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News from the Oregon Arts Commission

January 26, 2012

In this message:         Oregon Arts Commission

  • Cultural Tourism and Capacity Grant Deadlines Approaching
  • GO Training Webinars Set
  • Spring Grant Training + Outreach
  • Oregon State Capitol Foundation Wants Input on a History Center in State Capitol
  • Like Oregon Arts Commission on Facebook
  • Poetry Out Loud School Contests, Regional Competitions Set



Cultural Tourism and Capacity Grant Deadlines Approaching

Remember!  The deadlines for Cultural Tourism Grants (January 31, 2012) and the new Capacity Grants (February 1, 2012) are rapidly approaching.   Applications must be submitted online by 5 pm those days to be considered.  Look at .  Don’t wait until the last minute (that’s about now…) !  Questions ? Call 503-986-0082 or 503-229-6062.



GO Training Webinars Set

All of the Commission’s FY13  will be submitted online using WESTAF’s Grants Online (GO!) system.  Sign up for one of the three orientation webinars [they’ll all be the same…] so you become familiar with the system well before the May 1 deadlines for Operating Support, Arts Services and Arts Learning grants.  The webinars will be held:

Thursday, February 9, 2012    1:00 pm

Wednesday, March 7, 2012    10:00 am

Tuesday, April 10, 2012            4:00 pm


Stay tuned for registration information, available at next week.



Spring Grant Training and Outreach

Everyone wants to be a more successful grant seeker.   With our partners from the Oregon Cultural Trust, Oregon Humanities and the Oregon Heritage Commission, our staff will be offering grant workshops during March 2012.  Watch for more information about sessions in Eastern Oregon, the North Coast, Central Oregon, Portland and Eugene – and for sign up information.



Poetry Out Loud School Contests, Regional Competitions Set

Students at 31 high schools in 20 Oregon communities will participate in Poetry Out Loud this year, through a partnership between the Oregon Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.    Listen to some poetry.  Read more at



The Oregon State Capitol Foundation invites input…from YOU!

The Oregon State Capitol Foundation is considering improvements to how history is presented and experienced in your Capitol.   They’re collecting input from stakeholders across the state via a short online survey. Results from the survey will be reviewed by members of the foundation board to inform improvements as part of the Oregon State Capitol History Center project.  It’ll take less than 10 minutes to complete the anonymous survey.  Here’s the link:   Complete the survey by Friday, February 10.



Like Us on Facebook

If you’re one of our grantees- an artist or an arts organization –   we’d like to share news about how our grants are making a difference in your organization.  Like us on Facebook so we can tell those stories.  And tell us what you’re up to!


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