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Updated: Oregon arts and culture go online!

Updated: Oregon arts and culture go online!

Salem, Ore. – Laser focused on their missions despite thousands of cancelled performances, events and activities, Oregon’s arts and culture organizations are furiously working to continue serving Oregonians: Online.…

Oregon Legislature to consider emergency relief funding for arts and culture

Oregon Legislature to consider emergency relief funding for arts and culture

Salem, Ore. – In response to communication from the Oregon Cultural Trust, its Statewide Partners and arts and cultural organizations across the state, Governor Kate Brown directed the…

COVID-19: We are all in this together

COVID-19: We are all in this together

The Oregon Cultural Trust and the Oregon Arts Commission are focused on supporting Oregon’s arts and cultural community through the current health crisis. Nonprofit arts and cultural organizations…

Oregonians increase cultural investment in 2019 by donating $4.58 million to Oregon Cultural Trust

Oregonians increase cultural investment in 2019 by donating $4.58 million to Oregon Cultural Trust

Salem, Ore. – Generous Oregonians ensured an increased investment in Oregon’s cultural community for FY2021 by donating $4.58 million to the Oregon Cultural Trust in 2019. The funds…

2020 ‘CONVERSATIONS WITH FUNDERS and PARTNERS’ SCHEDULED FOR Feb. 19- March 12

2020 ‘CONVERSATIONS WITH FUNDERS and PARTNERS’ SCHEDULED FOR Feb. 19- March 12

Salem, Ore. – Grant makers offering more than $5 million in funding for FY2021 will participate in the Cultural Trust’s 2020 “Conversations with Funders and Partners” from Feb.…

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 awards more than $2.7 million to 139 Oregon cultural organizations for FY2020

Cultural Trust awards more than $2.7 million to 139 Oregon cultural organizations for FY2020

Salem, Ore. – Cultural organizations across Oregon will receive more than $2.7 million in funding from the Oregon Cultural Trust in FY2020 thanks to the generosity of citizens…

Oregon’s Arts and Culture Sector Scores Big

Oregon’s Arts and Culture Sector Scores Big

The Oregon House and Senate passed six major bills and millions in funding to support creative expression in the state this week. Oregon’s policymakers took important steps for…

Why do arts and culture matter to you?

Why do arts and culture matter to you?

We asked Storm Large, Hunter Noack and Jimmie Herrod to tell us why arts and culture matter. You have to hear what they said!…

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…

Record $3.02 million in grants awarded to 137 Oregon cultural organizations

Record $3.02 million in grants awarded to 137 Oregon cultural organizations

Salem, Ore. – As a testament to Oregonians’ steadfast and growing commitment to supporting culture, the Oregon Cultural Trust will award a record $3.02 million in grants to…

Mark Renard of Lake Oswego appointed to Cultural Trust Board of Directors

Mark Renard of Lake Oswego appointed to Cultural Trust Board of Directors

Salem, Oregon – Mark Renard, the executive vice president of Johnstone Financial Advisors in Lake Oswego, has been appointed to the Oregon Cultural Trust Board of Directors by…

A donation now will increase FY2020 grantmaking!

A donation now will increase FY2020 grantmaking!

Dear Cultural Champion, This is a special and very important appeal. Unless we raise another $400,000 before June 30, there will be a reduction in Oregon Cultural Trust…

Senator Cliff Bentz appointed to Cultural Trust Board of Directors

Senator Cliff Bentz appointed to Cultural Trust Board of Directors

Salem, Oregon – Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney has appointed Senator Cliff Bentz of Ontario to serve on the Oregon Cultural Trust Board of Directors. Senator Bentz joins…

Oregonians invest more than $4.5 million in culture in 2018

Oregonians invest more than $4.5 million in culture in 2018

Salem, Ore. – Once again generous Oregonians stepped up for culture in 2018, donating more than $4.5 million to the Oregon Cultural Trust. The funds will support fiscal…

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