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.

 

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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.

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

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.

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Luciana Proaño
Visual Art, Dance

Luciana Proaño

Luciana Proaño is a Peruvian dancer and artist dedicated to multidisciplinary and cross cultural work. Her unique aesthetic style shows that her Peruvian heritage and world travels are blended deeply in her subconscious. In Portland since 1993. LEARN MORE

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

149 Schools

350 Teachers

44,000 Students

... with meaningful engagement

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