PDX Pop Now! Attains Tax-exempt Status, Awarded RACC Grant, Holds Volunteer Meeting

PDX Pop Now! is pleased to announce that it's now an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. In addition, the group was recently awarded a Professional Development Grant from Portland's Regional Arts and Culture Council and will soon hold its first volunteer meeting of 2008.

Thanks to the efforts of attorney and sponsor Peter Vaughan Shaver (of Sound Advice, LLC), PDX Pop Now! begins the new year with a bit of wonderful news: a letter of determination from the I.R.S. granting the group 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status as a non-profit arts organization.

Last month, the city's Regional Arts and Culture Council awarded PDX Pop Now! a $1,999 Professional Development Grant, an allocation from a RACC program designed to assist "arts organizations and individual artists in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties with activities that improve their business management development skills and/or brings to them to another level artistically." PDX Pop Now! is one of six regional arts organizations to receive the grant this cycle.

The group will also hold its first volunteer meeting of the year at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, at Backspace (115 NW 5th Avenue), the downtown Portland arcade and entertainment mecca. The volunteer coordinator and several board members will be on hand to talk about opportunities available in booking, staging, sponsorship, hospitality, promotions, and other areas of the PDX Pop organization.
Image: The much-loved 2007 pop fest logo. Maybe it's the sleepiness, but now I really like it.