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METROPOLITAN ARTS COMMISSION

The Metropolitan Arts Commission (MAC) was established in September 1973 by Multnomah County and the City of Portland, The Commission received a charge to support the arts as well as make the arts increasingly accessible to the general public.

The Commission administers a Grants Program, a Visual Arts in Public Places Project, and MAC awards; provides information and technical assistance concerning the arts; and carries out special arts programs.

The Arts Commission is made up of fifteen volunteer members, nine appointed by the City and six appointed by the County, and has three full–time staff members

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Metropolitan Arts Commission Minutes

1974 –
2.0 c.f.

Minutes, arranged chronologically in binders.

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Metropolitan Arts Commission Grant Project Files

1973 –
4.5 c.f.

Projects include applications submitted by individual artists, art organizations, and social service organizations with organizational histories. Files also include related correspondence, examples of work, if applicable, project descriptions and budgets, and resumes. Arranged alphabetically by recipient name.

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CETA Funded Artists

1975 –
3.5 c.f.

Records relating to the applications, resumes, and progress reports submitted by CETA funded artists. Includes a record of artist activities, supplies, hours, locale, photographs of work, description of performing artists* activities, and performance evaluations.

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Special Arts Projects Files

1976 –
3.0 c.f.

Records contain information on special art–related projects, such as the Transit Mall, Artquake, Community Schools, and Portland Development Commission South Auditorium activities. Each project includes information on the artists involved, slides of the artwork, news-clippings, funding information, and correspondence.

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Visual Arts File

1976 –
2.0 c.f.

Projects funded through either MAC or CETA which relate to the visual arts. File includes samples or photos of work with supporting data, such as registration forms, news clippings, and correspondence. Arranged alphabetically by artist, regardless of year.

 

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