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Accept report from the City Arts Program


City Arts Program Manager Jeff Hawthorne will update City Council on the work of the City Arts Program, summarize program accomplishments in FY2021-22, and share some of the activities underway in FY2022-2023.

The City Arts Program report will be followed by a report from the Regional Arts & Culture Council (time certain at 2:30 p.m.).

Impact Statement

Purpose of Proposed Legislation and Background Information

This is a report on the activities of the City Arts Program, part of the External Partnerships & Programs team in the Office of Management and Finance. 

Financial and Budgetary Impacts

There is no financial impact associated with this report. The City Arts Program is funded through Special Appropriations ($4.2 million in Fiscal Year 2021-22, $4.4 million in Fiscal Year 2022-23), a large portion of which supports the City's contract with the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC). RACC will describe its programs and services in a separate report. 

Community Impacts and Community Involvement

Artists and creative workers help define Portland's culture, fuel our economy, and enhance our quality of life. The City Arts Program celebrates and supports creativity in all its forms so that communities can connect, companies can flourish, and students can succeed in school and in life. We support arts and culture through partnerships with organizations like the Regional Arts & Culture Council, and through direct service.

This year's report includes an update on the comprehensive community engagement strategies that are being planned for Portlanders to help us set a new vision for arts and culture in the region. 

100% Renewable Goal

Not applicable.

Agenda Items


Motion to accept the report: Moved by Mapps and seconded by Wheeler.
  • Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
  • Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
  • Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
  • Former Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Yea
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea


Requested Agenda Type

Time Certain

Date and Time Information

Requested Council Date
Requested Start Time
2:00 pm
Time Requested
30 minutes
Confirmed Time Certain