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The Dalles library creates teen space

The Dalles library creates teen space

Teens will soon have a dedicated learning space at the The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library. Funded by a grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust, the new space will…

Cultural Development Grant applications due April 21

Cultural Development Grant applications due April 21

Updated guidelines are now posted for 2018 Cultural Development Grants – the deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 21. The application will go live soon.…

Donations top $4.5 million for second consecutive year

Donations top $4.5 million for second consecutive year

Salem, Ore. – Oregonians invested more than $4.55 million in the Oregon Cultural Trust in 2016, topping the $4.5 million mark for the second straight year. The funds…

2017 ‘CONVERSATIONS WITH FUNDERS’ SCHEDULED

2017 ‘CONVERSATIONS WITH FUNDERS’ SCHEDULED

Salem, Oregon – How to apply for close to $5 million in grants offered this year will be the focus of “Conversations with Funders,” a nine-stop statewide tour…

Astoria’s Bereniece Jones-Centeno appointed to Cultural Trust board

Astoria’s Bereniece Jones-Centeno appointed to Cultural Trust board

Bereniece Jones-Centeno, the interim managing director of the Astoria Music Festival, is the newest member of the Oregon Cultural Trust Board of Directors. Jones-Centeno was nominated by Gov.…

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 is live and Cultural Trust donations are pouring in – welcome to the giving season! This is prime fundraising time for all of Oregon’s cultural nonprofits.…

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…

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