OCCA Website Free Training Sessions

presented by: Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA)

Starts:Monday, March 04, 2013  10:00 AMEnds:Friday, March 15, 2013  11:00 AM


Event Description:

The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) offers free trainings in early March to all Lincoln county artists, gallery owners, people who present arts-related events, and arts, heritage (museums) and humanities (libraries) organizations, to learn how to input their information on OCCA’s new website. This website is the only one of its kind devoted exclusively to promoting coastal Oregon arts.

These easy trainings allow people and organizations to enter arts-related events, classes, workshops, auditions, receptions, artists’ profiles and become part of OCCA’s coastal Events and Arts Directory. 

There is no cost to enter events and artist information on the website. Artists, public relations, executive directors, event coordinators, marketing people, and volunteers, who handle their organization’s press releases, will want to take this training.  

Through a grant from Meyer Memorial Trust, OCCA redesigned its coastarts.org website. Now an Oregon Community Foundation grant from the Fred Fields Fund, is allowing OCCA to create its Coastal Arts Network Design and Optimization (CAN DO) initiative to train organizations and artists to input their information and keep it current. 

OCCA’s CAN DO Outreach and Education Representative (OER), Ernest Brown, conducts these free trainings. Pre-registration is recommended as space is limited. If you have a MAC or PC laptop or tablet, please bring it to the session; however, it is not a requirement for participation. 


In the Newport area, at the Newport Performing Arts Center, training sessions are set for

  • 10–11:30 a.m. Mar. 4
  • 10–11:30 a.m. Mar. 9
  • 3-4:30 p.m. Mar. 14

At the Newport Visual Arts Center, training sessions are set for

  • 3-4:30 p.m. Mar. 7
  • 1:30-3:30 p.m. Mar. 11


In Yachats, at the Yachats Commons, training sessions are set for

  • 10:30 a.m. to noon Mar. 5
  • 12:30-2 p.m. Mar. 8 


In Waldport, at the Oregon Coast Community College campus, training sessions are set for

  • 2-3:30 p.m. Mar. 5
  • 9-10:30 a.m. Mar. 8


In Toledo, at the Toledo Public Library, training sessions are set for

  • 6:30-8 p.m. Mar. 13
  • 9:30-11 a.m. Mar. 15 


In Siletz, at the Siletz Public Library, a training session is set for 2 to 3:30 p.m. Mar. 13.

Lincoln City 

In Lincoln City, at the Driftwood Public Library two training sessions are set for Mar. 6:

  • 3 to 4:30 p.m. Mar. 6
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m., also Mar. 6

At the Lincoln City Cultural Center, two training sessions are set for Mar. 12:

  • 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mar. 12
  • 1:30 to 3 p.m. Mar. 12

Arts partners or artists are welcome to come to another training in the county if they are not available during the times OCCA is in their community. 

Because OCCA buys local, regional and national advertising to promote and drive people to this site, participation enhances exposure and reach while at the same time complementing an artist or organization, or city website. It is quickly found on the Internet and has a refined search capability.

To register for a free training, please call Ernest Brown at 541-574-2650 or email him at occa-can_do@coastarts.org.

OCCA, as the nonprofit regional arts council for the Oregon coast, promotes and provides high caliber arts experiences on the Oregon coast. It is the “go to” source for information connecting residents and visitors in an easy, accessible manner.

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