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ordering xanax from canada Here at CAN we believe that the arts are more than just a luxury. That in fact, they are a necessity for the livability of our region – shaping our neighborhoods, improving our education system, bolstering economic development and inspiring the innovation and creativity that keeps our region vital. While we are not alone (in a 2009 poll, 78% of regional voters agreed that “having opportunities to enjoy the arts and creative learning is essential to me and my family”) public funding for the arts in our region is well below that of other like-sized metropolitan areas, public access to the arts is limited and many of our school districts can no longer afford arts and music programming for our children. CAN is here with a long-term solution. In the next 1-3 years, we will establish a new dedicated stream of public fund totaling $15-20 million each year for arts and arts education in our region.

order zolpidem online uk Over 100 people have signed up to volunteer with CAN since August and have given their time to staff our booths, stamp our mailings, update our database, host fundraising events and even build our website. With just 1.5 staff members and an annual budget of less than $200,000, our volunteers really do make it all happen and for that we are eternally grateful. If you would like to volunteer with CAN, there are dozens of ways to make a difference. Just let us know you want to help at carisoprodol 350 mg price Inspired by a $5,000 Challenge Grant from RACC, arts and culture organizations and educational institutions from across the region have signed on to support the movement with membership gifts to CAN of $100-$1,000 nearly quadrupling RACC’s initial investment. Our thanks to all for fueling the movement.

Business for Culture & the Arts
Clackamas Community College
Literary Arts
Miracle Theatre
Northwest Children’s Theatre
Portland Institute of Contemporary Art
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Portland Actors Conservatory
Portland Art Museum
Portland Center Stage
Portland Children’s Museum
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Oregon Historical Society
Newspace Center for Photography
Northwest Film Center
Regional Arts and Culture Council
White Bird

Until next week!

CAN Adds Two New Board Members

Sue Keil and Elizabeth Leach have joined CAN’s twelve-member board of directors: Welcome!

“Sue and Liz bring deep knowledge of the region’s cultural infrastructure and a passion for the arts that will further strengthen this community-wide effort to establish a new dedicated public fund for arts and arts education,” said CAN Executive Director Jessica Jarratt.

Learn more about their backgrounds…

feline AIDS buy phentermine 37.5mg endoneurium Susan D. Keil is Director of the Portland Bureau of Transportation where she oversees maintenance and operation of the City’s infrastructure – from the street system to bridges, sidewalks and the Portland Streetcar. Ms. Keil has held past positions as Director of Personnel for the City of Portland, chief of staff to Mayor Frank Ivancie, Director of Public Information for Portland Public Schools and in management with First Interstate Bank and the Bell System. Keil is past board chair of the Oregon Symphony, past board chair for the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington, and has served on the boards of the Salvation Army, United Way of the Columbia Willamette, Portland Art Museum, Lutheran Family Services, YWCA, Emanuel Hospital Foundation, Lutheran High School and the Oregon Council on Economic Education. buy clonazepam mexico Elizabeth Leach owns Elizabeth Leach Gallery located in Portland’s Pearl District, where she represents prominent Northwest and internationally established artists working in a variety of contemporary media. She brings more than 25 years of experience in advising corporate, private and institutional collectors in the acquisition of fine art. Leach’s Gallery was established in 1981 and is home to Portland’s most comprehensive selection of contemporary fine art. Leach currently serves on the advisory council of the Pacific Northwest College of Art, is a founding member of the Portland Art Dealers Association, and has served past board roles for several arts organizations, including PCVA, Business for Culture and the Arts and Portland Institute for Contemporary Art.