Arts & Culture

As Council liaison to the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Nick understands that arts, culture and heritage contribute to our local economy and are the soul of our city.

  • Nick champions small grants that prioritize local, emerging, and diverse artists.
  • Nick supports arts education in our schools, and a fair and accountable Arts Tax.
  • Nick protected funding for the Portland Film Office and Open Signal.
  • Nick helped preserve a unique part of Portland’s culture and heritage by working with community partners to save the Portland Jazz Festival. 
  • Nick is partnering with Chloe Eudaly to address the displacement of artists and arts organisations from our city. 

Nick understands that the arts make Portland a special place. He is our Council champion, fighting to protect Portland’s creative culture.
— Julie Keefe, Portland's former Creative Laureate