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COVID-19 Update from OAC

March 12, 2020 Special Communication COVID-19 Update from OAC Dear Oregon Arts Community, As coronavirus COVID-19 continues to spread across Oregon, we recognize the impact this health crisis and recently announced restrictions on gatherings of more than 250 people are having on Oregon arts organizations and artists. We want to support you in responding to and managing that impact and have gathered some resources that we believe could be valuable to the field, below. Americans for the Arts has posted information and tips to support the arts sector. ArtsReady has also shared information for event venues. The United Way of Mid-Willamette Valley has announced it will allocate micro-grants to local nonprofits to combat the spread of the virus. The grants total up to $300 per agency, per county and must go toward preventing the spread of the virus. The grant is open to any nonprofit in Marion County, Polk

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How to Help the Arts Community Affected by Hurricane Harvey

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The destruction of physical property and financial resources has been devastating to nonprofit arts organizations along the Gulf Coast. This will also be an even greater challenge for self-employed artists, losing stability both at home and at work. As an organization of 350,000 individuals, Arts Action Fund members can help. I encourage you to make a charitable donation to some of these arts-specific recovery funds:

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Arts Vote 2016 Update from Americans for the Arts

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Americans for the Arts have posted timely resources on the ArtsVote2016 section of their website so that you too can engage with Presidential candidates campaigning through your state. Read more for links and more info…

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Randy Cohen on C-SPAN Discussing National Arts Funding

Americans for the Arts’ Vice President of Research, Randy Cohen, joined the National Endowment for the Art’s Sunil Iyengar for C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal”  on Friday, November 29 to talk about federal …

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The Giving Library and #GivingTuesday – Share to Give!

Give towards advancing the arts in America this Holiday Season – without spending a dime! Americans for the Arts is honored to be one of the featured nonprofits on The Giving Library, an online video archive that connects donors to…

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Arts Destination Marketing Award Recipients Announced

During the opening keynote of this year’s National Arts Marketing Project Conference, Americans for the Arts and Destination Marketing Association International announced the recipients of the 2013 Arts Destination Marketing A…

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Google Hangout: Arts and Health in the Military

Have you been following the National Initiative for Arts and Health in the Military, and want to learn more about how the arts can help heal our veterans and active duty military members? Maybe you’ve read our White Paper: Arts, Hea…

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CEO Robert Lynch in Chile; Op-Ed in Pulso

Our CEO and President, Robert Lynch, is in Chile this week to speak about arts and the economy to the Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce, the Minister of Culture, and other various entrepreneurs at a luncheon on Wednesday. Prior t…

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Recap: 2013 National Arts Policy Roundtable and Executive Leadership Forum

“The country is so wounded, bleeding, and hurt right now. The country needs to be healed – it’s not going to be healed from the top, politically. How are we going to heal? Art is the healing force.” – Robert Redfor…

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Robert L. Lynch Named to Independent Sector Board of Directors

Americans for the Arts is proud to announce that President and CEO Robert L. Lynch has been elected to Independent Sector’s Board of Directors. For many years, Americans for the Arts and Independent Sector have had a strong pa…

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