Creative Oregon

At Oregon State University, we believe our connections to the landscapes and the people of Oregon define our experiences as teachers, students, and citizens. In our studies and practices of teaching the arts and humanities, we strive to take ourselves out of the campus and studio and into the landscape and collaboration with all Oregonians. The Creative Oregon initiative has that mission at its core.

Creative Oregon began in 2014 as a partnership between faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and OSU’s Division of Outreach and Engagement to provide coordinated, integrative arts teaching and learning opportunities for OSU undergraduate students. Working with a distinct Oregon landscape each year, the Creative Oregon team partners with scientists, residents, historians, OSU Extension staff and others who live, work, study, and otherwise engage with the land in that region.