How to Qualify

  • Organizations must be a not-for-profit
  • Arts and culture must be a central part of the mission
  • Headquarters and regular programming must be in Oregon or Southwest Washington


  • Ads can run for 12 months from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.
  • Sidebar ads should be 300x250p in jpg format.
  • Content can be switched out at any time.
  • Ads will run on the side of the website at ORARTSWATCH.ORG and in the weekly e-newsletter.
  • ArtsWatch will have an experienced designer create ads free of charge for organizations that do not have the resources.
  • Email ads to Laura Grimes at
  • NOTE: If you had an existing advertising agreement with ArtsWatch that was disrupted by cancellations due to the pandemic, you will receive fair compensation with upgraded ads or an extended ad agreement in addition to the 12 months of free sidebar ads.


Organizations will acknowledge ArtsWatch on websites, e-blasts, programs, or promotional materials.

Donors and Sponsors

A heartfelt thank you to these financial supporters who are part of The Circle that makes it possible to offer free ads for one year to qualifying organizations:

  • Stephen Adams
  • Angela Allen
  • Amazon Smile
  • Christine Ambrose
  • Kris Anderson
  • Anonymous
  • Joseph Anthony & Heidi Yorkshire
  • The Attic/David Biespiel
  • Linda Austin
  • Judith Bell
  • Richard L Brown
  • Ron Buel
  • Grant Byington
  • Chelsea Cain
  • Sue Horn-Caskey
  • Joan Chapin
  • Robert Conklin
  • Deborah Correa
  • Cheryl Coupe
  • Alexander B. Craghead
  • Laurie Danial Hardiman
  • Christine T D’Arcy
  • Jana Demartini-Svoboda
  • K.B. Dixon
  • Ann F Dudley
  • Leslie Finch
  • Claudie Fisher
  • Katherine L FitzGibbon
  • Jeff Forbes
  • Fred W. Fields Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation
  • The Gallery at Ten Oaks
  • Leanne Grabel
  • Grants Pass Museum of Art
  • Sabina Haque
  • Gillian G Hearst
  • Friderike Heuer
  • Jill Hoddick
  • Laurie Holland
  • Melinda Jackson
  • Gloria Jane Jarrett
  • Cecily Johns
  • Mary Johnson
  • Shelley Jordon
  • Sydney Kennedy
  • Carrie Kikel
  • Robin Krakauer
  • Roger Kukes
  • Ronni Lacroute
  • Nicole Lane
  • Margaret Larson
  • Joan Levers
  • Jeanne Levy
  • Judith Lindley
  • Leonard Magazine and Susan Magazine
  • Cindy Lyndin
  • Linda Mantel
  • Eileen Markson
  • Adam McIsaac
  • Anne E McLaughlin
  • Donna Milrany
  • Moonstruck Chocolate
  • Nancy Morrow
  • Vana O’Brien and Michael O’Brien
  • Trude Parkinson
  • Paul Bright Films
  • PDX Contemporary Art
  • Elsa Porter
  • Portland Youth Philharmonic
  • Ellen Pullen
  • Jana Ragsdale
  • Regional Arts & Culture Council
  • Dell L Rhodes
  • Prudence F Roberts
  • Rita Robillard
  • Chrisse Roccaro
  • Charlotte Rubin
  • Stephen Rutledge
  • Janet Schaeffer
  • Allen Schauffler
  • Paul Sher
  • Craig Shinn and Kathleen Shinn
  • Carol Shults
  • David Slader
  • Kay Slusarenko
  • Karla Smith
  • Cyndy Smith-English
  • Carmen Hill Sorenson
  • David Stabler
  • Greg A Steinke
  • Francesca Stevenson
  • Cynthia Stowell
  • Sue Taylor
  • Nancy Thorn and George Thorn
  • Tualatin Valley Creates
  • Michael Walsh
  • Shu-Ju Wang
  • Barbara Welty
  • Edward Welsh
  • Martha Ullman West
  • Rachel Wiener
  • Robyn Williams
  • Mark Wilson
  • Kathleen Worley
  • Christy Wyckoff
  • Stephen Young and Jane Fellows
  • David Yudkin
  • Patricia Zagelow


Full Endorsements:

The Portland Ballet: “ArtsWatch has been an integral partner for arts organizations across the state since it began. As a resource for arts lovers and patrons, it offers The Portland Ballet an incredible platform. To be put in front of their audience at no cost gives us visibility we currently don’t have while our programs and performances are suspended. When arts gatherings can begin again, ArtsWatch readers will be the ones who support and sustain us into the future. We are grateful for any opportunity to advertise through ArtsWatch.”

BodyVox: “Oregon ArtsWatch is the leading source for informed reporting on the performing arts in Portland.  Maintaining an advertising presence on their website is important to our marketing effort and helps us reach potential audiences for the fine and performing arts in our region.”

Metropolitan Youth Symphony: “Oregon ArtsWatch is a respected voice in the arts community, and this generous offer of free advertising would be an incredible gesture to arts organizations that face shrinking budgets in the upcoming season. Free advertising with Oregon ArtsWatch would greatly benefit Metropolitan Youth Symphony as we share information about our music education program, services for low-income students, and concert performances with the community, broadening audiences and increasing participation in our program.” 

Portland Center Stage at The Armory: “Visibility on Oregon ArtsWatch is absolutely essential for Portland’s arts organizations. ArtsWatch has always been the go-to destination to check the pulse of our creative community. In these difficult times, when our budgets are all so strained, free advertising will be critical as we reopen our doors and rebuild the vital creative heartbeat of this city.”

Chamber Music Northwest: “We can’t gather in person to share our music right now, which makes connecting with our community online more important than ever. Chamber Music Northwest thanks Oregon ArtsWatch for years of in-depth local arts coverage, and their generous in-kind advertising support at this challenging time!”

Kalakendra: “Kalakendra is happy to be associated with Oregon ArtsWatch to reach out to the community about developments on the arts scene.”

Portland Story Theater: “Since its inception, ArtsWatch has been synonymous with quality craft. Insightful. Honest. Supportive. This is a project that recognizes what nourishes people and helps them know what’s worth their time, their energy, their money.

“ArtsWatch is a group of dedicated people – journalists – with an eye and ear for arts and culture, the kind that feeds our community. Their form of critique is not one to diminish the arts, but rather give it a boost and by doing that, give everyone a better understanding and appreciation of the ecology of the arts in the Pacific Northwest.

“Portland Story Theater is a small arts organization whose vision is to advance, inspire and expand our community narrative, one story at a time – and in doing so, preserve and promote the ancient art of storytelling in a way that enriches modern life, allowing and encouraging people to be vulnerable and present in ways that are crucial to the full expression of our humanity. ArtsWatch has been our partner in advancing these ideas and promoting our work so that people know who we are, what we do, and what we believe. There’s honesty in the work of ArtsWatch that serves us all. Serves the soul of our city, our state, our region.”

Portland Youth Philharmonic: “Oregon ArtsWatch has been an insightful voice for arts and music organizations including Portland Youth Philharmonic for years. We are happy to contribute to their generous Full Circle Fund, providing assistance to the Oregon arts community during these unprecedented times. As the nation’s first and oldest youth orchestra, we will continue providing music education to young creatives in the region and look forward to making music for our community again as soon as we are able. When that time comes, we know Oregon ArtsWatch will be there to help us get the word out and reach new audiences.”

We encourage qualified organizations to add their endorsements to this growing list. Join the loop and let the Full Circle Fund benefit your organization today!

Contact Laura Grimes at to add your endorsement and become a participating organization of the Full Circle Fund.

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