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Portland Parks & Recreation Announces New Space Grants for Artists

February 12, 2019

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) has announced a new pilot program offering grants for artists and arts organizations to lease under-used PP&R spaces for free.

This program is one of the recommendations in the Arts Affordability Plan Council adopted last spring. The idea is simple – provide artists access to under-used space in PP&R facilities in exchange for a community benefit like free performances, lectures, or donating public art to public institutions like schools and hospitals.

Portland’s rapid growth and affordability crisis threatens to displace artists and arts organizations. The arts are the soul of our city – they contribute to our local economy and our brand, they inspire us, and they make our community special.

You can find more information about the grants and apply here. If you have any questions, please contact our Arts Affordability Hatfield Fellow, Tracy Schreiber, at