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Connecting with the City of Portland: a guide for artists and arts organizations

We want to hear from you!

The City of Portland values its artists, arts and culture organizations, arts educators and other creative workers -- and we are interested in hearing directly from you regarding your recent accomplishments, upcoming opportunities, and/or the challenges you are facing. We hope the following information is useful in your efforts to build relationship and raise awareness with City leaders. 

Meet the City Arts Program team.

Sign up for the City Arts Program newsletter and review past editions here.

Commissioner Dan Ryan is the Commissioner of Culture and Livability, and the Council Liaison to the Regional Arts & Culture Council and Portland'5 Centers for the Arts.

To contact other members of Council, we invite you to use this form.

City Council meetings are held most Wednesday mornings, and often on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Click here for the current Council agenda. These meetings provide for both virtual and in-person attendance, and can be watched on the City's YouTube Channel, eGov PDXPortland.govOpen Signal CityNet webpage, and Channel 30.

Learn now to provide testimony on a specific agenda item, sign up for a Communication, submit written testimony, or provide feedback on policy or actions of the City of Portland to a member of Council.

Click here for information on how to request a proclamation from City Council.