Business Membership

UMPQUA VALLEY ARTS

POSITIVELY CONNECTED!

DOUGLAS COUNTY BUSINESS

                                 

Our Business Membership Campaign is based on the reality that UVAA and the business community are Positively Connected to each other. Without a viable economy, our arts and cultural institutions will barely be able to scrape by; without strong arts and cultural institutions, businesses are at risk–the ability to attract and retain outstanding employees diminishes and the region’s livability suffers.


Our Established Programs Continue to Thrive

Filling a major void in the elementary school curriculum, UVAA provides hands-on arts learning experiences for 7,500 K-5 students. Our bi-annual Douglas County Student Art Show attracts 450 works by children from Glide to Reedsport. Over 30 gallery exhibits demonstrate the breadth and depth of artistic excellence throughout the Umpqua Valley. The 46th Summer Arts Festival re-affirms UVAA’s commitment to celebrate the talent that surrounds us, with a 10% increase in attendance.

Our New Programs Respond to Community Needs

An after-school program for teens is launched, in collaboration with the YMCA, and arts education is brought to the River Rock school at the Douglas County Jail. Gallery Talks on Saturdays give insight into the creative process. Community Conversations on Wednesday evenings engage the public in topics which connect their experience of the exhibits with the larger community. Music For the Arts adds a hugely successful Summer Jazz Barbecue.

Our Beautiful Historic Building Flourishes

Fabulous volunteers restore the building’s pillars to their original beauty. Corridor Gallery exhibits are greatly enhanced with the installation of track lighting. The Paul Smith typewriter exhibit includes new works beautifully re-framed.

UVAA’s Infrastructure is Stronger than Ever

A robust revised strategic plan invigorates the organization. Our first-ever marketing plan positions us to increase awareness of the pivotal role UVAA plays in the every-day lives of people in Douglas County.

Excellent Results on Grant Conversions

A $20,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation and a $14,000 Arts Services grant from the Oregon Arts Commission demonstrate that major funders recognize the important role UVAA plays in the life of Douglas County.

A Vision for the Future

In October, UVAA convened a special Sustainability Task Force with the goal of achieving a sustainable organization by 2021. With an ongoing commitment to be connected to our community and respond to its needs, with a track record of excellence in our programming and services, we are confident that this ambitious goal can be realized — with your support!


BENEFITS OF BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP

$500 level:

  • Link to your business on the UVAA website
  • Large business name plaque on the “color wheel” sculpture display at the Arts Center specially designed by local wood artist Dick Worthey
  • One free two-hour room rental per month during hours of operation – pending availability; 50% discount at other times
  • A decal which identifies the business as a supporter of UVAA
  • 10% discount on gift shop purchases, gallery purchases, and member rates for classes and workshops
  • Two tickets to a Music for the Arts dinner **NEW**

 

$125 level:

  • A link to your business on the UVAA website
  • Small business name plaque on the “color wheel” sculpture display at the Arts Center specially designed by local wood artist Dick Worthey
  • A decal which identifies the business as a supporter of UVAA
  • 50% discount on one two-hour room rental per month during hours of operation – pending availability; 25% discount at other times
  • 10% discount on gift gallery purchases and member rates for classes and workshops

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Friends of the Umpqua Valley Arts Association: 

Hallie E. Ford Endowment for Arts in Education of The Oregon Community Foundation, Ed Moorin Trust, Oregon Arts Commission, Dr. John Wm. and Betty Long Unruh Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Betty Long Unruh Arts Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, United Commercial Travelers, Cow Creek Band, Arnold Morton, Lory Utz, Richard Worthey and Debbie Kelley, Marie Rasmussen, Umpqua Insurance, Umpqua Bank, Lone Rock Timber, Dawn and Jeffery Thomas.