Category: Arts Education

How Your Attendance Impacts Kids in Oregon

Attendees of the 2016 Portland Creative Conference only know part of the story… They know about the unique experience and true value of the event itself, including inspirational speakers talking about their creative process and valuable creative industries networking. However, the rest of the story is that a high percentage of their registration fees are…

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Announcing a Creative Afternoon Event for Students

Do you have a middle school or high school age son or daughter, niece or nephew, or family friend that you think would benefit from being inspired by creative professionals? The Portland Creative Conference is excited to announce our new partnership with Creativity NEXT, an afternoon of short inspirational talks about creative careers for middle…

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Arts Education Grants Made Possible by Our 2016 Event

The majority of proceeds from Portland Creative Conference registration fees go to support K-12 arts education programs in Oregon through Keeping the Arts, an Oregon-based non-profit. To-date Keeping the Arts has distributed over $92,000 to support such programs. Funds raised at the 2016 Portland Creative Conference were used to provide support for the following arts education programs…

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Conference provides grant to support music programs in Burns, Oregon and other communities

With a desire to support the rural Oregon community of Burns after a difficult period during the occupation of the nearby Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, the Keeping the Arts Board of Directors approved a $2,000 grant to support the band and choir program at Burns High School. The funds came from the pool of grant money raised…

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Arts Education Grants Made Possible by Our 2015 Event

The majority of proceeds from Portland Creative Conference registration fees go to support K-12 arts education programs in Oregon through Keeping the Arts, an Oregon-based non-profit.  We are excited to announce that in 2015 we raised $10,000 for the grant pool! Funds raised at the 2015 Portland Creative Conference were used to provide support for the…

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