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