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Creative Expression

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

18 Nonprofits
1,056 Donors
$97,245 Given so far

Oregon Cultural Trust Partner
August Wilson Red Door Project $11,136 raised so far.
The August Wilson Red Door Project’s mission is to change racial ecology through the arts.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner
Bridging Voices $1,605 raised so far.
Bridging Voices is an LGBTQ and allied youth chorus and strives to be a safe, accessible place for youth to experience empowerment and unity through music.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner
Chamber Music Northwest $3,745 raised so far.
Chamber Music Northwest inspires our community through concerts and events celebrating the richness and diversity of chamber music, performed by artists of the highest caliber, presenting our community with exceptional opportunities for enjoyment, education and reflection.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner
Cymaspace $2,000 raised so far.
CymaSpace is a Deaf-focused technology hub. The CymaSpace mission is to make arts and cultural events accessible and inclusive to the Deaf and hard of hearing and allied community through technology, education and outreach. We produce events, advocate, offer consultation and enhance access.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner
Disability Art and Culture Project $2,975 raised so far.
DACP furthers the artistic expression of people with disabilities. We believe affirmative disability identity is intertwined with racial, gender, social, and economic justice. DACP supports established and emerging artists, as well as the community at large, in developing knowledge and expression of disability culture and pride.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner
Friends of Noise $2,417 raised so far.
Friends of Noise fosters healing and growth for the creative youth in our community by hosting professional development workshops and inclusive all-ages concerts that provide performance opportunities for youth artists and hands-on experience for emerging youth sound engineers.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner
Independent Publishing Resource Center $3,791 raised so far.
IPRC provides affordable access to space, tools and resources for creating self-published media and art work. We build community and identity through the creation of written and visual art.
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Literary Arts $13,193 raised so far.
Our mission is to engage readers, support writers, and inspire the next generation with great literature. We build a more inclusive and empathetic community by providing the space and a platform for diverse voices to be shared and heard.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner
Milagro $3,668 raised so far.
Milagro provides extraordinary Latino theatre, culture, and arts education experiences for the enrichment of all communities.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner
Open Signal: Portland’s Community Media Center $2,690 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 $4,840 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 Institute for Contemporary Art $2,095 raised so far.
PICA acknowledges and advances new developments in contemporary art while fostering the creative explorations of artists and audiences. Through presenting, exhibition, public and educational programs, PICA links audiences to work that reflects a broad range of identities and perspectives.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner
Portland Playhouse $7,257 raised so far.
Founded on the principles of inclusion and artistic excellence, Portland Playhouse creates space for people of all backgrounds to come together and celebrate the complexity of our shared human experience. We envision a world awakened by the wonder of theater.
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Portland Street Art Alliance $4,030 raised so far.
Portland Street Art Alliance advances street art culture by empowering artists to activate the spaces where we live, work, and play.
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Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls $6,965 raised so far.
Rock ’n’ Roll Camp for Girls’ mission is to amplify the voices of girls and gender-expansive youth to create a community of revolutionaries who speak up for social change.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner
White Bird $9,174 raised so far.
White Bird is committed to bringing the best Portland-based, regional, national and international dance companies to Portland. White Bird strongly believes in making dance exciting, educational and accessible to everyone, young and old, of all social backgrounds.
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Write Around Portland $6,615 raised so far.
Since 1999, Write Around Portland has been changing lives through the power of writing by running a creative writing and publishing program in prisons, shelters, senior centers, low-income housing buildings, hospitals and other social service agencies.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner
XRAY.FM $9,149 raised so far.
XRAY puts 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.
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