As we close out 2021, we have much to be thankful for:
- We had the best legislative session ever in terms of recovery dollars for the arts & culture sectors. During this long-running pandemic, organizations of every size need assistance.
- Our 11 capital construction projects represent the largest investment ever, at $9.5 million.
- The new license plate has generated a significant increase in revenue for the Oregon Cultural Trust. During the first month it was available, the trust sold roughly five times more license plates than the previous month. Sales of the new license plate remain strong.
- We have active and engaged members who care about the future of Oregon’s arts, culture, history, heritage, and humanities.
Don’t forget to take advantage of your Oregon Cultural Tax Credit to funnel more money to Oregon’s arts and culture.
Total the amount you have donated to 1,400 arts & culture nonprofits by December 31. Give a matching donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust, and report that on your state tax form. You will receive 100% of that gift back in the form of a tax credit.
Last year, Oregonians donated $5.2 million to the Oregon Cultural Trust. During summer 2021, the trust distributed a record-setting $3.2 million to our state’s nonprofit community (the remainder was added to the Cultural Trust’s permanent fund).
We wish you a creative, joyful holiday season, celebrating your own family traditions and reveling in the wonders of Oregon.
The Cultural Advocacy Coalition Board of Directors