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Welcoming Lauren Jost, our New Executive Director!

by April 28, 2021 » Add the first comment.
Lauren Jost

We are excited to share the news that Lauren Jost (she/her) will become the next Executive Director of Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington! Lauren brings lived experience of being a teaching artist, as well as expertise in successful grant writing, program development, and more. Having developed both a depth and breadth of skills […]

The Right Brain Initiative Continues at Young Audiences

by January 29, 2020 » Add the first comment.

This week we announce the continuation of The Right Brain Initiative at Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington (Young Audiences). While Young Audiences has always been an essential partner in The Right Brain Initiative, and was fundamental in its inception, it is now taking on full management of the program from The Regional Arts […]

Let’s Light Up Creativity in 2015

by November 11, 2014 » Add the first comment.

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 […]

Wrapping Up, Moving Forward

by July 15, 2014 » Add the first comment.

The end of the school year is a time for reflection, marking growth, and planning for the future. As I look back on my first year with Young Audiences, I am especially thankful to all of the individuals who have made our valuable work possible. I also know that my appreciation is shared by parents, […]

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 […]

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 […]

From the Executive Director

by December 19, 2012 » Add the first comment.
Denis Hickey

Early arts experiences matter. Childhood is all about learning and the arts help us become better learners. Arts help children – and adults – to grow as individuals and as a community. Research on the arts, learning, and the brain demonstrate that the arts merit a place in public education equal to other disciplines.The benefits […]

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