Cultural Tourism Grant Ideas
We have had requests for some examples of cultural tourism activities. These have been compiled from other funders and various publications, and are only intended to serve as examples – not to restrict your project.
- Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River: To support the Columbia Center for the Arts’ third annual Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival, scheduled for Nov. 7-9 at five downtown locations in Hood River.
- Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (UofO), Eugene: To support the exhibition of 17 original watercolors by Diego Rivera not previously exhibited outside Mexico. The Museum will exhibit these seminal works illustrating the Quiché-Maya sacred book, the “Popol-Vuh,” the creation story of the Maya, Oct. 15, 2014 through Jan. 15, 2015.
- Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland: To support the creation and implementation of coordinated digital and print advertising to bilingual and ethnic-specific audiences in Oregon and northern California to attract new tourists of color throughout the nine-month season, particularly to plays and events related to CultureFest in September 2014.
- Peter Britt Gardens Music and Arts Festival, Jacksonville: To support Taste of Summer, an annual kickoff event held in downtown Jacksonville that includes music, wine, art, family activities and food, promoting local businesses and activities to out-of-state tourists and encouraging them to visit, extend their stay and patronize local businesses.
- Portland Art Museum, Portland: To support the Portland Art Museum’s exhibition, “The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden,” the Museum’s first collaboration with the Louvre featuring more than 100 paintings, photographs, drawings and sculptures from some of the most acclaimed European and American artists from the 17th to the 20th centuries. The Museum will promote “Tuileries” along the I-5 corridor to attract overnight leisure travel, one of Travel Oregon’s Key Initiatives. The exhibit will run June 14 through Sept. 14.
- Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland: To support the Time-Based Art Festival (TBA) in its 11th year featuring 10 days of contemporary visual and performing arts from around the world in venues throughout Portland. TBA will partner with another Portland-based festival, FEAST, to lead a joint marketing and advertising campaign in the San Francisco area.
- The Salem Art Association, Salem: To support the Salem Art Association’s targeted marketing efforts to increase festival participants from the Portland metropolitan area, and increase overall attendance and art sales at the 2014 Salem Art Fair & Festival.