The Cultural Advocacy Coalition of Oregon serves as your political voice in Salem on behalf of Oregon’s arts, heritage and humanities. Benefiting every Oregonian, culture cannot thrive without public investment partnerships. The CAC works to increase Oregon’s public investments in the almost countless cultural activities and assets seen in every community throughout our state. Part of advocating for a public investment partnership is educating policymakers about the rich resources found in their own backyard.
A small commitment from many partners enables us to advocate for public funds and educate legislators about the impact of culture in their own communities. Join the CAC and make a difference!
Cultural Advocacy Coalition
PO Box 9160
Portland, OR 97207
Join arts and culture advocates from across Oregon in Salem on Thursday, April 25th for Advocacy Day 2013. Network with arts and culture supporters and help defend the tax credit that allows the Oregon Cultural Trust to grow, through the support of thousands of individual gifts from Oregonians each year. RSVP for this free, public event and receive more information: AdvocacyDay@OregonCulture.org
Capitol Rotunda Concert Series
Through the generous support of The Standard and participating cultural nonprofits, the Cultural Advocacy Coalition is pleased to announce free public concerts will be held in the State Capitol Rotunda, throughout the 2013 Legislative Session. The second performance is coming up. The Metropolitan Youth Symphony will perform in the Rotunda at noon on Thursday, April 11, 2013.
The series includes performances by the Portland Opera, Metropolitan Youth Symphony, PHAME, and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s Dragon Puppet Theatre. For dates and more information on participating organizations, view the concert series poster here.
Study Examines Economic Impact of Oregon’s Cultural Nonprofits
The economic impacts of Oregon’s cultural nonprofit organizations, encompassing arts, culture, heritage, history and the humanities totals $1.2 billion in sales and $466 million in wages, as reported in a recent study by ECONorthwest. The study did not include Oregon’s full creative sector, but instead focused tightly on the economic impacts of those nonprofits eligible for financial support through Oregon’s Cultural Trust, and the secondary economic activity tied to their work, throughout Oregon.
The report found over 19,000 Oregonians working in the cultural sector—which is roughly equivalent to Oregon’s legal sector. Of this number, 8,750 are employed by a nonprofit that is eligible for support through the Oregon Cultural Trust. These nonprofits were found to directly generate $580.5 million in sales and $272.8 million in taxable employee income. Read the complete report here.
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Cultural Advocacy Coalition of Oregon / PO Box 9160 Portland, OR 97207