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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…

Oregon Heritage/Restore Oregon/SHPO Settlement Report

  Did you know 4,600 barns were built by Oregon Trail Settlers through Willamette Valley land claims from 1841 and 1865? And did you know only 23 remain?…

OSF Stages Wrinkle In Time

OSF Stages Wrinkle In Time

Many of us remember Madeleine L’Engle’s 1970s sci-fi fantasy, A Wrinkle in Time. Theatre buffs can now see Tracy Young’s adaptation of this children’s classic, as Tesseracts, Black…

Tax Time? Why Not Turn That Refund into Your 2014 Donation?

Tax Time? Why Not Turn That Refund into Your 2014 Donation?

April 15 is tax day, and those who gave to the Cultural Trust last year may have received (or be expecting) an Oregon state refund or lower tax…

Circling This World, Inside Oregon

Circling This World, Inside Oregon

Guest Blog by Oregon Poet Laureate, Paulann Petersen:   Our earth’s circumference is 24,902 miles. Today—April 9,2014—as Oregon’s Poet Laureate I’ve traveled25,745 miles within Oregon’sboundaries giving workshops and…

POGO (Portland Opera To Go) Gets Around for Music Education

POGO (Portland Opera To Go) Gets Around for Music Education

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to spend two mornings with Trust grantee, Portland Opera to Go (POGO). Here’s what I found: Peals of laughter ripple…

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