23 Oregon Artists Receive Career Opportunity Grants

Empowering artists in career advancement, the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation announce 23 Career Opportunity Grants in the second of three rounds of funding for Fiscal Year 2014. A total of $61,744 was awarded, $33,680 from the Oregon Arts Commission and $28,064 in supplemental funding for seven artists through a partnership with The Ford Family Foundation. Individual grants range from $900 to $8,000. 

New permanent public art, ‘Entrium Light Cloud,’ creates active threshold at PSU’s Science, Teaching and Research Center

Visitors to the Science, Teaching and Research Center at Portland State University now experience “Entrium Light Cloud,” a dynamic overhead sculpture recently installed at the main entrance. Created by Thom Faulders, the sculpture is made possible by the Oregon Legislature’s Percent for Art program and becomes part of the public art collections of PSU and the State of Oregon.

$281,535 Awarded for Eight "World of Work" Projects to Introduce Underserved Oregon Youth To Arts Careers

Working backstage at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Designing an ad campaign for the Historic Columbia Highway's centennial celebration; Curating music for Jacksonville's Peter Britt Music Festivals.  Dozens of Oregon youth will test drive artistic careers alongside working professionals in eight "Connecting Students to the World of Work" projects announced today by the Oregon Arts Commission.

2014 Individual Artist Fellowships Announced: Avantika Bawa honored with Joan Shipley Award

The OAC fellowship program supports the more than 20,000 artists who call Oregon home. Fellows are selected by a review panel of arts professionals from Oregon and beyond who consider artists of outstanding talent, demonstrated ability and commitment to the creation of new work(s); their recommendations are submitted to the Arts Commission.

Oregon Arts Commission Releases Updated “Access to the Arts” Report

The Oregon Arts Commission (OAC) has released an update on a groundbreaking publication shedding light on the status of arts education in Oregon.  Using existing school data collected by the Oregon Department of Education, Access to Arts Education in Oregon Schools III provides state aggregate data about in-school access to stand-alone arts classes. 


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