General Operations

General Information

 

Update as of April 2, 2020:
Visit Bend has made the tough decision to temporarily place a hold on any future BCTF grant awards for the fiscal year 2020-2021 grant cycle. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the City of Bend’s proclamation to not travel, Bend’s hotel and vacation rental occupancy rates are virtually in the single digits. Because of this, there are not adequate dollars to fund BCTF grants, or to fund Visit Bend itself, for the foreseeable future.

Effective immediately, we are suspending the applications for both the Catalyst and Marketing grants. We will be closely monitoring the situation in the coming months, and will re-open the application period as soon as funding allows. If you have already applied or have started the application process for a 2020-2021 grant, we will retain your application when the program re-opens.

 

The Bend Cultural Tourism Fund is a grant program funded by public dollars from Visit Bend. Read and download the policies here.

The Fund is managed by the 10 members of the Bend Cultural Tourism Commission. The current list of Commissioners can be found here.

The Bend Cultural Tourism Fund announces its 2019 grant awards. Read more here.
The Bend Cultural Tourism Fund announces its 2018 grant awards. Read more here.
The Bend Cultural Tourism Fund announces its 2017 grant awards. Read more here.
The Bend Cultural Tourism Fund announces its 2016 grant awards. Read more here.
The Bend Cultural Tourism Fund announces its 2015 grant awards. Read more here.

PUBLIC MEETING RESOURCES

2019
Meeting Minutes – October 29, 2019
Meeting Minutes – Commission Meeting – May 1, 2019
Meeting Minutes – Work Sessions – May 1, 2019
Meeting Minutes – March 5, 2019

2018
Meeting Minutes – December 10, 2018
Meeting Minutes – October 17, 2018
Meeting Minutes – June 11, 2018
Meeting Minutes – May 8, 2018

2017
Meeting Minutes – September 25, 2017
Meeting Minutes – May 23, 2017
Meeting Minutes – March 13, 2017
Meeting Minutes – January 13, 2017

2016
Meeting Minutes – September 29, 2016
Meeting Minutes – June 10, 2016
Meeting Minutes – April 14, 2016
Meeting Minutes – January 8, 2016

2015
Meeting Minutes – September 22, 2015
Meeting-Minutes – May 4, 2015
Meeting Minutes – January 22, 2015

2014
Meeting Minutes – October 27, 2014

Meeting Minutes – July 21, 2014

Questions? Contact Laurel MacMillan, BCTF program administrator at laurel@laurelmacmillan.com or by calling 503.803.8260.