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Arts Alliance Update, Oregon Cultural Trust Town Hall Meeting

Arts Alliance of southern Oregon logoGreetings! We will be announcing the next Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon public meeting soon. It will be held in late November or early December in Grants Pass.
Until then, you are encouraged to attend a town meeting in Medford hosted by the Rogue Gallery & Art Center and presented by the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust: Monday, 11/3 from 1-4pm.
Thank you for supporting arts & culture in our community!
Come one, come all! 

Brian Rogers and the staff of the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust will hold 14 statewide town meetings between now and Dec. 12 to hear from Oregonians about arts and culture issues. The information gathered will develop independent plans to guide each organization over the next five years.

“Hearing from our stakeholders, which include every Oregonian, is a vitally important part of the planning process,” said Rogers. “The themes that emerge from these meetings will form the framework of our plans.” 

Each of the three-hour meetings, which kick off in The Dalles Oct. 20 and conclude in Eugene Dec. 12, will be hosted by a local arts and culture partner. Registration is encouraged but not required. The meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information to register: http://bit.ly/1yAtiIg
Town Meeting-Medford 

Monday, November 03, 2014 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Rogue Gallery
40 S Bartlett St
Medford, Oregon 97501
United States
 
Map and Directions
The Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust are pleased to announce a series of 14 town meetings across Oregon to gather information about local, regional and statewide issues in arts and culture. We encourage you to attend, participate, share and learn in this important process.  The Commission and Trust will use the information we gather to develop independent plans that will guide each organization over the next five years.
We also would like you to help spread the word and invite your board members, people you serve and community leaders to these town meetings.
Registration is not required, but encouraged to help us in our logistics.  Each town meeting will be hosted by a local partner who are helping make these important meetings possible.
We also invite you to submit written testimony, especially if you are unable to attend a town meeting.
You may email testimony to brian.rogers@oregon.gov or mail to:


OAC / OCT Planning Process
775 Summer Street NE Suite 200
Salem OR 97301

Building Local Economies with the Arts

Recently at an Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon meeting, I saw a presentation by Jerry Work about how Appalachia converted poverty to a multi-million dollar economy through the arts.  There were so many similarities between that region and the Rogue Valley, I wanted to bring it to the Medford business and arts community as well.  I think this short presentation will inspire you and give you insight on how to help build cultural tourism in our area.  I feel like Medford is on the brink of vibrancy, let’s make it happen!

Please join us on Thursday, Nov 6th from Noon to 1:00 at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center for this informative presentation by Jerry Works.
Please pass this invite to others interested in building our local economy.  See you then!
Cammy Davis

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Vote Yes On Question 5 in RI

If Question 5 passes, it will dedicate $35 million to the arts in Rhode Island. That is an investment worth making.

The Arts are BIG BUSINESS

Nationally, the non profit arts industry is worth $61.1 billion annually

ARTS POLITICO OF THE WEEK: Congressman Mike Simpson (R-ID)

Congressman Simpson, for standing up for the arts in the face of intense political pressure, you are the Arts Action Fund’s ARTS POLITICO OF THE WEEK!

October is National Arts and Humanities Month!

We are encouraging all of our arts advocates out there to seek out the art within your community. Engage with it, enjoy it, and then photograph it! Post it to social media with the hashtag #showyourart and help to spread your community’s art footprint across America!

ARTS POLITICO OF THE WEEK: Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD)

By accepting all 11 recommendations provided by the Task Force on Arts Education, Governor O’Malley continues his excellent record of promoting the arts.

Check out our 2014 Congressional Report Card!

Get the latest data on who supports the arts in Congress – Did your representative get a thumbs up?

(e)merge art fair

Join us at the (e)merge art fair on October 2nd!

The President Presents the 2013 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal

When presenting the 2013 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities in July, President Obama remarked: “The arts and humanities aren’t there to be consumed when we have a free moment. We need them like medicine. They help us live.” We couldn’t agree more!