Jerry Tischleder

Senior Program Officer, Arts and Culture

Metro Portland

Philanthropic Services
(971) 230-9038

Jerry oversees OCF’s statewide arts and culture work. He is a curator, producer and artist who has supported hundreds of artists and projects as the founder of the Risk/Reward Festival of New Performance, the director of the ArtsHub @ Artists Rep, the curator of the Frontier Series, and a company member with Hand2Mouth Theatre. He is a graduate of the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University and received a Leadership U fellowship funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group.

"Make no mistake. You can change things. Don’t believe anyone who tells you that you can’t. Here’s how to do it:


Question everything.
Take nothing for granted.
Argue with all received ideas.
Don’t respect what doesn’t deserve respect.
Speak your mind.
Don’t censor yourselves.
Use your imagination.
And express what it tells you to express."

Salman Rushdie