Yale Union

Address: 800 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214
Contact: Curtis Knapp
Email: curtis@yaleunion.org
Website: yaleunion.org
Phone: (503) 236-7996
Open Hours: exhibition dependent (currently Oct 10-Dec 20, Thursday-Sunday, 3-6pm)


How is the project operated?

How long has it been in existence?
7 years.

What was your motivation?
A continuing desire to serve artists.

Number of organizers/responsible persons of the project.
2 founders, 7 staff, hundreds of volunteers.

How are programs funded?
Through Membership, foundational support, and earned income.

Who is responsible for the programming?
Our curatorial team is responsible for programming.

Number and average duration of exhibitions/events per year.
4 major exhibitions, 12 major events/performances.

What kind of events are usually organized?
Music performances, film screenings, lectures, readings, field trips.

How is your programming determined?
By our curatorial staff.

Do you accept proposals/submissions?
Not currently.

What kind of role do you hope to play in your local art scene or community?
To bring work to a Portland audience that would not otherwise be seen, to exceed expectations on artists’ vision for the exhibition or performance of their work, and to restore and repurpose the incredible landmark building where all this happens.

What idea are you most excited about for the future?
The seismic upgrade. That and the pétanque tournament.



Images courtesy of Yale Union.

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