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City Council allocates $104 million from the American Rescue Plan, launches open data portal to track investments in Portland’s recovery

The City of Portland launched an open data portal that tracks the impacts of the first round of federal American Rescue Plan funds awarded to the City last year. The second round of federal funding, awarded this year, was also allocated to address some of Portland's most urgent needs.

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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.

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Resiliency Support for Cultural Organizations - Guidelines and Application Instructions

Applications are due Thursday, April 7, 2022

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Community Healing through Art - A Final Report

The City has been collaborating with artists and nonprofit organizations to support healing in our community.

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You’re invited to these events for Community Healing through Art

Join Portland’s creative communities in an expression of our city’s resilience and diverse ways we grieve and heal together.

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Moments from the Community Healing through Art initiative

The events organized through this initiative will continue into 2022. Here are some of the highlights so far.

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Ten Tiny Community Healing Dances

The short dances, contained by the 4x4 stage at Lents Park, are condensed statements of artist individuality and diverse responses to community healing.

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Volunteer at a cooling center/misting station

The Portland Bureau of Emergency Management is seeking volunteers to staff cooling centers and misting stations August 11-15, 2021.

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Supporting arts and culture in COVID times

Local, state and federal governments have been stepping up to help the local arts community survive.

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City of Portland launches unified social media channels

New Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts will provide coordinated information about public health, economic recovery, news and events.

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City Council will consider proposal to invest $63.6 million from American Rescue Plan for COVID-19 relief in Portland

The ordinance prioritizes houselessness response and household stabilization, small business support, community health and safety.

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Choreographers, dancers invited to apply for role in Sept. 12 event

The City Arts Program invites choreographers/dancers to apply to be part of “Ten Tiny Community Healing Dances” Sunday, Sept. 12 from 5-7 p.m. at Lents Park

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City awards grants to support Community Healing through Art

The Community Healing through Art initiative is a collaboration with the City's former Creative Laureate, Subashini Ganesan-Forbes

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'I feel free:' Positive emotions come with COVID-19 vaccination

A collection of portraits and quotes from people who have just received a vaccine or are volunteering at the City of Portland COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

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Grant opportunity for art-focused activities that support community safety and healing

The Community Safety Program of the Office of Community & Civic Life is teaming up with the City’s Creative Laureate and the City Arts Program to launch a pilot grant program for activities that support community grieving and healing, with a focus on safety.

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Grant opportunity for art-focused events that support community grieving and healing in Portland

The City seeks grant proposals for arts-focused and community-informed collective grieving and healing events taking place this summer and fall.

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City clinic provides COVID-19 vaccines to underserved Portland communities

City employees volunteer for shifts at the drive-through clinic, which is located in outer northeast Portland. The clinic is designed to remove barriers for Black people, Indigenous people, people of color, people with disabilities and people who don’t speak English.

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Supporting Community Healing with Art

The City's Creative Laureate, Subashini Ganesan, will lead an arts-focused initiative to support healing in our community.

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The City's Response to COVID-19

Activated in March, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Portland Emergency Coordination Center (ECC) is tasked with the essential role of coordinating the City’s COVID-19 response and recovery activities. The Portland ECC is staffed by over 80 City employees from many bureaus. 

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Portland City Council agrees to focus on safety, housing and economy as city faces historic challenges

Shared priorities will shape the Portland City Council’s budget and policy decisions during 2021.

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