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How to pay your 2022 Portland arts tax
The Arts Education and Access Fund has raised $112 million to support arts and culture in Portland since 2012. The City of Portland collects the $35-per-year tax from Portland residents who earn at least $1,000 per year. The fee is due April 18, 2023 and can be paid online.
Regional Cultural Plan seeks your voice
Residents across Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties have an opportunity this spring to help set the vision for the next generation of arts and culture in our communities. Attend a virtual discussion, host a community conversation or take a survey about culture and creativity April 30.
Commissioner Rubio Statement on the Need and Process for a Public Discussion on Monuments
Commissioner Carmen Rubio today announced a new partnership, led by Lewis & Clark College, to carry out a public engagement process related to the five toppled and/or removed monuments during the 2020 social justice uprising and the city’s public art decision making policies.
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
Cultural Planning Committees and Consultants
Meet the community members and consultants who are leading a comprehensive cultural planning process for the Portland metro region.
Our Creative Future: Co-creating an arts and cultural plan for all
Over the next year, Portlanders will be invited to shape the future of arts and culture in our region.
City Council to vote on amendment to Arts Education and Access Income Tax code
An administrative change to Portland’s Arts Education and Access Fund would direct the City Arts Program to manage arts education coordination for Portland’s six school districts, improve oversight of voter investments and strengthen collaboration between school districts and among arts teachers.
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Portland Creative Laureate Joaquin Lopez presents storytelling event at Multnomah Arts Center on September 10 & 11
"Pentimento" will feature the life and times of community leader Linda Jaramillo in her own words. Audiences will listen to the formative experiences that shaped her resilience, Latina identity, and self-determination, the qualities that distinguish her as a community leader today in Portland.
Commissioner Rubio and City Arts Program Announce Grants to Cultural Organizations for Resiliency Support
Responding to COVID-19’s harm to historically under-served communities, Arts & Culture Commissioner Carmen Rubio and the City Arts Program announced the recipients of grants to reinvigorate community-based artistic programming.
RACC launches economic impact study
"Arts & Economic Prosperity 6" will document in unprecedented scope and detail the economic power of arts and culture in Portland and throughout the metro region.
As 2022 deadline approaches, Portland arts tax celebrates a decade – and $100 million – of investment
A decade after being approved by voters, the Arts Education and Access Fund has raised $100 million to support arts and culture in Portland. The City of Portland collects the $35-per-year tax from Portland residents who earn at least $1,000 per year.
How to pay your 2021 Portland arts tax
The Arts Education and Access Fund has raised $100 million to support arts and culture in Portland since 2012. The City of Portland collects the $35-per-year tax from Portland residents who earn at least $1,000 per year. The fee is due April 18 this year and can be paid online.
Resiliency Support for Cultural Organizations - Guidelines and Application Instructions
Applications are due Thursday, April 7, 2022
Community Healing through Art - A Final Report
The City has been collaborating with artists and nonprofit organizations to support healing in our community.
Iconic elk statue will return to downtown Portland
The City of Portland is preparing to bring back the beloved Thompson Elk, which has been safely stored since it was damaged during protests in 2020.
Cultural planning consultants wanted
Several cultural planning efforts are underway at the City, and we invite proposals from local and national consultants with experience in cultural planning, cultural facility feasibility studies, and community engagement.
New Director Park art exhibit illuminates efforts to support local artists and activate downtown plaza
The Director Park kiosk art exhibit is now on display through April 29, 2022. It features local artist Mike Bennett’s “A to Zoo” and "A, B, Sea" exhibits, surrounded in a weather-changing lighting environment.