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Let's Make an Impact!

Our Impact Bruncheon on February 4, 2023 will bring together teachers, artists, administrators, funders - all to learn how we can advance creative experiences for youth. Tickets are now closed, but you can still make a gift to championing arts education.


Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington connects a roster of talented teaching artists with schools for a full range of educational arts programming, workshops, performances, and artist residencies.


The Right Brain Initiative is a partnership between school districts and the cultural community to integrate arts programming into Portland area schools

Young Audiences is a Connector

We inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts. By pairing talented teaching artists with school and community programs, we bring arts and education together.


Offering educational arts programming in multiple disciplines to Portland area schools

Young Audiences of Oregon was founded in 1958 as a local chapter of the nation’s largest arts-in-education organization. In 1989, the Portland-based organization merged with a smaller chapter in Vancouver to become Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington. We have steadily grown in scope and programming, evolving from presenting only classical music performances in our early years to currently offering a full range of educational arts programming in multiple disciplines and cultures—the only arts organization in the region to do so.  READ MORE

Representatives from Kinder Morgan join Young Audiences Development Director Christi Crowley, Teaching Artist Mark Brody, and students Gus and Dawson to unveil Beverly Cleary School's new mosaic.

Opportunities For Artists

Explore funding and grants, professional development, and opportunities to network with other artists


Resources for Educators

Learn about our programs, view our program guide and artist roster, explore information about funding and grants

Fun for the Arts 2022 Poster

Fun for the Arts

The Fun for the Arts dance-a-thon took place on Nov. 18, 2022. This unified annual event brings schools and communities together to provide more arts to students. 

News & Happenings

In 2020 alone, Young Audiences of Oregon connected ...

149 Schools

350 Teachers

44,000 Students

... with meaningful engagement

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