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Together, Oregonians and the Oregon Cultural Trust fund 1400+ nonprofits in Oregon in the areas of arts, heritage, and humanities. When you donate to any (or several) of the 1400+ on the list, you qualify for a state tax credit.

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Only in Oregon can taxpayers direct their taxes to fund arts and culture

Only in Oregon can taxpayers direct their taxes to fund arts and culture

Salem, Oregon – Oregonians, and only Oregonians, have the unique opportunity to direct a portion of their state taxes to fund arts, heritage and humanities work across the…

Enlightened Theatrics encourages audiences to “play a play”

Enlightened Theatrics encourages audiences to “play a play”

You can play a play warm, you can play a play cold. You can play a play young, you can play a play old. The sky is the…

Oregon’s little theater that could… and does!

Oregon’s little theater that could… and does!

A script for self-reliance, a bit of frontier spirit and some pluck… that’s the scenario for success at Little Theatre on the Bay in North Bend, Oregon. While…

Deb Schallert appointed to Cultural Trust Board of Directors

Deb Schallert appointed to Cultural Trust Board of Directors

Salem, Oregon – Deb Schallert, a retired Portland General Electric cultural and historic resources and environmental compliance manager, has been appointed to the Oregon Cultural Trust Board of…

Talent Historical Society shares stories of rebirth from Almeda Fire

Talent Historical Society shares stories of rebirth from Almeda Fire

In September of 2020, the Almeda Fire hit the town of Talent, Oregon. Spreading widely and rapidly, the fire destroyed homes, businesses, and many forms of wild and plant life. In…

City-wide art programming will showcase Oregon artists

City-wide art programming will showcase Oregon artists

“Portland punches way above its weight as a cultural capital,” says Christian Viveros-Fauné. The Chilean-born, New York-based writer and curator is showcasing the Rose City’s rich arts community…

Performers, patrons of the arts find a home in Elgin

Performers, patrons of the arts find a home in Elgin

Nestled alongside the Wallowa Mountains sits Elgin, Oregon, a small Eastern Oregon community home to just under 2,000 people that also boasts a booming artistic community. At the…

High Desert Museum explores imagined utopias

High Desert Museum explores imagined utopias

Envisioned utopias, both past and future, were the focus of High Desert Museum’s recent “Imagine a World” exhibition, which ran through Sept. 25. Visitors were inspired to speculate…

Newly wrapped Oregon Coast Art Bus unveiled

Newly wrapped Oregon Coast Art Bus unveiled

While the stunning new look for the Oregon Coast Art Bus was the focus of an unveiling event at the Newport Performing Arts Center Aug. 18, the reaction…

Cultural Trust awards more than $3.4 million to 138 Oregon cultural organizations

Cultural Trust awards more than $3.4 million to 138 Oregon cultural organizations

Salem, Ore. – A new library for Grants Pass, the restoration of an iconic ski lodge in Sisters, Montavilla Jazz Festival’s 10th anniversary celebration and multimedia documentation of…

Donors boost fiscal year fundraising to $5.7 million

Donors boost fiscal year fundraising to $5.7 million

Salem, Ore. – Donations to the Oregon Cultural Trust surpassed $5.7 million in fiscal year 2022, an 11.7 percent increase over fiscal year 2021. The amount also surpasses…

Governor Brown extends Anis Mojgani’s term as Oregon Poet Laureate through 2024

Governor Brown extends Anis Mojgani’s term as Oregon Poet Laureate through 2024

Salem, Ore. – Anis Mojgani (AH-neess Mozh-GAH-nee) will remain Oregon Poet Laureate through 2024, Governor Kate Brown announced today. Mojgani, a two-time individual champion of the National Poetry…

Sen. Bill Hansell and Rep. John Lively  appointed to Cultural Trust Board of Directors

Sen. Bill Hansell and Rep. John Lively appointed to Cultural Trust Board of Directors

Salem, Oregon – Sen. Bill Hansell (R-Athena) and Rep. John Lively (D-Springfield) have been appointed to the Oregon Cultural Trust Board of Directors. Sen. Hansell, who was appointed…

Oregonians donate $5.55 million to Cultural Trust in 2021 to support statewide arts, heritage and humanities organizations

Oregonians donate $5.55 million to Cultural Trust in 2021 to support statewide arts, heritage and humanities organizations

Salem, Ore. – Donations to the Oregon Cultural Trust surpassed $5.55 million in 2021, a 6.7 percent increase over 2020’s record-setting results of $5.2 million. The funds will…

20 years of funding for Oregon culture!

20 years of funding for Oregon culture!

This month’s brand story in Oregon Business magazine shares how the Cultural Trust, in its first 20 years, has proven itself a stable source of funding for Oregon…

Announcing the new Celebrate Oregon! Cultural Trust License Plate!

Announcing the new Celebrate Oregon! Cultural Trust License Plate!

A new license plate design that celebrates Oregon and the diversity of its culture will debut Oct. 1 in recognition of the Oregon Cultural Trust’s 20th Anniversary. The…

Arts and culture investment boosts economic recovery

Arts and culture investment boosts economic recovery

Here in Oregon and across the nation, arts and culture have a critical role to play in stimulating economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. That is the conclusion…

Oregon Business Brand Story: Help us protect Oregon culture!

Oregon Business Brand Story: Help us protect Oregon culture!

This month’s issue of Oregon Business shares more about the challenges facing our arts and culture community and how Oregonians can help them survive the pandemic by claiming…

Gratitude pours in for Coronavirus Relief Funding for Cultural Support

Gratitude pours in for Coronavirus Relief Funding for Cultural Support

Tears of joy. That was the response from many cultural leaders when they learned they were among the 621 recipients of $25.7 million in Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF)…

621 organizations awarded $25.7 million in Coronavirus Relief Fund Cultural Support grant awards

621 organizations awarded $25.7 million in Coronavirus Relief Fund Cultural Support grant awards

Salem, Ore. – Coronavirus Relief Fund Cultural Support (CRFCS) grant awards totaling $25.7 million will be distributed to 621 cultural organizations across Oregon through a partnership between the…

Impact videos demonstrate breadth, value of Cultural Trust support

Impact videos demonstrate breadth, value of Cultural Trust support

Nothing conveys the incredible impact a donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust can have more than the adorable students in the Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras’ String Academy sharing their…

Cultural Trust geographic reach “remarkable,” says impact report; Per capita funding for culture peaks in rural Oregon

Cultural Trust geographic reach “remarkable,” says impact report; Per capita funding for culture peaks in rural Oregon

Salem, Ore. – A new impact study of the Oregon Cultural Trust calls its geographic reach “remarkable” and reinforces its unique role as a stable and accessible funding…