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Art Headlines: June 2012

A huge month of season announcements, staffing changes, awards and solicitations—summarized for a quick study.

By Anne Adams June 27, 2012

Behold the coveted PAMTA, aka Portland Area Musical Theatre Award.


PAMTA (Portland Area Musical Theater Awards) bestowed its trophies on Hairspray and more
Drammys recognized Brother/Sister Plays and more


Bouand Dance Company closed its doors after 7 seasons.


Friends of Chamber Music bringing back Pacifica Quartet, and more!
Defunkt Theater to kick off with Pinter
White Bird Dance will stage a flashmob-style number
BodyVox to bring new Stravinsky and reprise Fresh Blood"
Theatre Vertigo will dive deep with Brecht
Portland Playhouse just added some August Wilson
NW Dance Project maintains a consistent calendar with the return of NEW NOW WOW!, Summer Splendors, etc.


CAN (Creative Advocacy Network) lobbied hard for arts education funding

CoHo Theatre bid farewell to managing director Erin Lucas; Scott Stephens stepped in for interim.

Northwest Film Center is accepting NW Filmmakers’ Festival submissions

Oregon Arts Commission
announced new Career Opportunity and Ford Foundation Grant deadlines
unveiled a new online database as resource for area schools

Oregon Ballet Theatre will collaborate with award-winning eco-sculptor John Grade

Oregon Symphony
saw a near-20% increase in 2011-12 ticket sales
bid farewell to president Elaine Calder

Portland Center Stage
launched new playwright commissioning program; starting with BUST ’s Lauren Weedman
added Venus in Fur to its ‘12-’13 season

PNCA (Pacific Northwest College of Art) received Lee Kelly’s Memory 99 for its permanent collection, plus a gift from Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE

RACC (Regional Arts & Culture Council)
reported record Work for Art fundraising
solicited new project proposals for 2013

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