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Oregon Arts Commission Plan Booklet

11 INCREASE the number of schools receiving Oregon Arts Commission supported projects from 200 to 300 over five years. • Map schools served annually through the Arts Commission’s grant programs. • Stipulate that applicants will serve schools that have not previously received services funded by Arts Commission’s grant programs. PROVIDE at least 5% of arts learning grants beyond the K-12 in-school setting by year four. • Provide funding for early childhood projects. • Promote Creative Youth Development* programs with youth ages 5 to 18. • Seek opportunities to fund work with targeted groups of all ages such as incarcerated populations, English Language Learners and aging populations. RAISE visibility of arts learning by providing at least four opportunities per year to showcase Oregon talent. • Increase number of schools participating in Poetry Out Loud. • Support existing award programs such as Scholastic Art Awards, Oregon Department of Education Student Art Contest, etc. • Highlight arts learning excellence at arts and non-arts convenings including conferences, performances and regional gatherings. • Explore direct-to-school funding process. • Identify ways to strengthen local and regional collective impact delivery models for education. • Explore multi-year funding process for education grants. • Explore investment in training for teachers and teaching artists. Photo credit (left to right): Peter Pan at Ross Ragland Theater in Klamath Falls; Ludi and Jim Phillips playing Old-Time Fiddling, Ontario, Oregon, courtesy of Oregon Folklife Network; Pendleton Arts Center; Youth Choir of Central Oregon in Italy June 2015, photo by Lisa Armstrong, Tumbleweed Photography. *Creative Youth Development is an out-of-school program that sparks young people’s creativity and personal and social development through high-quality learning experiences in the arts, humanities and sciences.


Oregon Arts Commission Plan Booklet
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