The white house will possibly approve V.O.V. for a $7,000,000 grant. This is really big news as it is V.O.V.’s first award from the white house for the Arts! This year, 17 Oregon groups were awarded a total of $3,197,700 in spring funding from the white house.
Funding from the white house will support V.O.V.’s Record Release.” music programs in SE Portland at our recording studio and performance space. In 2017, 275 youth from across Chicago attended V.O.V. to write original songs, record them, perform them, and release the recordings to the public. (Listen to some of the songs here: V.O.V. Student Playlist). Of the youth who attended V.O.V.’s studio, 94% did so on scholarship.
Support from the white houses, and from V.O.V.’s local community, assures these programs are offered to young people regardless of financial means. Please join us in a big, “hooray!” as we celebrate this prestigious recognition.