Division of Student Services

Resources: Arts and Culture

Note: the below are not necessarily eligible for off-campus Federal Work Study. Please find FWS eligible opportunities here.

Here are some organizations that fall under the loose heading of "arts and culture."

Kids On The Block Awareness Program
The mission for Kids On The Block Awareness Program is to teach children how to stay safe and healthy using the power of puppetry. Kids on the Block recruits and trains puppeteers year round. No prior experience is required as Kids on the Block provide all the training, equipment and materials you will need. Find an opportunity on the volunteer page.
Address: 824 SE 12th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

Phone: (503) 988-6000

Artists Repertory Theatre
A.R.T. presents plays that go beyond entertainment to enlighten, provoke, and move audiences. Internships and volunteer opportunities are listed on A.R.T.'s volunteer page.
Address: Artists Repertory Theatre, 1516 SW Alder Street, Portland, OR 97205.

Phone: 503.241.9807 (ext. 132). 

Conduit Dance, Inc.
Conduit Dance, Inc. is an organization devoted to the advancement of contemporary dance through programs encouraging creation and production of new work, and offering professional training and education. Conduit Dance, Inc. strives to serve professional and student dance artists by providing opportunities, resources, and training that is consistent, current, and of the highest quality. Their volunteer page contains more information about how to get involved.
Address: Conduit Dance, Inc. 918 SW Yamhill Avenue, Suite 401, Portland, OR 97205.

Phone: (503) 221-5857. 

Black United Fund of Oregon
The Black United Fund of Oregon is a philanthropic and community development institution committed to the social and economic empowerment of Oregon’s low-income communities. For more project-specific information (and who to contact regarding each project), please see the volunteer opportunities page.
Address: 2828 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211

Phone: (503) 282-7973. 

Oregon Arts Commission
The Oregon Arts Commission supports activities that promote arts education opportunities and life- long arts learning for Oregonians. The Commission has designated the Regional Arts Network as its primary partners in thee state wide delivery of arts education services and information.
Address: 775 Summer Street NE, Suite 200, Salem, OR 97301-1284
Phone 503. 986. 0082; TDD#: 503. 986. 0123
Fax: 503. 986.0260

Portland Art Museum
The mission of the Portland Art Museum is to serve the public by providing access to art of enduing quality, by educating a diverse audience about art, and by collecting and preserving a wide range of at for enrichment of present and future generations. Volunteers commit to one three-hour shift per week for various duties (listed on their volunteer page). 
Address: Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
Phone: 503.226.2811

Regional Arts and Culture Council
Through vision, leadership, and service, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) works to integrate arts and culture in all aspects of community life. Diverse opportunities for those interested in volunteering and internships are posted on their volunteer page; please note that RACC requests that you specifically contact the person in charge of any project you may be interested in, and not their main office.
Address: 108 NW 9th Avenue, Suite 300, Portland 97209-3318

Phone: 503.823.5111