Dear Oregon Folklife Supporter,
It’s that time of year, and we know you’re getting a lot of solicitations. So why give to the Oregon Folklife Network?
Because we help to ensure the vitality and longevity of Oregon’s diverse cultural heritage—and that’s what makes Oregon truly great.
To be a part of OFN's ongoing story— from our Folklife Fieldschool collaboration with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs K8 Academy to our Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program—make an end-of-the-year tax-deductible gift to the Oregon Folklife Network Fund.
When you give to OFN, remember to make a matching donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust, which will credit their portion back to you as an Oregon state tax credit.
- Fund the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program, which enables master tradition keepers such as Persian storyteller Azar Salehi, Wasco beadworker Roberta Kirk, and rawhide braider Jack Armstrong to teach their knowledge and skills to another generation;
- Add folk and traditional artists to the Oregon Culture Keepers Roster, a cultural resource that showcases traditional artists such as old time musician Mark Ross, charro Antonio Huerta, or Governor’s Arts awards winner Esther Stutzman so that presenting organizations, schools, libraries, museums, and others can hire Oregon traditional artists to perform or demonstrate;
- Create exhibits and public programs that highlight saddle makers, hip hop artists, fisherpoets, and more.
“Donate+Match = Get the Whole Match Back!”
OFN connects—with culture keepers in Tribes and communities, local and statewide programs and agencies, and with audiences statewide. OFN helps Oregon’s traditional arts thrive.
We hope you’ll be a part of our efforts to nurture Oregon’s diverse cultural heritage.
Thanks so much for your support!
Riki Saltzman, Executive Director
Oregon Folklife Network