The Right Brain Initiative


To transform learning for all children through the arts, creativity, innovation, and whole brain thinking. By connecting local artists with classroom teachers, we craft meaningful arts-integrated experiences for K-8 students in the Portland tri-county region.

Bottom Line for Portland

During 2017-2018, Right Brain will bring 60 teaching artists into classrooms for unique arts experiences reaching more than 1,700 Portland metro area educators and arming them with the strategies needed to bring creativity and discovery to their 28,900 students.

“Right Brain gave me a different outlook....I danced with my students, I sang with my students, we did crazy things together! The biggest thing that I’ve come to realize is that the arts [are] going to make my job easier.” –Shawna Munson, teacher at Quatama Elementary School in Hillsboro


How far does a $10 donation go with your organization?

$10 buys arts supplies for an entire classroom to work with a Right Brain artist.

How far does a $50 donation go with your organization?

$50 gives one kid the opportunity to collaborate with a Right Brain artist for the entire school year.



Video provided by Samuel Kidoguchi.

Oregon Cultural Trust Nonprofit Partner

Video provided in partnership with Roam Schooled

Site by Grady Britton