We have a new name! Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington is now Arts for Learning Northwest
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Connecting young people with diverse arts and creative experiences, and making the arts abundantly accessible in schools and communities.


Arts for Learning Northwest 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

Arts for Learning Northwest was founded in 1958 under the name Young Audiences of Oregon 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

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