Oregon Arts Education Snapshot

Jan 01, 2016
  • Description

The Oregon Arts Education Snapshot provides an overview of arts education programming delivered by nonprofit organizations in Oregon that responded to a survey in summer 2015. The survey responses explored in this report illustrate that no two organizations providing arts education are the same, yet many share common characteristics.

Since the late 1990s, many Oregon schools have drastically reduced or eliminated arts education programs due to budget cuts. In response to this decline, nonprofit organizations have expanded their role in delivering arts education opportunities for students during both the school day and out-of-school time. The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) and Oregon Arts Commission (OAC) developed the Oregon Arts Education Snapshot in order to better understand the ever-changing landscape of community-provided arts education throughout the state.