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Regional Arts & Culture Council sets course for new decade

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE >>Reorganization will focus resources and programs on artists and underserved communities PORTLAND, ORE – The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) today announced organization-wide changes to reflect a new vision and priorities. Under the new vision, RACC will continue its core grantmaking programs, public art projects and arts education while expanding its […]

Hank Willis Thomas and Intisar Abioto featured in a new public art project, In—Between

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December  16, 2019  Portland, Ore – A new temporary public art project has been installed along the median strip on NE Holladay Street between the Oregon Convention Center and the new Hyatt Hotel and parking structure. As part of a new series called In—Between, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) invited Portland-based artist Intisar Abioto and Brooklyn-based artist Hank Willis Thomas to create […]

Munta Mpwo paints new mural at Open Signal

The artwork is the sixth to be commissioned as part of the “Fresh Paint” temporary murals program, in partnership with the Regional Arts & Culture Council   Portland, Ore. — A new mural is going up on the exterior wall of Open Signal: Portland Community Media Center on NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard at […]

Michihiro Kosuge’s installation Contemplative Place has been relocated to Leach Botanical Garden; public dedication event planned for September 6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 27, 2019 Portland, Ore – The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC), Leach Botanical Garden and Portland’s Russo Lee Gallery are pleased to announce a dedication event for Northwest sculptor Michihiro Kosuge’s Contemplative Place installation at Leach Botanical Garden. The dedication, which will be held in the Upper Garden at Leach […]

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 […]

Fresh Paint brings new mural to Northeast Portland

Artists Maria Rodriguez, Bizar Gomez and Anke Gladnick have finished painting a new mural on the exterior wall of Open Signal: Portland Community Media Center on NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard at Graham Street in Portland. “Let’s talk” is the fifth temporary mural created in the last two years as part of the Fresh […]

Portable Works Collection: New Artworks for the Gladys McCoy Building

New Artworks for the Gladys McCoy Building The new Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters PORTLAND, ORE —The Regional Arts & Culture Council is proud to announce the purchase of 99 new small to medium scale artworks from 57 artists for display in the new Gladys McCoy Building, the Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters at 619 […]

RACC announces a more equitable funding plan for arts organizations in Portland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE >> A major funder of arts and culture responds to existing disparities with a progressive investment model   (Portland, Ore.) – The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC), one of the city’s largest arts funders, is announcing significant changes to the way it invests in more than 50 arts and culture organizations […]