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Virtual Residency Profile: Portland and Ghanaian students exchange music and culture

by August 16, 2021 » Add the first comment.

“Not really knowing what a kid is going through outside of whether or not they show up for class–that’s a real challenge for a teacher,” says Todd Fadel, music teacher at Boise-Eliot/Humboldt Elementary School. “With distance learning, it’s especially important to be respectful of privacy in people’s homes. At the same time, it’s important to […]

PPS Summer Camps

by June 10, 2021 » Add more comments.

DUE TO OVERWHELMING INTEREST IN OUR CAMP PROGRAMS AND PROXIMITY TO CAMP START DATES, YOUNG AUDIENCES HAS NOW CLOSED OUR APPLICATION PERIOD. Young Audiences is excited to announce free, week-long summer art camps in the Portland Public Schools District in July and August. Campers will experience different art experiences daily led by our talented professional […]

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 […]

Virtual Arts Education Highlight: Rhiannon Leonard

by August 28, 2020 » Add the second comment.

Last spring, Right Brain teaching artist Rhiannon Leonard was scheduled to bring a printmaking residency to Evergreen Middle School, when Covid-19 swept in and schools closed down across the region. Rather than cancel, Rhiannon and the classroom teachers worked together to adapt the residency for a virtual experience.

Supporting the Black Community, Protesting Police Brutality

by June 25, 2020 » Add the first comment.

Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington sent the following message out to our community on June 4, 2020: “We at Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington mourn the brutal and senseless murder of George Floyd by four Minneapolis police officers. We stand in solidarity with the Black community to protest police brutality, institutional […]

A Letter to Our Community During COVID-19

by March 31, 2020 » Add the first comment.

Young Audiences has always been a connector, bringing together artists, schools, and communities through our core programs and The Right Brain Initiative to produce powerful creative learning experiences for students. We are working hard to continue to do this in a time when so many of us are suddenly disconnected. Our primary goal is to […]

Updated Office Hours During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by March 17, 2020 » Add the first comment.

In light of current state restrictions on gatherings as well as OHA and CDC recommended precautions to keep our community safe and healthy during the COVID-19 outbreak in the region, we have decided it is prudent to close our office to the public for the time being. Our staff can still be contacted by email, […]

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 […]

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

by January 15, 2020 » Add the first comment.
Members of the 2018-19 TA Studio Cohort participate in a hands-on lesson.

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 […]

New Artists & Programs 2019

by January 30, 2019 » Add the first comment.

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

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