For your planning purposes, RACC has outlined a grant schedule for upcoming RACC grants that will be available through the fall. Please note that all dates are subject to change;...
- Public Art
- Arts Education
RACC supports the region’s vital arts and culture community through a variety of grant programs; each is described in more detail below. These grants are made possible through investments from the City of Portland, Multnomah County, Clackamas County, Washington County, Metro and Work for Art. Funding is awarded through a competitive process that includes dozens of community volunteers serving on peer panels and evaluating each request. Artists and organizations who receive public funding through RACC are required to report on the outcomes of their grant.
RACC grants are available to residents of Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties regardless of race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, political opinion, national origin, familial status, mental and physical disability, gender identity, and source of income or disability status.
General Support Grants help fund the overall mission of arts organizations in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties. Applicants must have minimum eligible income of $80,000 and at least one paid professional staff. Awarded once every two years.
Professional Development Grants assist artists or arts administrators with opportunities that specifically improve their business management development skills and/or brings the artist or the arts organization to another level artistically. Awarded twice per year.
Opportunity Grants are funded by the City of Portland and is designed to provide grants to Portland-based nonprofit arts and cultural organizations to help meet special opportunities or assist organizations with emergencies that arise during the year and that are not part of the applicant’s annual budget or regular programming.
The Artist Fellowship program recognizes the artistic excellence and achievements of individual artists. Fellowships include a cash award to help artists of high merit sustain or enhance their creative process.
Please note that all grant applications and reports must be submitted online using RACC’s GrantsOnline system. With GrantsOnline, applicants can access:
Through vision, leadership, and service, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) works to integrate arts and culture in all aspects of community life. RACC serves the Portland, Oregon Metropolitan Region, including Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties.