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Aaron Whelton’s “Stacked Toroid” in the Portland Building lobby January 17 – February 10

PORTLAND, ORE – Architect Aaron Whelton will present his Stacked Toroid project at the Portland Building beginning January 17th. This room-sized installation is part of Whelton’s design research at Portland State University’s School of Architecture and his ongoing investigation of the physical manifestations of digitally designed architecture. The installation, titled Stacked Toroid, is site-specific and is […]

Salvador Mayoral IV elected to Emerging Leaders Council

PORTLAND, ORE – Members of Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, have elected Salvador Mayoral IV as a member of their advisory council for the Emerging Leaders Council. Mayoral will advise Americans for the Arts’ staff on developing programs and services that will build a deeper […]

RACC awards $733,608 in project grants for 2017

PORTLAND, ORE — The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has awarded $733,608 in grants to 92 local artists and 52 nonprofit organizations for artistic projects that will take place in calendar year 2017. This represents a 10% increase over last year thanks to increased funding from Multnomah County, the City of Portland and RACC’s […]

Artist Alex Luboff’s provocative installation “Pipelines” goes on display at the Portland Building November 14 to December 9

PORTLAND, ORE – Beginning November 14th artist Alex Luboff will present an installation at the Portland Building that offers visitors a timely reminder of how extractive energy infrastructure is confronting communities in Oregon and across the continent. His series of meticulously hand-crafted wooden pipelines, unavoidable as they cleave and intersect the exhibition space, can be […]

RACC distributes $555,358 in Work for Art proceeds, adds three organizations to its General Operating Support program

PORTLAND, ORE – At its October 26 board meeting, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) board of directors approved to expand by three the number of organizations that receive General Operating Support annually from RACC, awarding grants to My Voice Music ($9,800), Portland Playhouse ($23,000) and The Circus Project ($12,800). A total of 51 arts […]

Vanessa Renwick and Brian Lindstrom receive RACC fellowship awards in media arts

PORTLAND, ORE – Two Portland-based filmmakers have received RACC’s 2016 Fellowship Awards. In addition to being recognized for their artistic excellence and achievements in the media arts, Vanessa Renwick and Brian Lindstrom will each receive a cash grant of $20,000. Vanessa Renwick has been making provocative films in the Portland region for decades. Her work ranges […]

Night Lights to appear over NW Glisan Street on First Thursdays

Local artists will project large-scale media works outdoors each month through April PORTLAND, ORE – Night Lights, a monthly public art event, begins its second year of urban intervention on Thursday, October 6. Every First Thursday through April 2017, local artists and art students will claim public space at NW Park Avenue at Glisan Street, broadcasting […]

RACC celebrates National Arts in Education Week

PORTLAND, ORE —The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) joins colleagues across the country to celebrate National Arts in Education Week, September 11-17, 2016. Throughout the week, RACC and The Right Brain Initiative will share stories on social media about how arts education has impacted our community, including perspectives from staff, as well as the […]

Benz and Chang highlight the Hawthorne Bridge with an installation at the Portland Building, September 19 – October 14

PORTLAND, ORE – Beginning September 19th the artists known as Benz and Chang will present a site-specific art installation in the Portland Building lobby. The project, titled The Bridge, 1910, is a visual homage to the work crews that built the Hawthorne Bridge, Portland’s oldest existing river crossing. Inspired by a historical photo (above) Benz […]

RACC announces final round of General Operating Support grants

PORTLAND, ORE — The Regional Arts & Culture Council has awarded its final round of General Operating Support grants for the fiscal year ending June 30. RACC distributes these funds three times per year, after organizations submit comprehensive annual reports to RACC. To qualify for General Operating Support, nonprofit arts organizations must demonstrate artistic excellence and […]

Yelena Roslaya brings “Visual Sound” to the Portland Building, July 5 – August 5

PORTLAND, ORE – Multimedia artist Yelena Roslaya works to represent sound visually. “The idea of visually displaying sound is inspired by my experience with hearing-motion synesthesia, which occurs when one sense triggers another…personally it happens whenever I see implied motion or energy. I want to share this experience with viewers through my installation at the Portland […]

Regional Arts & Culture Council elects new board members and officers

PORTLAND, ORE – The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) board of directors has elected Mike Golub board chair for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016. Mike is the President of Business for the Portland Timbers and has more than 25 years of experience in professional sports marketing and management, including leadership positions with […]

RACC seeks submissions for the “Visual Chronicle of Portland”

PORTLAND, ORE — The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is seeking works on paper—prints, drawings, paintings on paper and photographs—to purchase for the Visual Chronicle of Portland collection. Deadline for submissions is Monday, July 25, 2016. The Visual Chronicle of Portland is a city-owned collection of original works on paper that portray artists’ perceptions of […]

RACC seeks proposals for artistic projects in 2017

PORTLAND, ORE — The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) invites nonprofit organizations and individual artists in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties to submit proposals for artistic projects and events planned for the calendar year 2017. The first step in applying for a RACC Project Grant is to submit an Intent to Apply form online […]

RACC awards inaugural Arts Equity Grants

PORTLAND, ORE — The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has awarded $119,380 in Arts Equity Grants to 21 organizations for activities that advance RACC’s goals for equity in Portland and Multnomah County. These grants are funded by City of Portland’s Arts Education & Access Fund, along with support from Multnomah County. The Arts Equity […]

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