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Staff Update from Arts Commission and Cultural Trust November 2018

November 2, 2018 Dear Arts and Culture Colleagues, It is with both great pride and some sadness that I share with you that Arts Commission and Cultural Trust Assistant Director David Huff has resigned effective next week to accept the new position of City Arts Manager with the City of Portland. While we will miss him tremendously, we are very excited for David and wish him the best. He is a truly positive force in supporting artists and arts/cultural organizations across Oregon and the city will be lucky to have him. During his five years as assistant director, David has provided invaluable input to our planning and implementation of grant programs, helping to ensure we are having the greatest possible impact with our limited funding. He has also made important contributions to our financial oversight systems and has been a strong advocate for accessible service to underserved groups. David

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Sue Hildick New Cultural Advocacy Coalition Executive Director

Subject: Goodbye and Hello Date: 23 Jul 2018

Dear Friends, It has been a privilege to serve as the Executive Director of the Cultural Advocacy Coalition since 2011 and it is time for me to transition to new opportunities for service to my community and state. This role has allowed me to support creative work, community engagement, historic preservation and Oregon culture in the Oregon Legislature. With your help, we have protected and modernized the Oregon Cultural Trust, expanded investment in cultural infrastructure, protected Oregon’s percent for art program and supported the health of our sector in policy and funding bills at every opportunity. Thank you to the cultural community for your tireless commitment to your work, but also for your advocacy, community engagement and friendship.

As I prepare to move on, I am happy to report I am leaving you in truly excellent hands. The Coalition board

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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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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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Caldera Honored at the White House

Caldera children's art program honored at White House

Congratulations to Caldera, one of 12 national creative youth development organizations to receive the 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama. Caldera Executive Director Tricia Snell and youth representative Alena Nore accepted the award at a Nov. 17 White House awards ceremony.

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John Tess Matches Donations to Oregon Culture Made Before June 30

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The Cultural Advocacy Coalition is working for passage of critical legislation and increased funding for the arts in 2016. Funding for arts and culture is precarious in the best of circumstances and we know some would eliminate funding entirely if given the chance. CAC board member John Tess feels so strongly about the importance of their work that he will match the first $1,000 in new or increased membership donations received through June 30, 2015.

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100% Tax Credit for Donations to Oregon Cultural Trust

Donate, Match, and get the whole match back! Double your contributino to Oregon Culture for Free!

Donate to The Oregon Cultural Trust for a 100% Tax Credit! IT’S EASY! CLICK HERE FOR THE 3 SIMPLE STEPS!

Town Meeting with Oregon Arts Commission and Oregon Cultural Trust

www.roguegallery.org 40 South Bartlett Street Medford Oregon 97501 541-772-8118

Town Meeting with Oregon Arts Commission and Oregon Cultural Trust hosted in the Rogue Gallery’s Main Gallery on November 3rd from 1:00 – 4:00pm.

If you are involved in the arts in Southern Oregon, we encourage you to attend this important meeting to give your input to these organizations.

Registration is not required but does help in planning. Register at: https://www.regonline.com

The Oregon Arts Commission is a vital resource for the Oregon arts. Each year the Arts Commission awards millions of dollars to Oregon artists and arts organizations. The Oregon Cultural Trust works with five partners: Oregon Arts Commission; Oregon State Historic Preservation Office; Oregon Humanities; Oregon Heritage Commission; and the Oregon Historical Society to promote and preserve Oregon culture.

Building a Cultural Tourist Destination Presentation, Nov. 5, 12 -1pm Please join us on Thursday, Nov 5th from 12:00 to 1:00 pm at the Rogue Studio

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Arts Alliance Update, Oregon Cultural Trust Town Hall Meeting

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Greetings! We will be announcing the next Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon public meeting soon. It will be held in late November or early December in Grants Pass. Until then, you are encouraged to attend a town meeting in Medford hosted by the Rogue Gallery & Art Center and presented by the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust: Monday, 11/3 from 1-4pm. Thank you for supporting arts & culture in our community! https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1629895 Come one, come all! Brian Rogers and the staff of the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust will hold 14 statewide town meetings between now and Dec. 12 to hear from Oregonians about arts and culture issues. The information gathered will develop independent plans to guide each organization over the next five years.“Hearing from our stakeholders, which include every Oregonian, is a vitally important part of the planning process,” said Rogers. “The

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