About Young Audiences' Run for the Arts

What is Run for the Arts?

Young Audiences Run for the Arts is a simple and effective fundraising jog-a-thon that helps schools raise money for arts programming. 

Young Audiences Run for the Arts is a trusted, well-known tradition in the Oregon and SW Washington Community.  For 40 years, Young Audiences Run for the Arts has helped schools raise nearly $17 million for arts in education. 

How RFA works

What do run funds provide?

  • Teaching artist residencies, performances and workshops by Young Audiences roster artists or community artists
  • Field trips to concerts, plays, exhibitions, etc.
  • Supplies for visual arts and performing arts programs
  • Professional development that supports teachers use of arts in their classroom

If I donate, is my information safe?

Young Audiences does not share information with any third parties including the sponsors you see listed. We do not rent or sell our lists to anyone. We have also opted to use Paypal as a payment processing method to ensure the safety of your information.

Who is Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington?

Young Audiences is a connector. We bring arts and education together by pairing talented teaching artists with creative school communities. We are the the largest and most dynamic arts education nonprofit in the region with over 57 years of history.

Young Audiences is a source for excellence. We work with a roster of over 60 talented teaching artists who are trained to engage students using a wide variety of different art forms. We believe that students learn better when they have access to different methods of expression.

Young Audiences is student focused.
 Students actively participate in music, drama, visual arts, dance and literary arts through residencies, performances, workshops and family arts nights.

On any given day, you can find Young Audience's artists working with schools throughout NW Oregon and SW Washington.  Learn more about our artists and programs here.