We ensure that the arts touch the lives of all Oregonians.

Helping To Make a Healthier Oregon

Through advocacy, policy development, planning, and grant-making, the Arts Commission ensures that Oregonians have wide access to the arts.

The result? Vibrant communities, educational opportunities for all ages, robust trade and tourism, and a stronger economy.

Fellowship Profiles


Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 - Oregon

Oregon’s arts and culture sector contributed $687 million and 22,299 jobs to Oregon’s economy in fiscal year 2015, according to the latest Arts & Economic Prosperity study from Americans for the Arts.

Creativity Connects

On May 26, 2017, the Oregon Arts Commission convened 15 participants from across the state of Oregon to participate in a round table as part of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Creativity Connects initiative. Participants gathered at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in Southeast Portland to explore the connections between creativity and industry for K-12 students. The vision was to gather community leaders from diverse fields, backgrounds and regions, letting it be a new type of conversation with people who are not ordinarily part of these conversations.

Oregon Arts Commission

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775 Summer Street NE, Ste 200
Salem, OR 97301-1280