Black Dog Art Ensemble is a 501c3 public benefit corporation founded in 2009, located in Portland, Oregon.


Black Dog Art Ensemble explores contemporary environmental and social issues through the creative arts and social practice. We produce and support place-based experiments in art and ecology, documentary film and video, and educational programming to benefit people and the planet.


We favor curiosity, humor and experimentation in our explorations of contemporary social and environmental issues. We like to plow ahead with laughter and authenticity on joyrides of creativity. We see the "Black Dog" as a metaphor for the transformative power of art and action to inspire, educate and activate.