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Calling all vendors who sell food, crafts, art or other products that represent world cultures! Apply by May 12.


BEAVERTON NIGHT MARKET Hosted by the Diversity Advisory Board  

About the 2023 Market The Beaverton Night Market will be in a NEW LOCATION for the summer of 2023! We are eager to gather community again safely, according to state COVID-19 safety guidelines. This year's market will be held in Central Beaverton along Crescent Street for two Saturday on Saturday, July 22 and Saturday, August 12 from from 5-10pm at The Round in Beaverton 12600 SW Crescent St, Beaverton, OR 97005.   

Mission & Goals The Beaverton Night Market exists to create a vibrant, intercultural, family-friendly space that is reminiscent of night markets internationally. The Market offers a culturally-relevant evening activity and gathering space with ethnic food and crafts for families of all backgrounds in Beaverton.     

Goals:  

  • Foster a space for cross-cultural exchange and interaction by community members
  • Create a space for emerging ethnic food and craft vendors to showcase their work and share their tradition
  • Promote economic opportunity for culturally-specific businesses in Beaverton
  • Offer a fun, safe and family-friendly cultural activity locally

 Information for Vendors Have questions or need support to apply? Contact Jodi Monroy, Market Manager 503-453-5153 or BeavertonNightMarket@gmail.com  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  

¡Llamando a todos los vendedores de comida, manualidades, arte y otros productos que representan las culturas del mundo! Presente su solicitud antes del 12 de mayo


MERCADO NOCTURNO DE BEAVERTON Organizado por el Consejo de Diversidad de Beaverton (DAB)    

Acerca del mercado 2023 El Mercado Nocturno de Beaverton estará en una NUEVA UBICACIÓN durante el verano de 2023. Estamos más que listos para reunir a la comunidad otra vez de manera segura, según los reglamentos del estado de COVID-19. El mercado de este año se llevará a cabo en Central Beaverton a lo largo de Crescent Street durante dos sábados, el sábado 22 de julio y el sábado 12 de agosto de 5 a 10pm en The Round de Beaverton 12600 SW Crescent St, Beaverton, OR 97005.

Misión y metas El mercado nocturno de Beaverton existe para crear un espacio vibrante, intercultural y familiar que recuerda a los mercados nocturnos a nivel internacional. El mercado ofrece un espacio de reunión y una actividad culturalmente pertinente por la noche con comida étnica y artesanías para las familias de todos los orígenes en Beaverton.       Metas:  

  • Fomentar un espacio para el intercambio intercultural y la interacción entre los miembros de la comunidad.
  • Crear un espacio para que los vendedores emergentes de comida étnica y artesanías puedan mostrar su trabajo y compartir sus tradiciones.
  • Promover oportunidades económicas para empresas específicas de varias culturas en Beaverton.
  • Ofrecer una actividad cultural divertida, segura y familiar a nivel local.  

 Información Para el Vendedor ¿Tiene preguntas o necesita ayuda con la solicitud? Contacte a Jodi Monroy, administradora del mercado, al 503-453-5153 o BeavertonNightMarket@gmail.com

Thank you for your interest in the 2023 Beaverton Volunteer Fair! This event will take place on Saturday, June 10th, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Beaverton City Library, located at 12375 SW 5th Street, Beaverton, OR 97005. Organizations that wish to participate in Volunteer Fair are welcomed to apply.

Timeline:

  • Applications must be received no later than Friday, April 14th by 5pm.
  • Groups will be notified of selection by Wednesday, May 3rd

Cost: There is no fee for volunteer groups to participate.

Selection: Groups will be evaluated based on the following factors:

  1. Percentage of services rendered to Beaverton residents (5 points)
  2. Broadness of ages for volunteer opportunities (5 points)
  3. Timeliness of application submission (5 points)
  4. Variety of opportunities available (5 points - Please Note: Opportunities that require volunteers to pay to participate will not receive any points in this category.)

In Beaverton, the arts are a part of our identity, helping to build community vibrancy and shared identity. The Beaverton Arts Program contributes by presenting arts and cultural events and programs that celebrate community values and help connect residents to their artistic and cultural heritage.

Open Format Grants have a rolling deadline and award amounts up to $2,500 to arts and culture practitioners. This grant is intended to provide support for individuals or organizations that have needs not met by other traditional funding programs. We call it “open format” because we ask that applicants simply tell us what their most emergent and impactful needs are. Funds could be used to support studio, office, or venue rental; support staff positions; produce a discreet project; hire a consultant to lead strategic planning efforts for an organization, etc. The point is, you tell us what you need and we will consider funding it.

FUNDS AVAILABLE

  • Funding requests may be up to $2,500 per applicant
  • This is not a matching-grant but we encourage applicants to leverage other funds raised to augment their projects.

PROGRAM TIMELINE

  • Submission deadlines: applications have a rolling deadline but the Grants Committee of the Beaverton Arts Commission will review requests for funding on a quarterly basis. These reviews will take place in March, June, September and December 2022 or until all grant funds are expended. Applicants will be notified of their funding request status by the end of each of these months.

PROGRAM GOAL

Informed by Beaverton’s Community Vision, the goals of the Open Grant program is to support requests for funding that meet one or more of the following goals:

  • Demonstrate cultural diversity, social equity and inclusiveness and to help the City of Beaverton become increasingly welcoming, inclusive, representative, and responsive to historically underrepresented and underserved communities, particularly communities of color, immigrants, refugees and LGBTQ.
  • Nurture community collaboration; encourage partnership among artists and creative industries, businesses, cultural and other non- and for-profit organizations
  • Contribute to economic vitality, contribute to neighborhood revitalization and/or beautification, and promote our city as a place that is welcoming, vibrant, responsible, friendly, safe, and active.
  • Inspire or accomplish creativity and innovation.
  • Nurture and honor community identity and heritage; preserve and commemorate local and multicultural traditions and histories
  • Create public spaces that promote health, happiness and wellbeing.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

All applicants will be considered, but it is advisable that the primary applicant identify as one of the following:

  • Individual artists, artist collectives, curators or arts administrators
  • Non-profit organizations offering arts and culture programming
  • School groups that fall within the city of Beaverton
  • Individual Students

The following INELIGIBLE APPLICANTS may participate through endorsement or partnership with the above eligible applicants, but may not apply directly:

  • Religious organizations, government agencies, political groups, district councils, hospitals, or newspapers.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

Proposals for the Small Projects Grant will only be accepted if the application form is completed and submitted online through www.BeavertonOregon.gov/ArtSubmit with required documentation including:

  • Letter of intent that describes the need and how funds will be used, if awarded
  • Budget that outlines the purpose and use of this funding, if awarded
  • If applicable, up to six images or media files which visualize or demonstrate examples or sketches of your proposed work, work that is similar to that which you are proposing, or previous work. Applicants may also submit other supporting material – such as a successful grant application submitted to another grant maker, newsletter, past review, media coverage, etc.

GRANTS STAFF & REVIEW COMMITTEE

  1. Beaverton Arts Program staff and Beaverton Arts Commission board members will review proposals according to the established eligibility criteria.
  2. Awards will be based on grant panel’s recommendations.
  3. Grant applicants can anticipate notification of grant award on a quarterly basis.
  4. If applicants are unsuccessful, we encourage them to re-submit their request for continued consideration.
  5. Notification and information on award status can only be given after the Grants Committee has made its recommendations for funding.

GRANT ASSISTANCE 

For questions about the grant guidelines or application, contact the Beaverton Arts Program at 503-526-2471 or kbuechner@BeavertonOregon.gov. 

In Beaverton, the arts are a part of our identity, helping to build community vibrancy and shared identity. The Beaverton Arts Program contributes by presenting arts and cultural events and programs that celebrate community values and help connect residents to their artistic and cultural heritage.

Small Project Grants are intended to provide support for new or unanticipated projects and those with an urgent timeline--especially for emerging artists, BIPOC and LGBTQ artists, students, or organizations new to the grant-making process. Projects could include workshops, art classes, and/or art activities that serve Beaverton residents.

FUNDS AVAILABLE

  • Funding requests may be up to $1,000 per applicant
  • This is not a matching-grant but we encourage applicants to leverage other funds raised to augment their projects.

PROGRAM TIMELINE

  • Submission deadlines: Quarterly in March, June, September, December or until all grant funds are expended. Applicants will be notified of their funding request status by the end of each of these months.

PROGRAM GOAL

Informed by Beaverton’s Community Vision, the goals of the Small Project Grant program is to support projects that meet one or more of the following goals:

  • Demonstrate cultural diversity, social equity and inclusiveness and to help the City of Beaverton become increasingly welcoming, inclusive, representative, and responsive to historically underrepresented and underserved communities, particularly communities of color, immigrants, refugees and LGBTQ.
  • Nurture community collaboration; encourage partnership among artists and creative industries, businesses, cultural and other non- and for-profit organizations
  • Contribute to economic vitality, contribute to neighborhood revitalization and/or beautification, and promote our city as a place that is welcoming, vibrant, responsible, friendly, safe, and active.
  • Inspire or accomplish creativity and innovation.
  • Nurture and honor community identity and heritage; preserve and commemorate local and multicultural traditions and histories
  • Create public spaces that promote health, happiness and wellbeing.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

All applicants will be considered, but it is advisable that the primary applicant identify as one of the following:

  • Individual artists or artist collectives
  • School groups that fall within the city of Beaverton
  • Individual Students
  • Non-profits

The following INELIGIBLE APPLICANTS may participate through endorsement or partnership with the above eligible applicants, but may not apply directly:

  • Religious organizations, government agencies, political groups, district councils, hospitals, or newspapers.

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS

Small Project Grant funding may be used to cover expenses directly related to the project, such as:

Planning & Personnel

  • Project management, volunteer coordinator, community organizer

Professional Services

  • Insurance
  • Marketing expenses
  • Permits (parks, construction, etc.)
  • Professional consultants (designer, engineer, artist, etc.)

Material, Supplies & Maintenance

  • Art supplies (paint, printing, etc.)
  • Building materials
  • Equipment rental (audio/visual, tents, tables, etc.)
  • Landscaping (soil, shrubs, plants, mulch, rocks, logs, etc.)
  • Installation/De-installation
  • Maintenance needs

INELIGIBLE PROJECTS & EXPENSES

Project funds may not be used for:

  • Projects on private property that are not publicly-accessible
  • Projects that have restricted participation and public access on the basis of race, gender, creed, origin, age, disability
  • Purchase of facilities
  • Maintenance, operation or retroactive funding of existing projects
  • Activities that are not tied directly to program objectives
  • Re-granting
  • Fundraising activities
  • Surveys or studies
  • Financial awards
  • Cash reserves and endowments
  • Food and beverage (unless demonstrated as a primary need or essential to an artist’s vision i.e. social practice projects involving food)

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

Proposals for the Small Projects Grant will only be accepted if the application form is completed and submitted online through www.BeavertonOregon.gov/ArtSubmit with required documentation including:

  • Project narrative
  • Project budget
  • If applicable, up to six images or media files which visualize or demonstrate examples or sketches of your proposed project and/or previous work. Applicants may also submit other supporting material – such as a brochure, newsletter, past review, etc.

GRANTS STAFF & REVIEW COMMITTEE

  1. Beaverton Arts Program staff and Beaverton Arts Commission board members will review proposals according to the established eligibility criteria.
  2. Awards will be based on grant panel’s recommendations.
  3. Grant applicants can anticipate notification of grant award status within four weeks of application submission.
  4. Notification and information on award status can only be given after the grants process is complete.

GRANT ASSISTANCE For questions about the grant guidelines or application, contact the Beaverton Arts Program at 503-526-2471 or kbuechner@BeavertonOregon.gov. 

CALL TO CHOREOGRAPHERS / DANCERS | TEN TINY DANCES™ 2023

The City of Beaverton Arts Program is seeking proposals from choreographers/dance performers to create and perform a dance as part of Ten Tiny Dances™ (TTD) on Saturday, July 8, 2023.

As an annual event since 2009, Beaverton TTD is an opportunity to present both contemporary and traditional dance, to publicly highlight the rich mix of cultures in Beaverton, and to expose audience members to culturally diverse performances.

The event presents both contemporary and traditional/ethnic dancers on 4’ x 4’ stages in non-traditional/unexpected outdoor locations. The format offers applicants the opportunity to explore the concept of creative limitation, and the small stage also positions dancers in very close contact with the audience. Artists are offered the opportunity to create site specific performances. The Arts Program actively promotes the event, and audiences has been large, and receptive.

To view a three-minute video of last year’s performances visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/TTD

Click here for the 2023 Performer’s day of event schedule

The City of Beaverton cares about the health and safety of its residents, employees, and performers and reserves the right to impose public health related measures at city events.

ENTRANT’S CALENDAR 2023

THU, JAN 12    Call to artist opens online 

THU, APR 6     Deadline for artists to apply electronically, by 5 PM, PST

WED, MAY 10  Artists MUST attend one (1) informational meeting, time TBD

SAT, JUL 8      Attend orientation and rehearsal

SAT, JUL 8      TTD event performance

ARTISTIC CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

  • Use of 4’ x 4’ stage
  • Dance should be between three to eight minutes in length
  • Audience will be close to performers and may be on three or four sides
  • Concept of creative limitation due to the “tiny” stage and the close proximity to the audience
  • Stage location: each year we are intentional about choosing where we produce this event. In 2023, all performances will be held on one stage located at The Round amphitheater near City Hall at 12725 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton.
  • If your proposal includes a traditional/ethnic form of dance, please exercise discretion and care to not misappropriate or misrepresent
  • Creativity, including use of the tiny stage, is highly encouraged
  • Applicants must make sure that the dance is well-suited to the tiny 4’x4’ outdoor stage in-the-round
  • Each of the 10 dances will be presented one time during the performance
  • Music level is difficult to control in outdoor spaces and there may be ambient noise bleed from the Max train
  • Dancers are encouraged to surprise, delight, or challenge the audience, but they must be family-friendly and appropriate for outdoor, public audiences.
  • Dances can use more than one performer as well as recorded or live music, depending on preference

ARTIST SELECTION PROCESS AND CRITERIA

A selection panel will review submissions from applicants and make recommendations to the Program Coordinator and Artistic Director. We are specifically looking for the following:

  • Strength of artistic work
  • Artists interested in the concept of creative limitation/constraint due to the tiny 4’x4’ stage and surrounding space, and who are eager to work with the artistic challenges listed above (see artistic challenges and opportunities above)
  • Artists representing a range of artistic styles
  • Artists who demonstrate clear vision, artistic innovation, and artistic rigor
  • Artists representing either contemporary, traditional, or ethnic forms of dance

Ten choreographers/dancers will be selected representing traditional, ethnic, and contemporary styles. We encourage proposals from artist’s that draw from contemporary, traditional, or ethnic backgrounds and dance forms, and collaborations between choreographers, performers, and musicians.

COMPENSATION AND ARTIST REQUIREMENTS

  • Each performance group will receive no less than $2,000. We are exploring a more equitable sliding scale payment structure based on the number of performers in a group. This amount may increase but is contingent upon budget approval in late Spring.
  • No additional funds are available for travel, musicians, etc. You decide how to allocate the funds.

CHOREOGRAPHERS AND PERFORMERS MUST:

  • Attend the site-visit orientation in May (exact date and time TBA)
  • Attend the event orientation on Saturday, July 8, in the morning at 10am
  • Attend the rehearsal following the orientation Saturday morning, and remember to bring music if you haven’t already sent it to the sound vendor
  • Perform dance on Saturday, July 8, at 5 pm
  • Participate in a facilitated talk-back (dialogue) session with audience members following the event on Saturday
  • Choreographers and performers will receive the full fee only if they participate in these five required activities:
  1. May site visit/orientation (date/time TBD)
  2. Orientation day of event
  3. Rehearsal day of event
  4. The event
  5. The talk-back right after the performances on Saturday

Click here for the 2023 Performer’s day of event schedule

Application information on the next page

TO APPLY:

DEADLINE to apply is Thursday, April 6, 2023, 5 PM, PST

  • Written description of your 3–8-minute dance piece. Please provide a clear description of the concepts and the dance/performance forms you will use
  • Description can be no more than 250 words
  • Include how you would categorize/classify your dance style
  • Resume/vita, no longer than 2 pages, in pdf format attached to your online application
  • Link to webpage showing video of your previous choreography and performance
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to identify exactly which 3–5-minute segment(s) of the web link the selection panel should watch. The review panel will not be able to watch more than the 3–5-minute section(s)
  • The selection committee finds it very helpful if the web link contains work that was done in a confined space, on a small stage, or if a 4’ x 4’ square is taped on to the floor representing the stage size

APPLICATION ASSISTANCE

We are looking forward to receiving materials from a variety of qualified contemporary, traditional and ethnic choreographers/dancers. We do not want this application process to be a barrier to qualified applicants applying (i.e., those with limited English skills, speech, reading or hearing disabilities, etc.). If you are interested and need assistance, please contact us.

Please do not hesitate to email (artsmail@BeavertonOregon.gov) or call (503-350-4000)

if you have questions or need assistance.