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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Portland's State of the Arts

February 25, 2015

This morning, Nick was proud to host the Regional Arts & Culture Council’s 2014 State of the Arts report at City Hall.

We wish every Council meeting was as inspiring! Members of the Portland Opera performed an aria from Carmen, students from Northeast Portland's King School sang "Oh Freedom," and poetry slam winner Bella Trent read a moving poem.

2014 was a big year for the arts:

 • The Right Brain Initiative is making a huge difference in our schools.

 • RACC awarded $2 million in grants to more than 250 diverse nonprofits, individual artists, and schools across Portland.

 • Thanks to the voter-approved Arts Education & Access Fund, about 70 certified art teachers were restored in our public elementary schools.

 • We welcomed new works of public art, including a natural play installation at Westmoreland Park and whimsical sculptures along Southeast Division.

 • Portland hosted a premiere of the Academy Award nominated film, Wild, and the production had a positive impact on our local economy.

This year, we’ll celebrate a number of important milestones:

 • Work for Art, our workplace giving program, turns 10.

 • RACC celebrates 20 years as our regional arts champion.

 • Portlandia, our copper goddess, turns 30.

 • The Percent for Art program turns 35.

From film and theater to the visual arts, music, dance, and more, Portland is a special place to live and work thanks to the arts!

Regional Arts & Culture Council Council Presentation

Portland Opera performs at City Hall 
Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

King School students perform "Oh Freedom" 
Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

Portland arts funding: City Council celebrates money for Regional Arts & Culture Council
Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

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February 26, 2015

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Friday Roundup

Portland arts funding: City Council celebrates money for Regional Arts & Culture Council

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

 

Portland Opera performs at City Council meeting

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

 

King School students perform before Portland City Council on arts funding

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

 

Regional Arts & Culture Council State of the Arts PowerPoint Presentation

 

For Sale: surplus property

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

BES and Water Bureau Surplus Property Policy

 

Police: Man claims to be Water Bureau employee, steals from Portland home

Max Barr and KGW News Staff

 

Utility discount program excludes Portland's poorest -- because they rent

Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian

 

Throwback Thursday: Old Portland reservoir helped make city we know today
John Killen in The Oregonian

 

Dr. Know: With our snowpack dangerously low, shouldn't the city be asking us to conserve water?
Marty Smith in the Willamette Week

 

Hall Monitor: For Hales, Earnestness Pays off

Denis C. Theriault in the Portland Mercury

 

City Council Says 'Yes' to Terrorism Task Force

Donovan M. Smith in the Skanner