The Right Brain Initiative


Renewed support from the National Endowment for the Arts!

April 23rd, 2013 by Right Brain Team

A 3rd grader at James John School (St. Johns) during a Right Brain experience with artists Amy Steel and Alice Hill. Photo by Allie Maki Maya.

We are quite proud to announce today that we’ve been awarded a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)! This is the second time we’ve received support from the NEA; we won the first grant in 2011

The NEA awards Art Works grants to “support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence.”  We were selected from 1,547 eligible applications to receive funding, and—needless to say—are truly humbled by having made the cut. This grant will primarily support our work providing hands-on professional development to teachers and community-based teaching artists.

Winning this selective award puts us in incredible company with fellow local winners (and friends) BodyVox (Right Brain roster artist), Broadway Rose Theatre CompanyCaldera,  Portland Art Museum (Right Brain roster artist), Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Western Arts Alliance, and Wordstock (Right Brain roster artist).

Congrats to all the winners!

See the full press release in the Regional Arts & Culture Council press room.

See the full list of recipients for NEA Art Works grants. 


Right Brain Team