Disjecta provides low-cost spaces for arts and culture organizations with tenant spaces in our building and partnerships on talks, workshops, performances, events, and more.
The Center Partners and Tenants
Current tenants include Carnation Contemporary, Photolucida, Pulp and Deckle, and She Shreds. Disjecta sponsors partnerships with Flock and Friends of Noise for ongoing use of spaces in the building. We host talks, workshops, performances, and events with our partners.
Additionally, c3 has regularly partnered with Disjecta, providing residency space and collaborations on programming to support Disjecta’s artists and curators.
c3:initiative is a platform for critical inquiry. We provide a place-based support structure to nurture personal and social introspection to individuals and communities interested in engaging in thoughtful conversations. Through adaptive residencies, exhibitions, and public programs, c3 offers forward-thinking models for collaboration and resource sharing.
Friends of Noise seeks to foster healing and growth for the creative youth in our community via the arts. We host all age concerts that showcase youth first and adult artist second. We teach music production workshops so that young people can host and produce concerts themselves. We teach Music Biz professional development workshops so that young people can have a baseline skill set to navigate the music scene.
Pulp & Deckle is a hand papermaking studio located in Portland, Oregon. We focus on sharing the art, craft, history and science of paper as a creative medium. Founded in 2012, we offer workshops, demos, lectures, custom order collaborations and an artist residency program. We provide artists and paper enthusiasts with technical expertise & access to an adaptive papermaking studio.
She Shreds Magazine is the world’s only print publication dedicated to women guitarists and bassists. We strive to change the way women guitarists and bassists are depicted and presented in the music industry and popular culture by creating a platform where people can listen, see and experience what it means to be a woman who shreds. Our goal is to transcend boundaries like gender and genre—supporting radicalism, respect and revolution.
The Kenton Neighborhood
Disjecta is located in the historic and diverse neighborhood of Kenton, providing a cultural center for the community through its own programming as well as partnerships with other organizations.
Disjecta is part of the Kenton Business Association, hosting the KBA annual auction fundraiser for free each year.
Disjecta hosts the University of Oregon MFA exhibition each spring. Events, presentations, and exhibition tours are regularly held for universities and colleges, including Clark College, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland Community College, Portland State University, and more.
Disjecta has calls for interns and volunteers regularly. Internships and volunteering are valuable professional practice and learning opportunities. Many former volunteers and interns have gone on to jobs in the arts.
Portland Art Communities
Disjecta is part of the Portland Art Focus nonprofit spaces of the Portland Art Dealer’s Association.