Finalists named in Oregon Arts Commission/Cultural Trust Executive Director search; Public invited to meet them and share feedback Monday, June 2

Three finalists have been named in the Oregon Arts Commission/Oregon Cultural Trust executive director search; the public is invited to meet the finalists at community forums in Salem and Portland on Monday, June 2, as part of the final interview process. An online tool for gathering feedback from participants will be shared at the forums.  

19 artists from across the US come to UofO’s Lewis Integrative Science Community for Third Culture Conversations May 28–30

Artists from across the country will gather with University of Oregon scientists May 28-30 to participate in a three-day Third Culture Conversations at UofO’s Lewis Integrative Science Building (LISB). “Third Culture” references the arguments of British scientist and writer C.P. Snow, who, in a series of lectures, articles and books between 1959 and 1963, encouraged more collaboration between the sciences and humanities.

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.


Oregon Arts Commission

(503) 986-0082 (phone)
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775 Summer Street NE, Ste 200
Salem, OR 97301-1280