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Cultural Trust geographic reach “remarkable,” says impact report; Per capita funding for culture peaks in rural Oregon

Cultural Trust geographic reach “remarkable,” says impact report; Per capita funding for culture peaks in rural Oregon

Salem, Ore. – A new impact study of the Oregon Cultural Trust calls its geographic reach “remarkable” and reinforces its unique role as a stable and accessible funding…

Governor Brown to welcome Kim Stafford, thank Elizabeth Woody at Oregon Poets Laureate Celebration July 17

Governor Brown to welcome Kim Stafford, thank Elizabeth Woody at Oregon Poets Laureate Celebration July 17

Salem, Ore. – Governor Kate Brown will welcome newly appointed Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford and thank outgoing Poet Laureate Elizabeth Woody at the Oregon Poets Laureate Celebration…

Kim Stafford named Oregon Poet Laureate

Kim Stafford named Oregon Poet Laureate

Salem, Ore. – Governor Kate Brown has named poet and essayist Kim Stafford, the founding director of The Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis & Clark College, to a…

Donations before June 30 increase FY2019 grant funding

Donations before June 30 increase FY2019 grant funding

Cultural Trust donors can add to the funds available for FY2019 grant making with a donation prior to June 30. The funding pool for grants is calculated based…

Statewide Cultural Partners fund new technical assistance grant program

Statewide Cultural Partners fund new technical assistance grant program

Grants designed to provide professional development resources to mid- and small-sized cultural organizations are now available through the Oregon Cultural Trust. Funded by the Cultural Trust through its…

New Cultural Trust donors grow by 55 percent in 2017! Oregonians invest a record $4.9 million in culture

New Cultural Trust donors grow by 55 percent in 2017! Oregonians invest a record $4.9 million in culture

Salem, Ore. – A new mix of marketing strategies attracted 55.2 percent more new donors and 6.7 percent more total donations – a record $4.9 million – to…

2018 ‘Conversations with Funders and Partners” scheduled for Feb. 6 through March 8

2018 ‘Conversations with Funders and Partners” scheduled for Feb. 6 through March 8

More than $5 million in funding will be on the table when Oregon Cultural Trust Manager Aili Schreiner joins with colleagues from the Cultural Trust’s Statewide Partners and…

Writing workshop changes O.B. Hill’s life

Writing workshop changes O.B. Hill’s life

O.B. Hill was born in Birmingham, Alabama, before moving to Portland and becoming a Vanport Flood survivor. Now 76, he recently participated in a Write Around Portland workshop…

Cultural Trust funding restores historic “gem”

Cultural Trust funding restores historic “gem”

A 1901 building in Athena, Oregon, that began as a saloon and later became the historic Gem Theatre is now being transformed into a regional art center by…

Portland’s Chinatown history to be revived

Portland’s Chinatown history to be revived

Portland Chinatown History Foundation‘s acclaimed “Beyond the Gate: A Tale of Portland’s Historic Chinatowns” exhibition will reopen in the spring of 2018, thanks in part to a $40,000…

Kramer, Downes-Le Guin appointed to Cultural Trust Board

Kramer, Downes-Le Guin appointed to Cultural Trust Board

George Kramer, a heritage executive from Ashland, and Theo Downes-Le Guin, director of Portland’s Upfor Gallery, have been appointed to the Oregon Cultural Trust Board of Directors by…

Get ready to Make a Match!

Get ready to Make a Match!

How much do you know about Oregon arts and culture? Find out when you play our new Make A Match game! We’re taking the game to performances all…

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