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Enlightened Theatrics encourages audiences to “play a play”

Enlightened Theatrics encourages audiences to “play a play”

You can play a play warm, you can play a play cold. You can play a play young, you can play a play old. The sky is the…

Oregon’s little theater that could… and does!

Oregon’s little theater that could… and does!

A script for self-reliance, a bit of frontier spirit and some pluck… that’s the scenario for success at Little Theatre on the Bay in North Bend, Oregon. While…

Talent Historical Society shares stories of rebirth from Almeda Fire

Talent Historical Society shares stories of rebirth from Almeda Fire

In September of 2020, the Almeda Fire hit the town of Talent, Oregon. Spreading widely and rapidly, the fire destroyed homes, businesses, and many forms of wild and plant life. In…

City-wide art programming will showcase Oregon artists

City-wide art programming will showcase Oregon artists

“Portland punches way above its weight as a cultural capital,” says Christian Viveros-Fauné. The Chilean-born, New York-based writer and curator is showcasing the Rose City’s rich arts community…

Performers, patrons of the arts find a home in Elgin

Performers, patrons of the arts find a home in Elgin

Nestled alongside the Wallowa Mountains sits Elgin, Oregon, a small Eastern Oregon community home to just under 2,000 people that also boasts a booming artistic community. At the…

High Desert Museum explores imagined utopias

High Desert Museum explores imagined utopias

Envisioned utopias, both past and future, were the focus of High Desert Museum’s recent “Imagine a World” exhibition, which ran through Sept. 25. Visitors were inspired to speculate…

Newly wrapped Oregon Coast Art Bus unveiled

Newly wrapped Oregon Coast Art Bus unveiled

While the stunning new look for the Oregon Coast Art Bus was the focus of an unveiling event at the Newport Performing Arts Center Aug. 18, the reaction…

Cultural Trust awards more than $3.4 million to 138 Oregon cultural organizations

Cultural Trust awards more than $3.4 million to 138 Oregon cultural organizations

Salem, Ore. – A new library for Grants Pass, the restoration of an iconic ski lodge in Sisters, Montavilla Jazz Festival’s 10th anniversary celebration and multimedia documentation of…

Donors boost fiscal year fundraising to $5.7 million

Donors boost fiscal year fundraising to $5.7 million

Salem, Ore. – Donations to the Oregon Cultural Trust surpassed $5.7 million in fiscal year 2022, an 11.7 percent increase over fiscal year 2021. The amount also surpasses…

Oregonians donate $5.55 million to Cultural Trust in 2021 to support statewide arts, heritage and humanities organizations

Oregonians donate $5.55 million to Cultural Trust in 2021 to support statewide arts, heritage and humanities organizations

Salem, Ore. – Donations to the Oregon Cultural Trust surpassed $5.55 million in 2021, a 6.7 percent increase over 2020’s record-setting results of $5.2 million. The funds will…

20 years of funding for Oregon culture!

20 years of funding for Oregon culture!

This month’s brand story in Oregon Business magazine shares how the Cultural Trust, in its first 20 years, has proven itself a stable source of funding for Oregon…

Record FY2022 grant awards announced! Cultural Trust awards more than $3.2 million  to 140 Oregon cultural organizations in its 20th anniversary year

Record FY2022 grant awards announced! Cultural Trust awards more than $3.2 million to 140 Oregon cultural organizations in its 20th anniversary year

Salem, Ore. – Today the Oregon Cultural Trust marks its 20th anniversary by announcing a record-setting $3,254,441 in grant awards to 140 cultural organizations across the state. Made…

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