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Adventures in Artistic Learning

by November 1, 2016 » Add the first comment.

It’s important to us to share how your support for Young Audiences inspires young people and expands their learning through the arts. We have published a new annual report so you can learn how your generosity made a difference in 2015-2016 by engaging over 72,000 students in their education. Follow Executive Director and Sunshine Steve […]

Taking Creativity on the Road

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YA Launches new Mobile Creativity Lab Students at Beaumont Middle School are finding out what happens when digital beats and the classroom meet. Using Young Audiences’ new Mobile Creativity Lab, Beaumont students are working with Young Audiences teaching artist Mo Phillips to create new songs to express themselves with the iPad application, Garage Band. So what […]

Back to School with Young Audiences

by September 12, 2016 » Add the second comment.

Share your #BecauseofArtsEd story! Joy and creativity are essential to what it what it means to be human, and Young Audiences is here to make sure kids have that in their lives. Our programs focus on harnessing the creative power of the community to benefit young people. Whether it’s connecting an artist with a teacher […]

It’s the end of the year as we know it

by June 29, 2016 » Add the first comment.

The school year has ended and summer has begun which is a good reminder that it’s time to share the results of your generosity. This year, your compassionate commitment to arts education made it possible for us to serve more students, create new programs, and, in the artistic tradition, take risks. Thank you! Core Programs […]

Which one is your favorite?

by June 16, 2016 » Add more comments.

UPDATE! We have a winner! Congratulations to Ash from Arleta Elementary who submitted the winning design! As the winner, Ash will receive a cash prize of $350, get to work with a graphic designer, and watch his design get printed on a t-shirt! Thank you to everyone who voted and congrats to all the students who […]

The New Run for the Arts Equity Fund

by June 8, 2016 » Add the first comment.

 “I learned to be brave, to act in front of other people, to step up there and know I’ll be fine” – Emily, 4th-grader talking about her experience with Young Audiences Teaching Artist Anne Rutherford Think back to when you were in school: is there a dance performance, music class, or painting lesson that stands […]

Congresswoman Visits Arts for Learning

by May 25, 2016 » Add the first comment.

On Monday, May 2, 2016 Congresswoman Susan Bonamici toured Cedar Mill Elementary with Principal Brian Horne and Cary Clarke, Executive Director Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington. Bonamici observed part of an Arts for Learning teaching artist residency to see the impact arts-integrated curriculum is having on students. Arts for Learning (A4L) is a Young Audiences […]

They’re All Rock Stars

by April 10, 2016 » Add the first comment.

School music classes are special.  It’s hard to imagine a more potent formula for shaping identity or building community than the hours our students spend playing the fight song in the stands or rehearsing for the upcoming concert.  By the time a student walks in the front door for the first rehearsal, however, so many […]

Record Breaking YA 57

by February 24, 2016 » Add the first comment.
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Young Audiences Annual Gala YA 57 was held on Saturday, February 20th at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and featured catering by ChefStable, craft cocktails from Hamlet and music by Patrick Lamb. Generous guests, donors and sponsors raised over $116,000 to support arts in education for students in Oregon and SW Washington. Check out […]

Far West Recycling Arts Funding Grant for Beaverton Schools (applications re-opened)

by November 13, 2015 » Add the first comment.

For more than 25 years, Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington, in partnership with Far West Recycling, has supported arts programming in Beaverton School District elementary and middle schools. Through this grant program, Young Audiences is providing a limited number of grants of up to $3,000 per school, for arts programming with Young Audiences […]