Our Mission

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Big Mouth Society is dedicated to the presentation, preservation, and education of historically-informed and community-minded musical and performance arts in Portland, Oregon. 

We have made partnerships with various charitable and educational organizations in Portland and will dedicate our efforts in connecting and including different populations in our community, including people of color, LGBTQ, inner-city youth, immigrants, refugees, and other vulnerable populations.

While broad in scope and open in ideas, the Big Mouth Society focuses heavily in historical and political arts, and most of our projects emphasize community engagement, civic discourse, holistic self-discovery, and artistic skill-building. The society is a place where you can experience beauty, deepen your connection to the world, expand your creativity, and build lifelong friendships.

Big Mouth does not rely on governmental grants, corporate sponsorship, or big donor's support for our core programs. The generous *extra* support from our community allows us to expand capacity and take more risks in our programming and community building.

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