Draft Cultural Plan: Virtual Town Hall


April 9 - 06:00 pm


April 22 - 08:00 pm

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Our Creative Future

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Join us for a virtual research briefing to learn more about the Portland regional cultural planning process.


Last winter and into late spring of 2023, the team working on a new arts and cultural plan for the tri-county region (Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington Counties) conducted extensive listening and research to understand different community members’ visions and priorities for our creative future.

Since then, the Steering Committee and consulting team have conducted several community briefings to share and discuss the research findings. At the same time, we’ve been working together to use those findings to begin to draft a regional plan, a flexible framework detailing a shared vision and high-level strategies and actions that can be tailored to meet the needs of different municipalities.

Where we’re at

In February, the Project Management Team (a group of local government representatives) and the Steering Committee each met to further refine the draft plan. With their feedback received, we’re now excited to share the timing for the release of a draft plan and opportunities for community members to provide their input.

Here are the dates to know:

  • A draft cultural plan will be published on March 25.
  • You can comment online until April 15.
  • We will hold an in-person town hall on Wednesday, April 3, 4-6 p.m., at the Native American Student and Community Center at Portland State University.
  • You can also attend this virtual town hall on Tuesday, April 9, 6-8 p.m.

The work is just beginning

We’re excited to reach this milestone, but we recognize that the hardest work—bringing a shared vision to life—is still to come.

We’re talking with local government leaders about how to create action plans fitting the different needs and goals of various communities, from urban centers to rural areas. Project Management Team and Steering Committee members are discussing how to structure advisory groups to champion and lead the implementation of the plan.

Please stay involved

Though many of the emerging strategies may be geared toward actions that local governments can take to enrich the arts and cultural fabric of our region, there’s plenty that residents, artists and organizations can do to support its goals…

  • Lend your voice.
  • Advocate for government leaders to implement the plan.
  • Support our local arts and cultural institutions.
  • And, last but most certainly not least, continue to be creative yourself.

Thank you for continuing on this journey with us!

If you RSVP’d and are no longer able to attend, you can cancel your order by following these steps.

This effort is being led by staff from Portland’s City Arts Program; Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties; the cities of Hillsboro and Beaverton; the Metro regional government and the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC), with additional financial support from Travel Portland, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, and the James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation.

Learn more at: ourcreativefuture.org

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