AAD students conduct interviews at the OAC Arts Education Congress

AAD graduate studentsGraduate students in the Arts and Administration Program, and Assistant Professor Dr. Lori Hager, were  among the 100 invited delegates to the first Oregon Arts Education Congress, convened by the Oregon Arts Commission on November 17, 2008.  Graduate students participated as delegates and also documenters, including conducting video interviews, which are now included on the initiative’s website.  Interviews can be viewed at:

Hager will continue on as part of the seven-member Leadership Team responsible for initiating the planning of this ongoing initiative.

AAD Professor Lori Hager“The agenda of the Arts Education Congress invited delegates to help develop the Oregon Bill of Creative Rights, a platform of shared values that will frame a long-range visioning process for arts education in Oregon. The delegates met in two caucus sessions, and each of 10 themes were developed as drafts for the Bill of Creative Rights, which will be further developed in the months to come.”

Welcome to the Winter 2009 issue of CultureWork

In the current uncertainty of the economic market, many arts and cultural organizations are looking at ways to combine their resources through administrative collaborations. In this issue of CultureWork, Laurie Dean Torrell, Executive Director of Just Buffalo Literary Center, offers an excellent overview of a working case study. She describes how Just Buffalo, Big Orbit Gallery/Soundlab, and CEPA Gallery have joined interests over the past three years. Through specific planning and implementation processes, these three organizations have found ways to positively enhance their individual work through collaborative efforts such as space sharing, job sharing, and administrative planning. Torrell additionally offers recommendations for organizations considering their own administrative collaborations as financial support and public participation decreases.

To read the current issue of CultureWork: A Periodic Broadside for Arts and Culture Workers, go to http://culturework.uoregon.edu