Our Town

City of Beaverton, Oregon (aka Beaverton Arts Commission)

Beaverton, Oregon

$50,000

2014

The NEA grant will support community engagement and a conceptual design for the Beaverton Performing Arts Center. The center will provide space for art exhibitions, workshops, classes, films, social events, and other large gatherings, meeting the demand for arts activities identified in citywide planning studies conducted during the past decade. City of Beaverton and Beaverton Arts & Culture Foundation, along with the Oregon Arts Commission and other nonprofit partners, will conduct a competitive call to secure an architecture team that will engage the community in a design process in order to establish a conceptual design for the center. Once it has been completed, the center will anchor the downtown urban core of Beaverton, a suburb of Portland with a population of 93,000.