l989, the Oregon Arts Commission chose the Corvallis Arts
Center as the headquarters for the Linn-Benton Arts Council.
The LBAC is one of ten regional arts councils in the state
of Oregon and functions as a significant partner with the
Oregon Arts Commission (OAC) in providing arts services, arts
planning, and arts advocacy for our two-county region.
The Oregon Arts Commission defines
the core services of its ten regional partners as follows:
dissemination of arts information
of the arts and arts organizations
on behalf of the arts, serving as the 'arts voice' and functioning
as the regional conveyor, promoter, and collaborator on
behalf of the arts
of arts education among adults and children
of arts programming in public places
provide other services specific to the needs and resources
of the communities in each region
The Linn-Benton Arts Council has met this mandate primarily
through the publication of Artspirit, the publication
of a regional Arts Directory, and its Arts-In-Education program.
With this foundation firmly in place, the Linn-Benton Arts
Council continues to create programs and services to meet
the needs of the region.