Resources for Young Artists

This page features creative opportunities and resources for teens and young adults. Find information about working in the creative sector, upcoming scholarship deadlines, and ways to share and publish your work!

Call to Teen Artists: OK Challenge due 3/31/23

The OK CHALLENGE invites students to use their creativity to design an arts-based project that supports inner wellbeing. Here’s a short video outlining the contest details, and you can find out more on The benefits of the OK CHALLENGE for the high school-age people you work with: The opportunity to think deeply about how creativity can support wellness in [...]

Call for Art: Raleigh Hills Elementary for Women’s History Month

Middle School Class Seeking Artist Volunteer A fifth grade class at Raleigh Hills Elementary is looking to paint pictures of the women (listed below) for their art wall honoring Women's History Month. The school has paint supplies and butcher paper. If you would like to volunteer, please email Women We'd Like To Honor • [...]

Call to Writers: Tualatin Historical Society’s 2nd Annual Arbor Month Poetry Contest (2/9/23-3/05/23)

Your Poem should celebrate the spirit of Arbor Month. Submit your entry of 200 words or less on or before March 5th to . Judges will evaluate poems based their ability to entertain as well as its technical excellence. All entrants will receive a free annual membership to the Tualatin Historical Society. There will […]

Grant Opportunity: Miller Foundation Arts (Small Org.)

Miller Foundation Small Arts Grant (Small Organizations) Overview Our Fast Track grants fund organizations statewide that deliver visual, performing, media, literary, or interdisciplinary artistic programming, performances or exhibits, arts services, or arts education. Fast Track Arts grants provide Operating Support. We know that funding general operations is the best way to help arts organizations thrive. […]

Call to Artists: Beaverton Ten Tiny Dances EXTENDED due 4/6/203

Ten Tiny Dances We invite you to take a few minutes to enjoy this fun video, and we hope that you will either join us as a performer, or experience this unique performing arts event as our guest in July. Check the Entrant’s Calendar 2023 for details.   New Sliding Scale for TTD […]

Call to Artists: Hip2BSquare Show in April 2023

Sequoia Gallery + Studios invites local student artists–grade school through highschool–to participate in our annual Hip To Be Square fundraising show this April! This is is your opportunity to display your creativity for a month at Sequoia. Sequoia Gallery + Studios invites local artists, friends of the gallery, and student artists–grade school through highschool–to participate in […]

Centro Cultural Teen Playwriting Residency Registration 1/5/2023-2/3/2023

Centro Cultural’s Teen Playwriting Residency / Centro Cultural: Residencia de dramaturgia para adolescentes We are inviting local high school teens to participate in a 6-week playwriting residency to learn the basic elements of theatre and be assisted in writing a short play. Centro Cultural’s Teen Playwriting Residency  Tuesdays, 6pm-8pm February 14 – March 21, 2023 […]

Grant Opportunities: Grants Available for Placemaking, Orgs, Projects, and Youth. Applications due between 2/23/2023-6/30/2023.

View each grant’s guidelines and links to apply HERE. Beaverton Arts Program Grants  Applications available online at   Applications are now available for the Beaverton Arts Program’s Art Lives Here:  Community Placemaking Grants and the Arts Organizations and Projects Grants.  Applications are also still available for the Open Format Grants and Small Projects  Grants. […]

Call to Teens: 2023 WCCLS Teen Art Contest: Find Your Voice! (open now-2/18/2023)

Teen Summer Reading Artwork Contest 2023 WCCLS Teen Art Contest: Find Your Voice! Calling all Washington County teen artists (ages 12-18): Enter for a chance to have your original artwork featured across the county during the 2023 Summer Reading program! When does it happen? Tuesday, January 3, 2023 – Saturday, February 18, 2023. Submissions accepted […]

City of Hillsboro’s 2023 Youth Classes (register now)

Explore the City of Hillsboro's January 2023 Classes and Workshops for ages zero and up: Youth Classes 1/10: Sing, Rock, Bounce | 0 – 9 months (with participating adult) 1/11 – 2/1: Beginning/Intermediate Ceramic Handbuilding | 9 - 13 years 1/11 – 2/8: From Zero to Hero: Greco-Roman Pottery and Sgraffito | 9 – 13 years [...]

Call to Artists: “Picture Hillsboro” Purchase Award, Due December 2

-- The City of Hillsboro seeks submissions of two-dimensional artworks depicting and celebrating life in Hillsboro for its annual “Picture Hillsboro” Award. Finalists will be selected for an exhibition in the Civic Center’s Shirley Huffman Auditorium in January and February, with one artwork selected as the Picture Hillsboro award winner. The award-winning artist will be [...]

Call to Teen Artists: Beaverton Library Annual Teen Art Show, Due October 29

— Submit Art in the Teen Room at the main library:  Thursday, Oct. 27 – Saturday, Oct. 29 Opening Reception: Wednesday, Nov. 2, 4-5 p.m. Show Open: Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. – Sunday, Nov. 6 during library hours Download the guidelines and submission form Thanks to Blick Art and the New Friends of the Beaverton City […]