Next Grant Deadline: April 14, 2017, 5:00 pm Visit
Guidelines for both grant categories Catalyst (new) and Marketing/Program are available: Go to the Guidelines Tab.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Bend Cultural Tourism Commission will not be using this online Grant Online program for the next cycle. The new platform will be launched February 15, 2017.

  • Attract incremental tourists to Bend during the shoulder seasons and winter months
  • Diversify Bend’s tourism offerings
  • Enrich and cultivate Bend’s arts and cultural assets
  • Establish Bend as a premier cultural tourism destination
  • Enhance Bend’s quality of life
  • Increase Bend’s appeal to attract new long-term investment into the community
Grants may support:
  • Programs designed to generate incremental tourism activity in the city of Bend during the shoulder seasons and winter months
  • Target marketing for arts and cultural activities designed to attract visitors from outside a 50 mile radius of the city of Bend
  • The development of packages or special promotions for arts or cultural tourism activities
  • The development of new uses of media and technology for arts and cultural activities
  • Research projects related to existing or potential cultural tourism programs with the intent of increasing cultural tourism activity in the City of Bend
  • Other forms of tourism promotion that adhere to ORS.320.35.

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Questions? Contact Shannon Planchon, project administrator at or by calling 503/467-8599.