Local Arts Opportunities for Youth

There are a variety of opportunities, events, workshop, and classes for youth in the Portland Metropolitan region. See the listings below in right column.

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 […]

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 […]

2016 Summer Arts Camps

Chamber Music campers

This summer, enroll your kids in an arts camp! A variety of camps and workshops for youth are offered throughout the tri-county region, and these links are organized by discipline: Dance & Movement, Media Arts, Multi-discipline, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts. Many classes fill up fast, so be sure to register early. To list an arts camp on […]

2016 Kodak Film Student Scholarship Awards

The Kodak Eastman Company announced the opening of its annual, international Kodak Student Scholarship Awards, which is celebrating its 25 anniversary. This year, the awards will be judged once again by cinematographer John Bailey, who served as the director of photography for many fine films, including “As Good as It Gets” and “The Way Way […]

4/30 CHAP’s Artful Gifts workshop for kids

Projects include different styles of card, jewelry, rock art and a variety of other artistic options. Not only will you leave with artwork in hand (and perhaps something we’ll mail to mom or dad for you), you’ll have fun learning and using a variety of surface design techniques and tools as part of the creations. […]