December 16, 2017

Joyous Outreach to You/th – Official launch November 2017

JOY is All Classical Portland’s NEW, extensive project dedicated to equity and inclusivity.

The JOY project is generously sponsored by Albina Holdings.

Youth Roving Reporters

All Classical Portland has selected five young people as Youth Roving Reporters who will learn key storytelling skills and emerge as arts ambassadors for their communities. The All Classical Portland On-Air team will mentor these young reporters, providing them with guidance and insight on what it is to be a broadcaster and arts leader. Each youth reporter will identify two arts events happening in their community that they would like to cover. All Classical Portland will provide the reporters (and their families) with event tickets, connect them to the artists involved to interview, and provide the tools and training to produce their reporting content. The station will share the content created on its website, social media and on the air. The goal is to award this scholarship from regions across the entire state providing equal opportunity to youth in rural areas of Oregon and SW Washington as well as the Portland metro area. Please get in touch with Arianna Avena at 503-802-9454 if you are interested in sponsoring a young reporter in this project.


Where We Live Series

All Classical Portland will shine 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 newly branded series of on-air spotlights, we seek to promote equity, foster inclusion and encourage emotional literacy.


Night Out

In an effort 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 inaugural series, 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.

This project is guided by the JOY Commission:

Josh Espinoza
Carolyn Talarr
Óscar Fernández, Ph.D.
Monica Hayes
Vin Shambry
Emily Lau
Bernadette Janet

For more information on JOY, contact Arianna Avena at 503-802-9454 or arianna@allclassical.org