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Welcome Oregon’s new culture map

Welcome Oregon’s new culture map

A very special feature of the Cultural Trust’s 2016 campaign is the debut of our interactive map of Oregon culture. The map will be populated with all of the content…

It’s match time for cultural giving!

It’s match time for cultural giving!

The Willamette Week Give!Guide just went live and Cultural Trust donations are starting to pour in – welcome to the giving season! This is prime fundraising time for…

2016 Cultural Trust campaign is live!

2016 Cultural Trust campaign is live!

Prepare to be amazed, Oregon. A dramatically different Cultural Trust campaign is here! Celebrating the sights and sounds of Oregon culture, the campaign focuses on digital, social media…

Innovative Housing restores sounds of Old Town history

Innovative Housing restores sounds of Old Town history

The word innovative indeed applies to a project Innovative Housing has under way in Portland’s Old Town. Iconic buildings are being restored, complete with soundscapes from their heyday.…

Board member John Tess creates glass art for Portland’s Muse apartments

Board member John Tess creates glass art for Portland’s Muse apartments

Cultural Trust Treasurer and Board Member John Tess, the president of nationally recognized historic preservation consulting firm Heritage Consulting Group, is also a fused glass artist. His first…

2016 Days of Culture to celebrate how Oregonians experience culture

2016 Days of Culture to celebrate how Oregonians experience culture

Salem, Ore. – “Active is an understatement. Oregonians are erupting with imagination…” The brand anthem for the Oregon Cultural Trust proclaims the unique connection Oregonians have with culture;…

Cultural Trust awards $2.9 million to Oregon cultural organizations

Salem, Ore. – A record 149 grants totaling $2.9 million will be awarded to Oregon’s cultural nonprofits by the Oregon Cultural Trust in fiscal year 2016-17, a 9…

In Ashland, an old Shakespearean tale is seen through an Asian lens

In Ashland, an old Shakespearean tale is seen through an Asian lens

Audiences in Ashland are used to seeing casts of color in Oregon Shakespeare Festival productions. They’ve seen “A Comedy of Errors” set in Harlem, “Romeo and Juliet” in…

Governor Brown names Elizabeth Woody Oregon’s eighth Poet Laureate

Salem, Ore. – Governor Kate Brown has named Elizabeth Woody of Warm Springs and Portland to a two-year appointment as Poet Laureate of Oregon. Woody will be Oregon’s…

New Cultural Trust strategic plan now posted!

New Cultural Trust strategic plan now posted!

Hot off the design screen and onto the Cultural Trust website — the Cultural Trust’s new five-year strategic plan is now available. The plan outlines the Cultural Trust’s…

Gustavo Morales of Ontario and Niki Price of Lincoln City appointed to Cultural Trust board

Salem, Oregon –Gustavo Morales, a nonprofit executive from Ontario, and Niki Price, director of the Lincoln City Cultural Center, have been appointed to the Oregon Cultural Trust Board…

Gustavo Morales of Ontario and Niki Price of Lincoln City appointed to Cultural Trust board

Salem, Oregon –Gustavo Morales, a nonprofit executive from Ontario, and Niki Price, director of the Lincoln City Cultural Center, have been appointed to the Oregon Cultural Trust Board…

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