$200,000 awarded in 34 Arts Build Communities grants

Salem, Ore. – Art as a medium to rally community around a shared need is reflected in 34 Oregon projects awarded $200,000 in 2015 Arts Build Communities grants from the Oregon Arts Commission.

Vacant downtown storefronts become celebrations of community in Corvallis; incarcerated youth fulfill treatment requirements by sharing their stories through pictures or performance in Clackamas County; and in Enterprise, Fishtrap inspires 1,700 people to read Luis Alberto Urrea’s “Into the Beautiful North” before engaging in discussions, events and activities that explore Latino issues.

Participate in town meetings

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. 

Finalists named in Oregon Arts Commission/Cultural Trust Executive Director search; Public invited to meet them and share feedback Monday, June 2

Three finalists have been named in the Oregon Arts Commission/Oregon Cultural Trust executive director search; the public is invited to meet the finalists at community forums in Salem and Portland on Monday, June 2, as part of the final interview process. An online tool for gathering feedback from participants will be shared at the forums.  

Strategic Partner Spotlight: Oregon Humanities

By Carrie Kikel | Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A conversation with
Adam Davis, Executive Director
Oregon Humanities

oregonhumanities.org

What is Oregon Humanities’ mission?
We’re in the business of building civic infrastructure – not roads and buildings but habits and practices of listening, thinking, and talking with one another. Our vision is an Oregon that invites diverse perspectives, explores challenging questions, and strives for just communities.

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Oregon Arts Commission

Phone
(503) 986-0082 (phone)
(503) 986-0260 (fax)
Address
775 Summer Street NE, Ste 200
Salem, OR 97301-1280