Get involved


Last winter and into late spring of 2023, the team working on Our Creative Future conducted extensive listening and research to understand different community members’ visions and priorities for our creative future. The Steering Committee and consulting team have conducted several community briefings to discuss the research findings, and 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.  


We invite community members in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties to offer feedback on a draft plan. Click here to provide your input before April 15. (Having trouble accessing this site? Click here for other options to view the drafts.)


You can also view materials (presentation, video, and transcript) from our April 9 virtual town hall. 


Photo | COH_Sculpture class at the Walters

Public events


  • Artists and Creatives (In Person)
  • Artists and Creatives (Virtual) 
  • Arts and Cultural Organizations (In Person)
  • Arts and Cultural Organizations (Virtual) 
  • Clackamas County Community Conversation (In Person)
  • Clackamas County Community Conversation (Virtual)
  • Community Conversation (Virtual)
  • Community Research Briefing (November 28, Virtual)
  • Open Community Webinar (October 19, Virtual)
  • Washington County Business and Chambers (In Person)
  • Washington County Community Conversation (In Person)
  • Washington County Community Conversation (Virtual)
  • Washington County Community Event Organizers / Tourism Leaders (In Person)

More than 700 people took part in events between February and May 2023. Public events were open to community members across the region, and by-invitation session participants were recruited by members of our Steering Committee, Project Management Team, and, in many instances, with the generous help of community-based organizations. 

Photo | Chapel Theatre Winter Performance Series 2019

By Invitation


  • Arts and Affordable Housing
  • Arts and Cultural Organizations
  • Asian and Pacific Islander Group
  • Beaverton City Councilors
  • Beaverton Diversity Advisory Board and Arts Commissioners
  • Black Community Members 
  • Clackamas County Community Conversation 
  • Contemporary Arts (2)
  • Corporate Arts Gathering
  • Creative Economy, Economic Development, Tourism and Travel 
  • East Multnomah County 
  • Film Industry and the Arts 
  • Foster Program Young Adults 
  • Foundation Funders Gathering
  • Housing Insecure Youth
  • Houseless Community Members
  • Immigrant and Refugee Artists and Leaders 
  • Indigenous Arts Community 
  • Large Arts Institutions
  • Latino Community Discussion
  • Libraries 
  • Mayors in Washington County
  • Metro Area Cultural Coalitions
  • MusicPortland 
  • Queer Artists of Color
  • Research Briefing with Elected Officials
  • Research Briefing with Funders
  • Seniors 
  • Student Artists and Creatives 
  • Teaching Artists
  • Tri-County BIPOC Community Conversation (2) 
  • Washington County Architecture/Real Estate/Development 
  • Washington County Arts and Culture Organizations
  • Washington County Culturally-Specific Organizations
  • Washington County Elected Officials/Government  
  • Washington County NAC & CPO Chairs
Photo | Grantee Immigrant Story Welcoming Week

Community Survey

Nearly 1,500 area residents provided input on our community survey this spring. Thank you! 

This community survey, open to all, was conducted at the same time as a statistically valid survey that was designed to reflect the demographics of our region. 


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