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Federal Arts Funding, Arts Education and Americans for the Arts

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It’s time for members to cast their annual 2018 Arts Policy Vote.

Arts Advocacy Day is just around the corner on March 12, 2018. The Arts Action Fund would like to join 90+ national arts partners with a unified message to Congress. Please cast your vote on these three policy agendas for 2018. Click below to vote and you’ll also be given an option to make your annual gift to the Arts Action Fund Political Action Committee (PAC) to support our legislative efforts.


Nina Ozlu Tunceli Executive Director

P.S. Please cast your vote by March 12, 2018.

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How to Help the Arts Community Affected by Hurricane Harvey

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The destruction of physical property and financial resources has been devastating to nonprofit arts organizations along the Gulf Coast. This will also be an even greater challenge for self-employed artists, losing stability both at home and at work. As an organization of 350,000 individuals, Arts Action Fund members can help. I encourage you to make a charitable donation to some of these arts-specific recovery funds:

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Help Amanda Get Her MA at Sotheby’s

Amanda Hoevet seeks help raising funds so she can go to London to earn her Master's in Art at Sotheby's

Don’t ever give up on your dream! As a Mother that is what you always wish for your child, that they never give up on their dreams! Amanda has turned to crowdfunding hoping she can get some help to continue her education. She applied and was accepted into Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London to get her Master’s degree. The program is very small and difficult to get into, so to be accepted with only one phone interview was very exciting! We are SO proud of her! Walking through a museum with Amanda is an amazing experience. She can tell you who the artist is, when it was painted, point out the smallest details and explain why the artist painted it that way. She’s amazing – she knows and loves so much about art. She needs her Master’s degree to continue in the direction of this career path. The Institute believed in her enough to defer her enrollment a year but our task is to get the funds and not rely on the student loan program, which will be tough. She has until July 31st of this year to muster up some sort of miracle so she can go this year. Either way we need help!!!!!! Any donation will be greatly appreciated. Trust me, she is worth every dollar and the art world will be a better place with her in it! I promise!!! Love to you all! Mom

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100% Tax Credit for Donations to Oregon Cultural Trust

Donate, Match, and get the whole match back! Double your contributino to Oregon Culture for Free!

Donate to The Oregon Cultural Trust for a 100% Tax Credit! IT’S EASY! CLICK HERE FOR THE 3 SIMPLE STEPS!

Help Amanda Go To Graduate School with Sotheby's!!

Amanda Hoevet in London

The daughter of SOAR member Kathleen Hoevet is raising money for her graduate studies at Sotheby’s in London to get her Master’s degree in Contemporary, appeals for help to take advantage of the exclusive program she has already been accepted to.

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CHAPpy Valentines Day!

The Children’s Healing Art Project works in southern Oregon, too! Please help support this important service, which puts art to work on behalf of hurting and dying children! DONATE NOW!

Looking for another way to help CHAP share the love and the healing power of art? It’s as simple as shopping at Fred Meyer. Link your rewards card to CHAP (id # 84984) and we will receive a donation every time you shop. Easy as pie!

We are also excited to announce that we are the beneficiary of the Winter Blues Festival on February 22nd-23rd for a 3rd year in a row!!! We are SO grateful to coordinator LeeAnn Gibbons and her team for their continued support of CHAP. This is a fantastic music event ranging from old time Blues to contemporary Blues. To purchase tickets or learn more about the Winter Blues Festival click

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October Exhibits at Rogue Gallery & Art Center (and more gallery news...)

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Check out the October Exhibits and Events happening at Rogue Gallery & Art Center!

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CHAPlandia 2013 Benefit for the Children’s Healing Art Project

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The Children’s Healing Art Project is based in Portland but also operates healing art projects for children with life-threatening and terminal conditions in southern Oregon. If you can’t make this amazing benefit, please consider a donation to this important charity this giving season! Click their logo above to learn about more ways you can contribute to their work.

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Call for Artist Educators from Rogue Gallery!

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The Rogue Gallery & Art Center (RGAC) is hiring artist educators! If you are an inspirational art teacher who enjoys working with youth- we’d love to have you join our expanding team of exceptional art teachers!! Also, we are preparing for summer art camps in the Rogue Studio and there are a few things you might have lying around that we would help us stock up our art supplies stash.

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