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Central Oregon Regional Arts Summit Planned in Bend

he Arts & Culture Alliance of Central Oregon (ACA) is partnering with the wick, is the author of Building Communities, Not Audiences: The Future of the Arts in Oregon Arts Commission to produce the first Central Oregon Arts Summit the U.S. Borwick will discuss the idea that arts organizations need to become deeply on Monday, October 6 at the Riverhouse Convention Center in Bend. connected with their communities and will provide new ways of looking at the arts This marks the first regional arts summit organized by the Arts Commission, as a powerful force for building better communities and improving the lives of all. which fosters an environment for artists, administrators and community members Following the Central Oregon Arts Summit, attendees are invited to a free recepto come together for provocative learning exchanges that spark new insights and tion at the Deschutes Public Library from 5-6:30pm where they can enjoy a local connections to their work. The Commission has previously hosted annual statewide craft brew, meet funders, visit with other nonprofit leaders and artists and learn more art summits in Portland. about the Foundation Center’s grant informaCentral Oregon Arts Summit “Feedback from our statewide arts summits tion network. Monday, October 6 held in Portland revealed there was an opporThe Oregon Arts Commission, housed in 8:30am-4pm at the Riverhouse Convention Center tunity to better address specific regional needs Business Oregon, was established in 1967 $50 registration (includes box lunch), ($40 for ACA or NAO members. to foster the arts in Oregon and ensure their by presenting smaller, geographically focused Call Michelle Solley at 541-508-8785 for ACA membership information.) excellence. Recognizing the impact the arts summits,” said David Huff, the Commission’s assistant director. “We chose to begin a new have on Central Oregon and the economy, Arts & Culture Alliance Members: model with Central Oregon due to its comthe Arts & Culture Alliance was formed in 2nd Street Theater. Art in Public Places, Art in the High Desert, Arts, Beautifica- May 2010. The ACA understands the need mitment to cultural tourism and diverse array tion & Culture Commission, Arts Central, Atelier 6000, Bella Acappella Harmony, for collaboration and networking; their of arts organizations and partnerships.” The 2014 regional summit, Exploring Bend Chamber of Commerce, Bend Dance Project, BendFilm, Caldera, Cascade shared purpose in working together to proConnections, will highlight the state of the Arts & Entertainment, Cascade Chorale, Cascades Theatrical Co., Central Oregon mote the arts and supporting each other esarts in Central Oregon, with breakout ses- Mastersingers, Central Oregon Symphony Association, COCC Barber Library Ro- tablishes a collective voice. sions on public value of the arts, art in health tunda Gallery, Des Chutes Historical Museum, Deschutes Public Library, High DesThe partnership with the Arts Commission care, cultural tourism, Oregon’s art ecology, ert Chamber Music, High Desert Journal, Les Schwab Amphitheater, Lubbesmeyer celebrates the ACA’s recent nonprofit status, creative place making and art in business. Studio, Mockingbird Gallery, Museum at Warm Springs, Redmond Community which will enable the ACA to pursue addiThe summit is open to individual artists, arts Concert Association, Roundhouse Foundation, Scalehouse, Sisters Folk Festival, Sis- tional collaborations to better meet its mission supporters, arts-related businesses and vol- ters Outdoor Quilt Show, Sunriver Music Festival, Sunriver Stars Community The- to promote Central Oregon as a cultural destiunteers, as well as staff and board members ater, Terpsichorean Dance Studio & Tower Theatre Foundation. nation and to promote and strengthen collabMembership is open to creative arts practitioners, nonprofits, businesses, artists, oration within the art and culture community. of nonprofit organizations. The Summit’s keynote speaker, Doug Bor- groups and organizations that focus on the arts. www.artsandculstureco.org www.artsandcultureco.org

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