Studio to School

Taking the discipline and experimentation of the studio into Oregon schools. 

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Studio to School is a multi-year grant initiative supporting 18 collaborative projects between schools and community arts organizations to design and deliver sustainable arts education opportunities that have the potential for replication. Activities can occur both during the school day and in out-of-school time. Through this project, The Oregon Community Foundation aims to increase arts opportunities for underserved youth in grades K-8 and to support communities in strengthening their networks and capacity to offer year-round arts education.
Studio to School Grantees - 18 project sites were selected in May, 2014.

Studio to School Learning Community

Along with grant support for direct programming costs, all grantees participate in meetings of a learning community to explore collaborative strategies for supporting high-quality, innovative arts education opportunities for elementary and middle school-aged youth. Grantees also participate in program evaluation and are eligible for technical assistance related to data collection and other evaluation requirements.

Join us for the Summer 2017 Rendezvous

Storytelling can be a powerful communication tool when done well. Stories can help us connect with others, define our identity, and mold one’s point-of-view. OCF is offering a special opportunity this summer for teachers, teaching artists, and school administrators to attend a storytelling workshop provided by the Goodman Center and specially tailored for arts education. The workshop will take place on August 2nd & 3rd in conjunction with the Studio to School Learning Community summer Rendezvous at The Oregon Gardens in Silverton, Oregon. We are looking for geographies, cultures, and other perspectives that may not be currently represented in the current cohort.

OCF is seeking letters of interest from K-8 teachers, school administrators, and non-profit arts education providers with an interest in growing or strengthening their arts education offerings. Letters of interest are due May 31st. OCF will cover travel expenses, lodging, and give a $1,000 grant to 9-12 teams for this opportunity.