Our goal is raise 503 donations to support the Portland'5 Centers for the Arts Education Program, bringing culturally-relevant performing arts to students in Title I schools each year.
The mission of Portland'5 Centers for the Arts Foundation is to secure funds for culturally relevant education programming and venue capital projects as part of Portland’5 Centers for the Arts’ commitment to ensure access to the performing arts for people of all means, cultures, abilities, and ethnicities.
Lack of arts education opportunities disproportionately affects students and families from communities of color and low-income households. Many attend schools that do not provide comprehensive arts programming if any at all. Additional barriers to the arts include limited access to transportation, lack of expendable time, lack of disposable income, little or no exposure to the arts, and a misperception that the arts are exclusive. There is no charge to any school, student, or family to attend an Education Program event.