Read about our current priorities with the Oregon State Legislature.
Oregon Arts and Culture Caucus
Learn about our Oregon Arts and Culture Caucus, launched in 2023.
Each year we visit the Oregon State Legislature to meet with our elected officials and advocate for arts & culture.
Thanks to our Cultural Resources Economic Fund (CREF), we have funded more than $29 million of 38 capital projects at Oregon’s arts & cultural venues since 2013.
The Oregon Legislative Assembly established the CREF in 2013 to create vibrant public spaces that integrate arts and culture with natural amenities; sustain Oregon’s rich arts and cultural experiences; and enhance a strong sense of place and community identity.
These projects have enriched local economies and the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals. Every two years, we open the nomination process and make recommendations to the Oregon Legislature. We will announce the process for 2025 in spring 2024.