An argument for funding the arts and arts education from Arts Action Fund member, Camellia Termini.
Featuring Arts Advocacy Days in Maryland and Kentucky.
What can we learn from advocates outside of the arts?
Featuring advocacy events with the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education and The South Carolina Arts Alliance.
President Obama released the Administration’s FY 2016 budget request to Congress today.
|Plan now for Arts Summit in Southern Oregon|
As previously announced, the 2015 Arts Summit will take place in Southern Oregon. Now scheduled in Ashland on Friday, Oct. 2, the summit will be held at the newly renovated Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites. The agenda will address both statewide and regional topics.
|Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites||One of the largest hotel and conference spaces in Southern Oregon, the Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites – formerly the Windmill Inn – reopened last fall. A limited number of rooms is available at a special $109 rate; to reserve call 541-482-8310 or toll-free 855-482-8310 and request the special group rate for the Oregon Arts Commission Arts Summit.|
Details on the summit content and schedule will be shared as it is developed.
|34 Oregon groups receive $200,000 in ABC grants|
|Art as a medium to rally community around a shared need is reflected in 34 Oregon projects awarded a total of $200,000 in 2015 Arts Build Communities grants.|
Vacant downtown storefronts become celebrations of community in Corvallis; youth fulfill treatment requirements by sharing their stories through pictures or performance in Clackamas County; and in Enterprise, Fishtrap inspires 1,700 people to read Luis Alberto Urrea’s “Into the Beautiful North” before engaging in discussions, events and activities that explore Latino issues.
Arts Build Communities grants are made possible through a funding partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
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|A participant in Youth Arts for Change, a program of the Clackamas County Arts Alliance, learns how to make an original screen print. |
|Building Public Will research set for unveiling |
Oregon is one of four pilot sites for a national research project, Building Public Will, designed to explore opportunities for arts and culture to be sustainable, accessible and celebrated parts of our lives.
The research included a national survey with over-sampling in Oregon, as well as focus groups and executive interviews. It examined the core underlying values that people associate with arts and culture as well as the best ways to communicate those values.
A briefing to share findings and garner feedback will be held from 9:30 to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the Sondland Durant Trustee Room at the Portland Art Museum. Seating is limited. Please RSVP as soon as possible to Rob Sassor at [email protected] if you plan to attend. To join by phone, dial 877-868-6863 and enter passcode 905297#.
The project is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Trust, Meyer Memorial Trust, the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, the Oregon Community Foundation, the Regional Arts and Culture Council and the Oregon Arts Commission.
The other pilot sites are Michigan, Minnesota and San Jose, Calif.
|Brown bag to address project evaluation |
Join the Arts Commission’s Deb Vaughn, arts education coordinator, and Brian Wagner, community development coordinator, for a free brown-bag event exploring arts and culture project evaluation from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, at University of Oregon’s White Stag building, located at 70 NW Couch in Portland.
Hosted by the Oregon Program Evaluators Network (OPEN) and presented by the U of O Arts and Administration Program, the event will include a panel presentation about three statewide evaluation and learning projects currently under way followed by a facilitated discussion. One of the programs to be discussed is the Arts Commission’s Connecting Students to the World of Work initiative.
|Webinar scheduled for Arts Learning Grants |
|Interested in Arts Learning Grants but have some questions? An informational webinar for non-profit arts organizations interested in learning more about the program is set for 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19. Learn about eligibility requirements, qualities of a strong proposal and the new final report questions.|
Register for the free one-hour webinar here.
The deadline for Arts Learning grant applications is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1.
|My Voice Music, a 2015 Arts Learning Grant recipient.|
|Grant news: Upcoming deadlines|
Deadlines are coming up soon for Arts Recognition and Career Opportunity grants. Arts Recognition Grant applications are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3, and Career Opportunity Grant applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 31.
I want to alert you to some radical changes being proposed by top Congressional leaders in the majority that could have a terrible impact on arts education.
Tickets are on sale for next year’s Black, White and the Blues, the annual benefit event for the Grants Pass Museum of Art.
The art auction and dance party is set for Feb. 21, from 6 p.m. to midnight at Wheeler Toyota on Redwood Highway in Grants Pass.
Tickets are $60, or $420 for a table of eight. Purchase tickets by calling 541-479-3290 or by stopping by the Grants Pass Museum of Art, 229 S.W. G St., between noon and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
This year marks the 29th anniversary of the fundraiser, which helps support the museum’s exhibits and educational programs.
Revving up the party this year is the Ashland band LOVEBITE, featuring guitarist Jeff Pevar, who has performed on stage and in the studio with such artists as Crosby, Stills and Nash, James Taylor, Joe Cocker and Jefferson Starship.
The 21-and-over-only event also includes light hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar. Seating is limited.
The live auction will feature more than 30 pieces of artwork donated by area artists.
Art to be sold in the live auction will be on display Jan. 13 through Feb. 13 at the Grants Pass Museum of Art.
With much thanks for your kind support,
Volunteer, Black White & The Blues Committee
Grants Pass Museum of Art