Oregon Public Broadcasting is pleased to announce a $1-million commitment from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation in support of coverage of the arts, culture and history, with a special focus on developing younger and more diverse audiences.
“We are extremely pleased to have such a passionate and generous advocate for the arts in this region,” said Steve Bass, OPB president and CEO. “This support comes at a crucial moment, and will help OPB connect even more people with the arts, culture and history of the Northwest.”
The Miller Foundation’s grant will assist OPB in its efforts to integrate broadcast and online arts and culture programming. The grant provides support for continued innovation in reaching online audiences, while providing better service for large and loyal broadcast audiences.
Over the next three years, the grant will provide support for OPB’s Arts and Life online magazine (opb.org/artsandlife); Oregon Art Beat, the weekly TV series profiling Northwest artists, musicians and artisans and their work; Oregon Experience, the award-winning history series that brings to life fascinating stories that reinforce our shared identity as Oregonians; and coverage of arts and culture topics on Think Out Loud, OPB’s weekday radio and online conversation.
OPB delivers excellence in public broadcasting to 1.5 million people each week through television, radio and the Internet. Widely recognized as a national leader in the public broadcasting arena, OPB is a major contributor to the program schedule that serves the entire country. OPB is one of the most used and most supported public broadcasting services in the country and is generously supported by 115,000 contributors.
About the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation
The James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, an independent private foundation, was established in 2002 to enhance the quality of life of Oregonians through support of the Arts and Education.