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Creative Expression

These nonprofits focus on supporting, creating and/or celebrating the arts in Portland.
Creative Expression

18 Nonprofits
699 Donors
$73,481 Given so far

Oregon Cultural Trust Partner New!
August Wilson Red Door Project $7,305 raised so far.
To change the racial ecology of Portland through the arts.
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Bridging Voices $825 raised so far.
To create a safe and accessible place for queer, straight and questioning youth to experience empowerment and unity through music. We aim to break down the foundations of homophobia and transphobia through diversity and visibility.
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Cymaspace $795 raised so far.
CymaSpace produces art and cultural events that are more accessible and inclusive to the Deaf and hard of hearing through technology, education and outreach. We believe that when artists involve all the senses, their work is accessible, engaging and exciting.
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Disability Art and Culture Project $1,265 raised so far.
To advance artistic and cultural opportunities for people with disabilities, support a social/embodiment disability model and an intersectional approach to social justice, and educate the broader community about our lived experiences, rich culture and social justice.
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Friends of Noise $6,106 raised so far.
Friends of Noise seeks to foster healing and growth for the creative youth of our community. Our all ages concerts and workshops provide live performance opportunities for youth artist and hands on experience for youth sound engineers.
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Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) $10,255 raised so far.
The mission of the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) is to provide affordable access to space, tools, and resources for creating independently published media and artwork, and to build community and identity through the creation of written and visual art.
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KBOO Community Radio $10,976 raised so far.
KBOO Community Radio is an independent, member-supported, noncommercial, volunteer-powered community radio station. KBOO is a platform for communities who’ve been shut out. We give people a chance to learn how to create the media that matter to them.
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Literary Arts $9,590 raised so far.
Our mission is to engage readers, support writers and inspire the next generation with great literature. By offering a wide variety of programming, we help foster a lifelong love of literature for an intergenerational and diverse audience, as well as to strengthen the communities of artists who make it.
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Milagro/Miracle Theatre Group $5,838 raised so far.
Milagro provides extraordinary Latino theatre, culture, and arts education experiences for the enrichment of all communities.
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My Voice Music $3,150 raised so far.
My Voice Music is a nonprofit organization building relationships, fostering connection and revealing our common humanity through songwriting, recording, performance and long-term artistic mentorships that help youth to find and share their voice.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner
Open Signal $1,652 raised so far.
Open Signal empowers the people of Portland to make effective use of media for creative expression, cultural exchange and civic participation.
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Outside the Frame $881 raised so far.
Outside the Frame trains homeless and marginalized youth to be the directors of their own films and lives. Our film program provides job training, a creative outlet, an audience, and a sense of dignity and possibility.
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Portland Center Stage at The Armory $2,791 raised so far.
To inspire our community by bringing stories to life in unexpected ways. We strive to present diverse stories, invest in new works, engage young people, and give each person who enters our theater a sense of welcome and belonging.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner New!
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art $1,265 raised so far.
To improve our community by creating thriving outlets for creative expression and increasing access to affordable, accessible, inclusive spaces for people to come together in Portland, where such space is increasingly scarce.
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Portland Playhouse $7,710 raised so far.
To create space for people of all backgrounds to come together and celebrate the complexity of our shared human experience. Our vision is a world awakened by the wonder of theater. Our education programs further our mission.
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Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls $7,473 raised so far.
To empower and amplify the voices of girls and gender-expansive youth through music creation and performance. Cultivating leadership skills, we create a community where we raise each other up and empower our campers to recognize and respond to social injustice.
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Write Around Portland $5,675 raised so far.
Write Around Portland changes lives through the power of writing by bringing free creative writing workshops to prisons, shelters, senior centers, low-income housing buildings, schools, hospitals and other social service agencies. Following each workshop season we publish each participants’ writing in a professionally-designed anthology and host community readings to celebrate these voices that all too often go unheard.
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XRAY.FM $7,632 raised so far.
To put a microphone to the best and most distinctive of Portland. We strive to create a culturally relevant center for ideas, music and creativity in service of a more open media and a more just community.