Local Arts Opportunities for Youth

There are a variety of opportunities, events, workshop, and classes for youth in the Portland Metropolitan region. See the listings below.

Special Competitions, Grants, Workshops or Information in the Arts for Youth


This fall and winter, Portland Community Media has tons of great filmmaking workshops for kids and teens!

If you know any young people who want to use film to tell their stories, make...

Last workshop: 12/15/15

The competition for the Apocalypse Prize is a painting competition free and open to all during the year 2015.The Competition is divided into three divisions according to the age of the participant...

Deadline: 12/31/15

ArtSchoolsDigital is your one-stop shop for art and design schools across the country and online. ASD lists degree programs in creative career fields like architecture, graphic design, fashion,...


Students can use this free comprehensive database of U.S. art schools to search for everything from associate's to doctoral degrees in over 50 business-related concentrations, including painting,...


These grants help bring new, exceptionally fine stringed instruments and mentoring with world-renowned musicians to children while strengthening local community support for music education....

Local art and culture organizations offer classes, activities and events for youth throughout the year

Academy of Kung Fu

Actor's Actor Studio & Workshop

Ano's Art, An Academy for Creative Minds

Art(s)cool PDX

Art School Studio

Art Waves

aurora, a creative space for dance & movement

Avalon School of Irish Dance

Ballroom Dance Company

Bodhi Tree Center


Broadway Rose Theatre Company

Casey's Studio

Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective

Community Music Center

DIY Lounge

Earth Arts

Eliason School of Music

End of Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

Ethos, Inc.

Film Action Oregon

Flamenco Dance

Grace Institute

Homowo African Arts & Cultures

Hula Hālau ‘Ohana Holo‘oko‘a 

Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center

Isinglass Theater

Japanese Garden

Jennifer Wells Design

Lakewood Theatre Company

Laurelhurst Studio Dance Program

Lisa Kagan Designs

Metropolitan Youth Symphony

Miracle Theatre Group

Multnomah Arts Center

Museum of Contemporary Crafts

Northwest Academy

Northwest Children’s Theatre

Northwest Conservatory of Dance

Northwest Dance Project

NW Digital Art Kids

Northwest Film Center

Old Library Studio

OMSI - Oregon Museum of Science & Industry

Oregon Ballet Theatre

Oregon Children's Theatre

Oregon College of Art & Craft

Oregon Historical Society

Oregon Music Academy

Oregon Zoo

Pacific Northwest College of Art

Pendulum Aerial Arts

Play After Play

Polaris Dance Company

Portland Art Museum

Portland Ballet

Portland Center Stage

Portland Children's Museum

Portland Classical Chinese Garden

Portland Park & Recreation

Portland Piano Lab

Portland Taiko

Portland Youth Philharmonic

Rodel Flores Violin Studio

Sound Roots, School of Modern Music

South West Music School

StageCoach Theatre Arts


Tears of Joy Theatre

The 100th Monkey Studio

The Aspire Project

The Young Players

Village Gallery of Arts

Walters Cultural Art Center

YArts Center

Staff to Contact

Mary Bauer
Communications Associate