Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. You can print out this page and mail it to the address below or download a word document and email it.

        The Benton County Cultural Trust Planning Committee is part of the state of Oregon's Cultural Trust. We are collecting information about the current cultural activities in our county and a vision for the future in order to develop the Benton County Cultural Plan. This survey will give us an overview of the existing cultural resources that are being met, those that need to be expanded and those that need to be developed.
        For our purposes CULTURE includes ARTS, HERITAGE, AND HUMANITIES. The Trust's long term goal is intended to create wide and enthusiastic participation in the cultural life of Oregon.
         Please be as detailed or as brief as you want and feel free to use additional paper if needed. Include your name and address if you choose. Please note that any personal information given to us will be held in strictest confidence. Thank you. We value your input.
1) Are you aware of any arts, heritage, or humanities groups or activities that have been OMITTED from the attached draft? Please add here with contact name and number.
2) Which cultural organizations or activities are inadequate at present in Benton County, and should be expanded or made more available?
3) What do you think the cultural life of Benton County should be like 20 years in the future? What organizations or activities should we be establishing now, so that they might be flourishing then?
4)Circle to identify respondent
  1) I live in
     a) an unincorporated area
     b) a settlement of fewer than 500 people
     c) a settlement between 500 and 20,000 people
     d) a settlement of more than 20,000 people
  2) I am
    a) male
    b) female
  3) I am
     a) under 18
     b) between 18 and 35
     c) between 35 and 55
     d) over 55
Please mail your completed form to:
Benton County Cultural Plan, Benton County Commission
408 SW Monroe, Corvallis, OR 97333

or email to: wcjssjs"13%"> 

Benton County Cultural Coalition Planning Committee
Draft List of Cultural Events, Groups, Activities, Historical Sites, Venues
July 13, 2003
  116 Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Company B
Abner Kravitz Quintet
Advertising Autumn Leaves Studio
African Drumming/dance (Odd Fellows Hall)
Albany Dance Academy
Albany Civic Theater
Albany Farmers Market
American Field Service
American Business Women's Association
American Association of University Women
ArtCentric Docents
Artrageous Tours
Avery Park
Bald Hill
Be Proactive!
Benton County Fair
Benton County Genealogical Society
Benton County Historical Society
Benton County Historical Society Museum
Blind Rhino (band)
Celebrate Corvallis
Celebration of Bilingual Literacy
Central Valley Voices (Barbershop)
Central Park
Chamber Music Corvallis
Chintimini Chamber Music
City of Corvallis
Community Book Club
Conservatory for Music Education
Contra Dance
Corvallis Academy of Ballet
Corvallis Art Center
Corvallis Art Guild
Corvallis Belly Dance Guild
Corvallis Community Band
Corvallis Community Theatre
Corvallis Farmers Market
Corvallis Folklore Society
Corvallis Hand Weavers and Spinners Guild
Corvallis Junior Youth Symphony
Corvallis Music Teachers Association
Corvallis Parks and Recreation Department
Corvallis Preparatory Orchestra
Corvallis Public School Foundation
Corvallis Public Schools
Corvallis Recorder Circle
Corvallis Repertory Singers
Corvallis Senior Center Ballroom Dance
Corvallis Senior Center Creative Writing
Corvallis Senior Center Sing-a-long
Corvallis Square Dance Club
Corvallis Squares
Corvallis Youth Symphony
Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Foundation
Corvallis-OSU Music Association
Corvallis-OSU Symphony Society
Courthouse Preservation Committee
Cribbage Club
Crossroads International
da Vinci Days
Daughters of Cybele
DC-Aviation Museum
Elementary Strings Program
Eleven Eyes (band)
Endex Poetry Bulletin Board
Fairbanks Gallery (OSU)
Fall Festival
Fiechter House
Finley National Wildlife Refuge
Fort Hoskins Citizens Advisory Committee
Fourth Sunday at Good Samaritan Church
Friends of the Library
Fusion Ball (band)
Future Sunz (band)
G-Sector (band)
Gallery Gazelle
Gaylord House
Get Lit
Golden Light Gallery
Goose Quill Guild
Grassroots Reading Group
Greenbelt Land Trust
Heart of the Valley Children's Choir
Heart of the Valley Smocking Guild
Hill City Bus (band)
Hilltop Big Band
Historic Resources Committee (Philomath)
Historic Preservation Advisory Board (Corvallis)
Historic Resources Commission (Benton County)
Historic Mural in Monroe
Hoolyeh Folkdancers
Illustrated Garden Gallery
Innovative Business Promotions
Kalanjali Corvallis Indian Arts Academy
Lakefront Entertainment Center
Linn Benton Arts Council
Linn Benton Community College
Living Rock Studio (Brownsville)
Madison Avenue Task Force
Magic Barrel (reading)
Majestic Theatre Management
Marys River Quilt Guild
Mid-Willamette Photo-Arts Guild
Mid-Willamette Woodworkers Guild
Monroe After School Art Programs
Monroe Community Museum
Music For All
Neal Gladstone and Company
Opera Theatre Corvallis
Oregon Folklife Festival
Oregon Folklife Heritage Foundation
Oregon State Libraries
Oregon State University
OSU Foundation - Art About Agriculture
OSU Foundation - Oregon Dance
OSU Heritage Foundation
OSU Press
Peace Choir
Pegasus Frame Studio and Gallery
Philomath Frolic and Rodeo
Poetry Enterprises Inc.
Poodle de Ville and Mud Pie Trio
Pro Musica
Reader's Theater
Red, White and Blues Festival
Regional School of Ballet
Renaissance Craft Fair
River Rhythms
Shrewsbury Renaissance Fair
Sister City Association
Soap Creek Schoolhouse Foundation
Springboard Productions
Starker Arts Park
Storytelling Fest
Summit Talent Show
The Critique Group
Thriving Theater
Valley Tix
Very Special Arts for Disabilities (is it in Benton Co?)
Vistas and Vineyards
Where Its @ Community Fair
Wild Rose Gallery
Willamette Ceramics Guild
Willamette Chamber Orchestra
Willamette Literary Guild
Willamette Park
Windmill Center
Wonderkeepers Story Tellers Guild
Youth Dance Project
General categories that we need to get the names of, decide on format, etc:
  Historical houses and civic buildings
Ethnic restaurants
dance groups
OSU and LBCC departments (music (noon concerts, recitals), literature (visiting author series), craft center, art, history, speech, theatre, dance, cultural centers)
garden clubs
library activities, including children's story hours
church choirs
art galleries
poets groups
writers groups
book groups
businesses where music is performed
businesses where art is displayed
musicians (recorder groups, bands, jam sessions)
ceremonial sites
historical buildings
state parks
craft businesses (JoAnne's, Creative Crafts and Frame Shoppe, the ceramic place downtown)
auto body painting and decorating
businesses that sell supplies (books, photo, art, etc)
church performances, art shows
computer services, including web design
businesses involved in the arts, such as R3 Engraving, Edge
newspaper contests for writing and art
private schools
music teachers
dance teachers
art teachers
local industry connections (Blodgett - logging)