One of the pleasures of the arts is that they are seldom done in isolation.  REP would like to invite you to browse some of the links to partner organizations, related associations, and interesting sources for inspiration and focus.   Please take some time to browse the organizations below that are working along with REP to better schools and communities through the arts.


The J. Paul Getty Center for the Arts-

One of the largest supporters of arts in the world, the J. Paul Getty Trust is an international cultural and philanthropic institution that focuses on the visual arts in all their dimensions. The Getty serves both the general public and a wide range of professional communities in Los Angeles and throughout the world.

John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts-

Since opening in 1971, the Kennedy Center has continued its efforts to fulfill his vision—presenting the greatest performers and performances from across America and around the world, nurturing new works and young artists, and serving the nation as a leader in arts education.

The Southeast Center for Education in the Arts

In 1987, the Getty Center for Education in the Arts, based in Los Angeles at the Getty, established six regional institutes in California, Florida, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas to research and promote discipline-based visual arts education. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga had the foresight to expand the concept to embrace music and theatre education. This multi-arts approach has made the Southeast Center for Education in the Arts (SCEA) an exemplary model for innovative professional development and education reform.

North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts

As one of the six Getty regional institutes for arts education, North Texas Institute assists educators in (1) developing art curricula and programs in which students appreciate and understand meaning and ideas through the creation, study, interpretation and evaluation of art and works of art and that foster lifelong involvement in the visual arts, (2) developing and maintaining their leadership abilities, and (3) engaging in research and development activities related to both.

Arts Research Center at Berkeley

ARC was established in 2001 as the first research unit at UC Berkeley devoted exclusively to the arts. Its affiliated faculty are drawn from the college of Letters & Science, College of Environmental Design, College of Engineering, Graduate School of Journalism, School of Law, and School of Public Policy, as well as the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive and Cal Performances. ARC grew out of the Consortium for the Arts (1998-2008), an interdisciplinary organization that brought together all the arts departments and presenters at UC Berkeley.

Research Center for Arts and Culture

For over 20 years, The Research Center for Arts and Culture (RCAC) has provided data and information in service of artists and the arts. The Center’s studies examine the situation of the living artist in America, shedding light on such issues as the complex challenges facing dancers as they transition out of their performance careers, the communities and support structures that sustain jazz musicians, and the imperiled legacy of our nation’s aging artists. In addition to this pioneering work, the RCAC also conducts research on a broad range of topics in the arts, from cultural policy and public spaces to labor relations and the law. The Center convenes public events, and provides curriculum development to educational institutions and leadership training to arts organizations and managers around the world.

Annenburg Center for the Performing Arts-

The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is dedicated to the advancement of a diverse and thriving cultural community through the pursuit of excellence, innovation and intellectual engagement in the performing arts.Affirming its core belief in the power of the arts to transform lives, the Center embraces creative expression from the past and the present, of local and global origin, to expand the worlds of all who participate. As a destination and a resource, the Annenberg Center connects and engages artists, audiences, the University of Pennsylvania and the regional community through shared experiences in its high quality venues.


International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People

ASSITEJ proposes to unite theatres, organizations and individuals throughout the world dedicated to theatre for children and young people. ASSITEJ is dedicated to artistic, cultural political and educational efforts and no decision, action or statement of the Association shall be based on nationality, political conviction, cultural identity, ethnicity, or religion. ASSITEJ promotes international exchange of knowledge and practice in theatre in order to increase creative co-operation and to deepen mutual understanding between all persons involved in the performing arts for young audiences.



The Kennedy Center’s free online resource guide for teaching and learning in, through, and about the arts.


Artslynx is a portal website that includes curated directories of links to arts resources on the web. The directory includes links for the literary, media, per­forming, and visual arts and covers funding, technical resources, equipment and supplies, magazines and journals, as well as relevant education, organiza­tion, criticism, and research links. There are sections on arts advocacy, arts administration, and arts empowerment.

National Endowment for the Arts

A public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Endowment is the nation’s largest annual funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases.


The University of Oregon’s Talented and Gifted Program-

The TAG program resides within the University of Oregon’s College of Education and serves a diverse group of youth from the Willamette Valley through enrichment courses that include the arts.

University of Oregon’s School of Music and Dance-

The UO School of Music and Dance is nationally recognized for its dedication to the highest levels of excellence in teaching, performance, and research.  Located in Eugene, Oregon—nestled between the Pacific coast and the Cascade Mountain range, and noted for its natural beauty—it is the only comprehensive School of Music and Dance in the state of Oregon authorized to grant master’s degrees in dance and doctoral degrees in music.

University of Oregon’s Department of Theatre Arts-

The Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Oregon is committed to a liberal arts approach to theatre education, maintaining high standards both in academic and creative practices. We pursue study of theatre’s histories and literature as cultural formations that can inform or reform artistic practice as cultural intervention, and we maintain active commitment to investigating how such formations and interventions can illuminate potential pathways to personal growth. Our faculty maintain a long-standing tradition of commitment to excellence and innovation in our classroom teaching and various mentoring relationships with undergraduate and graduate students.

University of Oregon’s College of Education-

The University of Oregon College of Education is a network of inclusive learning communities. Undergraduate, graduate students, and continuing professionals study with nationally recognized faculty.

University of Oregon’s School of Art and Architecture-

The School of Architecture and Allied Arts is one of six professional schools at the University of Oregon with degree programs in Eugene and Portland. We’re a learning community renowned for academic excellence and innovative studio-based education.


Lord Leebrick Theatre Company-

Lord Leebrick Theatre Company entertains audiences with bold, thought-provoking theatre performed in an intimate space. We believe in the power of theatre to transform the lives of artists, students, audiences and our community.

Wildish Theatre-

Wildish Theater was the brainchild of the Springfield Renaissance Development Corporation, which saw in the city’s old McKenzie Theater the seeds of what could become a major arts attraction for downtown. With seed money donated by the Wildish family, the group spearheaded a six-year renovation project, which was completed in 2006.

Arts Umbrella-

The organization that we know today as Arts Umbrella (AU) was created in 1934 when its founders realized that, in order to build an adult symphony orchestra for our community, we must first train our youth. By 1997, new demands for increased music and performing arts instruction for area youth had convinced the Eugene Youth Symphony Association/Eugene Junior Orchestra to take on a new name and to broaden its mission, consequently making AU what it is today.

Eugene Symphony Orchestra-

As a guiding principle, the Eugene Symphony is committed to serving, educating and developing the widest possible regional audience through its programs. Approximately 24,000 people now attend Eugene Symphony’s classical, family and special performances each year.

Eugene Symphonic Band-

Spreading joy through Music, striving for excellence, forging friendships with fellow musicians from all walks of life, and giving time and talents freely.  That’s the Eugene Symphonic Band.

Hult Center for the Performing Arts-

Eugene’s local and regional performing arts center welcoming both local resident companies (Eugene Ballet Company, Eugene Concert Choir, Eugene Opera, Eugene Symphony, Oregon Bach Festival, Oregon Mozart Players, and The Shedd Institute), as well as traveling professional productions.

Eugene Ballet Company-

Founded in 1978 by Toni Pimble and Riley Grannan, the Eugene Ballet Company has grown from a community-based dance group to become one the West’s busiest and most versatile professional dance companies.

Eugene Concert Choir-

The Eugene Concert Choir, a gem among Eugene-Springfield’s many musical offerings, is a ~100-voice oratorio choir that has been performing many of the beloved symphonic choral masterworks since 1975.

Eugene Opera-

Eugene Opera’s mission is to produce the highest quality opera consistent with the company’s ability to nurture available resources; to work to increase the audience for opera; to identify and engage emerging artists of professional potential; to contribute to the future of the art form; and to develop educational programs for the community-at-large, schools and young artists.

Oregon Bach Festival-

Since 1970, the Oregon Bach Festival celebrates the music and legacy of J.S. Bach in an unequalled environment of performance, discovery, and community, in the refreshing early summer of the Pacific Northwest.

Oregon Mozart Players-

Oregon Mozart Players was founded in 1982 by a local group of professional musicians. The new ensemble had dual purposes: playing the large repertoire of music for chamber orchestra; sharing this music with the Eugene-Springfield community. As a result, the orchestra continues to present works written for small orchestras and intimate venues, allowing each instrument to be clearly heard.

Rose Children’s Theatre

Rose Children’s Theatre – Empowering children, their families and adults through the experience of the performing arts.

Shedd Institute-

Eugene area arts and education center.  Host of the Oregon Festival of American Music.

Very Little Theatre-

Founded in 1929, The Very Little Theatre is a volunteer organization run on membership power. Auditions are always open to the public, and those interested in other aspects of theatre besides acting are always welcome to work in backstage or technical capacities, such as costumes, makeup, props, sets, or box office.

Actors Cabaret Theatre-

ACE is committed to providing Lane County with high quality theater, assuming a leadership role in the education of theater artists and technicians of all ages. We strive to meet a variety of goals to support our community, including filling the continued void caused by recent cuts in arts education in the public schools, by offering workshops, classes, and full scale productions.

Lane Arts Council-

Hosts two major programs in Lane County:  Oregon Folklife Network and YouthArts.  YouthArts engages young people and educators in meaningful, high-quality arts experiences guided by professional visual, performing, and literary artists. For over 30 years, Lane Arts Council has impacted thousands of young people throughout Lane County.


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