The future is now. The creative minds of the future are on the rise.

Friends of Noise is a nonprofit that aims to create an all age music and arts venue. The mission of Friends of Noise is to provide a safe and productive space for all-ages concerts, focused arts education, and leadership opportunities for youth. This coalition of members is committed to youth mentorship and arts education.

This organization is committed to youth mentorship and arts education. They believe in the power of collective impact to serve Portland’s youth. They continue to share their ideas, resources and expertise to increase opportunities for youth involvement in the community. Friends of Noise envisions a safe, inclusive community meeting place for arts events, with a strong educational and mentorship component.

Friends of Noise aims to engage young people in all aspects of event planning and production within this space, in order to encourage real world skill-building. These skills aim to serve students well in their future endeavors and help them become cultural leaders and engaged citizens in their communities.

If you’d like to volunteer or get involved at Friends of Noise contact them here.

This week at Portland Radio Project we featured Friends of Noise as part of our award-winning Community Voices series. You can listen below to interviews with key members of the organization:

Akiva Henig, Friends of Noise Booking Coordinator

Bim Ditson, Friends of Noise Board Member

Andre Middleton, Friends of Noise Board President

David Gluck, Friends of Noise Resource Committee Volunteer