PHAME is the Portland region’s fine and performing arts organization serving adults with developmental disabilities.
PHAME is an acronym: it stands for Pacific Honored Artists, Musicians and Entertainers.
PHAME Academy supports the development of skills and self-esteem in adults with developmental disabilities through education and participation in the fine and performing arts.
PHAME’s FAQ sheet is available in .pdf form
PHAME serves more than 100 adults, age 17 to 60+, with developmental and/or physical disabilities, in our year-round arts programming including the following major components:
- Classes, 3 terms of 10-11 week classes year-round
- Workshops, taught by guest/visiting artists
- Fully staged annual summer musical production
- Student artist performances throughout the Portland metro region
- Special recitals, exhibitions, open mic nights, cabarets, etc
- Student life
- Student council
- Student dances, special outings and events
PHAME Academy offers a series of 10 – 11 week long classes throughout the school year. Taught by exceptional arts education professionals, the classes include visual arts, creative writing, acting, music theory and music developmental, choir, dance, and specific technical theatre experiences. In addition to these core classes, PHAME offers highly specialized workshops taught by renowned Northwest artist-teachers.
PHAME Academy’s Vital Stats:
Annual budget: $416,000 (FY 2013)
Year founded: 1984
Staff: Five management (4.0 FTE) and 15 teaching staff
Board of Directors: 15 members, including business and community leaders from across Portland
Number of students served: 100+
Annual public performances/events: 30+
Estimated annual public audience: 10,000+
Revenue: 72% contributed revenue (individual gifts, foundation grants and corporate support), 28% earned revenue (ticket sales, tuition, merchandise)