Improving Arts Education in Schools

Promoting equitable access to high-quality arts education in Oregon. 

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Initiative Overview

The arts are an integral part of a well-rounded education. The benefits of arts education are well-documented, varied and wide-ranging, reflecting the diversity of available arts education opportunities. To promote equitable access to high-quality arts education in Oregon, OCF seeks proposals from community-based arts organizations, schools, and school districts to improve aspects of existing K-12 arts education programming.  
More information on the importance of arts education can be found here:

How the Arts Advance Student Learning. Worcel, Keyes, Naegele (2017). 

Arts Education Navigator: Facts & Figures. Americans for the Arts (2012).