Oregon Cultural Trust has awarded OBF a creativity grant of $31,246 to support the commission and world premiere of The Passion of Yeshua, a new work by Richard Danielpour, and to engage the community in productive, cross-cultural dialogue.

Generous spring donors lifted Oregon Cultural Trust fundraising to a new high, resulting in a record $2.94 million in grants to 136 cultural nonprofits for fiscal year 2017-18.

The awards include a total of $735,887 to the Cultural Trust’s five Statewide Partners (Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage Commission, Oregon Humanities, Oregon Historical Society and the State Historic Preservation Office); $735,887 to 45 County and Tribal Cultural Coalitions – for regranting in their communities; and $1,471,774 in competitive Cultural Development Grants to 86 cultural organizations across the state.

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