The Miller Foundation believes that every child should have access to a well-rounded education that includes the arts. Because all Oregon communities and schools are not able to provide arts education opportunities for young people, we do fund arts education programming in a limited way.

You have a greater chance of receiving Miller funding for your arts education programming if your organization meets any of these criteria:

  • You provide non-school based arts education specifically engaging youth who face economic, geographic, or other barriers to participation.

  • You work in partnership with public schools to provide arts education where such programming would otherwise be unavailable.

  • You connect young people with professional teaching artists.

  • You provide culturally specific arts education.

Before you invest your time in completing our online application, we encourage you to contact a member of our program team to discuss your project. Examples of recent or current arts education Miller grant recipients include but are not limited to:

  • ArtsCentral, Bend

  • ArtsEast, LaGrande

  • Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre, Medford

  • Caldera, Portland/Central Oregon

  • Cascade School of Music, Bend

  • Circus Project, Portland

  • Ethos Music Center, Portland

  • Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras, Eugene

  • Kukatonon Children’s African Dance Troupe, Portland

  • Latino Network, Portland

  • Metropolitan Youth Symphony, Portland

  • Music Workshop, Portland

  • My Voice Music, Portland

  • NW Children’s Theater and School, Portland

  • Oregon BRAVO Youth Orchestras, Portland

  • Oregon East Symphony, Pendleton

  • Phame, Portland

  • Portland Youth Philharmonic, Portland

  • Right Brain Initiative, Portland Metro

  • Rock N Roll Camp for Girls, Portland

  • The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts, Eugene

  • Young Audiences, Portland

  • Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon, Medford


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