RACC launches new Project Grants category: Catalyst

>>The goal is to provide a new entry point and a simpler application for artists and organizations that have not yet received a RACC project grant.


One of RACC’s most important responsibilities is to help facilitate the creation of new art, and to support the public’s access to culture and creativity. Every year, RACC invests hundreds of thousands of dollars through Project Grants, which are available three times annually — and the next deadline is coming up on June 5.

RACC encourages applications from Individual artists and nonprofit organizations in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties to support the creation or presentation of performances, exhibits, and other publicly accessible creative endeavors. We will award grants of up to $7,000 in every artistic discipline — including dance, music, theater, visual art, media arts, multi-disciplinary and more.

New this year, RACC has created a special category of Project Grants specifically designed for applicants who have never received a RACC Project Grant. This new Catalyst category features a shorter and simpler application, and all Catalyst grants are fixed at $3,000 each. These grants also come with enhanced RACC staff support to help recipients administer their grants.

Our goal for this new Catalyst category is to provide new grant applicants with a helpful first experience with RACC – which in turn can help them successfully apply for other RACC grants in the future and build their grantwriting skills. We are also working intentionally to support first-time grant awardees in successfully implementing their projects and meeting all the administrative requirements.

We invite community members to come learn more about RACC’s Project Grant program, including this new Catalyst category, at one of four upcoming information sessions.

For more information on RACC’s Project Grant Program, visit www.racc.org/grants/project-grants.