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Oregon Arts Commission Plan Booklet

9 CONTINUE existing economic vitality advancement efforts in year one and two. • Work with Regional Solutions offices to engage the arts in conversations about local needs and opportunities. • Integrate the arts more fully into the work of other statewide organizations that share similar economic vitality goals. • Implement the Cultural Data Project.* MEASURE economic impact of the arts statewide and in at least four communities in year three. • Implement the Arts and Economic Prosperity Study. • Utilize information provided by the Cultural Data Project. • Collect stories statewide that illustrate strategic collaborations between the arts and business sectors. EXPLORE ways to increase the economic impact of the arts in years three through five. • Include arts leaders in Business Oregon’s conferences for content discussions and include business leaders in arts conferences. • Discuss viability and impact of artist live/work spaces with development corporations. • Integrate and align programs more meaningfully with Business Oregon to promote reciprocal knowledge transfer. • Seek opportunities for business improvement districts to include performance/exhibit spaces and public art into their plans, e.g. Creative Placemaking. Photo credit (left to right): Oregon Ballet Theatre, photo by Yi Yin; Jon Broderick, FisherPoets Gathering in Cannon Beach, photo by Greg Wahl-Stephens; Storybook Theatre of Cottage Grove, photo by Kim Larsen; Portland Children’s Museum. *The Cultural Data Project is a national online tool designed to strengthen arts and cultural organizations by gathering reliable, longitudinal data. V


Oregon Arts Commission Plan Booklet
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