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Oregon Arts Commission News

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The Oregon Arts Commission has set deadlines for two of its programs geared toward emerging arts organizations and those that serve rural or underserved communities throughout the state: Arts Recognition Grants, applications due September 10 at 5pm, Arts Build Communities Grants, applications due October 1, 5pm.

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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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Grant Deadline Announcements for Visual Artists from Oregon Arts Commission

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The application deadline for three unrestricted $25,000 Hallie Ford Fellowships awarded by The Ford Family Foundation is Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 10:59 p.m. MDT. Artists must apply through the Western States Arts Federation’s CaFE system.

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My response to the NEA's call to cast votes on their 2012 policies

NEA Policy Vote 2012

This morning I sat down intending to go straight to work on the website project that’s feeding my family right now. Opening Thunderbird to read my email, the first thing that caught my eye was one from the National Endowment for the Arts asking members to cast votes approving or disapproving the NEA’s 2012 art policies. Of course I clicked the link, expressed my approval and began to write in the “additional comments” field. Getting caught up in my passion for the arts, I wound up writing more than I had intended, so I’m sharing it in the event that some of you might find it an informative case for the importance of the arts in our lives.

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Spread the word about the Cultural Trust and other news from the Oregon Arts Commission

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Spread the word about the Oregon Cultural Trust The Arts Build Community in Oregon: FY12 grants announced Artists Fuel Oregon’s Economy: New Career Opportunity Grants announced Congress Adopts Obama Levels of Funding for Arts & Humanities Oregon Arts Commission Announces February 1 Deadline For Capacity Grant Applications for Arts Organization

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News from the Oregon Arts Commission, August 12, 2011

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Fall grant application deadlines approaching: new online application process; Call for Artist Qualifications for 1% Project at Oregon Institute of Technology; Institute of Technology: Village for Sustainable Living – National and international artists are invited to submit qualifications; Oregon Arts Summit 2011: The Currency of Connection – further details; Oregon Days of Culture 2011: Bigger and Better – Photo contest and chance to win $1000! Read on…

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Oregon Arts Commission Offers Grants to Artists

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Career Opportunity grants offer awards of up to $1,500 to enable artists of all disciplines to take advantage of unique opportunities to advance their careers through the development of artistic, business or professional skills. Grants can fund opportunities such as exhibits in national and international venues, or participation in conferences or workshops to expand their knowledge base.

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News from the Oregon Arts Commission – July 25, 2011

1. Arts Commission Announces Fall 2011 Deadlines: Moves to fully online process 2. Deadlines for NEA Art Works and Arts in Media Approaching: Apply in August + September 3. 2011-12 Travel Oregon Matching Grants Program: August 8 + 10 deadlines coming 4. Save the Date: October 5, 2011 – Arts Summit

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Arts Under Assault: 3 Reasons the NEA is Necessary

The current House Appropriations Bill–unsurprisingly in this climate of “austerity” and cultural conservatism–contains some bad news for arts funding.

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Action Alert: Artists and Art Lovers, write your Congressmen about this important vote on funding for the NEA & NEH

Last week, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee passed the Interior Appropriations bill, which proposes to fund the both the NEH and the NEA at $135 million each for FY 2012. This represents a 40 million dollar cut and, if enacted, would be the deepest cut to both agencies in 16 years. Now, this legislation heads to the next step in the funding process, the House floor, where it could face amendments to increase the cut even further. Please take two minutes to send a message to your member of Congress and tell them to reject further attempts to reduce NEH and NEA funding.

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