NE Oregon Arts

Wallowa County Cultural Trust Coalition

A Gathering Place for the Arts in Wallowa County

The Wallowa County Cultural Trust Coalition was developed for the purpose of awarding State of Oregon grant money to organizations and individuals within Wallowa County whose endeavors promote culture within the county. The Oregon Cultural Trust was created under the direction of the Oregon State Legislature with the purpose of awarding grant funds to Oregon counties and Confederated Tribes to support endeavors that promote arts, humanities and local heritage. For more information about the Oregon Cultural Trust, or to donate, visit


Cheryl North Coughlan

The Wallowa County Cultural Trust Coalition supports local cultural development, as each county and tribe shapes its specific cultural priorities. WCCTC typically receives approximately $6,500 to disperse to local cultural organizations each year. The Coalition makes state cultural funding available to many rural counties that, otherwise, would not have it.


Fall 2020 application is now live!


Information: Eligible grant applicants must be Wallowa County residents and have a public component of their project that increases access to local culture. Successful grant applicants make access to culture more available; recover and preserve historic assets and achievements; support development of artists and cultural experiences; and/or strengthen the capacity of cultural organizations in Wallowa County. Application and Report can be submitted by email at, by mail at PO Box 426, Joseph, OR 97846, or digitally below.

The applications are due October 31, 2020. WCCTC grants are typically awarded in amounts from $250-$1,000.


Download paper grant application | Download paper grant report form (for grant recipients)


Digital Application




Our board is:

Asch Humphrey, Chair

Dave Riley

Ann Browder

Pam Frolander

Bart Budwig

Yun McFall

Natalie Millar

Janet Pulsifer

David Weaver


Contact Email:

Wallowa County Cultural Trust Coalition
PO Box 426
Joseph, OR 97846

The Josephy Center for Arts & Culture and Wallowa Valley Arts Council are proud to serve as the Wallowa County Cultural Trust Coalition’s fiscal agent and provide them with our full list of Partnership Benefits.