Eight visual arts institutions receive $69,342 in Art Acquisition Funds through partnership with The Ford Family Foundation

Eight Oregon arts organizations will receive $69,342 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.

$237,500 awarded to boost capacity for 17 Oregon arts organizations

As part of its multi-year Sustaining Oregon’s Arts program, the Oregon Arts Commission has awarded $237,500 in Capacity Building Grants to 17 Oregon arts groups. The grants, which range from $3,100 for upgrading Triangle Productions’ office equipment to $24,500 for a capital campaign position at the Salem Arts Association, fund specific projects designed to strengthen the organizations and help them better achieve their missions.

$67,500 in Cultural Tourism Grants Announced To Help Communities Draw Visitors To Arts Events

Seven Oregon arts-based projects have been awarded $67,500 in 2014 Cultural Tourism Grants from the Oregon Arts Commission to help draw out-of-town audiences to their events and activities. The grants, which range from $7,500 to $10,000, were awarded to groups in Ashland, Eugene, Hood River, Jacksonville, Portland and Salem.

Nine High School Students Advance to State Contest for 2014 Poetry Out Loud Competition

Regional Poetry Out Loud competitions held in Ashland, Beaverton and Salem Saturday identified the nine Oregon high school students who will compete for the state title at Willamette University on Saturday, March 15. Three finalists were selected from each regional competition; 24 school winners from throughout the state competed.

Search begins for new Oregon Arts Commission and Cultural Trust Executive Director

Culminating a public process that included a survey identifying the preferred attributes of the ideal candidate and a public meeting to adopt the job posting and search timeline, the state of Oregon today opened the search for the next executive director of the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust. 

A new sculptural installation by Heather Watkins now installed at Portland State University

"Score," a wall-mounted sculptural drawing by Heather Watkins, is the newest permanent public art installation at Portland State University. A sculptural drawing created from cotton cord molded into fluid forms, the artwork is installed in the North Atrium of PSU’s Lincoln Performance Hall. It becomes part of the public art collections of PSU and the State of Oregon.

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