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The Artist Mentorship Program (AMP) is a Portland based non-profit that provides a creative space for homeless youth to build healthy relationship-centered communities through music and art activities. At AMP we believe that youth experiencing homelessness are resilient, creative and deserving of a dynamic support system that will nurture an environment where they can heal from trauma.



Established in 1994 AMP is supported by Portland’s music and artist communities who volunteer their time to provide:

  • One on one music instruction

  • Art lessons/workshops

  • Professional recording studio

  • Performance opportunities  

  • Live sound and recording engineering training

  • Group jam sessions

  • Arts and culture events (museums, gallery, concert and theater outings)

  • Meal services

  • Hygiene and first aid supports

AMP provides a creative space for youth to build community through music and art activities. Open five days per week for youth to access AMP resources, we offer state of the art music and recording equipment, one on one instruction for both art and music, and group jam sessions.

AMP’s mobile outreach will bring music and art resources to Portland homeless youth service providers, municipal parks, juvenile detention centers and urban camping sites. Follow us on Instagram for updated locations!



Recording Studio

Consistently one of the most sought after activities at AMP is the recording studio, hosted by professional recording engineers, which works to demystify music industry standard software like Logic Pro X, Pro Tools and Ableton Live. Check out AMP radio to hear a great selection of some of the amazing talent of  AMP youth! Special thanks to Fremont Recording and Brud Giles, and DJ Wattage Beats for their support. 


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