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Giving For Culture: Oregon Cultural Trust Donations Top $4Million in 2013

Thanks to you, our donors, the Oregon Cultural Trust had a record fundraising year in 2013. The Trust raised over $4,131,520 last year, a 4.3% increase in donations…

Oregon Poet Laureate Nominations Sought – Nominations due February 28, 2014

Oregon Poet Laureate Nominations Sought – Nominations due February 28, 2014

February 5, 2014 – Seeking “a bold and articulate voice for culture across the state,” the Oregon Cultural Trust, Oregon Humanities, and Oregon State Library jointly request nominations…

NW Children’s Theater Rolls Out Sensory-Friendly “Goodnight, Moon,” Feb 22, March 1

NW Children’s Theater Rolls Out Sensory-Friendly “Goodnight, Moon,” Feb 22, March 1

The Kennedy Center is doing it. The Smithsonian is doing it. Even the Met is doing it. And now, Northwest Children’s Theater and School (NWCT) is doing it…

Oregon Humanities: The Conversation Project Wants You

Oregon Humanities: The Conversation Project Wants You

Guest Blog by Annie Kaffen, Oregon Humanities Program Officer What happens when people sit together and talk? The world becomes a more connected, more interesting, more vital place.…

Oregon Arts Commission Rings in the New Year with a WOW!

Oregon Arts Commission Rings in the New Year with a WOW!

Oregon’s cultural sector accounts for 19,000 jobs and $272 million in wages statewide. Between that income and the sale of tickets, merchandise and more, state and local governments…

Oregon Heritage Launches MentorCorps

Most cities and towns have disaster plans for their residents. But in the scramble to save lives during a fire or flood, an entire town’s history can get…

Oregon Arts Commission Rings in the New Year with a WOW! (New World of Work Grant Program Begins)

Oregon’s cultural sector accounts for 19,000 jobs and $272 million in wages statewide. Between that income and the sale of tickets, merchandise and more, state and local governments…

Eugene Symphony Association

Eugene Symphony Association

The upcoming Musician Development Residency with Grant Llewellyn and Antonio Pompa-Baldi has given Eugene Symphony Association great cause for celebration. The acclaimed musicians will spend a week in…

Making Your Cultural New Year’s Resolutions? Create a Life List!

Making Your Cultural New Year’s Resolutions? Create a Life List!

Whether you love them or hate them, New Year’s resolutions are a longstanding American tradition. We all have things we want to get done within the 365-day time…

Thank You for Your Donations!

Thank You for Your Donations!

The Oregon Cultural Trust raises 80% of its annual donations in the last six weeks of the year. And 2013 was no exception. After the rush of last-minute…

Leave a Legacy

Leave a LegacyTHE OREGON CULTURAL TRUST IS UNIQUE. • No other state in the nation offers a 100% tax credit for cultural giving • No other state has…

Culture: A Unique Perspective by Tim DuRoche of the World Affairs Council of Oregon

Culture: A Unique Perspective by Tim DuRoche of the World Affairs Council of Oregon

Food for thought: When a child joins our community from across the globe, a teacher may ask her or him to “draw your family, your house, what you…

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