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Ensuring Oregon’s Arts and Culture Are Protected

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Hello Advocates,

We have good and bad news this week as some major legislation we’ve been advocating for has passed, but other important bills are hanging in the balance.

Most of our legislative work is contained in the larger omnibus budget and program changes bills that are assembled and passed in the last few days of session. If the Legislature does not resume its business before June 30th, the date by which the body must adjourn—many of our priorities might be lost. Right now, there’s not much we can do since the political breakdown is occurring between the governor and the legislative leadership.

In good news, the Oregon Cultural Trust and the Oregon Arts Commission budgets were passed. Both agencies are funded at the governor’s recommended levels. We are working to find other ways to cover growing administrative costs estimated by agency leadership that were not approved and thus

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Grants, Winners, Poetry and Exhibit News from OAC February 2018

February 2018 News & Updates A new Arts Commissioner, lots of grant news and a powerful new exhibition in the Governor’s Office — plus a preview of the 2018 Poetry Out Loud contest! Visit our Website Matt Stringer appointed to Arts Commission Matthew Stringer, the executive director of Four Rivers Cultural Center and Museum​ in Ontario, Oregon, has been appointed to the Oregon Arts Commission by Governor Kate Brown​. Stringer fills the position previously held by Libby Unthank Tower, who completed her second four-year term in December. Link to full release Matthew Stringer Jess Perlitz named 2018 Joan Shipley Fellow Jess Perlitz, a Portland-based artist working in sculpture, performance and drawing, is the 2018 recipient of the Oregon Arts Commission’s honorary Joan Shipley Award. Perlitz leads a group of 19 Oregon artists selected from a pool of more than 120 applicants from 23 Oregon cities for the Arts Commission’s

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Oregon Arts Commission News - April 2017

National report shows Oregon ranks near top for arts and culture jobs

April 2017 Alexis Rockman (American, b. 1962), Evolution, 1992, oil on wood, 96 x 288 in., George R. Stroemple Collection, Lake Oswego, Oregon. Featured in curator and writer Linda Tesner’s essay “Thoughts on a Museum of Wonder,” which was commissioned for the Ecology Project. h Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation Launch Visual Arts Ecology Project

The Oregon Visual Arts Ecology Project is now live at www.oregonvisualarts.org.

The online magazine and archive attempts to further explore the depth and expand the breadth of Oregon’s visual arts ecology. The Project is a joint effort of the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation to create an accessible, permanent and interactive virtual collection documenting Oregon’s visual arts landscape, and the interconnected realms of artist, institution, patron, curator and arts writer.

The collection is a beginning, with historic and contemporary content drawn from the archives of the Arts Commission and

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March news From Oregon Arts Commission

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Oregon Native American Youth win NAMMY Award with Oregon hip-hop artist Blue Flamez for 'Rez Life' music video

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November 10, 2016 The Art Summit’s morning session ended with a panel discussion on arts as an effective change agent. 2016 Summit Eexemplifies Arts In Action Attendees ranked their experience of the 2016 Arts Summit in Corvallis highly. With a conference theme of Arts In Action, Keynote speaker Tim Carpenter of EngAGE provided an outstanding example of creative programs that are developed to encourage vibrant aging. The August Wilson Red Door Project’s “Hands Up” performance and its associated speaker panel also gave attendees a rich, powerful and sometimes raw window into the lived experience of many Americans of color.

Overall people found the speakers and performers inspiring and valued the opportunity to network with other arts professionals. Those who came the afternoon before the Summit participated in the welcome reception, generously hosted by the Corvallis Arts Center, and arts themed dinners with Arts Commissioners. These were cited by several

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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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OAC Announces Strategic Plan for the Arts

OAC Announces Strategic Plan for the Arts, positive feedback on 2015 Oregon Arts Summit, 18 Career Opportunity Grants Awarded

OAC Announces Strategic Plan for the Arts, positive feedback on 2015 Oregon Arts Summit, 18 Career Opportunity Grants Awarded

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Building Public Will for Arts and Culture: Performers from the Steens Mountain Ballet's Ballet II troupe perform at an Evening to Celebrate the Arts before the Burns symposium. Accompanying them on violin is India Paramore. Photo by Larry Gilliam.

May 31, 2015 Performers from the Steens Mountain Ballet’s Ballet II troupe perform at an Evening to Celebrate the Arts before the Burns symposium. Accompanying them on violin is India Paramore. Photo by Larry Gilliam.

 

Art’s Transformative Power focus of Burns Symposium Compelling stories of art contributing to economic and cultural vitality in rural communities highlighted the May 19 and 20 Southeast Oregon Symposium on the Arts and Economic Development in Burns.

“We heard very distinct and successful examples of where small, isolated rural communities have utilized the arts to strengthen local economy and quality of life,” says Brian Wagner, Arts Commission community development coordinator and event facilitator.

Close to 100 people attended the Symposium, hosted by the Harney County Arts in Education Foundation as part of an effort to explore the feasibility of building a Harney County Performing Arts and Education Center.

Linda Neale (left), advisory board

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Oregon Arts Commission News

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Oregon Arts Commission News Harney County symposium connects arts to economics A design concept for the Harney County Performing Arts & Education Center. Arts supporters, community leaders and educators will gather in Burns May 19 and 20 for the Southeast Oregon Symposium on Arts and Economic Development.

Presented by the Harney County Arts in Education Foundation in partnership with the Harney County Chamber of Commerce, the two- day symposium will be facilitated by Brian Wagner, Arts Commission community development coordinator.

Featured speakers will share experiences using the arts as an economic development tool in rural communities. The event will coincide with an annual evening of celebrating the arts. The symposium’s overarching theme will be the proposed Performing Arts & Education Center and its economic and artistic impact on Harney County.

Learn more and register. NEA seeks arts stories for 50th celebration As part of its 50th anniversary celebration,

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

Read this post for lots of important news from the Oregon Arts Commission!

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