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Oregon Arts Commission News & Updates

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February 2021 News & Updates Words of gratitude from Artist Relief recipients and evidence that the arts are important to economic recovery, plus the upcoming Poetry Out Loud Virtual State Contest and lots of grant news! Visit our Website Artist Relief grant recipients share gratitude, inspiration Before I even opened the email, I exhaled a sigh of relief,” says Eryk Donovan of Portland, one of 646 Oregon artists to receive an Artist Relief Program grant award from the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Community Foundation and the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation. “When you are weighed down, and every step is a struggle, anything that lightens the burden is an immeasurable gift,” adds Donovan, who is one of dozens of awarded artists who have shared stories of impact and gratitude with the Arts Commission.“These funds give me hope,” says Joni Kabana. “I promise to utilize them for the

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March 2019 Oregon Arts Commission News!

Intisar Abioto, “Akela Jaffi,” 2018, digital pigment print, 24 x 36 inches. Courtesy the artist.

March 2019

News & Updates

It’s time to apply for Operating Support! Plus grant announcements and the 2019 Poetry Out Loud schedule… and check out the new Art in the Governor’s Office exhibition!

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New art acquisitions announced!

Eight grants awarded through The Ford Family Foundation’s Art Acquisition Fund, a partnership that supports our state’s collecting visual arts institutions, ensure works by important Oregon artists will be accessible to the public in perpetuity. Funds were awarded by a panel of art professionals to: the City of Halsey, Coos Art Museum, High Desert Museum, Portland Art Museum, Portland State University, Reed College, The Schneider Museum of Art, and Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at University of Oregon. The artists whose works were acquired include Gale Everett, Christiaan H.

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Portland animal photographer Carli Davidson

December 19, 2012 Portland animal photographer Carli Davidson photographed at Wildlife Safari by Holly Andres for the Cultural Trust. 1300+ Great Reasons to Support Arts and Culture in Oregon! Ten years ago, the Oregon Legislature established the Oregon Cultural Trust to make sure incredible cultural experiences are available in communities in every corner of Oregon. 1300+ represents the number of arts, heritage and humanities organizations the Cultural Trust has recognized since.

The Cultural Trust is about preserving and growing culture in Oregon so that more Oregonians and visitors benefit from the good things the arts, heritage and the humanities bring — more educational opportunities for our children, more economic growth and development and more personal creativity and satisfaction.

I know you believe in the power of the arts and culture to inform our lives, to make sense of the present and to help us make better choices for

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