As a transcultural music ensemble delivering ancient and modern koto music on traditional instruments, it’s really no surprise that Oregon Koto-Kai would be ready to grow as an organization.
Client: Oregon Koto-Kai is a Portland 501(c)(3) working to bring the ancient sound of Japanese Koto music to live audiences in the Pacific Northwest.
Project Description: Write a Letter of Inquiry for a grant proposal to the Spirit Mountain Community Fund on behalf of Oregon Koto-Kai.
“As an Oregon nonprofit providing transcultural musical experiences, we have a responsibility to ensure that Oregon’s up and coming generations are exposed to music, culture, and diversity as part of their standard curriculum.”
The Inside Scoop
As a transcultural music ensemble delivering ancient and modern koto music on traditional instruments, it’s really no surprise that Oregon Koto-Kai (OKK) would be ready to grow as an organization.
But of course growth requires resources, and to begin taking those new steps forward, OKK decided to look into grants to make it happen.
With part of OKK’s mission focusing on outreach and education, it seemed natural to seek a grant which would allow them to open up new opportunities for community outreach.
The grant letter detailed the current climate of education funding in Oregon, highlighting the need to ensure cultural enrichment through the humanities for Oregon schools—a role OKK stands uniquely poised to help fill.
My Favorite Part
Working with such amazing and talented musicians is always a reward in and of itself!
See the results:
Samples available on request.