Join us for Advocacy Day on April 23rd, because we need arts and culture in Oregon.
WHERE | Willamette Heritage Center (1313 Mill Street SE, Salem, Oregon 97301), and the Oregon State Capitol (900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301)
WHEN | Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019. Check in at 8:30 a.m. Several events, legislative meetings, and cultural performances until 5:00 p.m. Participants must register below. There is a suggested $25 event donation, which would include lunch, parking, and materials ($15 without lunch). A scholarship option is also available to some, please email Events Manager Laurie Garrett at email@example.com to inquire. Registrants can make their payment through PayPal’s guest checkout (below) or pay at the door if needed.
Supporting cultural programs, events, and organizations in our state improves education, fuels our statewide economy, bridges urban-rural gaps, opens our minds, and keeps us connected and healthy. That’s why we need YOUR voice on our most important day of the year. Help protect arts, culture, and heritage in Oregon by attending the Cultural Advocacy Coalition’s Advocacy Day event on Tuesday, April 23rd. Tell us and your Oregon legislators why arts and culture are good for you and your community.
Our Advocacy Day event will give guests a chance to meet staff from other cultural organizations, as well as receive advocacy training from experienced professionals, see cultural performances, and help you petition elected officials to include arts, culture, and heritage in policy and budgeting priorities.
Following lunch, the afternoon will be spent at the Oregon State Capitol meeting with legislators. This is a rare opportunity to translate your voice into real action. Together, we will communicate how the Oregon State Legislature can better support arts and culture, and why the Cultural Tax Credit, which is set to expire in 2019, is critical to Oregonians. The tax credit helps fund cultural events, activities, awareness, and access across the state reaching from the coast to urban centers and to the high desert. Funds from the tax credit have supported more than 1,400 arts, heritage, and humanities nonprofits in Oregon. Join us on Tuesday, April 23rd and show how arts and culture transcends your life as an Oregonian. Register for Advocacy Day below.
Download or print the Arts & Culture Advocacy Day Event Packet.
TICKETS FOR ARTS & CULTURE ADVOCACY DAY ARE SOLD OUT. PLEASE EMAIL EVENTS MANAGER LAURIE GARRETT AT LAURIE@OREGONCULTURE.ORG TO JOIN OUR WAITING LIST. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING ARTS AND CULTURE IN OREGON.
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