Native Event Resources | The Live Event Venue Operators and Producer/Presenters Program

The Live Event Venue Operators and Producer/Presenters Program is administered by Business Oregon, the state’s economic development agency. Business Oregon has been allocated American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Funds for the purpose of supporting live event venue operators and live event producers/presenters negatively impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency. The purpose of the program is to support the live events industry by providing up to $35 million in grant assistance to live event venue operators and live event producers/presenters that were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Business activities eligible for funding under this program are restricted to earned revenues from live event rental fees, live event ticket sales, and applicable charges associated with operating and/or producing ticketed live performances, fairs/festivals, and community events. The online application will open at 8:00 am on April 25, 2022. All applications must be received no later than 4:59 pm on May 16, 2022. Award decisions will be announced in June 2022.

Eligible entities include but are not limited to venue operators or producers/presenters of: 

  1. Ticketed live events (music, cultural, and/or community) 
  2. Museums with earned revenue from hosting live events
  3. County fairgrounds owned and/or operated by non-municipal organizations
  4. Cultural venues within federally recognized Indian Tribes based in Oregon, including live performance or event venues on casino grounds
  5. Tradeshows
  6. Special Event Rental Venues 
  7. Fair and Festivals
  8. Rodeos 

Brian Plinski

Entrepreneurship Strategist

Business Oregon |  www.oregon4biz.com

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