Revisiting Act for Art:  The Creative Action Plan for the Portland Metropolitan Region

For decades, regional arts leaders and elected officials have worked to increase Portland’s creative capacity with the understanding that the arts shape neighborhoods, improve K-12 education, boost economic development and enhance livability. In 2008, a  region-wide facies articularis talaris anterior calcanei buy phentermine 15 mg capsules faint Creative Capacity Project engaged more than 1,500 citizens in an assessment of the region’s strengths and weaknesses when it comes to culture, creativity and the arts. The result was a comprehensive Creative Action Plan called Act for Art which has served as both a road map and a call to action since it was published in 2009.

As the genesis of the Creative Advocacy Network and the initial rallying cry for Portland’s groundbreaking new Arts Education & Access Fund, brand valium online Act for Art remains a touchstone for the realization of the true creative and cultural capacity of our region. As 2013 comes to a close and revenue from Portland’s new public fund for the Arts begins to have an impact, it is time to revisit the goals and action items set forth in Act for Art.

Here’s where we said we would be by 2014:


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buy soma next day delivery A:  Establish a dedicated, sustainable public funding mechanism that generates $15-20 million per year region-wide. buy lorazepam B:   Increase total private sector giving to the arts by 10-25% and Generate $1 million or more annually through Work for Art order tramadol 100mg online C:  Finalize recommendations for investing public dollars in venues and facilities.



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buy 3mg xanax online A:  Increase in free and reduced cost arts experiences and cultural activities

B:  Dedicate more public funds to support proven arts education programs

C:  Increase in national and international media visibility and cultural tourism




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A:  New strategies for helping artists achieve savings on housing and other basic living expenses

B:  Comprehensive technology solution(s) to help facilitate artist networking

C:  Measurable increase in earned revenue for artists and arts organizations

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