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National Call to Re-examine Support for Quality Arts Education

by January 9, 2014 » Add the first comment.

New York, NY – National Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA), in partnership with 11 national arts and education organizations, has released Arts Education for America’s Students, A Shared Endeavor, a statement outlining the importance of high quality arts education and identifying those responsible for providing it to students.  A Shared Endeavor articulates the purpose […]

Call to Action for 2014

by December 31, 2013 » Add the first comment.

As with so many non-profit organizations, the final days of the calendar year are big ones for fundraising and calls to Watch our Video! and Donate HERE! The truth is, an essential part of our funding comes from individual donations. These flexible funds allow us to not only cover operating costs (paper and lightbulbs), but […]

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 […]

Building the Future Together

by November 20, 2013 » Add the first comment.

Dear Friends, In the eight weeks that I have been on the job as Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington’s new Executive Director, one thing has become crystal clear to me: Kids need the arts and music in their lives to reach their full potential. I knew this intuitively from my own experiences as […]

Young Audiences awards Far West Fibers Arts Grants to 10 Beaverton Schools

by October 18, 2013 » Add the first comment.

Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington, in partnership with Far West Fibers, is proud to announce $15,000 of competitive arts grants to 10 schools in the Beaverton School District. Five of the awarded schools were first-time recipients. This is the 25th consecutive year that Young Audiences and Far West Fibers have collaborated to bring […]

Arts Grants for Beaverton Schools

by September 25, 2013 » Add the first comment.

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 […]

Young Audiences Taps Cary Clarke as New Executive Director

by September 17, 2013 » Add the first comment.

Young Audiences Arts for Learning of Oregon & SW Washington is excited to announce the appointment of Cary Clarke as Executive Director. “We are thrilled with the insight, energy, and dedication that Cary will bring to Young Audiences,” said Board President Kathren Cavanaugh. “His experience in the public sector, the classroom, and the community are […]

Featured Artist: Journey Brazil

by September 11, 2013 » Add the first comment.
Journey Brazil

Summer is wrapping up (although temperatures are headed well into the 90s here in Portland), my blog vacation is coming to a close, and school is ramping into full swing. We are excited to welcome new teaching artists to our roster including Journey Brazil. Donna Oefinger (aka Donna-Mation aka Zunzún), followed her love of dance from Connecticut […]

From the Executive Director

by June 28, 2013 » Add the first comment.
Denis Hickey

Dear Friends and Colleagues: For nearly 60 years, Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington has made a significant difference in the lives and education of thousands of children and teaching artists. During the past three years, I have had the esteemed pleasure to lead the organization as a Board member and Executive Director. Not […]

2013-14 Run For The Arts T-Shirt Design Contest

by May 23, 2013 » Add the first comment.

In case you haven’t heard the news, we are shifting the date of our annual Run For The Arts t-shirt design contest to better align with the school year. What does that mean for 2013-14? Although it seems like we just put the out the call for entries, we are at it again. All K-12 […]