Oregon Cultural Trust
The Oregon Cultural Trust was created by civic, business, and cultural leaders to preserve and strengthen every aspect of Oregon culture. Its goal is to create a protected endowment of over $200 million to provide long-term support for culture in Oregon.
Deschutes Cultural Coalition
Deschutes County is a showplace for a rich array of heritage sites, museums and events, folkloric traditions and activities; a growing number of literary, visual, and performing artists and crafts people; a host of well received musical, theater, poetry, arts and other events; and exceptional recreational opportunities.
As Deschutes County continues to grow so do the challenges and opportunities that impact the region's cultural assets. On the other hand, the steadily increasing population base has resulted in more interest in, and demand for, local cultural activities and events. Likewise, Central Oregon enjoys a growing reputation as a prime tourist destination giving us an opportunity to feature local heritage, arts and culture activities--which benefits the region economically.
Which such growth, however, come challenges. It is increasingly important that the area's cultural resources--both creative and historic--be protected; that all residents have access to cultural activities regardless of income level; and that a diversity of cultural groups, activities and individuals be maintained--especially those which are grassroots and/or in more rural areas.