Eight Oregon arts organizations will receive $95,690 in funds from The Ford Family Foundation’s Art Acquisition Program, the Oregon Arts Commission announced today. The Art Acquisition Fund, managed by the Arts Commission, helps visual arts institutions with publicly accessible collections acquire seminal works by Oregon visual artists. The effort preserves public access to great works and supports artists and the institutions that sustain their work.
As previously announced, the 2015 Arts Summit will take place in Southern Oregon. Now scheduled in Ashland on Friday, Oct. 2, the summit will be held at the newly renovated Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites. The agenda will address both statewide and regional topics.
This year a record 38 Oregon high schools are participating in Poetry Out Loud, a national recitation contest organized by the Oregon Arts Commission in collaboration with the NEA and the Poetry Foundation.
The Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust are pleased to announce a series of 14 town meetings across Oregon to gather information about local, regional and statewide issues in arts and culture. We encourage you to attend, participate, share and learn in this important process. The Commission and Trust will use the information we gather to develop independent plans that will guide each organization over the next five years.
The Arts & Culture Alliance of Central Oregon (ACA) is partnering with the Oregon Arts Commission to produce the first Central Oregon Arts Summit on Monday, Oct. 6, at the Riverhouse Convention Center in Bend.