The Right Brain Initiative


Join us as we demonstrate the importance of public funding for arts and culture in our community.

March 7th, 2011 by Right Brain Team

Last year, members of the Portland Flash Choir, along with more than 200 arts advocates, attended RACC's State of the Arts presentation to show their support for arts and culture.

Coming up this Wednesday, March 9th, the Regional Arts & Culture Council  (RACC), managing partner for Right Brain and the Portland area’s major arts support organization, will present its annual State of the Arts report to the Portland City Council. RACC will highlight how culture and creativity produced by its programming are enlivening our community, supporting economic development, enhancing classroom learning, sparking innovation in business, and creating more vibrant neighborhoods. To date, the City of Portland is Right Brain’s biggest supporter, so this presentation is an important one for arts education advocates. In fact, we’ve arranged for a teacher at Woodlawn, one of our partner schools in Northeast Portland, to give a testimonial on the necessity of the integrated arts education Right Brain has brought to her classroom. Additionally, the PHAME Academy will give a short performance and citizens will be given the chance to directly comment on RACC’s report and testify about their personal experiences with arts and culture.

This event is timed with the City’s budget deliberations for the next fiscal year. RACC has submitted a request for an 8% increase in funding—so we need your help to demonstrate the importance of this public investment.

We invite all of you to join us. We’re working to bring more than 200 members of the local arts and culture community there. Help us celebrate the importance of public funding for the arts and RSVP today!

What: RACC’s State of the Arts annual report presentation
Where: Portland City Hall, Council Chambers, 1221 SW 4th Street
When: Wednesday, March 9th, 9:30-10:30 AM*
*we recommend you arrive before 9:30 to ensure yourself a seat!

Read more about the Regional Arts & Culture Council’s full array of programming, looking out for the total health of the Portland area’s creative community.



Right Brain Team