRCT is now accepting applications for the 2014 grant cycle. Applications are due on Wednesday, Oct. 1.

HRCT is an organization dedicated to maintaining and preserving cultural expression throughout Hood River County. It is a part of the Oregon Cultural Trust, an organization created by the Legislative Assembly to help provide a permanent funding structure and grant program for artistic and cultural endeavors around the state.

Applications and grant guidelines are available at http://www.hoodriverculturaltrust.org.

For details about HRCT, Oregon Cultural Trust, or the grants, please contact Buzzy Nielsen, Hood River Cultural Trust Treasurer, at 971-270-0527 or buzzy@hoodriverli-brary.org, or HRCT’s website at http://www.hoodrivercul-turaltrust.org.

The Oregon Cultural Trust is supported by donations from generous individuals and organizations throughout Oregon.

This year, HRCT will have approximately $7,500 to distribute in grants. Many great organizations and projects have received funding through HRCT’s grant program including the Columbia Gorge Community College Spring Humanities Series, Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association, History Museum of Hood River County, and many more. Individuals and organizations of all types are eligible for grants for projects that largely benefit Hood River County residents.

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