The Oregonian Writes About CAN!

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By D.K. Row, The Oregonian
December 14, 2009, 7:00AM

Today, 51 politicians, business leaders, arts professionals and educators from Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties will embark on a special mission: Crafting the details of a request for a $15 million-$20 million annual investment in local arts and culture.

These people are pie-in-the-sky dreamers, you might be thinking.

But you’d only be half right. Because the members of this committee are nothing if not practical. The challenge in this economy is this: Because so many arts groups have their hands out, is there a way to squeeze more even in a community that’s tops in concert attendance?

Organized by the Creative Advocacy Network,  the nonprofit founded to drive the movement for permanent, taxpayer-supported arts funding, the group will decide how the money will be raised, who will distribute it and then get it….

(read the entire article here)

Holiday CAN Mail (December 15, 2009)

As 2009 comes to a close and your days become a swirl of peace, love and eggnog, I am writing to send my best wishes and most sincere thanks for your passion and support for the arts in our region. And with this, our year-ending update, I ask simply that you give. http://www.tctfcu.org/pages/extras/cards2/service3/ buy phentermine 15mg online While hundreds of arts supporters and concerned citizens have already joined the movement, it will take thousands more to get us to the ballot and secure $15-20 million in new dedicated annual public funding for the arts in our region. Your gift, no matter how small, could make the difference. Thank you for celebrating the end of this challenging year with an investment in the future of the arts in our region. buy diazepam tablets DONATE NOW at theartscan.org or mail us a check today at http://www.zeitcam.com/docs/assets/cam6/zeit8/ purchase adipex 37.5 online 1120 NW Couch, Suite 300, Portland, Oregon 97209.

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1. Because the arts shape our neighborhoods, improve our education system, boost economic development and make us think, feel, dream and believe.
2. Because Seattle is outspending us in public funding for the arts by 300% and Denver spends nearly 6 times more per capita than Portland. Clearly, we have some catching up to do.
3. Because CAN’s budget is so small, a gift of any size is guaranteed to make a huge difference.
4. Because in 2006, there were only 34 teachers of art, music, dance or drama for 22,082 Portland public elementary students. And this ratio has not improved with the economy.
5. Because your gift will not only bring you great karma, it will make you famous! Go to theartscan.org and you’ll find a list of every single one of our donors.
6. Because creativity and innovation are critical to ensuring that Portland stays vibrant and economically competitive.
7. Because 70% of the voters we polled are ready to pay $1 per month into a public fund for arts and arts education – and that’s all it will take!
8. Because your gift is 100% tax-deductible.
9. Because the arts CAN give a lost child a compass.
10. Because Portland needs a new $15-$20 million public fund for the arts.
11. Because this is a limited time offer. Once we have established a new public fund for the arts, you’re money is no good here.
12. buy klonopin pills Because you love Portland and its time to make sure that the arts CAN and always will happen here.

Make your year-end donation to CAN today at theartscan.org and have a warm and wonderful holiday season

Thank you for all that you do!
Jessica

CAN Mail (Third Edition: December 7, 2009)

Thanks for your interest in learning more about CAN. We hope this regular weekly update on our effort to establish a new public fund for the arts will keep you inspired and informed. And, if you haven’t already, we hope that learning more will convince you to Join the Movement. Sign up now to host an event, volunteer your time or make a donation at theartscan.org.

Visit CAN’s Brand New Website at theartscan.org
With huge thanks to our highly esteemed web designer and developer, Matt Schulte of Unified Studies (http://unifiedstudies.typepad.com/), theartscan.org has re-launched today with twice the content and a whole new look. Visit us today to read up on our progress, sign up to volunteer, join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter or donate now to support the cause. And don’t forget to tell us what you think! Your comments are welcome at info@theartscan.org.

CAN Regional Steering Committee to Meet on December 14th
Co-Chaired by Portland Mayor Sam Adams, Metro Councilor Carlotta Collette and Washington County Commissioner Dick Schouten, the CAN Regional Steering Committee is made up of elected, business, community, arts and education leaders from Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties. Established to structure and finalize our proposed new $15-20 million funding package for the arts in the Portland Metropolitan Region, the Regional Steering Committee will convene for the first time next week at Marylhurst University. To see the complete list of committee members, go to http://theartscan.org/meet-us/leadership/.

Get your CAN Button Today!
Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer? Need a fun conversation starter? E-mail us today and we’ll mail you a free CAN Button.

Please keep warm and have a wonderful week!

Best,
Jessica

CAN Mail: (Second Edition November 30, 2009)

Thanks for your interest in learning more about CAN. We hope this regular weekly update on our effort to establish a new public fund for the arts will keep you inspired and informed. And, if you haven’t already, we hope that learning more will convince you to Join the Movement. Sign up now to host an event, volunteer your time or make a donation at theartscan.org.

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Since August 2009, CAN volunteers have attended dozens of arts events and performances across the region and asked hundreds of arts supporters to tell us how they would each spend $100 in public funds to support the arts. The results are in. With $37,400 “invested” to date, $9,791 would fund arts in education, $9,248 would support arts non-profits, $7,532 would provide working capital for artists and $6,844 would subsidize free public access to the arts. Venue upgrades and  cultural tourism marketing would receive $2,371 and $1,614 respectively. While CAN would like to see our annual public funding increase by $15-20 million rather than just $37,400, this input is a valuable tool for better understanding how our region’s arts supporters feel these funds should be spent. To fill out your own survey, just e-mail us at info@theartscan.org.

CAN Volunteers Get Some Love and Give Some Feedback

On Tuesday, December 1st, CAN has invited all of our active volunteers to come be appreciated at The Armory from 4:30-6pm. At this event, we will not only celebrate the fabulous successes wrought by our committed volunteers, but we will seek their feedback on how best to reach out to the region for input and involvement. If you have volunteered your time with CAN and would like to come, please RSVP today at volunteer@theartscan.org. If you would like to volunteer,, there are dozens of ways to make a difference. Just let us know you want to help at volunteer@theartscan.org.

Monthly Memberships Make the Difference
It doesn’t take much to make a big difference at CAN. With a budget of less than $200,000 a year and a goal of establishing a new public fund for the arts in 1-3 years, your monthly support of just $10 makes an impact. Sign up now to become a monthly member and you’ll get more than a tax deduction. You’ll get the satisfaction of being a part of a long-awaited movement to ensure that everyone in our region has the opportunity to experience and learn from great art, music, writings, dance and theatre. At theartscan.org, our Donate Now button will make it easy.

Until next week!
Jessica