CAN Mail: September 2011 Edition

Arts Experience at our CAN Booth at Oregon Symphony at Waterfront Park.

A young participant in the Dreaming Zebra Foundation’s arts experience at CAN’s booth. 
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We are truly inspired.

On Thursday, September 1st, Portland celebrated the power of public funding for the arts as thousands of residents and visitors from across the region made their annual pilgrimage to Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park to enjoy an evening of stunning performances by the Oregon Symphony, Portland Youth Philharmonic and Oregon Ballet Theatre.
 
Funded generously by the City of Portland and the Regional Arts & Culture Council, the evening’s festivities proved a perfect opportunity to raise awareness for CAN and our efforts to establish a new dedicated public fund for the arts & arts education.
 
With a little help from more than 50 CAN volunteers, Portland Youth Philharmonic Executive Director Kevin Lefohn, and Mayor Sam Adams – who invited everyone to join him in supporting CAN – a total of 2,123 new supporters joined the movement.

Thank you to all who made Portland’s biggest publicly funded cultural event of the year such a smashing success. In addition to those already named, CAN gratefully acknowledges:
The Bus Project, Cupcake JonesDreaming Zebra FoundationMcCormick & Schmick’s, Pacific Typewriter, Portland Art Museum, Saint Cupcake, and Salt & Straw.
 

Visit Facebook.com/theArtsCAN for more pictures of CAN at Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
 
 

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The Currency of Connection.

 

The Oregon Arts Summit is Oregon’s single most important convening of the year for Oregon’s arts and cultural community.  Each year, the Arts Summit goes in-depth to explore one provocative question from many points of view.  This year’s theme and programming will explore “How can we more truly connect with those who benefit from our programs? Make our work whole?  Not serve.”
 
Every authentic relationship we build for the arts becomes a legacy: An early spark of interest can fuel a current of connectivity, lead to a surge on energy, investment or support. Sustaining connections matters.
 
The statewide arts community is a huge group of committed people:  What new sparks of collaboration, innovation and connection will be generated by this year’s Arts Summit?
 
This year’s
Oregon Arts Summit is on Wednesday, October 05, 2011 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. We hope to see you there!
 
 

Courtesy: Flickr user Kubina

What new sparks of collaboration, innovation and connection will be generated by this year’s Arts Summit? 

Last year Work for Art donations totaled $764,830.
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Celebrate art with your support.
 

We at CAN could not be more thrilled that our esteemed board member, PGE Foundation President Carole Morse, is this year’s Work for Art honorary chair. The campaign is now underway, with a goal to raise more money than ever before for the local arts community. This fall, about 50 workplace giving sites including Portland General Electric, the Standard, NW Natural and the State of Oregon will ask their employees to give generously to arts and culture through Work for Art.
 
By next June, the goal is to raise $850,000 from employees at 70 different companies and agencies. RACC continues to distribute 100% of Work for Art proceeds to more than 80 arts organizations based in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties.
 
All gifts from employees are matched dollar-for-dollar (up to $5000) by a special challenge fund. And, those of you who pledge $60 or more to Work for Art (just $5/month!) will receive an Arts Card, which provides access to a full year of 2-for-1 tickets at hundreds of arts events throughout the region.
 
Visit
WorkforArt.org for more information on this year’s campaign and view their
campaign video online.
 
 
 
 

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September 17th, Newmark Theatre.

The Portland Creative Conference (aka Cre8con) is an interdisciplinary exploration and celebration of the creative process across various creative industries. The conference features keynote presentations from leading creatives who reveal their work and talk about their process, secrets, influences and inspirations.  
 
It is an opportunity for attendees to be inspired in entirely new ways, viewing their own world with a fresh perspective as a result.  
 
The 2011 Portland Creative Conference takes place on Saturday September 17th on the stage of the Newmark Theater. Some of Oregon’s most original and creative thinkers will speak on what inspires and motivates them in their work.

 
Registration is available online for the
Portland Creative Conference. (Discount code: CAN for 20% off the regular registration price.)

Top Chef Contestant Naomi Pomeroy

Portland Creative Conference welcomes Top Chef Contestant Naomi Pomeroy.

CAN Mail: August 2011 Edition

CAN is on track to be at more than 100 outreach events in 2011.
Taking names. And building a movement.

While we’re only two months into the Creative Advocacy Network’s summer CANpaign to gather support for a new dedicated public fund for the arts, the results are overwhelmingly positive. 943 new supporters have signed on to support CAN at 16 different events across Portland.
 
With this tidal wave of arts love, CAN will double our base of support in 2011 with nearly 5,000 new supporters.
 
And we have you to thank. CAN’s tireless volunteers and member organizations have made it happen by welcoming CAN to events of every kind and helping us to tell our story. The arts are vitally important to our city and with a new stable and sustainable source of public funding to bring the arts to our classrooms and communities, we really can reach our true creative and cultural potential.
 
As our summer CANpaign continues, we hope you will consider joining us – as a volunteer or event host. E-mail CAN Outreach Coordinator Keith Daly today at keith@theArtsCAN.org.
 
 

Oregon Symphony at Waterfront Park.  
Be there with CAN on September 1st!
 

Last year, The Oregon Symphony’s Performance at Waterfront Park inspired 299 new supporters to join the movement for a new dedicated public fund for the arts with the help of a dozen CAN volunteers and Mayor Sam Adams. It’s time to do it again!
 
Join CAN at the Oregon Symphony at Waterfront Park on Thursday, September 1st for two amazing hours of volunteering followed by an unparalleled evening of live waterfront music.
 
Funded generously by the City of Portland and the Regional Arts & Culture Council, the evening’s festivities perfectly showcase the powerful impact of public funding for the arts.
 
Sign up today by emailing CAN Outreach Coordinator Keith Daly at keith@theArtsCAN.org. Joining the movement has never been more fun!
 

Mayor Sam Adams and Jennifer Yocom

Mayor Sam Adams and Deputy Chief of Staff Jennifer Yocom show their support for arts funding.
 

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“There is no one to keep music ‘on the table’ when budget constraints are discussed.” 
Sounds of silence. California children left behind in music.
 

A five year study of music instruction and participation in California’s K-12 schools was recently published with startling findings.
 
Student participation in music courses, the overall percentage of student involvement, and the number of teachers has declined dramatically over the past 5 years.
 
While the student population grew by 5.8% over the 5 year period studied, music education declined by 50%, the largest of any academic area.
 
Music educators declined by 26.7% or 1,053 teachers.
 
Course participation for basic music and skills for young people declined by 85.8%.
 
Disturbed by this, U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige has recently been moved to exhort school superintendents that “the No Child Left Behind Act include the arts as a core academic subject because of their importance to a child’s education.”
 
The complete study and its recommendations can be found at CaliforniaMusicProject.com.
 

Economic Impact. Creative jobs slated to have highest growth through 2018.
 

A new research report from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) examines projected job growth for artists and other selected cultural occupations.
 
Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010–2011, this research report looks at creative occupational growth trends in the U.S. labor force from 2008– 2018.
 
Among the highest projected growth rates are museum technicians and conservators, curators, landscape architects, and interior designers.
 
For more research reports on the field released by the NEA, including studies on how art-goers are more civically engaged, please visit: 
 
 
 

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Occupations with the highest projected growth include architects, musuem curators, and writers.