Visual Arts Program
The Ford Family Foundation established the Visual Arts Program in 2010 to honor the late Hallie Ford's interests in the visual arts with the goal to help accelerate an enhanced quality of artistic endeavor and body of work by Oregon's most promising mid-career visual artists and to improve Oregon's visual arts ecology by making strategic investments in Oregon institutions that further the progress of these artists. This $3.5 million, five-year proactive grant program provides a range of resources to assist these artists and the visual arts institutions that further the creation and exhibition of Oregonians' work. Note: applications for the several elements of this special (proactive) Foundation program are by invitation only through Requests for Proposals (RFPs) or similar announcements and calls for submissions. Visual Arts funding is not part of the Foundation's Responsive Grant categories.

Program Development
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Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts Announced

The Foundation has named three Oregon visual artists as 2014 Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts. This award is given to artists who have demonstrated excellence in their work and significant potential for future accomplishments, and for whom an award now would help them take their work to an entirely new level. The 2014 recipients are; Tannaz Farsi, Geraldine Ondrizek, and Storm Tharp [Read more]

Hallie Ford Fellowship Application will re-open in 2015. 

Oregon mid-career visual artists may apply for one of the three $25,000 Hallie Ford Fellowships in the Visual Arts. For more information on the program and how to apply, visit our Fellowship section