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Bowls of Hope Fights Hunger and Celebrates Art

Bowls of Hope Event Raises Funds to Feed the Hungry in Jackson County ACCESS, Options for Southern Oregon and local restaurants collaborate

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On Thursday, May 17 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Ramada Conference Center in Medford, the non-profit organizations ACCESS and Options for Southern Oregon invite the public to “Bowls of Hope.”

This new fundraising event celebrates the community and local artists in a collaboration to help fight hunger and serve people of all ages who have mental health needs in Jackson County.

Bowls of Hope features hand-painted ceramic bowls crafted by local students and artists. Attendees will select and take home a bowl as a memento and reminder that thousands of bowls in Jackson County go unfilled every year.

Local restaurants are donating soups, breads and desserts to serve attendees. All soups will be voted on and one restaurant

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OR: Building a Case as Portland Prepares to Vote on Arts Funding

The Arts & Economic Prosperity IV report comes at an interesting time for Portland as we prepare to launch a campaign for a transformational arts funding measure that’s headed for the November ballot. If approved by voters in November, a new income tax capped at $35 per person will raise $12 million per year to […]

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Ten Years Later: A Puzzling Picture of Arts Education in America

On April 2, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released a study glamorously entitled Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools 1999-2000 and 2009-10. The surveys that contributed to this report were conducted through the NCES Fast Response Survey System (FRSS), mailed to about 3,400 elementary and secondary school […]

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Change: Another Thought

I think the issue of our time is “changing how people see” … but let me come back to that. John Killacky wrote two posts for ARTSblog in late June/early July that said: “… many funders did not feel equipped to judge quality outside of their own world views and experiences. I know that was […]

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Blog Salon Reflections: Art, Enterprise, & Equity

“We are witnessing new practices and challenges to old assumptions.” ~ Ben Cameron during the closing keynote at this year’s Americans for the Arts Annual Convention. A sector transformation is underway. Today’s arts administrators, activists, and cultural entrepreneurs are fashioning new routes to mission fulfillment, while contending with diminishing grant funds, demographic and technological shifts, […]

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