2017-18 RACC Professional Development Grants (Cycle 1)

The Professional Development Grant Program assists 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. The RACC Board approved these awards on May 24, 2017. (*First time grant recipients)

Here are the 2017-18 Professional Development grant awards (cycle 1) to both individuals and organizations:

*Bidegain, Ray – Work with master photographer in Raleigh, North Carolina. – $1,500

Chilstrom, Robin – Attend vocal improvisation workshop in Rhinecliff, New York. – $1,700

Chou, Hong – Perform at College Music Society’s International Music Conference in Sydney, Australia. – $1,950 (Washington)

Cohen, Stephen – Travel to attend music residency at Music OMI in Ghent, New York. – $775

*Connelly, Muffie  – Travel to participate in Ponderosa Artist Residency in Stolzenhagen, Germany. – $1,200

*Cosper, Anna – Attend Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators conference in LA. – $1,500

*Creamer, Alissa Nicole – Create artist website. – $1,500

*Deandrade, Donna – Travel to study with Grupo Afro-Cuba in Matanzas, Cuba. – $1,750

*Doughton, Steven – Digitize work and attend exhibition open at MOMA in New York City. – $1,500

*Hickey, Leslie – Attend Civita Fellowship in Civita di Bahnoregio, Italy. – $1,750

*Hill, Will – Attend California Brazil Camp in Cazadero, California. – $1,500

*Houston, Taino – Create artist website and marketing materials. – $1,500

*Kuhlman, Laura – Attend Viols West workshop in San Luis Obispo, California. – $1,200

*Leavitt, Matt – Research and training on the use of CNC router. – $1,500

*Lewis, Ellen – Present work at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. – $1,800 (Clackamas)

*Lewis, Katherine – Attend Dell’Arte Theater Summer Intensive in Blue Lake, California. – $1,000

Martin, Yuki – Create artist website. – $1,000

*Newman, Hannah – Exhibit work at GRIN, a gallery in Providence, Rhode Island. – $925 (Washington)

*Nikolai, Tabitha – Travel to create work with collaborators in Tokyo. – $1,200

Nye, Whitney – Update artist website. – $1,300

*O’Neal, Sidony – Work with consultant Jesse Mejia on sound design and audio synthesis. – $1,150

*Ostapenko, Tatyana – Present work at the Odessa Biennasle in Ukraine. – $1,250

*Oyervides, Alejandra – Attend apparel construction workshops at the Portland Fashion Institute. – $1,500

*Parker, Brian – Attend Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators conference in LA. – $1,750

*Rose, Alicia J. – Create artist website. – $1,650

Sivley, Paul – Attend Pro Drone Workshop training in Minneapolis, Minnesota. – $1,450 (Clackamas)

Stiles, Noelle – Attend Fundación El Mirador residency in Buenos Aires, Argentina. – $1,500

Tran, Minh – Travel to work with master dance teachers in Bali, Indonesia. – $1,500

*Woodring, Ryan – Attend Signal Fire Residency “Canoe: Big Bend” on the Rio Grande River in Texas. – $850

*Action/Adventure Theatre – Create new organizational website and brand. – $1,350

*Beaverton Symphony Orchestra – Attend League of American Orchestras management training in LA. – $1,500 (Washington)

*Tavern Books – Attend American Literary Translators Association Conference in Minneapolis. – $1,500

For more information on Professional Development grants click here.