Salem, Oregon – Subashini Ganesan-Forbes, the former creative laureate of Portland and the founder of New Expressive Works, has been appointed to the Oregon Arts Commission by Governor Kate Brown. Ganesan-Forbes is a curator, arts administrator and choreographer who served as Creative Laureate of Portland from 2018 to June 2021.
Salem, Ore. – Using the arts as a means to address community need is the focus of 55 projects awarded a total of $221,535 through the Oregon Arts Commission’s FY2022 Arts Build Communities grant program. The Arts Build Communities program targets broad geographic impact and arts access for underserved audiences in Oregon.
Salem, Ore. – Jenny Green, a Bend arts advocate, art historian and former gallerist, has been elected by the Oregon Arts Commission to succeed Anne Taylor as Commission Chair. Harlen Springer, a founding member and past president of the Florence Regional Arts Alliance, was elected Vice Chair.
Salem, Oregon – Small grants that often make a large difference in ensuring arts access for Oregonians, especially in rural areas, have been awarded to 109 statewide arts organizations by the Oregon Arts Commission for FY2022. Twelve more small arts organizations qualified than in FY2021. 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.
Salem, Oregon – “1116 Pages,” a new sculpture formed as an aluminum waterfall by Oregon artist Lee Imonen, will be celebrated during a public event from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at the University of Oregon’s Allan Price Science Commons and Research Library. The work was commissioned through Oregon’s Percent for Art in Public Places Program.
Salem, Oregon – Eighty percent, or $655,500, of the $805,000 allocated to the Oregon Arts Commission through National Endowment for the Arts American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds will be used to increase FY2021 operating support grant awards for Oregon arts organizations of all budget sizes across the state, the Arts Commission announced today. The remaining $150,000 will augment an existing partnership with the Oregon Folklife Network to support the creation of new work by folk and traditional artists and cover program coordination costs.
Salem, Oregon – The National Endowment for the Arts is recommending an award of $803,500 to the Oregon Arts Commission in the NEA’s first distribution of funds from the American Rescue Plan (ARP). This emergency rescue funding is designed to support the arts sector as it recovers from the devastating impact of the COVID-19. It is part of the $135 million allocated to the Arts Endowment which represents a significant commitment to the arts and a recognition of the value of the arts and culture sector to the nation’s economy and recovery.