The Arts

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BRAVO Youth Orchestras

Grant Amount: $12,500
Project: BRAVO Rosa Parks Enrollment Growth
Year: 2014
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Provides rigorous, daily instruction for 20-24 additional students in 2nd-4th grade, including choral singing, music literacy, stringed instrument technique and full orchestra.  Provides performance opportunities in high-profile venues, hosts international caliber guest artists, celebrates cultural richness reflective of the students while maintaining a low teacher-student ratio and high student retention.  The program works to  develop executive function in our students (inhibitory control, emotional regulation, sustained focus) for improved academic outcomes and ability to achieve long-term goals.

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Caldera

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Training Program for 2012 Camp Caldera Staff
Year: 2012
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Trained 40 Camp Caldera staff on child development and management, relationship-based mentoring, safety, and team-building.  Caldera provides professional mentoring, research-based arts and environmental education curriculum, and a unique camp experience that enables youth to think and learn through art, nature and creativity.  The camp experience is the cornerstone of Caldera’s program.  From sixth grade through high school, students from urban and rural schools come together at Caldera, a place that is magical and inspiring.   The work that occurs at camp is carried through the year with weekly art/mentoring classes and week-long artists residencies at the schools the youth attend.



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Eastern Oregon Regional Arts Council Inc, dba Art Center East

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Access to the Arts for Rural Youth
Year: 2019
Location: LaGrande, OR
About:

Art Center East will provide high-quality arts experiences to schools and other venues where rural children have access to art without cost to families: 3,000 K-8 students in 10 counties, 200 children attending Farmers’ Market, 100 youth receiving class scholarships, 900 arts contact hours to teens affiliated with the Juvenile Department.



Eastern Oregon Regional Theatre

Grant Amount: $5,000
Project: EORT General Operating Support: Provides access to live theatre for all ages in rural communities in eastern Oregon and SE Washington.
Year: 2017
Location: Baker City, OR
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Provides access to live theatre for all ages in rural communities in eastern Oregon and SE Washington.



Ethos, Inc.

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: General Operations
Year: 2014
Location: Portland, Or
About:

Since its inception, Ethos has worked diligently to make music education accessible to all K-12 kids by offering affordable music lessons, workshops, assemblies, and artist-in-residence programs. Ethos has become one of Oregon’s leading sources of music education and has won numerous regional and national awards, including being selected as one of the top 50 after-school programs in the country by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities.  This grant supports this good work.

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Fishtrap

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: 25th Anniversary Summer Fishtrap Workshops and Gathering
Year: 2011
Location: Enterprise, OR
About:

Summer Fishtrap 2011 was a celebration of 25 years of gathering writers (both established and beginners) for workshops designed to deepen engagement with those interested in writing in and about the West. The theme “Catch and Release: what we hold on to, what we let go and the one that got away” will help participants develop the ability to tell their own stories and cultivate their imagination and creativity.  Fishtrap cultivates creativity and imagination and encourages reading, writing and sharing.

 

 



Four Rivers Cultural Center

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Four Rivers Children's Community Theatre
Year: 2017
Location: Ontario, OR
About:

Provides the only free and low cost live theatre in this area. Our productions fill kids with hope and realization that life has more possibilities than imagined.  This grant was used to support the Holiday production of Elf, Jr, the musical:



Harney County Arts in Education

Grant Amount: $3,000
Project: unrestricted
Year: 2017
Location: Hines, OR
About:

May be used to make a library of suitable plays available to the Harney County high schools; Burns and Crane; Silvies Valley Charter School and the upper division students in our rural schools to encourage theatre performance, or as need is greatest.



Josephy Center for Arts & Culture

Grant Amount: $11,000
Project: After School Arts Program with Artistic Tools
Year: 2016
Location: Joseph, OR
About:

Allows children participating in a free after-school program to have art education added. In addition, this grant provides a printing press and art materials to enrich art and culture programs that serve the county’s population, ages 4-70.



My Voice Music

Grant Amount: $5,000
Project: Hands-On Summer Music Camps for Foster Children
Year: 2015
Location: Portland, OR
About:

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My Voice Music’s Summer Camps introduce youth living in foster care to writing, recording and performing their own songs, and provide leadership experience for My Voice Music’s top year-round students.  Youth participate in one of four five-day integrated camps that reinforce long term goals for youth to be recognized for their abilities and artistry, not for their challenging backgrounds.  The grant provides free tuition for 25 aspiring musicians living in foster care, a concrete demonstration of new skills/pro-social abilities through performance, positive adult/youth and peer-to-peer experiences and leadership training and work experience for 8-10 youth leaders.



Oregon Coast Children's Theatre & Youth Arts Center

Grant Amount: $6,000
Project: First Oregon Coast Invitational Youth Art Festival
Year: 2016
Location: Toledo, OR
About:

Provides free training workshops in paper sculpture to rural students in the 5th through 12th grade in anticipation of an expected 500 entries to a first Oregon Coast invitational youth art show occurring concurrently with the Toledo “Art Walk” in late August, 2016.



Oregon East Symphony

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Playing For Keeps youth programming
Year: 2017
Location: Pendleton, OR
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Gives students, from 4th grade through high school, access to the opportunity to play music through various education programs, instrument lending and performances.

 



Oregon East Symphony, Inc.

Grant Amount: $15,0000
Project: Concerts and Education in the 2015-2016 30th Anniversary Season
Year: 2015
Location: Pendleton, OR
About:

OES operates a symphony orchestra, chorale and youth music program in Eastern Oregon to enhance the quality of life by providing a dependable source of live music with special emphasis on youth education opportunities.



Oregon East Symphony, Inc.

Grant Amount: $8,000
Project: Playing for Keeps, comprehensive youth music education
Year: 2011
Location: Pendleton, OR
About:

The Playing for Keeps project includes: a youth orchestra, a beginner orchestra, a youth chorus, provision for instruments for young musicians, a summer camp for kids, music lessons for children and youth, a young people’s concert, performances and master classes in public schools, scholarships for youth who play with the OES, a young musician’s competition and opportunity for winners to solo with OES.  Over the past 15 years, these activities have exposed thousands of young people in the region to orchestral and choral music.



Oregon Symphony

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Music Education & Community Engagement
Year: 2013
Location: Portland, OR
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Supports the Oregon Symphony’s Music Education and Community Engagement programs for under-served children in Portland metro-area public schools in the 2013-2014 school and program year.  Programs include: early learning events for preschool-Kindergarten aged children in public libraries; interactive classroom ensemble performances for K-2 students in Title I elementary schools; interactive concert hall concerts for grades 3-8; Sunday matinee family concerts for K-5; performance opportunities for student and community ensembles of all ages; and teaching resources for inter-disciplinary learning.


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