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."Artists Repertory Theatre (A.R.T)
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: 1516 SW Alder Street, Portland, OR 97205.
Phone: 503.241.9807 (ext. 132)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 thevolunteer opportunities page.
Address: 2828 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211
Know Your City (KYC)
Know Your City engages the public in art and social justice through creative placemaking projects. Their programs and publications aim to educate people to better know their communities, and to empower them to take action. Sign up here to volunteer!
Address: 800 NW 6th Ave #331, Portland, OR 97209
With a commitment to creativity, technology and social change, Open Signal makes media production possible for everyone. Open Signal provides skills, equipment, inspiration and they amplify local voices on five cable channels. Learn more about how to get involved!
Address: 2766 NE MLK Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97212
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
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: 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
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, andnot their main office.
Address: 108 NW 9th Avenue, Suite 300, Portland 97209-3318
Phone: 503-823-5111Teatro Milagro (Miracle Theater)
Opened in 1984, Teatro Milagro is an arts education program that presents its original bilingual plays and educational residencies to diverse and underserved communities across the nation in touring productions. On the Main Stage in SE Portland, Milagro produces a full season of regional or world premieres, including one Spanish-language play each year. Milagro’s productions entertain audiences and give them “pause to think, feel and imagine; and, through the cultural lens of latinidad, reflect the full spectrum of humanity.” Volunteers are needed for anything from marketing to production--visit the volunteer page for more information and to sign up!
Address: 525 SE Stark St., Portland, OR 97214