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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…

Oregonians donate $4.56 million to culture in 2015!

Salem, Ore. – Oregonians said a resounding YES to culture in 2015, donating a record $4.56 million to the Oregon Cultural Trust. The total is a 5.4 percent…

2016 ‘CONVERSATIONS WITH FUNDERS’ SCHEDULED

Salem, Ore. – Cultural Trust Manager Aili Schreiner will join with colleagues from the Trust’s Cultural Partners — Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage, Oregon Humanities and the Oregon…

2016 Conversations with Funders to travel the state between Feb. 9 and March 3

2016 Conversations with Funders to travel the state between Feb. 9 and March 3

Trust Manager Aili Schreiner will join with colleagues from the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage, Oregon Humanities and the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office Feb. 9 through March…

Tribal regalia to be explored through Willamette University book

Tribal regalia to be explored through Willamette University book

Eagle feathers adorn a Siletz dancer. Strands of shell necklaces decorate other members of the coastal tribe. Deer hides wrap around men’s waists. All cultures prize ceremonial dress,…

Watch our new 98,000 Square Miles of publish video!

Watch our new 98,000 Square Miles of publish video!

We are excited to introduce our new 98,000 Square Miles of YES video! The video reinforces the energy, empowerment and statewide commitment of the new Cultural Trust brand.…

We invite you to help fuel culture!

We invite you to help fuel culture!

This year I traveled Oregon’s 98,000 square miles to meet with our most committed cultural champions. From the Harney County Cultural Coalition in Burns to Ashland’s Shakespeare Festival,…

Ethos brings music back to rural communities

Ethos brings music back to rural communities

A silent hall erupts in a thunder of drums. Children’s voices sing “Jingle Bells.” A band room, used for storage for decades, once again rings with marching tunes.…

Guest opinion: Double your contribution for free

This is a letter to the editor submitted by Mark Buser of Johnstone Financial Advisers in Lake Oswego. It was recently published in the Lake Oswego Review. I…

Liberty Theater restoration transforms Astoria

Liberty Theater restoration transforms Astoria

The Liberty Theater is the spark that ignited Astoria’s remarkable renaissance. For years, the once-elegant theater, home to silent movies and vaudeville performers, leaked, rotted and tilted with…

It’s match time for cultural giving!

It’s match time for cultural giving!

The Willamette Week Give!Guide is now live and plans are heating up for OregoniansGive, a statewide celebration of #GivingTuesday on Dec. 1. Welcome to the giving season! This…

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