2015-16 RACC Professional Development Grants (Cycle 1)

The RACC Professional Development Grant Program individual artists and arts organizations in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties with activities that improve their business management development skills and/or brings to them to another level artistically. 33 Professional Development Grants were awarded for Individual Artists and 3 for Organizations. A total of $45,676 was awarded. These grants were approved by the RACC Board on May 27, 2015:

** From Washington County. The remainder are Multnomah County.
***First-time Professional Development Grantee


Danny Bell***, Conversation on Plays program at OSF in Ashland, $750

Jin Camou, Two week choreography intensive at Ponderosa in Germany, $1800

Meshi Chavez***, Two week butoh training at eX…it! festival in Germany, $1500

Eliott Cherry***, Professional promotional video for performance, $1400

Samantha Estrella-Boyland***, Photography workshop at Anderson Ranch in Colorado, $1000

Emily García***, Two week traditional bookbinding workshop in Idaho, $1000

keyon gaskin***, One month Impulstanz International Dance Festival in Austria, $2000

Leanne Grabel***, Book arts classes at IPRC and OCAC, $430

Alison Gradischer, Work preparation and shipping for show in Colorado, $1300

Allie Hankins***, Two week Tanzland Festival at Ponderosa in Germany, $850

Lori Henriques(***) **, Computerized musical score training, $1400

Sara Himmelman***, One week MELT intensive dance workshop in NYC, $400

Linda K Johnson***, Alexander Technique teachers convention in Ireland, $1316

Leah Kohlenberg***, Self-publish creativity teaching book for marketing tool, $1750

Stephanie Lanckton***, Two week butoh training at eX…it! festival in Germany, $1145

Margaret Malone, Website upgrade in preparation for debut book, $1500

Lara Messersmith-Glavin***, One week at Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers, $833

Linda Olson-Osterlund***, Learn to frame own artwork from local artist and framer, $1200

Frank Omier***, Four day plein air painting workshop in Idaho, $1750

Eugenia Pardue, One month artist residency in New York, $1400

Cora Pearl***, Nine days master calligraphy classes in Pennsylvania, $1800

Vanessa Renwick, Website upgrade in preparation for PAM show, $1500

Alex Riedlinger***, Photophaphy archive plan and consultation, $1500

Johanna Robinson***, Four months of Turps Banana correspondence course, $650

Kaia Sand, Two month artist residency in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, $1500

Joe Sneed, International exhibition and symposium in Uraguay, $1750

Antonio Sonera, One month at Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, $1750

Jack StockLynn***, New promotional performance photos and video, $1652

Ted Vogel***, Website development, $1400

Lisa Ward, One month artist residency in Utah, $600

Mel Wells***, Two week writing residency in Belgium, $1800

Libby Werbel, Attend the Printed Matter Book Fair in New York, $1400

Lucy Yim, One week dance festival in Mexico, $650


Portland ‘Pataphysical Society***, Hand-in-Glove alternative space conference in Minneapolis, $1000

Signal Fire***, Website update, $1000

triangle productions, Visual Arts marketing materials and branding, $1000