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


The Anthony Quinn Foundation is offering scholarships for high school students who demonstrate the vision for the art consciousness. The award prizes range from $1,000-$3,000. The scholarship is...

Deadline: 1/5/15

POWFest will partner with MetroEast Community Media to host POWGirls in 2015. In keeping with the mission to support the next generation of women filmmakers, POWFest will host...

Deadline: 1/5/15

Enjoy being creative? Enjoy writing? Want to see your words come to life? Have something to say about family? Want to win cool prizes? 

Seeking 10-minute plays...

Deadline: 1/9/15

Representatives from Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) and 28 leading art and design colleges from across the country and Canada will come together...

Event: 1/11/15

The Portland Ballet's Beginning Ballet Series introduces young dancers to the fundamentals of ballet. This free series helps children decide if ballet is right for them....

Classes start: 1/13/15

All ages are invited to visit the gallery for a free collage workshop on the last day of the January group exhibit "Window: A Dialogue."  With gallery artists Sarah Fagan and Roya...

Event: 1/31/15

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) is pleased to announce a new initiative stemming from the Japan-U.S. Summit Meeting in November 2010. This new initiative intends to...

Rolling Deadline

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

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 Dance Theater

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 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