Oregon Arts Summit 2015

Ashland, Oregon
Friday, October 02, 2015
Oregon Arts Summit 2015
Friday, October 02, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Ashland Hills Hotel + Suites
(541) 482-8310
2525 Ashland St.
Ashland, Oregon 97520
United States

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Fee Structure
Attendance Fee – $85 per participant

Special Announcements:
  1. Discounted rooms now available across the street at the Best Western Window Inn for $115/nt. Must be booked by September 24. To Make your reservation contact the hotel and ask for the Oregon Arts Summit rate: 541-488-2330
  2. Want to offer a ride to Ashland? Looking to carpool? Sign up here for carpooling: GROUP CARPOOL
  3. We are asking that all Summit attendees read in advance the Building Public Will materials in order to be prepared for the session. Those materials can be found online here  https://www.artsmidwest.org/programs/building-public-will.

Oregon Arts Summit 2015

Produced by the Oregon Arts Commission and
Supported by the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation

About the Summit
Art is a representation of the world we live in and is a form of creative and self-expression that allows us to connect to each other. Art tells our stories, creates communities and enriches our lives.

On October 2nd the Oregon Arts Commission will be hosting the annual Oregon Arts Summit in Ashland, Oregon to open a forum for a creative exchange. How can we all work together to make our communities stronger? We will be discussing Building Public Will and will provide opportunities for you to exchange resources with colleagues in the same region or discipline.

The majority of program content will be held on October 2nd but we invite you to participate in in pre-conference programming on the 1st or to stay and enjoy the richness of the region through the weekend.

Who Should Attend
  • Arts Organizations
  • Board Members
  • Art Associations
  • Elected Officials
  • Art Council Members 
Programing Content
See the Agenda and Speaker tab above

Oct 1 - Welcome Reception & Dine Around Event
Oct 2 - Creative Exchange Oregon Arts Summit
Oct 3 - OSF Production Facility Tour

Why Should You Attend

The Oregon Arts Summit is Oregon’s single most important convening of the year for Oregon’s arts community. This is our day together when seasoned professionals and emerging leaders gather together to learn, to share and to exchange ideas. Through this we will build relationships, networks and ultimately strengthen our statewide arts community.

Where is the Summit Located
In order to showcase the richness of art across our entire state we are hosting the summit this year in Southern Oregon. This is an opportunity for attendees to experience the depth and richness of art across this region. We will have artist showcases from this area, opportunities to take art tours, to see shows and to meet Southern Oregon Arts Leaders.

Host Hotel:
Ashland Hills Hotel + Suites
2525 Ashland St
Ashland, OR 97520

There is currently a waiting list for rooms at the host hotel but discounted rooms are available directly across the street. Contact the Best Western Windsor at 541-488-2330 for the Oregon Arts Summit rate of $115/nt.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is generously offering all summit attendees the opportunity to purchase tickets at a 20% discount.

Save 20% on any OSF performance from Thursday, October 1–Sunday, October 4. Buy your tickets online at www.osfashland.org with PROMO CODE 13440 or call the Box Office at 1-800-219-8161 to get your Oregon Arts Summit discount. Offer valid only for performances 10/1/15-10/4/15. Not applicable to previously purchased tickets. No refund/no exchanges. Offer does not apply to C seats.

Registration is limited and just $85 a person.

The deadline to apply was September 1st. If the cost to attendance is prohibitive to your participation, we offer a statewide scholarship that waives the cost of attendance. We ask you to apply for a summit scholarship HERE.

Arts Tour
On Saturday morning we will have the opportunity for a behind the scenes production tour at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. We ask all attendees who are interested to sign up when you register for the Summit so that we can be sure we have enough tour guides and shuttle services arranged. The tour will be a 45-minute tour of the new OSF production facility. This 60,000 sq. ft. facility houses the scene shop and provides the costume storage for the company. During your tour you will meet production staff, you will learn how a repertory theatre operates and you will see sets for the first four shows for the 2016 season in production. (Twelfth Night, Great Expectations, River Bride and Yeoman of the Guard)

Sign up for tours when you register for the conference. 

*Backstage Tours are also available through the OSF Box Office

Dinner with the Oregon Arts Commission
On Thursday when you check in at the Summit registration you will have the opportunity to sign up for a Commission dinner. These dinners will be at select restaurants around the city and will provide you the opportunity to have an intimate dinner with other arts leaders. An OAC Commissioner or staff member will join you for this evening out. It will be an opportunity to meet new people or reconnect to some familiar arts leaders. Each dinner will be booked from 6-8PM and will be no host. You will be responsible for your own tab. From dinner there is still time to enjoy one of the many performances happening in town. Catch a show, catch a movie or even catch a concert.

For the list of dinners, click on the Conference Activities tab. The sign ups will be available Thursday onsite when you arrive at registration.

Click Here to Register Now!

Contact Information

  • For Registration Questions:
    Samantha Swaim
    Swaim Strategies
    Phone: 503-234-4546
    Email: sam@swaimstrategies.com
  775 Summer Street NE, Ste 200   |   Salem, Oregon 97301-1280
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