RACC 2015 Artists Workshop Series

RACC is pleased to offer 11 Artist Professional Development Workshops from January to June in 2015. These workshops are led by experts in their field, and designed to give you the tools you’ll need to organize, maximize and prioritize your career as an artist. With topics ranging from grant writing to how to market yourself and your work, you’ll be sure to find a workshop that will fit your needs and your checkbook. (Workshops typically range from $25-$35 each, sometimes even less.)

Workshop dates, descriptions, presenters and locations will be added as we develop the series. Registration will begin at this site on December 1, 2014.

For accessibility and translation needs or questions please contact: 503.823.5111 or email info@racc.org.

Here is a sneak peek of our current line-up:

  • “Art Saved My Life: A prescription for telling, living and sustaining your artist story;” presented by Renee Mitchell, a local award-winning writer, multi-media artist and teacher/facilitator.
  • “Happening 2015!: A homegrown music forum;” we had such a great time last year, we are bringing it back for year 2!
  • In special partnership with PNCA/BridgeLab, “Covering Your Assets : Intellectual Property & Copyrights; Contracts and Negotiation;” presented by a local—ready to arm you with what you need to know so you can do what you love as a creative and be protected and get paid—lawyer Katie Lane
  • As always our prized fundamentals of Grant Writing, presented by Kimberly Howard, a seasoned grants writer and a local professional actress, with credits in New York, the Williamstown Theatre Festival and several Portland theaters. 
  • Marketing for Artists, it’s such a business affair. We know you don’t always enjoy it and you are trying to make money at your art so you guess you better figure out how to market your awesome stuff! Presented by Dave Weich founder of sheepscot/creative, formerly with Powell’s Books directing Powell’s to be a formidable national brand. 
  • Social Media, now always on the menu, presented by Will Fries, helping artists, musicians and other creative folk, strategize to build grow their  presence on the web.
  • A two-part how to do it yourself mural class. Peggy Kendellen one of RACC’s own Public Art managers and a well-known local muralist, Robin Corbo will show us the tools and tricks of the painting an actual mural.
  • And in June we round out with “Putting your art to work,” hearing from other artists, a gallerist and another RACC’s own Keith Lachowicz, Public Art Collections Manager, about best practices on how to get your art out of your head and into the world.

We can’t wait to see you! First workshop will be Saturday, January 24, 2015. Stay tuned for the complete schedule and all the details.

SPECIAL NOTE: There will be a public art mural workshop (see below) offered on November 8, 2014 that is separate from the 2015 series.


On Saturday, November 8, 2014, RACC will host a free workshop to help local artists and other community members learn how to organize, fund and navigate two different approaches to creating...


Staff to Contact

Tonisha Toler
Community Liaison
André Middleton
Community Services Coordinator