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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…

Time to celebrate Days of Culture!

Time to celebrate Days of Culture!

Show your love for #ORCulture! It’s time to celebrate Oregon’s Days of Culture by posting your favorite cultural images and videos Oct. 1-8th. All who post will be entered…

Cultural Trust awards $2.94 million to 136 Oregon nonprofits

Cultural Trust awards $2.94 million to 136 Oregon nonprofits

Generous spring donors lifted Oregon Cultural Trust fundraising to a new high, resulting in a record $2.94 million in grants to 136 cultural nonprofits for fiscal year 2017-18.…

MJCC realizes lobby gallery

MJCC realizes lobby gallery

Now open at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center — a lobby art gallery! Currently showcasing the work of lifelong artist Fred Harwin, the gallery was made possible in…

Hood River sculpture honors Celilo Falls

Hood River sculpture honors Celilo Falls

Introducing “N’Chi Wanapum,” a new sculpture in the Art in Education of the Gorge/ Art of Community’s Big Art walk in Hood River. “N’Chi Wanapum,” by Native American…

Spring donations boost fundraising results

Spring donations boost fundraising results

Cultural Trust donors have come through again! While calendar year 2016 giving was slightly down, a rush of spring donations pushed the Cultural Trust’s fiscal year fund-raising results…

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