Building Community Through the Arts!
As the Central Oregon regional arts and culture council, Arts Central has assumed leadership in public art, leading the charge to establish a 1% for Art program in Bend. Arts Central is working with Sisters, Madras, Redmond, Prineville and Warm Springs on a variety of subjects such as public art management and cultural planning. Arts Central was the original lead partner for implementation of arts and culture planning for Bend 2030, the city’s visioning process and serves as the manager of the Deschutes Cultural Coalition of the Oregon Cultural Trust.
The region’s need for arts and culture resources in the fields of education, social services, beautification, planning and tourism are immense. Arts Central Represents the nonprofit art field by serving on the Nonprofit Network of Central Oregon Advisory Committee. Arts Central is at the table with the Governors Regional Solutions Central Oregon Task Force. Behind the scenes we work with nonprofit arts groups on issues such as board development, HR, grants and fundraising. Arts Central continues to expand its services to meet as many of these needs as possible.