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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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