Studio to School

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

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Initiative Overview

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 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.
Studio to School Grantees - 18 project sites were selected in May, 2014.

Initiative Reports

Oregon Arts Education Snapshot: This report provides an overview of arts education programming delivered by nonprofit organizations in Oregon that responded to a survey in summer 2015.

How the Arts Advance Student Learning: This report summarizes existing literature on the benefits of arts education, completed in the fall of 2017.

Striving for High-Quality Arts Education: This report summarizes existing literature that explores the definition of high quality arts education, and organizes that information in relationship to the Studio to School principles.