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Oregon
Building Community through an Interdisciplinary Center
Building Community through an Interdisciplinary Center

The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts was supported by an NEH challenge grant. Image courtesy of Beaverton Arts Foundation.

Beaverton, in Washington County, Oregon, has long been in need of a central gathering space and performance venue for the many local arts organizations. Thanks in part to receiving an NEH Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grant in 2020, the Beaverton Arts Foundation was able to run a capital campaign and raise money from a variety of sources to build the first large arts center in town. The project has already proved to be a huge success: the opening shows have brought thousands of people to the space to attend a variety of multicultural arts and humanities programs.

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