After a record year of giving the most money in Heritage Arts Grant (HAG) awards to date, the Springfield Arts Commission (SAC) will begin accepting applications for its Fall HAG cycle on August 1, 2019.

“Creativity is a powerful agent for engaging and connecting our community,” said Melissa Green, Springfield Arts Commissioner and chair of the HAG committee. “We are proud to offer the Heritage Art Grant in support of arts-based projects that broaden access to arts, promote inclusive community engagement, inspire dialogue, and enhance the sustainability of cultural enterprises.”

The HAG intends to celebrate not only the arts, but also to recognize projects in Springfield that preserves and celebrate the culture of the city. Past grant awards have provided funding for music and dance groups, as well as projects involving visual arts.

The new grant application and guidelines may be found on the Springfield Arts Commission’s website at The deadline for the fall cycle is 5 p.m., Tuesday, September 24, 2019.

The Heritage Arts Grant program was developed to encourage community-based public arts programs to enrich and promote the cultural heritage of the City of Springfield. The grants are funded by the City of Springfield room taxes and administered by the Springfield Arts Commission.

Grant awards range from $250 to $1,500 per project. Past awards have supported projects such as the The Past Prime Time Players; Grupo Latino de Accion Directa; Eugene Springfield Youth Orchestra; Springfield Alliance for Equality and Respect’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration; The Academy of Arts and Academics’ A3 Composition Project; and the Springfield School District’s Centro de Bienvenida Cesar Chavez Celebration.

For more information about the Heritage Arts Grant, contact Amy Orre, 541.726.2246 or


About Springfield Arts Commission

The Springfield Arts Commission promotes artistic and cultural richness and diversity in the City of Springfield, Oregon and assists in the preservation of the cultural heritage of the community as expressed through artistic endeavors. The Commission seeks to support opportunities for artistic creation, exhibits, performances and events, and to facilitate awareness, communication, education and collaboration to increase the accessibility of the arts and art-related resources in the community. The nine-member volunteer Commission manages City Hall Gallery, administers the Heritage Arts Grant program, maintains Art Alley, a collection of outdoor murals, and supports youth arts programs in collaboration with the Springfield Public Library. The Commission is funded by City of Springfield room taxes. More information is available at