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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. The legislature’s Ways and Means Committee is taking a... View Article

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Arts and Culture in Oregon

Facts and figures on the arts, in Oregon and across the United States: why the arts matter

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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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Why Arts and Culture Matter

2015. What a year. Expanded staffing for arts and culture agencies, alongside increased grants to the cultural community here in Oregon; increased funding for the NEA and NEH, as well... View Article

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More Funding for Oregon Arts & Culture

For the thousands of Oregonians who appreciate and support the 1,326 cultural nonprofits in Oregon, we want to say thank you for your commitment to arts, heritage and humanities organizations... View Article

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Lessons from 1995

It wasn’t long ago that I sent a message to advocates that highlighted some of the Coalition’s accomplishments back in the 2011 Legislative Session on behalf of Arts and Culture... View Article

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Watering The Garden

I have a confession to make: sometimes I don’t water the garden. This is Oregon. Some years (like this one) in the early summer, I just wait for the rains... View Article

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