Tony Villaneda touches up a painting in a graffiti art exhibit about the school-to-prison pipeline in the Bush Barn Annex in 2019. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter)
The Oregon Arts Commission, in partnership with the Ford Family Foundation, has created a new artist registry so artists can access funding opportunities.
Professional artists from across Oregon are encouraged to sign up for the registry by completing a brief survey about themselves and their artistic practice.
Eleanor Sandys, the Arts Commission’s interim visual arts coordinator, said there many working artists throughout Oregon who aren’t in their database.
“Our hope is to update and expand our artist network so that we can better support the diverse artists in Oregon’s many communities,” she said in a prepared statement.
While the registry will remain open, artists are strongly encouraged to sign up by Sept. 30 to establish a base registry.