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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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2017 Oregon Arts Summit, More News and Grant Deadlines from Oregon Arts Commission

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August 2017 Registration now live! Tony Kushner to headline 2017 Arts Summit Playwright/screenwriter Tony Kushner, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Angels in America,” will deliver the keynote address for the Arts Commission’s 50th Anniversary Arts Summit on Friday, Oct. 6, at the Portland Hilton Downtown. Known for his work in bringing society’s most difficult topics – including AIDS, racism and social justice – to the public stage, Kushner will introduce the Arts Summit theme of “Creating Impact: Art & Civic Engagement.” Tony Kushner “Throughout history, art has reflected the most important social issues of its time,” says Arts Commission Chair Christopher Acebo, the associate artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

“It’s fitting that we celebrate the Arts Commission’s 50th Anniversary by examining the important connection between art and civic engagement, and we are thrilled to have Tony start the conversation.”

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