September 30, 2012


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Writers of The Unexpected GuestWell Arts Institute partners with area organizations to provide a public venue to advocate for their members and community. 

Through a series of workshops and rehearsals we guide participating writers through a collaborative process bringing their stories to the stage.

By partnering we strengthen awareness of the great work that is being done by our peers and our allies.

It allows us bring the voices of our neighbors, our friends, and our family members to the public through a process that is profoundly humane and healing.

We are able to serve under represented members of the community.

Creating dialogues around artistic events and experiences can offer perspectives not often attributed to the political and social justice arenas.

What We Do


Writers of Jump at the Sun

Well Arts partners with area organizations to offer a space in which their members can share their stories. Each collaboration is unique to the community being served. As a result, we are able to promote a diverse range of writers and their stories. 

Well Arts provides workshop facilitators, financial and logistical support.  We hire directors, actors, designers and technical crew to produce staged readings.

We work diligently to make sure the experience of the participants is safe, yet challenging.

We also work with project partners to develop a marketing plan to promote the production

Partner Responsibilities 

Actors Hank Lindsley, Sue Ellen Christensen, Stephanie Cordell, and Chris Shields

Partners co-produce the project with Well Arts Institute. Together we create and implement a project plan. 

Partnering organizations recruit participants, help with publicity, provide volunteer support, and financial and logistical support.

Could your organization benefit from a Well Arts Institute workshop? 

For more information please contact

  Current Partners


The Hemophilia Foundation of Oregon

Past Partners

We have been proud to partner with some of the most recognized healthcare providers and social service agencies in our area, including:

Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU)partners 2
             Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
             The Veterans Administration Medical Center
InAct, Inc.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Portland Vet Center
Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.

Boys and Girls Aid of Portland, Pettygrove
National Alliance on Mental Illness (Washington County)

Northwest Down Syndrome Association
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Terwilliger Plaza Retirement Community
SummerPlace Retierment Community
Friendly House
Emmerson House
Elders in Action
Hollywood Senior Center
REACH Community Development
United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon and SW Washington
Returning Veterans Project
Wise Counsel and Comfort

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