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Oregon Arts Commission Plan Booklet

SUSTAIN or increase the current level of support for Oregon’s artists and arts organizations in years one and two. • Provide operating support grants to arts organizations, including arts services organizations and small arts organizations. • Recognize and support Oregon’s working artists via fellowships and grants. • Continue to invest in programs that support the significant role of the arts as a part of growing healthy communities. • Pursue opportunities to expand grant-making budget. ADOPT formal equity and inclusion position statement for the Oregon Arts Commission in year two. • Define the terms access, equity, diversity, inclusion and underserved in relation to the work of the Arts Commission. • Research barriers that limit specific populations from accessing the Arts Commission’s programs and services. • Assess the needs of populations with limited access to Arts Commission’s programs and services. • Gather information about what support is most critical to artists from underserved populations and diverse disciplines. ASSESS the impact of programs and services for currently underserved populations in years two and three. • Create a report on per capita funding. • Create a benchmark of the current impact of programs and services (both direct and indirect) on specifically defined underserved populations. UTILIZE results of research to increase impact of programs and services in years three through five. • Modify, refine or develop responsive funding programs. • Develop services to respond to research findings. Photo credit (left to right): Danceability, photo by Jenny Graham; Ben Buswell exhibition, photo by Worksighted, courtesy of The Art Gym and Upfor; © Oregon Folklife Network, funded by NEA Art Works, Folk & Traditional Arts, photo by Douglas Manger; White Bird Dance, photo by Camille A. Brown. 7


Oregon Arts Commission Plan Booklet
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