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Making Life Better

“Art makes life better,” Governor Kate Brown said, in her opening remarks during today’s Governor’s Arts Awards. Absolutely yes. Art makes life better. It was a powerful reminder on this... View Article

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2017 Legislative Session Report

The 2017 Legislative Session was defined by budget negotiations, discussions of revenue reform and new taxes to fund transportation improvements. Arts and culture in Oregon received support for capital improvements... View Article

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2017 Session Legislative Update

The 2017 Legislature is beginning the process of closing policy committees and moving budget bills to the floor. Below is a brief update on priority legislation, within the larger landscape... View Article

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Take Action: Attend Arts and Culture Advocacy Day April 24th

When it was suggested to Winston Churchill during WWII that arts and culture spending should be cut to help pay for the war effort, his response was simple: “Then what... View Article

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Take Action: Tell Budget Writers to Protect Arts and Culture Funding

Budget-writers estimate Oregon’s budget is $1.8 billion short of the money it needs to continue existing programs at current service levels. Targeted cuts or attempts to tap the Oregon Cultural... View Article

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Capital Construction Funding

Since 1998, the Cultural Advocacy Coalition has worked to advance arts and culture in Oregon by lobbying to preserve state funding for culture and working to strengthen the state’s cultural... View Article

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2016 General Election Legislative Endorsements

The Coalition’s endorsement recognizes these candidates’ commitment to arts and culture; which contributes to the lives of Oregonians’ through stronger academic achievement in school, revitalized main streets in historic communities,... View Article

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Take Action: Interim Advocacy

The interim (when legislators are not in session in Salem) is the MOST productive time for grassroots advocacy. Legislators are back in district, with their eyes and ears tuned to... View Article

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