Help Us Restore Arts Teachers To Our Schools
And we’ll thank you with a free CAN t-shirt!
Every year in Portland, arts and music teachers are being cut from our schools, leaving our children with fewer opportunities to imagine, to learn and to thrive.
In the last five years, Parkrose and Centennial School Districts have cut their arts and music teaching staff by half, while Portland Public Schools lost all arts instruction in 22 schools in just two years. Today, there are nearly 12,000 Portland children attending schools that do not have any art, dance, drama, or music instruction.
But we can change all that. The Creative Advocacy Network (CAN) is working tirelessly to restore arts and music education to our elementary schools and increase access to arts and culture city-wide with a new public fund for the arts.
Donate $50 or more today and help us return arts and music teachers to every Portland elementary school by 2014. In thanks, we’ll send you a free t-shirt and together we’ll wear our love for arts education with pride.
Don’t have $50? Volunteer instead! Join us at Sunday Parkways, the Rose Parade or your favorite arts event, where you can wear a CAN t-shirt to show your support of the arts and arts education in Portland!