ENHANCING OUR COMMUNITY

WELCOME TO THE DOUGLAS COUNTY CULTURAL COALITION

WHAT WE DO

SUPPORTING ARTISTS, CELEBRATING DIVERSITY

SUPPORT ARTISTS IN DOUGLAS COUNTY

BECOME A PATRON OF THE ARTS

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WHAT WE SUPPORT

ARTS & HUMANITIES IN DOUGLAS COUNTY

The Douglas County Cultural Coalition supports cultural participation in the county as inclusively as possible. This support reflects the needs and desires of all people, places and cultural interest within the county. This includes the support of ethnic cultures in the county, promotion of unity and the celebration of diversity.

Top left: Joe Ross, Asian Story Telling, 2014

Bottom right: Student work from youth art class taught by Victoria Carnate, 2019

WHAT WE DO

OUR FOCUS

TO FOSTER EXPRESSION

To foster expression and access of the arts, heritage and humanities in individuals and communities throughout the County.

TO ENCOURAGE & ENGAGE

To encourage and engage the youth of Douglas County in the arts, heritage and humanities.

TO COORDINATE & PROMOTE

To coordinate, disseminate and promote arts, heritage and humanities information throughout the County.

OUR CULTURAL PARTNERS

SUPPORT THE ARTS

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Grants awarded from 2015-2020

Supporting artists throughout Douglas County

Why we do what we do

Imagine a world without color or shape. A world where no music was ever heard. No one dances, and our heritage is long-forgotten. That is what a world without art would be like.

ARTS

HERITAGE

HUMANITIES

EXPLORE PROJECTS

MAKING DOUGLAS COUNTY A MORE COLORFUL PLACE

Umpqua Valley Arts Student Gallery

Mural at Riverbend Live!

2020 Grant Recipient

PAST GRANT RECIPIENT

Riverbend Live Youth Program

“This year DCCC funds enabled Riverbend Live! to substitute for our youth theater a visual arts project with a smaller number of kids wearing appropriate PPE and instruction by a local artist. The result was this wonderful whimsical rendering of river animals having their own concert at the river below the theater. New skills were learned and the kids loved it!”

Muriel Nichols, Riverbend Live!

Past Grant Recipient

Umpqua Valley Arts Association

Faces of the Umpqua Valley

“Many people don’t know that the Douglas County Cultural Coalition is made up of committed volunteers that work dedicatedly to support Individual Artists and Cultural Institutions throughout our county. Umpqua Valley Arts has been a proud recipient of these funds and they’ve allowed us to consistently bring arts and culture programming to our communities and to provide creative experiences for youth, adults and families. The Douglas County Cultural Coalition has been an important partner in our work with the YMCA to bring the Faces of the Umpqua Valley Project to Douglas County Youth! Thank you DCCC for all that you do to support creative community projects and to connect us all through your dedication to the arts!”

Umpqua Valley Arts

Past Grant Recipient

UACT

Umpqua Actors Community Theater

Photo credits: Little Red Photography

PAST GRANT RECIPIENT

Canyonville Farmers Market

“The Canyonville Farmers Market is grateful to the Douglas County Cultural Coalition for their generous donation making live music possible at our market. Every week, May through December, musicians have created an uplifting ambience for shopping local, contributing to the health and wellbeing of all involved, customers and vendors!”

Liz Matteson, Canyonville Farmers Market

PAST GRANT RECIPIENT

Douglas County Youth Orchestra

Musical education for Douglas County youth

“The grant I received from the DCCC made it possible for me to think bigger about my art. This generous support pushed me to reimagine my art and to take chances with it. I’m still reaping the benefits in my practice today.”

Susan Rochester, Grant Recipient

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

A creative perspective

“As a Roseburg artist, I’m grateful for the grant funding available in Douglas County for creative projects. Artists make work so it can eventually be viewed by the public. It’s important to insert a creative perspective in our world. Curiosity, poetry and imagination are elements of a healthy culture. The Douglas County Cultural Coalition is dedicated to the health of our community through its support of creative projects for individual artists. Thank you DCCC!”

Sandee McGee, 2020 Grant Recipient

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Art is a life force

With funding from DCCC grants, thousands of at-risk youth, a majority in the foster care system, have been provided diverse multicultural art classes and field trips. In coordination with Douglas County and Umpqua Valley Arts Association, students have been included in several exclusive gallery art shows, showcasing individual, unique self-expression in the arts of underserved youth, including the incarcerated. These events helped to build a strong sense of collaboration and community. The knowledge and skill gained by the students promotes healthy self-esteem, confidence and a greater cultural understanding. For many of the youth, art is a life force. Thank you DCCC, we could not do these programs without your vital support.”

Victoria Carnate, Art Instructor

About

The Douglas County Cultural Coalition supports cultural participation in the county as inclusively as possible via grants from the Oregon Cultural Trust. Your contributions are tax-deductible. Learn more here.

Contact

PO Box 2076 Roseburg, OR  97470

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