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I'm not dumping this story on a Friday afternoon in order to beat the news cycle or anything like that. I figure most Culture Shock readers aren't coming to us for breaking news; rather, you are ambling past when you have nothing else to do, or when you accidentally click on a link that leads here. In any case, file this one under “P” for Public Service Message. (As opposed to "M" for Mildly Entertaining Filler).

Last week we posted a list of arts organizations in Oregon which received National Endowment for the Arts grants as part of the fed's economic recovery plan. This week, the Oregon Arts Commission announced who will be receiving the share of federal funds it received from the NEA to be regranted to save arts jobs in the state. When spread across the entire state, the $306,700 in federal money doesn’t go very far. This round reached only sixteen arts organizations:

The Arts Center, Corvallis, $26,000.
Arts Central, Bend, $20,700.
Cappella Romana Vocal Ensemble, Portland, $10,000.
Friends of Chamber Music, Portland, $20,600.
Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, $18,000.
Eastern Oregon Regional Arts Council, La Grande, $10,000.
Ethos Music Center, Portland, $20,000.
Independent Publishing Resource Center, Portland, $10,000.
Lord Leebrick Theatre Company, Eugene, $22,500.
Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, $30,000.
Oregon East Symphony, Pendleton, $8,800.
Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, Otis, $30,000.
Southern Oregon Film Society, Ashland, $29,000.
Tears of Joy Theatre, Portland, $12,000.
Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Roseburg, $20,000.
Write Around Portland, Portland, $20,000.


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