FY2017-18 General Operating Support Equity Investments

The Equity Investments program provides additional funding for General Operating Support member organizations to support initiatives which advance their commitment to equity in the arts, with a priority placed on racial equity A total of $149,664 was awarded to nine organizations in FY17-18. The RACC Board of Directors approved these awards on March 21, 2018.

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center – $10,000 – Support for equity-related components of the 2019 Portland Biennial.

Literary Arts – $35,000* – Expansion of Verselandia! Youth poetry slam program to East County high schools.

My Voice Music – $5,990 – Racial equity training for staff with Resolutions NW and Center for Equity & Inclusion.

Oregon Children’s Theatre – $7,500 – Funding for internal equity work including training for staff & board, consulting with leadership, and the translation of materials.

Profile Theatre – $18,750 – Support for In Dialogue and Community Profile programming during the 18 month 2018-19 season.

The Circus Project – $10,508 – Funding for internal equity work including the completion of a Racial Equity self assessment and training for staff.

The Portland Ballet – $20,000 – Collaboration with Kukatonon to create a unified performance piece with dancers from both organizations.

Third Rail Repertory Theatre – $6,920 – Training for staff and leadership with August Wilson Red Door Project and others.

Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington – $35,000* – Recruitment of artists of color for teaching artist roster, convene and provide training for artists of color interested in teaching.

* Two or three year grant.