If you live or work in Clackamas County, we hope you will join us for Wednesday’s Public Discussion on the funding allocation plan for our proposed new public fund for the arts. See you at 3pm on Wednesday, April 28th at The Lakewood Center for the Arts (368 S. State St, Lake Oswego)! RSVP at ClackRSVP@theartscan.org.
As you know, CAN has been hosting Public Discussions in the tri-county area this month regarding the funding allocation plan for a new $15M-$20M annual public fund for the arts in our region. In case you missed the meeting in your county, you can read what was discussed here and then fill out this survey so we can hear what you have to say. Thank you!
If you live or work in Multnomah County, we hope you will join us for tomorrow’s Public Discussion on the funding allocation plan for our proposed new public fund for the arts. See you at 1pm on Tuesday, April 20th at The Armory (128 NW 11th Ave in Portland)!
If you are unable to make it, we will be posting the presentation and a survey on the website soon to gather your feedback. Check back here!
Tuesday, April 13 is the 23rd Annual National Arts Advocacy Day, organized by Americans for the Arts. “Arts Advocacy Day is the only national event that brings together a broad cross-section of America’s cultural and civic organizations, along with hundreds of grassroots advocates from across the country, to underscore the importance of developing strong public policies and appropriating increased public funding for the arts.” (Americans for the Arts)
To honor the day, CAN urges you to write to your County Commissioner and encourage them to support the arts and arts education in our communities. Here is a sample letter to help you get started.
Cogen, Jeff (County Chair) firstname.lastname@example.org
Kafoury, Deborah (District 1) email@example.com
McKeel, Diane (District 4) firstname.lastname@example.org
Shiprack, Judy (District 3) email@example.com
Barbara Willer (District 2) firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian, Tom (At Large) Chair email@example.com
Rogers, Roy (District 3) firstname.lastname@example.org
Duyck, Andy (District 4) email@example.com
Schouten, Dick (District 1) firstname.lastname@example.org
Strader, Desari (District 2) Vice Chair email@example.com
Peterson, Lynn (Chair) Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Austin, Bob (Position 2) Vice Chair email@example.com
Lininger, Ann (Position 3) firstname.lastname@example.org
Lehan, Charlotte (Position 4) email@example.com
Bernard, Jim (Position 5) firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, email the Portland City Council to encourage them to renew their commitment to the arts.
As you may know, the Creative Advocacy Network (CAN) is working to introduce a groundbreaking new $15-20 million regional public fund for the arts NF-κB http://www.shellbellecouture.com/info/xanax-de-2-mg.php xanax de 2 mg neurospongium for voter approval in 2011 or 2012.
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CAN’s goal is to increase our region’s investment in the broad swath of programs and providers that bring arts and cultural experiences to life for 235,000 school children, 1.5 million residents and 25 cities across the region – to ensure that our children and their children will have the opportunity to experience the arts and learn through creativity in their classrooms and in their communities, no matter what their income-level or neighborhood.
But before we ask the residents of our region to invest in a new fund for the arts, approximately $1 more per month in new taxes, CAN must finalize the plan to allocate these funds.
To ensure that the funding priorities you hold dear are addressed and to gather your input and feedback on the funding allocation model, we hope you will attend one of the three Public Discussions to be held in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties.
Please RSVP for the Public Meeting in your county and spread the word. Together we CAN!
Multnomah County Public Discussion
Tuesday, April 20, 1-3pm
Gerding Theater at the Armory
128 NW Eleventh Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
Washington County Public Discussion
Wednesday, April 21, 1-3pm
Washington County Museum
17677 NW Springville Rd
Portland OR 97229
Clackamas County Public Meeting
Wednesday, April 28, 3-5pm
Lakewood Center for the Arts
368 S. State Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97034