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Supporting Arts Education while Producing a Great Event

When you register for to this year’s Portland Creative Conference on Saturday September 12, you’ll be buying a lot more than a blast of creativity for yourself. You already know you’re going to get a peak inside the heads of some of our most innovative and visionary thinkers. But did you know that you’ll also be making it possible for the kids in K-12 to explore their own creativity?  Well, you will! 

Once again, Keeping the Beat is proud to be the non-profit fiscal agent for the event. Keeping the Beat is a nonprofit public charity dedicated to supporting arts education in Oregon. That means proceeds from the Portland Creative Conference will be distributed to one or more K-12 arts education programs.  In today’s economy, that kind of support is more important than ever. 

Last year Keeping the Beat was able to distribute a total of $4,000 from the Conference proceeds to two educational programs: Caldera, an arts education program for underserved Oregon youth, and the Performing Arts Department of the St. Helens School District.  The programs were related in some way to two of the keynote presenters at last year’s conference.

For more details see the recent press release on the Keeping the Beat site.

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