Executive Director Recruitment!

posted on Apr 09, 2021

The Board of Directors of the Oregon Country Fair is seeking a dynamic, collaborative and strategic leader to build on the Fair’s rich history of supporting the arts, land stewardship and philanthropy, and to help shape the Fair’s ongoing relevancy in a changing world. Read more about this opportunity and how to apply and the job description.  Applications are due May 10, 2021.

Update on 2021 Fair

posted on Apr 09, 2021

We are excited to announce that OCF will be presenting Fair in the Clouds: A Virtual Event from July 9th-12th, 2021. Please join us for 3 days of Fair magic and a long-awaited opportunity to gather, albeit virtually, as a community! Due to the continued public health risk presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be hosting our traditional large in-person event this summer, but look forward to seeing you in the virtual clouds – and at future Fair programs!

“Fair In the Clouds: A Virtual Event” Web Developers Needed for 2021

posted on Mar 26, 2021

The “Fair In the Clouds: A Virtual Event” Steering Group is looking for talented web developers with advanced skills in the following areas (you do not need ALL of these, but the more, the better!)

Find the application form here: https://form.jotform.com/210750924478157

  • HTML & CSS Wizardry
    • HTML5
    • Bootstrap
    • CSS | SCSS
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
    • Vanilla JavaScript skills a big plus
    • jQuery
  • AWS skills, Firebase
    • Optional, but helpful!

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Statement of Solidarity

posted on Mar 09, 2021

*original post date, June 9, 2020*

The Oregon Country Fair expresses our profound outrage at the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others before them whose lives have been taken by racial violence.  We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the ongoing protests occurring throughout our country against the systemic racism that leads to these horrific deaths.

As an organization and community, the Oregon Country Fair is committed to the quest for social justice and the right for all people to live creative lives of dignity, respect, and meaning. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic and yet more killings of Black Americans have exposed the systemic racist underpinnings of our country and revealed how short we have fallen in creating a nation with “liberty and justice for all.”

We need to call out and condemn racism, oppression, and injustice when we see them in the world – but that starts at home.  We pledge to look within and prioritize the difficult and uncomfortable work of challenging and overcoming the deeply entrenched personal and organizational assumptions and biases that have hindered our progress toward becoming a more welcoming, inclusive, and equitable organization and community for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

Diversity Committee Fundraiser Fall/Winter

posted on Dec 10, 2020

Greetings, Fair Community.

Join us in our campaign to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive Fair. 

Although many people think of the Fair as a warm and  welcoming space, this feeling isn’t shared among all in our community. Inequity, cultural appropriation, and harmful actions too often create an unfriendly environment for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ individuals and communities. The Fair Family is now taking a deeper look into what it means to be a truly diverse community and has proposed initiatives that will move us toward the organization we need to be.

In the recent national climate of calling communities to action to address racial inequities, the atrocities suffered within communities of color and are being validated on a larger scale by white bodied people. The Fair understands the great need within our family to ensure that all members of marginalized groups feel both welcome and supported in seeking justice and change. In an effort to make our organization more fair and equitable, the Fair has begun work to heal the systemic racism and oppression within our community. 

The dedicated volunteers comprising the Diversity Committee have proposed a series of initiatives to the Board of Directors. The intent is to set a new direction for the Fair that builds diversity, equity and inclusion into the fabric of our community. The Fair has committed financial resources toward this initiative, but due to the impact of canceling this year’s event our finances are limited. We hope you can join us in this work by making a donation.

We need your help so that:

  • The Fair’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion program can be developed under the guidance of consultants with the required  expertise and training ability 
  • An equity and inclusion education program can be developed and made available to all staff, persons in leadership positions, volunteers, and booth representatives
  • The Fair achieves structural change that creates a culture of equity and inclusion that we can all celebrate

We believe that doing this work within our organization is the best way to support the larger social justice movement spreading  across the country. Your donation will help ensure that the Fair is a welcoming place – for everyone.

We hope you will support our goals  through your tax-deductible contribution. To learn more about this campaign and to make your gift, please visit the Oregon Country Fair donation page. And make sure to visit the Merch Sales portal for special Oregon Country Fair merchandise to show your support for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion!

Thank you!

P.S.
Do you know about the Oregon Cultural Trust’s Match Program? Use it to double your giving to Arts and Culture in Oregon with no double cost. If you donate to a cultural non-profit (The Fair!) and make a matching contribution to the Cultural Trust, your donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust will be eligible for a dollar for dollar state tax credit (up to $1,000 for taxpayers filing jointly and $500 for singles). To learn more go to: https://culturaltrust.org/resources/faq/

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