Plan approved by the Lane Arts Council Board of Directors, April 8, 2009.
LaneArts 2012 outlines the organization's priorities for the next three years. It is the outcome of an assessment concluding in April 2009.
LaneArts 2012 (1) identifies Lane Arts Council’s priorities, (2) guides how its arts education programs (YouthArts) serve artists, students, and teachers, and (3) reaffirms its essential role in community arts.
Organization: Scope and Capacity
- A. Mission The mission of LaneArts is to:
Strengthen and support arts education and community arts.
- B. Service Region Lane Arts Council provides programs primarily in Lane County and collaborates in other geographic areas.
Programs: Services and Partnerships
Develops and manages excellent arts education programs, working with partners such as schools, ESDs, and PTOs to serve artists, educators, and students.
- In-school programs: Artist Residencies and Performance Assemblies.
- Non-school time programs: After-school, SummerArts, and ArtsWorks teen projects.
- Teacher training, enrichment, and curriculum enhancement.
- To the greatest extent possible increase artist residency programs, cultivate new partners such as ESDs and previously under-served schools, and pursue new programs such as EcoArts residencies.
B. Community Arts.
Develops and manages excellent community arts programs for artists, participants, audiences and collaborates with partners such as local and state governments and community organizations.
- Enhance community arts in Eugene through programs such as grants management with the City’s Cultural Services Division, First Friday ArtWalk, and assisting with the City’s Cultural Plan.
- Collaborate with the Oregon Arts Commission and Oregon Cultural Trust to strengthen arts learning and arts education opportunities, arts services and regional arts council networking, and access to technical assistance.
- Partner with county and regional projects and act as fiscal agent on request and as funds are available.
- To position LAC as a hub at the center of the arts community, assess and take steps to implement web-based resources for connecting the arts community, sharing information, and providing education.
Artists, volunteers, staff, partners and board members are Lane Arts Council’s greatest resource. LAC will:
- Create a succession plan to ensure continued excellence in staff.
- Develop and recruit new Board members who help increase private fundraising, actively promote LAC programs, and carefully steward resources.
- Recruit new volunteers such as the student interns and First Friday ArtWalk hosts.
- Maintain and strengthen the arts education roster of highly qualified artists.
- Expand recognition of outstanding artists and arts supporters through awards and celebration.
- Acknowledge the demands and challenges of an uncertain economy.
To sustain community presence, efficiency in operations and cohesive communications, LAC maintains a professional office in the Midtown Arts Building.
To provide consistent and dependable programs of high quality, the organization will:
- Operate with sound financial management and a balanced budget based on known and likely funding sources.
- Maintain and cultivate diverse fund sources to include:
- Service contracts with schools and local governments.
- Donations and contributions from private individuals and businesses to support services, programs, and management.
- Grants from public agencies and private foundations to support projects, programs, and capacity building.
- Sponsorship when there is the potential for marketing, visibility, and audience appeal.
- Complete and clearly present regular and accurate financial reports, an annual accountant review, and annual report of donors.
- Kate Ali, Lane Arts Council Board member, Artist and LCC art instructor.
- Megan Blankenship, Master's student, UO Arts & Administration Program.
- Janas Durkee, Resident Artist in Lane Arts Council’s YouthArts program.
- Paco Furlan, Principal, River Road/El Camino Del Rio Elementary School (4J)
- Jonathan Light, Music teacher (Pleasant Hill) and School Board, Springfield Schools.
- Tony Lum, Lane Arts Council Board Secretary. EWEB Facilities Manager, Asian Celebration.
- Robert Rubinstein, Storyteller - Writer - Teacher, Multi-Cultural Storytelling Festival
- Paul Safar, co-Artistic Director, Cherry Blossom Musical Arts
- Jodi Sommers, Marketing Director, SOLARC Architecture and Engineering.
- Tulsi Wallace, Land Management Strategies (LMS) and MBA student
- Kip Amend, Lane Arts Council Board member and Architect
- Peggy Grace Chun, Artist and owner Artists Counseling Services.
- Kassia Dellabough, Coordinator, Office of Professional Outreach & Development for Students, University of Oregon School of Architecture & Allied Arts.
- Sarah K. Fix, volunteer with Centro Latino and manager Los Afro-Mestizos de la Costa dance group
- Carolyn M. Gates, Lane Arts Council Board Past President and Artist
- Cindy Ingram, Booking & Promotions, produces Grrrzl Rock
- Dale Mueller, Lane Arts Council Board Vice-President, President of Jacobs Gallery
- Violetta Tarpinian, Secretary-Treasurer, Musicians' Association Local 689 (Musicians Union).
- Julie Weismann, Catalyst, facilitator and
- Nancy Wood, co-Artistic Director, Cherry Blossom Musical Arts.
- Natalie Butto, Organizational and Community Development Facilitator
- Grady Goodall, Lane Arts Council Board Treasurer. J.D. Candidate, UO School of Law
- Bob Hibschman, Lane Arts Council Board President, City of Eugene Planning, Retired.
- Dan Hill, Architect / Senior Principal, Arbor South Architecture
- Lori Hager, Lane Arts Council Board and Assistant Professor, Arts and Administration Program, UO.
- Douglas Beauchamp, LAC Executive Director.
Thank you! Through a series of Think Tanks convened February 2009, these artists and arts activsts contributed to LaneArts 2012: