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    Building pARTnerships Through Community Connections: The Right Brain Initiative and the Art of Collaboration

    King Elementary student masksThe Right Brain Initiative is a public-private partnership of schools, local government, private donors, and the cultural community, working together to make arts education accessible to every K-8 student in the Portland, Oregon tri-county region. Since launching in 2008, the Regional Arts & Culture Council has served as the Initiative’s Managing Partner with Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington as Implementation Partner.  The Initiative’s vision is to transform learning for all children through the arts, creativity, innovation and whole brain thinking. To achieve this vision, Right Brain ignites students’ curiosities and promotes whole-brain thinking by integrating the arts into more traditional subjects; history, reading, writing, science and math come alive with music, theater, dance, visual art and other art forms. Through Right Brain, “students …(continue)

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Arts and Education programming is the heart of Young Audiences’ service to the community, bringing artists and teachers together to ensure the arts are an integral part of our children’s educational experience.

Students actively participate in music, drama, visual arts, dance and literary arts through Residencies, Performances, Workshops and Family Arts Nights.

These programs celebrate, teach and open worlds of expression, helping students cultivate essential knowledge and skills necessary for success in the 21st century— imagination, creativity, self-direction, flexibility and appreciation of diversity and teamwork.

Al-Andalus performs for students at Health and Sciences School.

Al-Andalus performs for students at Health and Sciences School.