JOY (Joyous Outreach to You/th) is All Classical Portland's project dedicated to equity and inclusivity, and is comprised of five programs.

JOY Programs:
International Children's Arts Network
Youth Roving Reporters
Artists in Residence
Where We Live
Night Out

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International Children's Arts Network is a 24-hour radio service, created for children (ages 0-12). Designed for young listeners, the network features music, poems, and literature from around the world.

Youth Roving Reporters is an arts journalism mentorship program. Through this innovative, educational program All Classical Portland on-air hosts mentor selected Youth Roving Reporters, providing them with guidance and insight on what it is to be a broadcaster and arts leader in their community.


Artist In Residence is designed to foster creative and professional growth for young, emerging and established performing artists. Residents have access to All Classical Portland’s world-class facilities and studio time, on-air opportunities including appearances on Thursdays @ Three, at station events and concerts, and on special broadcasts. Residents are encouraged to pursue artistic research projects and to publish articles about their work through All Classical Portland’s platforms. In addition, each resident will be presented by All Classical Portland in recital during their residency. The residency is designed to support artists in pursuit of new projects and ideas and to take creative risks.


Where We Live is a bi-monthly radio program that shines a spotlight on a variety of organizations in our community that are providing programs in art, theater or music that explore the intersection of art and social issues. Through this series of on-air spotlights, we seek to promote equity, foster inclusion and encourage emotional literacy. Where We Live airs at 5:15pm on the first Saturday of every other month.


Night Out aims to provide access for music-lovers who don’t attend live arts events for a multitude of reasons, whether it is a loss of spouse, inability to drive, or lack of a sense of belonging, All Classical Portland will facilitate an evening of art and/or music, with arrangements for travel and tickets. Through this program, All Classical Portland will act as a bridge between outstanding arts organizations and people who yearn to experience the rapture and sense of community associated with the performing arts, in person.


Learn more: JOY Brochure 2018-2019

JOY Sponsors:
Albina Holdings
Evelyn J. Brzezinski
The Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation
The Oregon Cultural Trust
The Herbert A. Templeton Foundation

JOY Commission:
Josh Espinoza
Carolyn Talarr
Óscar Fernández, Ph.D.
Vin Shambry
Emily Lau
Bernadette Janet

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