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The New Run for the Arts Equity Fund

by June 8, 2016 » Add the first comment.
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 “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.
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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.
Okropong/The Obo Addy Legacy Project performs at Aloha-Huber Park Elementary

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 […]

Featured Artist: Chetter Galloway

by September 16, 2015 » Add the first comment.
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We’re so excited to welcome Chetter Galloway, a wonderful, expressive storyteller, to our roster! Chetter hails from Suffolk, VA and is no stranger to the Young Audiences family after working with a Young Audiences in Georgia. Learn more about him below and contact our School Liaison, Josephine, to schedule his performance at your school. What is […]

Featured Artist: Nomadic Theatre Co

by August 19, 2015 » Add the first comment.
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We recently caught up with Michael O’Neill of Nomadic Theatre Co, a veteran Young Audiences ensemble of 11 years! Together with Sarah Liane Foster and Heather Pearl, Nomadic Theatre Co offers a residency in physical theater, movement and circus skills as well as three fast-paced, fun and educational performances. Looking for a performance for Women’s History month […]

Featured Artist: Subashini Ganesan

by June 9, 2015 » Add the first comment.
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Teacher, dancer, maker-of-happenings and opportunities: Subashini Ganesan has the rare ability to juggle 100 projects without ever forgetting to smile, say hello, and ask how you are doing. As a teaching artist, Suba has worked with Young Audiences since 2010, presenting residencies on her own and performances through her company Natya Leela Academy. If you […]

Featured Artist: Lin Lucas

by May 21, 2015 » Add the first comment.
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While Lin Lucas is new to Young Audiences’ roster, he is no stranger to art making and has been a teaching artist since 1996. You might also recognize him from his work as an Arts Integration Coach for The Right Brain Initiative! After year of “admiring Portland from afar,” Lin made the move south from […]

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 […]