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Arts for Learning in Atlanta!

by January 14, 2015 » Add the first comment.

Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington is thrilled to be participating in the first Professional Learning Seminar at the Woodruff Arts Center, made possible in part by a JCPenney Cares Award. Hosted by the national Young Audiences Arts for Learning, the seminar will be attended by over 50 educators, teaching artists, school administrators, and […]

2015: Off to a Bold Start!

by January 5, 2015 » Add the first comment.

With less than a week of 2015 under our collective belts, we are brimming with excitement for the coming year and feeling buoyed by the collective support all the individuals who contributed to our end of year campaign. We raised over $14,500 in year-end gifts, and topped our Give!Guide goal with over $7,000 in donations! […]

Featured Artist: Page2Stage Express

by December 10, 2014 » Add the first comment.

Page2Stage Express has been teaching with Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington since 2012 and is 100% committed to adapting stories from books—moving words from the page, to words and actions on the stage! We caught up with Kenneth Gordon to learn more about P2S Express. What is your art practice outside of teaching? […]

Announcing the 2014-15 Teaching Artist Studio Artists!

by November 11, 2014 » Add the first comment.

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 […]

Let’s Light Up Creativity in 2015

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Dear Friends, When I joined Young Audiences 13 months ago, I knew the organization was empowering children with remarkable arts education programs. What I wasn’t prepared for was the incredible support from schools, businesses, foundations, non-profit partners, and people like you. This community effort ensures that kids are getting the arts and music experiences they […]

Volcano Race PDX in the News!

by September 17, 2014 » Add the first comment.

With less than two weeks until runners line up in the chute at Mt Tabor Park, we are thrilled to see some lovely press for Volcano Race PDX. Check out this great article in The Oregonian, and then sign yourself up to run at: www.volcanoracepdx.com Volcano Race PDX will raise money for local arts education […]

Blasting Off with Volcano Race PDX

by September 10, 2014 » Add the first comment.

For the first time, perhaps in the history of humankind, Young Audiences is making a bold connection between arts education and volcanoes with Volcano Race PDX. On September 28 you can take part in this monumental event by signing up to run in the 10K, 5K, or Kids Dash events, or by volunteering. 100% of […]

Join Our Team

by July 29, 2014

We are hiring a full-time Implementation Coordinator and part-time Arts Integration Coaches to support Young Audiences’ work as Implementation Partner of The Right Brain Initiative. For full descriptions and how to apply, go to www.ya-or.org/join-us/staff-positions. Position overviews are below: Implementation Coordinator Application Deadline: Open until filled; targeted start date September 8, 2014 Position Status: Full […]

Introducing Marie Schumacher, Community Outreach Manager

by July 16, 2014 » Add the second comment.
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Marie Schumacher joined Young Audiences in July 2014 after years of work as an arts administrator and teaching musician in Oregon and the Bay Area. Her backgrounds in developmental psychology, music education, classroom teaching, and small business make her the perfect fit for the new role of Community Outreach Manager. Marie is also a practicing […]

2014 Sunburst Award Winners

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On Sunday, July 13th, braving unexpected rain and thunder, we gathered at Portland’s Historic Old Church to honor and celebrate three remarkable arts advocates in our community. This day was especially sweet as two of our honorees, Teacher of the Year Esther Lindbloom and Principal of the Year Susan McElroy, retired this June from public […]