OCCA Offers Free Arts Website Listings
The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) is offering free learning sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 24th, and 25th, to all Curry County artists, gallery owners, presenters of arts-related events, and arts, heritage and humanities organizations, to learn how to input their information on OCCA’s new website, www.coastarts.org. This website is the only one of its kind devoted exclusively to promoting coastal Oregon arts.
These easy and free sessions teach people how to enter, at no cost, arts-related events, classes, workshops, auditions, receptions, artists’ profiles into our website, and become part of OCCA’s coastal Events and Arts Directory. Artists, public relations, executive directors, event coordinators, marketing people, and volunteers, who handle their organization’s press releases, will want to attend.
Through a grant from Meyer Memorial Trust, OCCA redesigned its coastarts.org website, and the Oregon Community Foundation grant from the Fred Fields Fund, is allowing OCCA to create its Coastal Arts Network Design and Optimization (CAN DO) initiative to teach organizations and artists to input their information and keep it current.
The OCCA buys local, regional and national advertising to promote and drive people to coastarts.org and the site is quickly found with common search tools of the Internet. The site has a built-in refined search capability to allow anyone to find the art resource quickly and timely, whether it be an event, gallery, artist, venue, or art organization. More importantly, if you are an artist, performer, or event coordinator for art events on the coast, you will have a special ability to submit the content of your listings at this site easily online anytime at will, making it the freshest list of culturally fun and interesting things to do.
OCCA’s CAN DO Outreach and Education Representative (OER), Ernest Brown, conducts these free learning sessions. Pre-registration by Tuesday, September 17th, is required as space is limited. If you have a laptop or tablet computer, please bring it to the session; however it is not a requirement for participation.
In Port Orford the session is being offered at the Port Orford Library on Tuesday, September 24th, 1 pm to 3 pm.
In Gold Beach a learning session will be given at Southwestern Oregon Community College - Gold Beach Center on Tuesday, September 24th, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
In Brookings, a learning session will occur at the Manley Arts Center on September 25th,
1 pm to 3 pm and again at the Chetco Community Public Library on September 25th, 6 pm to 8 pm.
To register for a free training, please call Ernest Brown at 541-574-2650 or email him at [email protected]
OCCA, as the nonprofit regional arts council for the Oregon coast, promotes and provides high caliber arts experiences on the Oregon coast. It is the “go to” source for information connecting residents and visitors in an easy, accessible manner.