Project grant “intent to apply” forms are due 8/7 at 5pm

From Foreclosure by Joanne Kollman from her exhibit Northwest Neighbors: Who Are We?  on exhibit through August 31. Kollman received a 2013 RACC Project Grant.





RACC is now offering Project Grants to nonprofit organizations and individual artists in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties. Applicants can submit proposals for artistic projects and cultural events planned for calendar year 2014. “Intent to Apply” forms must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. on August 7, 2013.

RACC Project Grants support a wide range of artistic activities throughout the Portland tri-county region. To be eligible, projects must involve the creation or presentation of a performance, exhibit, or other work of art that is available to the general public. Proposals must address one of the following objectives:

  • Artistic Focus: These projects will demonstrate high artistic quality, innovation, creativity in programming and excellence in artist selection.
  • Community Participation: These projects support cultural and artistic programs with high levels of community participation. Projects in this category should impact participants by providing them with a greater sense of self, family, community and place through learning and participating in their own artmaking experience.

A third category of Project Grants are specifically for artists working in schools. “Arts-in-Schools” applications and guidelines will be available after August 28th with deadlines in October.

Approximately $585,000 is available for projects in 2014, with awards ranging from $1,000 to $6,000 each. RACC encourages submissions from new, emerging, and established artists alike. All eligible proposals will be grouped by discipline and adjudicated by a panel of community volunteers with interest and experience in arts and culture programming. For more information on how panelists are selected, visit

Guidelines and other important materials – including a list of projects that were funded in 2013– are available online at All applications must be submitted using RACC’s online grants system at; RACC provides computer access and technical support for people who require assistance.

RACC staff are available to guide applicants through the process of submitting a competitive application. First-time applicants should contact Helen Daltoso at 503-823-5402 or for assistance. Returning applicants should contact Ingrid Carlson at 503-823-5417 or And for those with limited English proficiency, there are over-the-phone interpretation services at 503-823-5071.

In addition, there are three online video tutorials available at serving as an introduction to the grant application process.

The five grant orientations offered to applicants have all passed.

RACC staff will notify applicants via email as to whether their “Intent to Apply” proposal meets the intention of the Project Grant. Final proposals must be submitted electronically through the online system by August 21, 2013 at 5:00pm, and uploaded supplemental materials and physical application copies received at the RACC offices no later than August 28, 2013 at 5:00pm. Awards will be announced in mid-December.

Letter of Intent Deadline: