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Rogue Gallery Receives Grant to Fund Elementary Arts Outreach Program Expansion

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Rogue Gallery & Art Center receives a grant from Fred W. Fields Fund and Butch & Richard Fraley Charitable Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is the recipient of an $11,500 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation to fund their Elementary Arts Outreach Program Expansion. The Elementary Arts Outreach Program will benefit seven fifth grade classes from Jackson, Kennedy, Wilson and Washington Elementary Schools throughout the 2013-2014 school year with visual arts education including classroom visits by an artist educator and field trips to the Rogue Gallery & Art Center.


The Program began five years ago with one fifth grade class at Jackson Elementary in response to the lack of formal visual arts education in the elementary school curriculum. With the generous support of foundations and in partnership with the Medford Public School District, the Rogue Gallery & Art Center expanded

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The Oregon Community Foundation seeking your ideas!

Jules Masterjohn of the Rogue Gallery and Art Center just sent us this email, saying “The Oregon Community Foundation WANTS TO HEAR FROM ARTS-INVOLVED southern Oregonians about what we need in the arts in southern Oregon. If you read her entire email, you will understand the impact that people’s voices will have on funding for the arts in Oregon!” This is very important to the future funding of arts and education in Oregon,as the OCF has just received a large gift, and they want our thoughts on how to prioritize the 6-7 million dollars in annual funding this gift will provide. Please read, and go to the survey using the link below to offer your opinion by answering 5 questions BEFORE JULY 6TH!!

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Join the Arts PAC Monthly Giving Club


We received this in an email from the Arts Action Fund earlier this month and as it contains information about how we can affect US policy concerning the arts and what the Fund is doing for Arts Advocacy Day, coming up April 17, we thought it advisable to share it with our readers.


Last month, Arts Action Fund members voted overwhelmingly to adopt the policy position to support a budget of $155 million for the National Endowment for the Arts and to strengthen arts education opportunities within the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. I want you to know that we heard you and because of your vote, we will bring national attention to these policy platforms during National Arts Advocacy Day on April 17, 2012. We will train hundreds of grassroots arts advocates before they go up to Capitol Hill on these very two positions. We have enlisted the

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Documenting the Importance of Arts Education | Americans for the Arts Action Fund

The following films document the power of arts in young people’s lives. Plan an event around a screening of one of these films as a way to generate community dialogue about the importance of arts education. Invite community leaders, school leaders, artists, students, teachers, and parents to participate. Click the film image to view the trailer.

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