Archive | September, 2012

Chase Community Grant

18 Sep

This something we don’t normally do, but it would be a wasted opportunity if we didn’t at least make a small mention.

We were nominated for a Chase Community Giving grant (woohoo!) but need to be one of the charities with the most votes to qualify for funds. Can you please take a moment and vote for us? Voting closes tomorrow,  Wednesday the 19th.

Here’s the link:
You have to vote through facebook which is a little bit weird. They ask you to allow an app before you can vote. You can always vote, then go back and disallow the app when you’re done!

Also, please spread the word to your other friends and contacts so we can make it happen!


Become a Young Audiences Teaching Artist

6 Sep


We want artists who…

  • are committed to inspiring the imaginations of young people
  • know the craft of their art forms deeply, through study and experience, and have their own dynamic artistic practices
  • bring young people into the world of their art forms, and embolden them to explore
  • see themselves as learners and teachers, and seek out opportunities for growth
  • show a willingness to collaborate
  • have experience with, and strategies for, working with the complexities and challenges of school environments
  • are based in the Portland metropolitan area

Greta Pedersen at Lee Elementary

We welcome applications from residency and performing artists in all disciplines. At this time we are particularly searching for Teaching Artists that specialize in technology based mediums (video/film, graphic design, fashion, culinary arts, animation, etc). Our programs are based in a 10-county area in Oregon and SW Washington. Schools (especially elementary schools) are the largest populations served, and some programming takes place in community settings. Some of our roster artists also choose to become arts providers for the Right Brain Initiative, through Young Audiences.

Benefits of Becoming a Young Audiences Artist

  • Extensive and diverse opportunities to hone teaching, presentation, and artistic skills, and to network with other artists
  • Reliable payment for services
  • Stipends for professional development
  • Support in planning and working with schools
  • Program publicity via YA’s website, communications with schools, and the Artist Showcase

Performing artists set their own fees; residency/workshop artists have a standard fee per hour for teaching, preparation, and planning. See the Educator’s Guide section of our website for more details. Note that fees listed on artist pages include YA’s 25% administrative and programming fee.

How to Apply

Our next application deadline is in Oct 5, 2012. Please see the Services for Artists/Become A YA Artist section of the website for the application. And if you have any questions, contact Adam Friedman, Artist Programs Specialist: or 503-225-5900 x226.

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