This blog has been critical of the Regional Arts and Culture Council. But everyone interested in the how Portland’s public art connect with politics, with industry, with schools, with other communities, both nearby and far off, and in the business of the arts, ought to take a look at the elegant RACC 2006 Annual Report.

See – RACC 2006 Annual Report (6.7 MB PDF)

Beautiful pictures remembering arts events and people over the past year, lists of donors and grantees, board members, committee members, staff members, a budget summary, successes and challenges – this report sets an excellent example of how public arts bureaucracies stay relevant, transparent and engaged by sharing information with advocates, artists and admirers.

Good job folks.