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More Advocacy Resources
The Creative Advocacy Network is our partner in advocating for more local public funding of arts and culture.
Art. Ask for More is a national campaign to support arts education in the schools.
The Oregon Art PAC is non-partisan political action committee that supports local candidates who are committed to increasing public funding for arts and culture.
Act for Art, published in 2009, is a five-year action plan for arts and culture in the region.
Arts Education & Access Income Tax due May 15
Last November, 62% of voters approved a groundbreaking new funding mechanism for arts education and access in our community. As a result, every public Portland elementary school will have an art or music teacher next year, and the remaining funds will be distributed by RACC to nonprofit arts organizations and schools that are actively increasing everyone’s access to the arts.
You are responsible for paying this income tax of $35 by May 15th if all of the following are true:
- You are 18 or older
- You lived in the City of Portland for any part of 2012
- You had income of $1,000 or more in 2012
- Your household is above the poverty level
To help save costs to raise as much revenue as possible for arts education and access, pay your tax online at www.artstax.net. Exemption forms are also available online.
To those who have already paid: thank you! RACC and the six school districts in Portland are looking forward to putting your investments into action.