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June Teacher Workshops: Arts for Learning

by May 18, 2015 » Add the first comment.
Jailah performs with classmates at Fir Grove in Jessica West's 4th grade classroom.

Are you a 3rd-5th grade teacher and looking for an easy way to integrate the arts into reading and writing lessons for your students? Join Young Audiences in Portland and Salem for two upcoming trainings in the Arts for Learning Curriculum, an engaging literacy enrichment program that has been shown to improve important reading and […]

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

by April 20, 2015 » Add the first comment.
King Elementary student masks

The 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 […]

Announcing the 2014-15 Teaching Artist Studio Artists!

by November 11, 2014 » Add the first comment.
The Teaching Artist Studio

We are thrilled to launch the 2014-15 Teaching Artist Studio with 19 remarkable artists! Following our sucessful pilot year in 2013-14–and thanks to generous funding from The Oregon Community Foundation, The Oregon Arts Commission, and The Oregon Cultural Trust–we have expanded the Teaching Artist Studio to include more artists from a larger geographic region. Young […]

Kicking off The Teaching Artist Studio

by December 12, 2013 » Add the first comment.

On Sunday, December 8, Young Audiences gathered the innagural cohort of The Teaching Artist Studio for the first session of our new, eight-month professional development program. Working under the guidance of program leaders Allison Tigard (Programs Director, Young Audiences), Briana Linden (Teaching Artist Program Manager, The Right Brain Initiative), and Tony Fuemmeler (ETP Project Manager […]

Arts Grants for Beaverton Schools

by September 25, 2013 » Add the first comment.
Students at Jacob Wismer Elementary

Thanks to continued support from Far West Fibers, Young Audiences will again offer grants of up to $3,000 to elementary and middle schools in the Beaverton School District. Projects must contribute to promoting arts programming, student learning through the arts, community engagement, and sustainability. Grant funds can be used for school-wide performances, classroom residencies, school […]

Visual Arts For the Classroom Teacher

by March 13, 2013 » Add the first comment.
Creating collages

We just completed session two (of three) of our professional development program for classroom teachers. An enthusiastic group of 15 have been working with Larry Verdoorn on ways to integrate visual arts into their classrooms. Since we know what great stories pictures tell, here are a few: It’s been so exciting to see what can […]

2013 Run For The Arts T-Shirt Design Contest Results

by January 25, 2013 » Add the first comment.
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We are proud to announce the winner of the 2013 Run For The Arts T-Shirt Design Contest and recipient of the $350 prize! This year’s winner is Hanna Lee of da Vinci Arts Middle School, with truly outstanding artwork submitted by her and her art teacher, Mary Morris.  As the winner of the contest, her […]

Become a YA Teaching Artist

by January 16, 2013 » Add the first comment.
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We want artists who… are committed to inspiring the imaginations of young people know the craft of their art forms deeply, through study and experience, and have their own dynamic artistic practices bring young people into the world of their art forms, and embolden them to explore see themselves as learners and teachers, and seek […]

All Things Run For The Arts

by October 2, 2012 » Add the first comment.

School has started, Fall is upon us and the weather here in Portland has been magnificent!  I’ve been in Portland for nearly 20 years (yikes!) and this is the best summer weather I’ve ever seen.  Not to jinx things, but when it starts raining, I hope it’s not until November.  And here’s why… October is […]

The 2012-2013 Run For The Arts

by August 30, 2012 » Add the first comment.

It’s late August here in Portland and the weather this summer has been pretty much perfect.  We had a few days of searing temperatures, but now we’re back to the mid-seventies.  Which is good, because school starts up again next week! In our post from August 23, supplied by the Creative Advocacy Network, we noted […]