PHAME Academy

Performing in the 2013 Green Show Sunday, July 21.

This is their first season in the OSF Green Show.

PHAME inspires with a performance from artists with developmental disabilities.

PHAME is the Portland region's acclaimed fine and performing arts academy for young and older adults with developmental disabilities. Founded in 1984 and winner of the 2011 "Making A Difference Award" from the City of Portland, PHAME believes the right to art is the most sacred of the human rights, and cultivates talent, skills and possibility in a range of variously abled artists and performers from across the Portland metro community. PHAME has collaborated artistically with the likes of Pink Martini, the Portland Cello Project, Storm Large, actors Douglas Webster, Isaac Lamb and Amy Beth Frankel, and many more. Music Director Matthew Gailey

PHAME on Community: PHAME is a passionate community of artists and performers with a range of developmental and other disabilities, and the teaching artists, volunteers, families and supporters who believe that everyone has the right to be an artist. We work with artists and performers between the ages of 17 and 70+, with a range of disabilities including Down Syndrome, Autism, Williams Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy... but our focus at PHAME is on their artist’s abilities and possibilities. Within the disabilities community in Oregon we are recognized as leaders, as we're the only arts group focused on serving this population in this way. We are eager to connect with other tribes from communities that have struggles through social oppression, that have fought for their rights and their identity.