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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

The Right Brain Initiative has received...

The right brain initiative

May 13, 2016

The Right Brain Initiative has received a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to deliver systemic and equitable arts programming to K-8 schools in Portland.

This is the fifth grant the Initiative has earned from the NEA!

The Right Brain Initiative, a program of the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC), works with local school districts to transform learning through the arts for all K-8 students.

The grant will help Right Brain’s four-year hands-on professional development program, and reach 1,200 area teachers, arts specialists, principals and teaching artists.

Through collaborations between Right Brain, teaching artists, and classroom teachers, the program will serve more than 26,000 K-8 students the greater Portland area.

Nick is proud to serve as City Council liaison to RACC, as it provides equal access to art for everyone in the greater Portland area.

Check out RACC’s website for more information.