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Oregon Alliance for Arts Education (OAAE) champions, strengthens and celebrates the arts as an integral part of education for the people of Oregon.

Our goals:

  • Improve the quality of/access to arts education for Oregon's children.

  • Support and honor excellence in arts education throughout the state.

  • Increase the understanding and appreciation of the value of arts education among Oregon's educators and the communities they serve.

Our Projects:


After two and a half years of work, The Oregon Alliance for Arts Education is pleased to announce that the Oregon Partners for  Oregon Arts Learning Standards writing teams have completed their work, following input from a statewide public review February-March 2015.  The five sets of completed arts discipline standards will be presented in Salem, to the Oregon State Board of Education for their consideration of adoption, on June 25, 2015.

Five sets of Oregon Arts Learning Standards, for Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts, will be presented.  Media Arts and Music are putting forth the National Core Arts Standards for Media Arts and Music, to be Oregon’s standards in those two arts disciplines.  Dance, Theatre and Visual Arts have adjusted the National Core Arts Standards for clarity and language, and those sets will be presented as Oregon’s standards in those three arts disciplines.

To view the National Core Arts Learning Standards, please go to www.nationaartsstandards.org.  To view the Oregon Arts Learning Standards being put forth to the State Board of Education, please go to www.oregonarts.net. 

For more information regarding Oregon Arts Learning Standards,  please contact Nancy Carr at nancy@oregonarts.net.

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Research shows how the arts help kids:

Second grade students given piano instruction in addition to spatial reasoning instruction improved more in spatial reasoning than those given spatial reasoning instruction only, English language training instead of piano, or no special instruction.

"Whoever neglects the arts when he is young has lost the past and is dead to the future."   ~ Sophocles

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OAAE is looking for new board members, retirement is ebbing away dedicated individuals that have served. If you would be interested, please contact the Board President.

Our Partners

Media Arts Education  - media arts standards

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