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Giving in June Makes Sense, Helps Grantees

Giving in June Makes Sense, Helps Grantees

December is a nail-biter month for the Cultural Trust. More than 80 percent of the Trust’s  gifts arrive in the last weeks of the year, after donors have…

Folk Arts in the Parks Happening Now

Folk Arts in the Parks Happening Now

Six Oregon artists will deliver special presentations about the history and cultural significance of their crafts and traditions at state parks across Oregon during the month of June.…

OMSI’s Maker Initiative Connects Science with Art, Heritage and Humanities

OMSI’s Maker Initiative Connects Science with Art, Heritage and Humanities

A group of Riverside High School 10th graders clusters around what appears to be several scraps of paper. On closer examination, the materials include conductive tape, a small…

‘Folk Arts in the Parks’ brings folk artists and performers to Oregon state parks

Six Oregon artists will deliver special presentations about the history and cultural significance of their crafts and traditions at state parks across Oregon during the month of June.…

Grant Deadline is May 15. What Happens Next?

Trust Cultural Development grant applications are due this Thursday, May 15, at 5pm and, as many cultural nonprofits put finishing touches on their proposals, others are asking, “What’s…

WOW Hall: Community Center for the Performing Arts

WOW Hall: Community Center for the Performing Arts

The Community Center for the Performing Arts in the historic Woodmen of the World (WOW) Hall sits at the West end of downtown Eugene, a pink but low-slung…

Welcome Oregon’s New Poet Laureate (and Thank You to Paulann Petersen)

Welcome Oregon’s New Poet Laureate (and Thank You to Paulann Petersen)

As of April 26, Oregon has a new Poet Laureate! Governor John A. Kitzhaber appointed Peter Sears of Corvallis, who was recommended by a panel of 20 poets,…

Trust manager transition

Kimberly Howard, trust manager, recently accepted a position with PGE’s Corporate Social Responsibility Team. Kimberly’s last day with the Trust will be Thursday, May 15. While we will…

TOOLS. TIPS. TECHNIQUES. CONNECTIONS.

TOOLS. TIPS. TECHNIQUES. CONNECTIONS.

Skills Day for the Arts is a one-day event presented by Business for Culture in the Arts, that offers workshops and customized consulting from top business professionals in…

Peter Sears Named Oregon Poet Laureate

Corvallis poet becomes seventh to hold position Governor John Kitzhaber has named Peter Sears of Corvallis to a two-year appointment as poet laureate of Oregon. Sears will be…

What Does It Take to be a Cultural Trust Grant Panelist?

Are you skilled at financial reports? Are you passionate about Preservation? Do you have experience in Nonprofit Management? Do you consider yourself a professional audience member, an arts…

Oregon Cultural Trust/Oregon Arts Commission Executive Director Search Reopens

Following a preliminaryround of interviews Wednesday, the screening committee for the Oregon ArtsCommission/Oregon Cultural Trust executive director search has elected toreopen the search to ensure a pool of…

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