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Arts Community Check-in


Edvard Munch, The Scream, 1910

Has it already been a year of pandemic shutdowns? Feeling like a caged animal? Anxious to see your friends again? Missing in-person concerts, readings, performances, art exhibitions? Want to hear how your community partners and fellow artists are doing?


Creative Portland is hosting a discussion, shaped by an arts community steering group, to listen and understand how the community is feeling at the one-year anniversary of the pandemic. Artists, Arts administrators, cultural leaders, arts patrons and community stakeholders are invited to attend. Pay what you can to help offset expenses for our facilitators. Artists (of all genres) are admitted for free. 

Steering group: Christian Adame, Portland Museum of Art; Kelsey Halliday-Johnson, SPACE; Reza Jalali, Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center; Blainor McGough, Mayo Street Arts; Dinah Minot, Creative Portland; & Daniel Minter, Indigo Arts Alliance.


Facilitators: Carole Martin & Keita Whitten



Part 1:

3:00 - 3:05 pm: Welcome by Dinah Minot, Creative Portland

3:05 - 3:30 pm: Artists and cultural leaders share two minutes each 

3:30 - 4:00 pm: Facilitator Carole Martin opens up the floor for public comments/community share




Part 2: 

4:10-5:00 pm: Facilitator Keita Whitten invites shares based on topic prompts:

  • Economic & Financial Fears

  • Equity & Racial Issues

  • Balancing Family/Domestic Duties with Work/Practice

  • Well-being, Loneliness, and Personal Fears



Register via Eventbrite


Pay what you can. Contribute:

$100 cultural organization or sponsor 

$25 cultural leader or arts patron 

$10 - 50 voluntary contribution 

$0 artist