Portland Opera To Go Educational Outreach

Goal: $ 95000

No of Donation: 3

 

 

Goal: $ 95000
Amount Raised: $ 60
Remaining : $ 94940
No of Donation : 3
Category : Education
Url : http://www.portlandopera.org
Contact Number : 503-417-0627
Address : The Hampton Opera Center
State : Portland
City : OR
Country : US
Zipcode : 97214-4549

Challenge

Funding for the arts in Oregon schools is at an all-time low. With tight educational budgets, music and the arts are among the first to go. For more than 22,000 elementary students in Portland Public Schools, for example, there are only 34 teachers of art, music, dance or drama COMBINED. Some schools share part-time instructors who shuttle between schools. Many have no arts program at all. In rural areas, the situation is even more dire, with even fewer possibilities for artistic expression.

Solution

Mission: Portland Opera exists to inspire, challenge and uplift our audiences by creating productions of high artistic quality that celebrate the beauty and breadth of opera. Vision: Portland Opera will be known for its commitment to the highest artistic standards, its boldness of spirit, and its willingness to take risks. It will produce work of such distinction and beauty that the lives of our audiences will be transformed by what they experience on our stage.
Portland Opera To Go (POGO) is the Educational outreach branch of Portland Opera. This year, POGO will present a kid's version of Mozart's "The Magic Flute, to children throughout Oregon.

Long-Term Impact

Scientific research has demonstrated that exposure to the arts is essential to the development of key areas of the brain, and to overall socialization and growth. Long-term impacts include better socialization, cognition and cultural development.

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