Studio to School
Taking the Discipline and Experimentation of the Studio Into Oregon Schools
Studio to School is a multiyear grant initiative supporting 18 collaborative projects between schools and community arts organizations to design and deliver sustainable arts education opportunities that have the potential for replication. Activities can occur both during the school day and in out-of-school time. Through this project, OCF is increasing arts opportunities for underserved youth in grades K-8 while also supporting communities in strengthening their networks and capacity to offer year-round arts education.
Increasing arts opportunities for underserved youth
Through this project, OCF is increasing arts opportunities for underserved youth in grades K-8 while also supporting communities in strengthening their networks and capacity to offer year-round arts education.
Studio to School Learning Community
Along with grant support for direct programming costs, all grantees participate in meetings of a learning community to explore collaborative strategies for supporting high-quality, innovative arts education opportunities for elementary and middle school-aged youth. Grantees also participate in program evaluation and are eligible for technical assistance relating to data collection and other evaluation requirements.
18 project sites were selected in May 2014: Studio to School Grantees.
Arts Initiative Reports
- Oregon Arts Education Snapshot: This report provides an overview of arts education programming delivered by Oregon nonprofits that responded to a survey in summer 2015.
- How the Arts Advance Student Learning: This report summarizes literature on the benefits of arts education and was completed in fall 2017.
- Striving for High-Quality Arts Education: This report summarizes literature that explores the definition of high-quality arts education, and organizes that information in relationship to Studio to School principles.