Oregon Folklife Network is a network of statewide culture and heritage partners who operate on state, regional, county, and community levels. OFN's operational partners* provide cash support necessary to our basic operations as well as advice, promotional support, and contacts throughout the state. In turn, OFN provides assistance and program support for partners, both operational and otherwise.
Oregon Arts Commission*
The Oregon Arts Commission awards grants to Oregon artists and art organizations to ensure access to the arts across the state. The organization also coordinates the selection of public art for state facilities and state campuses and develops arts programs for public schools.
Oregon Cultural Trust*
With the goal of creating a $200 million fund to provide long-term support for the arts and humanities in Oregon, the Oregon Cultural Trust awards grants to counties, Tribes, and arts agencies that promote cultural participation.
Oregon Heritage Commission
This governor-appointed commission connects hundreds of organizations and thousands of Oregonians devoted to preserving and interpreting Oregon’s heritage resources. Oregon Heritage Commission programs include museum grant programs, technical assistance for heritage organizations, and an annual conference. The Oregon Heritage Commission also maintains the Oregon Historical Sites Database.
Oregon Historical Society*
The Oregon Historical Society presents exhibits on Oregon history and culture, publishes books, articles, and other resources, and develops educational resources for schools, including online resources and folklife cultural programs.
In addition to offering grants to nonprofits developing community-level programs, Oregon Humanities offers free college-level humanities courses for adults with financial barriers, provides teachers with valuable training, and publishes the magazine Oregon Humanities.
Oregon State Library
The Oregon State Library's mission is to provide quality information services to state government; provide reading materials to blind and print-disabled Oregonians; and to provide leadership, grants, and other assistance to improve local library service for all Oregonians.
OFN Executive Advisory Council
Scott Fitzpatrick, Associate Director, Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Sandra Gladney, Executive Director, Continuing and Professional Education, University of Oregon
David de Lorenzo, Giustina Director for Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
Martha Bayless, Professor of English, University of Oregon
Phil Scher, Divisional Dean for Social Sciences and Professor of Anthropology, University of Oregon
External Advisory Board
Brian Rogers, Executive Director, Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust
Eliza Canty-Jones Editor, Oregon Historical Quarterly; Director of Community Engagement, Oregon Historical Society
Beth Dehn, Manager, Oregon Heritage Commission