The Arts

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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
About:

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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.



Oregon Symphony

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Continued support for Music Education and Community Engagement
Year: 2014
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Providing continuing support for the Oregon Symphony’s Music Education and Community Engagement programs for under-served children in Portland metro-area public schools in the 2014-2015 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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Oswego Heritage Council

Grant Amount: $2,500
Project: Plumbing Repairs
Year: 2012
Location: Lake Oswego, OR
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Helped to provide needed emergency plumbing repairs to the Oswego Heritage House, a local landmark and gathering place, and home of Oswego Heritage Council.



p:ear

Grant Amount: $$15,000
Project: Arts & Culture Program + General Operations
Year: 2019
Location: Portland, OR
About:

p:ear’s Arts and Culture Program strives to bring art, music, theater and literature into the lives of over 300 homeless youth yearly. Academic studies note the important role art can play in coping with the stresses accompanying homelessness.



p:ear

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Arts and Culture Program
Year: 2015
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Through creative programming in the arts, p:ear provides ongoing support to homeless youth to develop a meaningful sense of self, gain new skills, and to develop the physical, intellectual, social and emotional maturity they need to become healthy adults.  Art is one of the primary ways in which p:ear actively engages homeless youth with healthy mentoring and transition opportunities as well as providing opportunities for them to show and sell their work in the on-site gallery.  Through the p:ear Gallery, our young people’s artistic skills and accomplishments are publicly celebrated on a monthly basis.  By building connections with these youth through the creation and exhibition of their artwork, we form meaningful and trusting relationships with them that are the foundation for further constructive change.

 

 

 



p:ear

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: p:ear Arts and Culture Program
Year: 2021
Location: Portland, OR
About:

p:ear’s Arts and Culture program brings music, art, theater, and movement into the lives of young people experiencing homelessness, creating opportunities for them to develop emotional, motor and cognitive skills.



Pacific Youth Choir

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: PYC@NeighborhoodChoir Program
Year: 2017
Location: Portland, OR
About:

PYC’s neighborhood choir program is designed to help bridge the equity gap for students and families in low-income neighborhoods, while continuing to build the diversity of PYC itself.



Playwrite, Inc.

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Graduate Opportunities Program
Year: 2016
Location: Portland, OR
About:

PlayWrite’s mission is to use the power of performance in art to transform the lives of youth at the edge. This grant is intended to continue involvement of program graduates and support their graduation from high school.



Portland Baroque Orchestra

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Richard Eggar Residency and young people's concert
Year: 2013
Location: Portland, OR
About:

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Renowned conductor and early music specialist Richard Egarr from England (called the Leonard Bernstein of early music) will spend a week in February 2014 with Portland Baroque Orchestra educating youth through a dedicated Young People’s Concert and serving a broad audience with three subscription performances.  Performing on instruments of the period (ca. 1760), specialists from across North America and the UK will be brought to Portland to collaborate with PBO’s local musicians, providing cultural experiences for young people and adults found in only a few regions. The Saturday performance includes  instrument demonstrations and explanations from Maestro Egarr.



Sanctuary Art Center

Grant Amount: $12,000
Project: Storytelling Internship Program
Year: 2021
Location: Seattle, WA
About:

The Storytelling Internship program will provide job training for 20 youth currently experiencing homelessness or housing instability. Participants will engage with a variety of local artists and employers to gain valuable job readiness skills.



Sanctuary Art Center

Grant Amount: $12,100
Project: Visual Storytelling Internship Program
Year: 2016
Location: Seattle, WA
About:

The Visual Storytelling Internship program gives a select group of homeless youth the opportunity to create a number of in-depth projects over a significant period of time. These youth will be given the opportunity to travel to Ashland, OR to view world class storytelling at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  The trip is meant to inspire and inform the youth about the work being done outside their community and to encourage them to continue in the program.

          



The Library Foundation

Grant Amount: $8,000
Project: The Every Child initiative: Changing the literacy odds for at-risk children
Year: 2014
Location: Portland, OR
About:

This project will reach over 57,000 children and adults, delivering vital messages about early literacy and brain development, and making appropriate books available to the highest-risk families who are living in poverty, and those who may have language or literacy challenges at home.



Urban ArtWorks S20

Grant Amount: $12,000
Project: Mural Apprentice Program- School Year 20/21
Year: 2020
Location: Seattle, WA
About:

The Urban ArtWorks’ Mural Apprentice Program (MAP) provides arts-based employment opportunities for young people with barriers to employment and education.  Provides 192 instruction hours for 20 high-risk youth to work with 6 teaching artists to produce murals that are installed throughout King County, WA. to enrich the environment with art and give these youth job skills, work and a sense of pride.



Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center

Grant Amount: $9,000
Project: Salmon cooking station and Joseph Interpretive Exhibit Tipis
Year: 2011
Location: Wallowa, OR
About:

The Nez Perce Homeland Project is a grass roots endeavor to develop a place in the Wallowa Valley where the Nez Perce people can once again celebrate their traditions and customs.  It aims to connect a new generation of Nez Perce people, local community members, and visitors from around the world with stories of the past and a vision of the future.  This grant furthers that mission by: 1) construct a rock salmon cooking station beside the traditional dance arbor in Wallowa to be used during the annual Tamkaliks Celebration and Friendship Feast; 2) replace the two aging Nez Perce style tipis, decorated by Nez Perce artists, at the Homeland Project Interpretive Exhibit in Joseph.

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