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Portland City Council adopts a new cultural plan

"Our Creative Future" provides a blueprint for supporting arts and culture across the the tri-county region.

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Portland's $35 arts tax: payment due April 15th, marking a decade of support

This year marks a decade of the Arts Education and Access Fund, or "arts tax," which has raised more than $124 million since Portlanders said yes to the $35-per-year income tax - and yes to funding arts education for every public elementary school child in Portland.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Commissioner Ryan proposes draft policy criteria for review of public art and monuments

Commissioner Ryan’s draft policy proposal creates a complaint system for public art, and defines a process for its review. The public is invited to provide feedback over a four-week comment period.

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City Arts Program opens competitive bidding process for small grant administration services

The City of Portland is seeking proposals for public arts grant management and may award up to six contracts for the administration of $1.4 million annually in grants to individual artists and arts organizations. A pre-proposal meeting will be held on Jan. 9 and proposals are due Feb. 1, 2024.


Iconic elk statue will return to downtown Portland

The City's beloved Thompson Elk has been fully restored and safely stored since it was damaged during protests in 2020.

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Community-led vision for Portland Parks & Recreation’s Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center (IFCC) moves forward

Artists selected for inaugural Grant and Residency program at IFCC, proposed to be a center for Black arts and culture; feasibility study planned

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City embraces community-driven recommendations, receives grant to advance Portland Monuments Project

A significant investment by the Mellon Foundation enables the City of Portland to move forward with recommendations on an inclusive community engagement process and determine the future of Portland’s monuments.

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Report: Public Engagement with Portland's Monuments and Memorials

The report from a committee convened by Lewis & Clark College includes recommendations for how the City should evaluate current and future monuments.

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Portland Monuments Project moves forward with support from the Mellon Foundation

The $350,000 grant award is part of the Mellon Foundation's $250 million initiative to foster a more complete telling of who we are as a nation.

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