We are delighted to announce that we have received a Lane Arts Council & City of Eugene Award grant to continue our 2019 Fiction Fantastic Young Writers Contest. The Community Arts Grant Program is funded by the City of Eugene Cultural Services Division and administered by Lane Arts Council and gives grants to arts organizations and arts projects in the Eugene area.  We are excited to be a part of this program that helps ensure diverse and accessible arts opportunities and experiences for Eugene artists, audiences, and participants.
Wordcrafters in Eugene is one of nine community arts organizations to receive Program Grants, with an additional 17 community arts projects that will also be funded by grants including the Eugene Poetry Slam (run by our very own WITS Coordinator, Jorah LaFleur)!
This grant helps us bring Fiction Fantastic to young writers in Lane County, giving them an opportunity to showcase their creativity and publish their written works. Our executive director, Daryll Lynne Evans, explains why this grant is meaningful to us:
“Having access to quality creative writing instruction is vital for our youth to discover their voices and hone their story-telling skills. This grant makes it possible to give youth in our community a space to be published and know that their voices matter.”
Thank you to Lane Arts Council and the City of Eugene for helping us continue to bring this vital and growing program to the young writers of Lane County!