Twenty-three arts organizations will each receive $10,000 grant awards to support their educational projects in partnership with Oregon schools through $230,000 in FY2022 Oregon Arts Commission Arts Learning funding announced today.
“As the pandemic continues to affect our students’ lives and learning environment, this is an especially important time to protect their social and emotional wellbeing,” said Arts Commissioner Matthew Stringer, who chaired the review panel. “Creative outlets can offer young people a way to soothe their fear and anxiety. The beauty and challenge of arts learning can be a hopeful diversion during difficult times. It also inspires further development of problem-solving skills, important for our future leaders,” he said.