viability of arts and culture organizations, but OSU is an even more significant force. Collaborative and creative opportunities will shape the future of our cultural identity.
- What role should city government play in supporting arts and culture?
- What does the Year of Culture mean for the community?
- How can a vibrant arts and culture scene serve as an economic engine for Corvallis?
In 2002, The Oregonian framed the state’s cultural issues in a way that rings true today:
Tight government funding is only one of several financial problems that have bedeviled Oregon’s cultural scene. Cultural organizations traditionally rely on a combination of government, individual, corporate and foundation gifts in addition to earned income such as memberships and ticket sales. But Oregon has few corporate headquarters. Its foundations are inundated with requests for help with basic needs such as food, housing, health and education. And the tradition of individual giving, long established on the East Coast, is much weaker here.
The meeting will begin at 12 noon in the Banquet Room of the Renaissance Building, 136 SW Washington. As always, attendance is free. A catered lunch is $8 for members and $10 for non-members. To register, send email by April 4 to firstname.lastname@example.org with “City Club April 8” in the subject line.