Community Partners in Oregon

The Oregon Folklife Network serves as a hub for a wide range of organizations that celebrate traditional art and culture in Oregon. Many exciting projects emerge through these creative and administrative partnerships.

  • The Arts Center: This non-profit organization operates programs for Benton and Linn counties and is the home of the Linn-Benton Regional Arts Council.  The Arts Center is dedicated to representing and serving the region’s communities by creating opportunities for every citizen to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.
  • Bush House Museum: Built in 1878, this house was the home of Asahel Bush II, a prominent publisher, businessman, and political figure in Salem, Oregon. The museum contains a collection of original fittings and furnishings, elaborate wallpapers, ornate fireplaces, and many of the family’s belongings. The museum offers a unique historical glimpse into one of Oregon’s influential families.
  • Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center: This non-profit community-based learning center is a place where people of all cultures can come together in a “living room for learning,” where all people can be teachers and learners, where sharing cultures and expanding literacies enables everyone to take part in the community.
  • Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts: Located at the base of the Blues Mountain Foothills on the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization aimed at providing opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development. With an emphasis on contemporary, fine-art printmaking, it also functions as a venue to practice traditional Native American art practices — weaving, bead working and regalia making — of the Plateau region.
  • Eugene Arte Latino: The mission of Eugene Arte Latino is to the promote the development and cultivation of the Latino Arts in a warm and vibrant environment for the whole community.  Using alternative spaces such as galleries, small businesses and studios, EAL carries out a year long program of exhibits related to Mexican and Latin American traditions, music, visual and performing arts, crafts, dance as well as concerts promoting an awareness of Latin American composition and folk music.
  • Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum: HACCM’s mission entails gathering, preserving, and sharing knowledge of the Hellenic (Greek) American experience in Oregon and SW Washington, starting with the earliest immigrants and continuing into the future; celebrating the rich cultural traditions brought to the region by Hellenes, and honoring the activities and accomplishments of Hellenic Americans; establishing a physical cultural center comprising at least a museum, research and lending library, bookstore, facilities for dance and singing activities, lecture and exhibit facilities, and a gathering place.
  • Northwest Folklife: Northwest Folklife is a year-round nonprofit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for all people to appreciate, share, and participate in the evolving traditions of the Pacific Northwest. Every year since 1972 we have presented the Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle Center on Memorial Day Weekend.
  • PreservationDirectory.com is the online resource for historic preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management in the United States & Canada. Their goal is to foster the preservation of historic buildings, historic downtowns and neighborhoods, cultural resources and to promote heritage tourism by facilitating communication among historic preservation professionals and the general public.
  • Regional Arts & Culture Council: RACC provides grants, workshops, networking, and a host of services for traditional and fine artists, educators, and cultural organizations serving the Portland/tri-county areas of Clackamas, Washington, and Multnomah counties.
  • Washington County Museum: Located in Portland, Oregon, this museum engages the public in learning how history, art, and technology continue to shape communities in the Northwest. The museum contains numerous historical exhibits, an extensive research library, and it offers a wide range of educational experiences for students of all ages.