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Oregon Arts Commission News

Strategic planning update:

Town meetings conclude, draft plan in progress


When the last idea was discussed on Dec. 12 in Eugene, Brian Rogers and staff had concluded 14 town meetings on a statewide tour to guide the future of the Oregon Arts Commission. They traveled more than 2,000 miles and heard from more than 500 people – including artists, arts administrators, legislators, mayors, teachers, advocates, supporters, business owners and parents. Commissioners also attended the meetings.


A small group brainstorms ideas during the Dec. 4 town meeting in Portland. All groups addressed the same question: How can we find new ways to expand the resources available to artists and cultural institutions? “We had great turnouts and people really participated in the discussion,” says Rogers. “They took the time to share their ideas, now we need to compile them and develop a plan that reflects common themes and how

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Oregon Arts Commission Offers Grants to Artists

march 2017 news from oregon arts commission : Oregon Arts Commission : 2016 Oregon Arts Summit

Career Opportunity grants offer awards of up to $1,500 to enable artists of all disciplines to take advantage of unique opportunities to advance their careers through the development of artistic, business or professional skills. Grants can fund opportunities such as exhibits in national and international venues, or participation in conferences or workshops to expand their knowledge base.

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