Dan Stone of Albany is among 22 Oregon artists to receive a Career Opportunity Grant this summer.

The grants are made possible by the Oregon Arts Commission, the Ford Family Foundation and the Oregon Community Foundation. Stone received $4,680 to travel to Assisi, Italy, in July to participate in LaMaMa Umbria 2017

The grants support individual Oregon artists by enabling them to take advantage of opportunities to enhance their artistic careers. The three agencies collectively awarded $88,246 for career development projects.

The Ford Family Foundation and The Oregon Community Foundation funds are available only to established Oregon artists who are older than 30 years of age and actively producing new work. The Ford Family Foundation grants are awarded to artists in the fields of contemporary fine art and craft; The Oregon Community Foundation grants are awarded only to established Oregon artists in the literary and performing arts fields. Most of the grants from both foundations support the artists' participation in residencies, exhibitions or performance opportunities.

Stone directs plays and teaches drama courses at Linn-Benton Community College.

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