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Cultural Advocacy Colatition to Fight for Arts Funding in Salem on Arts and Culture Advocacy Day 2017

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By now we have all heard about President Trump’s push to eliminate federal funding for a host of cultural agencies and nonprofits. Last week, President Trump doubled down, and proposed additional cuts the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)—in the current budget year. These cuts would hit in the final six months of the budget cycle, crippling grants and programs that are planned and approved this year.

Oregon Humanities depends on the NEH for almost half of our funding. Thanks to this funding, we are able to work with hundreds of organizations around the state in communities large and small, urban and rural. The federal dollars that come to Oregon Humanities from the NEH make it possible for people from Klamath Falls to Portland and Enterprise to Astoria to do the ongoing work of building trust and strengthening community.

In addition

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March news From Oregon Arts Commission

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March 2017 News From Oregon Arts Commission:

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1$ per Capita for the Arts

Did you know that Congress appropriates a mere 46 cents per person to support the arts across the country? Americans for the Arts’ Arts Action Fund doesn’t think that’s enough. In fact, a majority of Americans agree with us that Congress should double funding to 1$ per capita for the Arts.

Before you cast your votes on November 8th, please explore our 2016 Congressional Arts Report Card. This useful tool can help guide you in picking pro-arts candidates that could potentially help us reach our goal of 1$ per capita for the Arts.

Please also contribute to the Arts Action Fund PAC so we can financially support the re-election campaigns of key Congressional arts leaders featured in the Congressional Arts Report Card. The Arts Action Fund PAC is exclusively supported by members like you and 100 percent of the contributions are given to pro-arts candidates.

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March News from Oregon Arts Commission

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Read this post for March news from the Oregon Arts Commission, released March 9, 2016

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Haines & Friends Fund Artist Awardees Art Exhibit March 4–5

Local artists who were awarded visual arts grants by the Haines & Friends Fund will exhibit their work at the Ashland Springs Hotel on March 4 from 5–8pm and march 5 from 10am–4pm. Witness how this year’s awardees are using their funds to improve their lives and the lives of others! [gview file="https://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Haines-Flyer.pdf"]

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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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Update from the Americans for the Arts Action Fund

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“By boosting specific funding for [National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)] programmatic grants by $6.75 million,” Arts Action Fund President & CEO Robert Lynch was quoted in the L.A. Times stating, “The White House is sending a clear message that it understands the importance of the creative sector to our communities and the economy.”

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OAC Grant Deadline Announcement

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The Oregon Arts Commission announces upcoming deadlines for three grant programs for Oregon arts organizations and one for Oregon artists

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John M. Eger: ArtPlace Could Make the Difference In Communities Across America

John M. Eger: ArtPlace Could Make the Difference In Communities Across America. from HuffPost Arts

After some months (it could be argued, years), Rocco Landsman, Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has put together a national organization dedicated to building creative places in cities around the country, demonstrating the vital link between the arts and economic development.

Called ArtPlace, it continues the work of the NEA to fund a li grants, ranging from $25,000 to $250,000, for “creative placemaking.” These projects, the NEA believes, “contribute toward the livability of communities and help transform them into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at their core.”

Landsman, among others in the Obama administration, philanthropies and corporations alike, have argued that creative places or “creative clusters” as they are also called, are the incubators of creativity and crucial to development of a creative and innovative workforce.

But the

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Elementary Art Outreach Program CONTINUES!

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The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is the recipient of a $2,775 grant from the Reed and Carolee Walker Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation. The grant will help increase visual literacy among elementary school students by presenting discipline-based visual arts education. The gift will fund a 5th grade art curriculum at Jackson Elementary School in Medford.

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