FY2018-19 General Operating Support Equity Investments (Cycle 1)

The Equity Investments program provides additional funding for General Operating Support partner organizations to support initiatives which advance their commitment to equity in the arts, with a priority placed on racial equity A total of $239,550 was awarded to nine organizations in this cycle. Additional funds will be awarded in a second cycle in June 2019. The RACC Board of Directors approved these awards on March 20, 2019.

  • Artists Repertory Theatre, $25,000 to support a two-day equity workshop for staff, resident artists, and staff of resident companies.
  • Independent Publishing Resource Center, $31,050 over three years to support a paid residency program for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
  • Oregon Children’s Theatre, $10,000 to continue work with consultants to advance the organization’s work on diversity, equity, inclusion and access.
  • PHAME, $20,000 to support partnership programming with other arts organizations.
  • Portland Center Stage, $52,500 over three years to support PCS’s  commitment that at least half of the partners hired in community engagement programs will be people of color and/or culturally specific organizations.
  • Portland Gay Men’s Chorus, $9,000 to fund an equity assessment with consultants.
  • Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, $40,000 over two years to support SPACE program events in 2019–2021.
  • Portland Playhouse, $40,000 over two years for the creation of a staff position.
  • Portland Youth Philharmonic Association, $12,000 to fund an equity assessment with consultants.