Arts for Learning Northwest

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The Portland-based Affiliate of Young Audiences Arts for Learning

Arts for Learning Northwest (A4L NW), formerly Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington, is proud to be a connector. Based in Portland, OR, the organization brings arts and education together by pairing talented teaching artists with schools and community programs. Founded in 1958, it serves counties in Oregon as well as in Washington. 

A4L NW offers a full range of educational arts programming spanning disciplines and cultures – the only arts organization in the region to do so. It also provides professional development for teachers and sponsors a professional development program for artists from all disciplines and media. In addition, the organization partners with local arts and cultural organizations to provide programs in suburban and rural communities. Equipped with an understanding that students learn better when they have access to different methods of expression, A4L NW designs special programs to meet the changing needs in the populations it serves.

In the greater Portland area, A4L NW is well-known for its annual jog-a-thon fundraiser, coordinated with schools to help raise funding for arts in education programs.  

Arts for Learning Northwest
1220 SW Morrison
Suite 1000
Portland, Oregon 97205
(503) 225-5900
Areas Reached
  • Oregon
    • Wahkiakum, Washington
    • Thurston, Washington
    • Skamania, Washington
    • Pacific, Washington
    • Lewis, Washington
    • Klickitat, Washington
    • Cowlitz, Washington
    • Clark, Washington

Affiliate News

JANUARY 24, 2024 – New York, NY – In its first major grant announcement of fiscal year 2024, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has named the recipients of federal funding for arts projects.…
January 29, 2024    MORE >>
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — WASHINGTON, DC — Representative Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.) introduced a Resolution to the House of Representatives designating the week of April 9 through 15, 2023, as National…
April 03, 2023    MORE >>