Program Development, Management, Evaluation

"Because of Bill's strong management of Beaverton's Ten Tiny Dances we have been able to meet all project goals including securing grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Oregon Arts Commission, increasing the number of ethnic dancers, and growing an event of high artistic quality. Goals were achieved because of his effective and enthusiastic outreach, dogged attention to resource development and unwavering pursuit of artistic excellence."

Jayne Scott, Former Senior Program Manager for Arts, Culture and Events
City of Beaverton, Oregon

August Wilson Red Door Project

Portland, Oregon. Conducted program evaluation, including development of a theory-of-change, for Red Door’s Evolve that supports the development of more equitably functioning local criminal justice ecosystems. (2019)

Oregon Community Foundation

Served as evaluator for OCF’s Creative Heights Initiative which supports ($1 million annually) artistic/creative stretch within Oregon’s arts and cultural organizations and individual artists/creatives. Developmental evaluation strategies focused on understanding grantee learning and assessing impact. (2014-2019)

Beaverton Arts Commission

Beaverton, Oregon. Manager of Ten Tiny Dances, an annual event that showcases the work of both contemporary and traditional/ethnic dancers. Managed all elements of external fund development, site selection, artist selection, and community outreach. (2009-2014)

Canoe Group and Oregon Arts Commission

Salem, Oregon. Assisted in conceptualizing and implementing the 2012 Oregon Arts Summit.

Clackamas County Arts Alliance

Managed development of public art projects in Clackamas County. Projects included an outdoor mural in Molalla, public art for a planned library in Gladstone, a ommemorative public artwork for City Hall in Oregon City, and a wall sculpture in downtown Oregon City by artist Lee Kelly. (2011)

The Confluence Project

Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington. Led outreach and fund development for a memorial artwork to be designed by artist Maya Lin at Celilo Park, the site of the former Celilo Falls on the Columbia River. Worked with multiple partners, including Northwest Indian Tribes and residents at Celilo. (2009-2010)

City of Hillsboro, Oregon

Researched and drafted the foundation for a long-term arts and culture fund. (2009)

Oregon Pathways Alliance

Organized and managed two statewide academies for leadership teams from all 17 Oregon community colleges. The academies were design to understand and utilize Career Pathways – a national model for better serving community college students. (2005 and 2007)

Consortium of Neighborhood Cultural and Youth Organizations

Berlin, Germany. Facilitated neighborhood-based cultural and youth organizations working together for the first cultural festival in the Berlin neighborhood of Alt-Treptow. (2006)

Portland Community College

Portland, Oregon. Coordinated a model workforce training project involving five Oregon Community colleges. (2005)

Portland Institute for Contemporary Arts (PICA)

Portland, Oregon. Served as Institute Coordinator for the 2004 Time-Based Art Festival.

Idaho Commission on the Arts

Boise, Idaho. Evaluated ICA’s Building Community Bridges Grants Program. Work included site visits with twelve grantees. (2003)

Oregon Coast Council for the Arts

Newport, Oregon. Evaluated the impact of the Family Arts Agenda Program. (1990)

Metropolitan Human Relations Commission

Portland, Oregon. Worked with the Gresham, Oregon, Public Schools to develop a model program to bridge the language barriers experienced by Hispanic children and their parents and the Public Schools. (1989)

City of Boise

Idaho. Developed a public art program for the Boise Arts Commission and Boise Redevelopment Agency. (1988-89)

Northwest Triangle/Pearl Arts Festival

Portland, Oregon. Planned and managed neighborhood arts festival. (1988 and 1989)

National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies

Washington D.C. Developed a national research report to assist local arts agencies and municipalities in encouraging developers to integrate public art with private development projects. (1989)

The Fairest Tax You’ll Never Pay Committee

Portland, Oregon. Managed the Ballot Measure #51 political campaign to increase Portland’s hotel/motel tax and fund arts organizations. (1987)