Arts Education

Fast Track Grant to West Union Elementary (Beaverton). Artist: Lisa Kristen Scott, Quits

OVERVIEW

The Regional Arts & Culture Council believes that arts and cultural learning are critical components of a complete education for all of our region’s youth. The Arts Education Program at RACC provides financial resources and professional support to artists, organizations and schools to create effective working partnerships and arts-rich learning environments. This is accomplished through program coordination, direct grants and subsidies.

RACC Education Services are available to constituents in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties. RACC has identified three strategic ambitions to guide our arts education programs and services:

  • Strengthen and increase available funding
  • Provide holistic service and resources to the community in collaboration with statewide, regional and local partners
  • Create, organize and promote arts education networking opportunities

RACC is the designated regional partner in the Oregon Arts Commission (OAC) Regional Arts Education Network which provides arts education services and information throughout the state.

RACC Arts Education Programs

The Right Brain Initiative is a new vision for bringing arts education to every student in the Portland metropolitan region.
Project Grants: Arts-in-Schools

Arts Education Resources

Resources for Educators
Art Opportunities for Youth
Art. Ask for More.  Amercians for the Arts national arts education campaign

News

Call to Artists – Clackamas County Employees Youth Art Show

CLACKAMAS COUNTY EMPLOYEES: Do you have children or grandchildren who are artists!! The Clackamas County Arts Alliance Artist Exhibit Program is looking for youth art to show in a group exhibit in our new Public Services Building- Plaza Gallery. Ages range from pre-school through high school. This exhibit period is November 1, 2016 to February 7, […]

10/8 Wilson Area Arts Council presents “Creativity Speaks!”

Creativity Speaks! is an afternoon of impressive talks in Ted Talks style, with performances and breakout activities that will energize and inspire middle and high school students, with their families, to develop their personal creative talents. Speakers include 2016 Battlebots champion, Salt & Straw Ingredient maestro, critically acclaimed filmmaker, and more. October 8: @ Wilson […]

2016 Congressional App Challenge for Oregon 1st Congressional District Students

The Congressional App Challenge (CAC) is a competition aimed at encouraging U.S. high school students to learn how to code by creating their own applications. The Challenge is intended to highlight the value of computer science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and encourage students to engage in these fields. Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne […]

RACC celebrates National Arts in Education Week

Boise-Eliot/Humboldt principal Kevin Bacon and students share their excitement for STEAM learning with Senator Ron Wyden.
(Photo by Richard Martin of Portland Public Schools)

PORTLAND, ORE —The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) joins colleagues across the country to celebrate National Arts in Education Week, September 11-17, 2016. Throughout the week, RACC and The Right Brain Initiative will share stories on social media about how arts education has impacted our community, including perspectives from staff, as well as the […]

National Arts In Education Week is September 11-17

Issued by Americans for the Arts on September 6, 2016. As a reminder, please join us in celebrating National Arts In Education Week from September 11-17, 2016. Take two minutes to issue a Letter to the Editor to your local papers and tell them why the arts matter in education! Designated by Congress in 2010, House Resolution 275 names the […]

Starts 9/20 — Art Classes for All Ages at Ano’s Art Academy

Ano’s Art is the best place for artists both young and old to try over 16 different mediums while making new friends and discovering a whole new world through art! Ano’s Art Academy offers dozens of exciting mediums such as: ceramics, rock carving, wire sculpture, jewelry making, fiber arts, paper craft, graphite, ink, charcoal, watercolors, […]

The Right Brain Initiative: another year of investing in imagination

Right Brain third graders investigate the history of Portland through comics.

This time of year the sun is setting before 8:00 p.m., a new season of your favorite television series premieres, and wide-ruled notebooks are selling for 70 cents each. It is September and a new school year is officially upon us. At the Regional Arts & Culture Council, The Right Brain Initiative is back in […]

RACC Job Opportunity: Arts Education Professional Development Specialist

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is seeking a new team member with strong professional development leadership skills. This position supports two arts education programs at RACC: The Right Brain Initiative and the Arts Education and Access Fund. A strong background in K-8 classrooms with a focus on literacy, arts integration and equity work […]

RACC Job Opportunity: Right Brain Development Assistant

The Development Assistant supports fundraising strategies which help to raise approximately $500,000/year, primarily through contributions from government, foundations, businesses, and individuals. Responsibilities include identifying and researching donor prospects; writing and packaging persuasive grant proposals; supporting the Development Committee, and assisting with the planning and implementation of all fundraising activities, campaigns and special events. RACC values […]

Artist Residency Program for Teens at Portland Community Media

Are you interested in 3-D printing, virtual reality, animation, or digital media? Portland Community Media (PCM) and the Hollywood Theatre are proud to present Echo AiR, a new artist residency program for teens 14-18 who want to create new media art. No experience required! In this after-school program, you’ll get to explore new trends in […]

Call for submissions for Oregon History Comics & Youth Voices by Know Your City

Know Your City is soliciting submissions from illustrators and writers for Oregon History Comics, Second Edition. As we continue organizing for equity, inclusion, and social justice, we aspire to provide platforms for creative expression that represent the beautiful diversity of our community. To ensure all people have a fair chance to participate, Know Your City […]

Architecture Students can apply for Architects in Schools residency

This statewide six-week residency program for elementary schools is afo’s longest-running, signature program. Practicing architects and other design professionals volunteer to partner with classroom teachers. In 2003, afo assumed administration of the program from the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Under afo, the program has grown from annually serving 800 to more than 3,800 students […]

Schools can apply for Architects in Schools residency

This statewide six-week residency program for elementary schools is afo’s longest-running, signature program. Practicing architects and other design professionals volunteer to partner with classroom teachers. In 2003, afo assumed administration of the program from the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Under afo, the program has grown from annually serving 800 to more than 3,800 students […]

MediaRites seeks to hire 5 Southeast Asian youth

Nearly ten years ago, MediaRites debuted Crossing East, the first and to date only Asian American/Pacific Islander history series on public radio. The Peabody- Award-winning 8-hour documentary series covered AAPI history from pre-America to post-9/11 and collected 300 hours of oral history interviews. We are now creating a Crossing East multimedia archive of all 300 hours of interviews […]

National YoungArts Foundation: 2017 Young Artists Prize

The National YoungArts Foundation provides emerging artists (ages 15-18 or grades 10-12) with opportunities to work with renowned mentors, access to significant scholarships, national recognition, and other opportunities throughout their careers to help ensure that the nation’s most outstanding young artists are encouraged to pursue careers in the arts. Each year, hundreds of students are […]

Right Brain Teaching Artist Info Sessions

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The Right Brain Initiative and Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington have teamed up to provide one application process for artists who work with schools. Complete the Intent to Apply Form to be eligible to submit a full application to either or both organizations. The Intent to Apply Form is open until July 15, 2016. Application is open until July […]

National YoungArts Foundation: 2017 Young Artists Prize

The National YoungArts Foundation identifies and nurtures the most accomplished young artists (ages 15-18 or grades 10-12) and assists them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development, providing them with opportunities to work with renowned mentors, access significant scholarships, national recognition, and other opportunities. Each year, hundreds of students are selected from across […]

NEXT STAGE Program for Young Artists

Next Stage is a free art-business development program providing training in booking, marketing, and promotions. Performance, cross-collaboration, and media development is included in this 6 month program for selected applicants ages 18-24. This ongoing program involves professional training designed to help emerging Seattle area musicians, poets, and visual artists grow towards a sustainable career in […]

Imagine This! symposium for educators June 21-23

Join The Right Brain Initiative’s fifth annual summer learning experience for teachers, teaching artists and other educators who want to expand their ability to bring the arts to K-8 classrooms. This symposium is generously presented by Bank of America. Register at bit.ly/ImagineThis2016.

The Right Brain Initiative receives funding from National Endowment for the Arts to catalyze change in public schools

Educators gain tools to bring creativity to classrooms with The Right Brain Initiative. Photo by Paul Fardig.

The Right Brain Initiative has received a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to deliver systemic and equitable arts programming to local K-8 schools. Right Brain, a program of the Regional Arts & Culture Council, works in partnership with local school districts to transform learning through robust arts programming that integrates with […]

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