The Right Brain Initiative



Our very talented roster of teaching artists are individuals and organizations who have demonstrated a well-honed expertise and enthusiasm for interdisciplinary learning and collaboration with teachers.

New artists are added to the roster ever two years, and all artists and organizations further benefit from participation in our professional development throughout each school year.

See our complete, up-to-date artist roster here.


Photo by Cecily Caceu.

Stay tuned for opportunities to join our teaching artist roster!

Our teaching artists work in schools to weave school content and the arts together through arts integration. We value a diverse workforce, built upon inclusion, equity and cultural competence and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. If you are an artist who has experience teaching kids to think and work as an artist, get on our email list if you’d like to join forces for good and stay up-to-date on teaching artist application process.

Summer 2017 Update:

We are delaying any expansion of our current Artist Roster as we evaluate gaps in our roster offerings based on the needs of our schools, as well as addressing growth in the number of students we serve. In lieu of the application this calendar year, we are planning a series of information sessions and workshops for teaching artists in the tri-counties. Workshop topics will focus on arts integrated instruction and weaving the arts into public school curriculum. These events will be offered centrally, as well as in communities east and west of Portland in collaboration with some of our Right Brain partners. We anticipate our next roster application release in spring 2018.

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Questions? Please contact:

English – Kim Strelchun, Coach Team Lead at 503.225.5900 Ext. 229
Español – Maya McFaddin, Program Coordinator at 503.823.2965