Creative Research Centers

The KSMoCA Centers for Creative Research is a classroom partnership initiative that connects institutional community partners with a MLK Jr. School classroom for the duration of the school year. Participating institutions develop a program in partnership with the classroom teacher in order to engage students in their institutional programming. This deep engagement with our community partners allows us to expand our reach within the school by extending the resources of arts institutional partners to the MLK Jr Community. These research centers result in projects and field trips that foster meaningful ways to connect with the arts.

If you would like to partner with us through this program, please email us at and we will be in touch soon. The program is facilitated by Amanda Leigh Evans.

Participating institutions in our 2016-2017 program include:

Blue Sky Gallery
Columbia Slough School
Portland Art muSeum
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)