We are so grateful to our loyal audience members, local business advertisers, sponsors, special event participants, funding organizations, and friends. You are the heart and soul of this program; you are the reason this series has run successfully for more than 40 years.
During what would typically be our 2020-21 season, Smith Fine Arts Series has pressed ‘pause’ on in-person performances. This decision was made after carefully considering the well-being of our patrons, artists, and staff; subscriber feedback; and the ever-changing nature of the current pandemic. While we fully recognize there is no substitute for an in-person experience, we will be offering some new and creative ways to connect you with world-class performing arts.
Between revenue loss from ticket sales and budget cuts—specifically, stemming from the elimination of a student-fee grant that accounted for nearly one-third of our budget—we are being challenged to adapt to a new landscape. During this short hiatus, our efforts will focus on securing Smith Fine Arts Series financially, to ensure that world-class performances and outreach activities will be here for the wider community for years to come.
We look forward to welcoming you back in person to Rice Auditorium in 2021-22!
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Smith Fine Arts Series is incredibly grateful to the Oregon Legislature, the Oregon Cultural Trust and the Polk County Cultural Coalition for Coronavirus Relief Fund Cultural Support funding.
The Fred F. Fields Fund of