Oregon Arts and Culture Caucus expands to 23 members! 14 more Legislators join since Caucus established

Salem, Oregon – Inspired by the energy and enthusiasm created by the launch of the Oregon Arts and Culture Caucus, 14 more Oregon Legislators have now joined the Caucus – increasing membership to 23 and making it one of Oregon’s largest bipartisan caucuses. Watch a highlight video of the Feb. 27 Arts and Culture Caucus Launch Event at Salem’s Elsinore Theatre, which drew more than 350 arts and culture enthusiasts. 

Thomas Lauderdale and Hunter Noack to perform at Oregon Arts and Culture Caucus Launch Event Feb. 27; Event moved to Salem’s Elsinore Theatre with free ice cream courtesy of Salt & Straw

Salem, Oregon – Thomas Lauderdale, the founder of Pink Martini, and Hunter Noack, the founder of In A Landscape, will perform as special guests at the Oregon Arts and Culture Caucus Launch Event, scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, at Salem’s Elsinore Theatre.

Nine Legislators form first-ever Oregon Arts and Cultural Caucus; Public launch event scheduled for Monday, Feb. 27

Salem, Oregon – Recognizing the vital role arts and culture play in the livability and prosperity of Oregon communities – and in enriching the lives of Oregonians – nine members of the Oregon Legislature have come together in a bi-partisan fashion to form the state’s first-ever Arts and Culture Caucus. The public is invited to meet Caucus members at a launch event scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem.

165 arts organizations receive $1,271,840 in Operating Support awards

Salem, Oregon – Unrestricted awards totaling $1,271,840 will be distributed to 165 Oregon arts organizations through the Oregon Arts Commission’s fiscal year 2023 Operating Support Program. There are 13 organizations new to the program this year due to a growing number of eligible organizations. Ranging from $3,000 to $ 25,000, the grant awards are available to nonprofit organizations with arts at the core of their mission and budgets over $150,000.


106 arts organizations to receive FY2023 Small Operating Grants

Salem, Oregon – Small grants that often make a large difference in ensuring arts access for Oregonians, especially in rural areas, have been awarded statewide to 106 arts organizations by the Oregon Arts Commission for FY2023. Awarded to arts organizations in virtually every region of the state, Small Operating Grants are designed to provide support to arts organizations with budgets under $150,000.


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