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
Program Elements


Home Office | (Map) 1600 NW Stewart Parkway | Roseburg, OR 97471-1957
Local: (541) 957-5574 | Fax: (541) 957-5720
For general questions:

Scholarship Office | (
) 440 E. Broadway, Suite 200 | Eugene, OR 97401
Toll Free: (877) 864-2872 | Local: (541) 485-6211 | Fax: (541) 485-6223
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Hallie Ford Fellowship Application for 2014 opens Feb. 1, 2014. 

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 Applications are due by March 14, 2014 at 10:59pm (PDT).


Now Accepting Requests for Proposals
The Foundation is offering funding support in 2014 for small Capital Improvement Projects, as well as for Exhibition & Documentation Projects that support mid-career Oregon visual artists. The application will open on February 3rd and will close on March 7th at noon (12:00pm).  
[Click here for more info & to apply] 


Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts Announced
The Foundation has named three Oregon visual artists as 2013 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 2013 recipients are: Mike Bray, Cynthia Lahti, and D.E. May
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