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The Right Brain Initiative Continues at Young Audiences

January 29, 2020

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 […]

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Members of the 2018-19 TA Studio Cohort participate in a hands-on lesson.

Young Audiences Teaching Artist Studio to Receive Grant from National Endowment for the Arts for Third Year Running

January 15, 2020

Chairman Mary Anne Carter announced today that organizations in every state in the nation, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, will receive federal funding for arts projects from the National Endowment for the Arts in this round of fiscal year 2020 funding. Included in this announcement, for the third year in […]

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New Artists & Programs 2019

January 30, 2019

Young Audiences is excited to announce the addition of 20 new programs and 5 new artists to our roster.

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Young Audiences to Launch Arts Education Programs in Central Oregon Schools

November 28, 2018

Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington is thrilled to announce the expansion of its arts education services in Central Oregon this school year.

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Bright Moments and the Camas High School Choir Push Musical Boundaries in Upcoming Performance

March 22, 2018

On Friday, April 13, join Bright Moments and the Camas High School Choir for an unforgettable concert that explores the exponential advancement of human technology and the notion of human progress.

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Portland Gay Men’s Chorus and Beijing Queer Chorus Engage Local Students

March 7, 2018

Portland Gay Men’s Chorus and Beijing Queer Chorus are collaborating with Young Audiences to host a special dress rehearsal performance, which is open to all students and their families and friends, with a special invitation to all GSAs (Gender & Sexuality Alliances / Gay-Straight Alliances) and other queer youth groups in the area.

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Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington to Receive Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

February 7, 2018

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant to Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington for its Teaching Artist Studio, a professional development program […]

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A Sound Partnership

September 27, 2017

Last year, Young Audiences piloted our very first 200-level Live SET (Sound Engineering for Teens) course. The students taking the 200-level course had already completed the first Live SET class, and were eager to learn more. A smaller instructor-to-student ratio meant that students had more one-on-one time with the sound board. Students also got to […]

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Run for the Arts artist Elizabeth Loomis

September 11, 2017

Since 1977, Young Audiences has been facilitating Run for the Arts jog-a-thon fundraisers for schools to support their arts. This year (17-18 school year) we are celebrating our 40th anniversary of Run for the Arts. We are proud to say that in that time, we have helped schools raise more than 17 million dollars for […]

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Featured Artist Chloë Hight

August 2, 2017

Chloë Hight’s teaching artistry and artwork are driven by local landscapes and investigation of place. Through understanding and connecting to her environment, she explores a variety of techniques such as, weaving, natural dyeing, papermaking, printmaking, and more. She strives to engage children in collaborative forms of art making with a focus on process, material exploration, inquiry, […]

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