Arts, Culture Boards To Discuss New Hire

OPB | Feb. 24, 2014 5 a.m. | Updated: Feb. 24, 2014 1:44 p.m.

Key administrators for the arts and culture will gather Monday morning to talk about setting the stage for new leadership.

The Oregon Arts Commission and the State’s Cultural Trust have a close relationship. The Trust raises money for arts and other goals like historic preservation. The Arts Commission is the funnel for much of that cash, and several other kinds of money.

The administrator that oversaw both for 19 years, Chris D’Arcy was pushed out late last year. While there was no misconduct, little information was available about the surrounding circumstances.

The Cultural Trust and Arts Commission provide funding for hundreds of arts and cultural programs each year, like this production of Macbeth at Hillsboro's Bag 'n' Baggage Theatre.

The Cultural Trust and Arts Commission provide funding for hundreds of arts and cultural programs each year, like this production of Macbeth at Hillsboro's Bag 'n' Baggage Theatre.

Casey Campbell

Now the advisory boards of both agencies are gathering to recruiting a replacement. They’re also scheduled to talk about a survey sent to arts and cultural groups statewide, to gauge what needs the next executive must meet.  

The meeting will be held via teleconference, so there’s nothing to attend in person, but the groups are encouraging people to join via conference call.

The meeting agenda includes 50 minutes for public comment.

The Oregon Arts Commission And the Oregon Cultural Trust provide grant money for programming at OPB.

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