Oregon Arts Commission

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The Oregon Arts Commission is a governor-appointed body of nine commissioners who allocate grants for artists based in the U.S. state of Oregon. [1] It receives the bulk of its funding through the National Endowment for the Arts, the state, and the Oregon Cultural Trust. [1] The commission provides funding for local artists through their fellowship programs. [2]



Established in 1967, the Oregon Arts Commission was initially a stand-alone governmental entity. However, it became a division of the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department in 1993. [1]

From 1980 to 1984, the Commission was chaired by John Frohnmayer, [3] who later became chair of the National Endowment for the Arts and a candidate for the United States Senate.

As of January 18, 2008, the Oregon Arts Commission has added support for film, [4] in addition to the other projects it funds.

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  2. "The Oregon Arts Commission Offering Financial Aid To Local Filmmakers And Digital Media Artists – Grant Writer" . Retrieved 2017-05-06.
  3. Gamarekian, Barbara (1989-07-08). "Appointment To Arts Post Is Praised". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-01-22.
  4. Communities - StatesmanJournal.com