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November Greetings from Executive Director Dinah Minot 

Let’s keep the momentum going! Please donate to Creative Portland so that we can continue to bring you First Friday Art Walk, Arts in the Chamber, Portland's Arts & Culture Summit, Hear Here, and Monday Morning Drop By. Our goal is to increase arts visibility and to provide free access to the arts. Convening stakeholders to brand Portland as a creative center and arts destination is a top priority identified in the cultural plan update of 2018. In addition to our signature programs, our FY19 notable accomplishments have included: Cultural Plan Update of 2018: A Living Action Plan, adopted by City Council; Arts & Culture Summit 2019, hosted at Ocean Gateway with 200 cultural leaders; Hear Here, an inaugural local talent showcase; NEA Our Town 2019 Grant recipient for Creative Bus Shelter Initiative; Creative Portland Art Gallery: two juried art exhibitions; 2 Degrees connectivity program, re-launched with Live + Work in Maine & People’s United Bank; Fiscal Sponsorships: CP provided 13 sponsorships to organizations & initiatives including Indigo Arts Alliance, SPEEDWELL projects, and Startup Maine. Thanks, and onward!


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