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Watch Oregon’s Poetry Out Loud champ compete live at nationals, a call for grant panelists and one of our own exhibits at the Smithsonian!

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Watch Oregon’s Poetry Out Loud champ compete live at nationals, a call for grant panelists and one of our own exhibits at the Smithsonian!

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Watch live! Oregon POL champ competes at national contest April 24

Help cheer on Oregon’s 2018 Poetry Out Loud Champion, Sarah Calvin-Stupfel of West Salem High School, when she participate in nationals April 23-25 in Washington, DC. Watch Sarah’s performance live between 2 and 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24. If she advances she will compete in the finals April 25.Enjoy an excerpt of Sarah’s winning performance at the state contest here. Poetry Out Loud is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts​ and the Poetry Foundation & Poetry Magazine​ in partnership with the Oregon Arts Commission

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March News from Oregon Arts Commission

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Poetry Out Loud 2015 State Champion Gypsy Prince of Springfield's Academy of Arts and Academics

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March 27, 2014

Gypsy Prince of Springfield named Poetry Out Loud champion

Gypsy Prince, a senior from Springfield’s Academy of Arts and Academics, is Oregon’s 2015 Poetry Out Loud state champion.

 

Prince, who won the state contest March 14 at Willamette University, is a three-time school champion who was making her second appearance at state. She advances to the national Poetry Out Loud competition April 27-29 in Washington, D.C.

 

“Gypsy’s performances were so beautiful, powerful and heartfelt,” says Commission Chair Julie Vigeland. “We are very proud of her and will be rooting for her to bring home the national championship!”

 

Prince’s winning performance was a recitation of “Mrs. Caldera’s House of Things” by Gregory Djanikian. Gypsy and fellow finalist Mitchell Lenneville react as she is named Oregon’s Poetry Out Loud state champion. Photo by Greg

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Arts Summit in Southern Oregon and more from the Oregon Arts Commission

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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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2/24/14 News from the Oregon Art Commission

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February 24, 2014 Executive Director search launched Thank you to everyone who participated in our public survey to identify the needed attributes of the next executive director of the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust. A public meeting was held on February 24, 2014 and the job posting was approved and adopted. The search is now open! Applications due by the end of the day on March 13. For additional information on the requirements and desired attributes for the position please view the complete announcement. This announcement can be found at the following website: www.oregonjobs.org.

Celebrate poetry in our schools

 

Meet Breanna Ryder, a student at the Oregon School for the Deaf who won her school’s Poetry Out Loud (POL) competition last week. She moves on to one of three regional POL competitions, scheduled for March 8 in Ashland, Beaverton and Salem.

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News from the Oregon Arts Commission

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In this message: Cultural Tourism and Capacity Grant Deadlines Approaching GO Training Webinars Set Spring Grant Training + Outreach Oregon State Capitol Foundation Wants Input on a History Center in State Capitol Like Oregon Arts Commission on Facebook Poetry Out Loud School Contests, Regional Competitions Set

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