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RACC Awards Arts Tax Proceeds to 11 Additional Arts Organizations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 15, 2015 Portland, Ore – The Regional Arts & Culture Council today awarded an additional $200,883 in public funding to 11 Portland-based arts organizations that qualify for General Operating Support. This is RACC’s second cycle in calendar year 2015 for distributing “arts tax” proceeds; the first cycle was in January and […]

“In Celebration of Pigpens” kicks off a new season of installations at the Portland Building

PORTLAND, ORE – Artists Lou Watson and Michele McCall Wallace are taking over the Portland Building Installation Space with an exhibition called In Celebration of Pigpens; The “Sties” the Limit? The installation is in response to the oft reprinted quote by Portland Building architect Michael Graves. When Graves was asked recently what changes he’d like […]

RACC to host public art murals information session on March 14

PORTLAND, ORE – On Saturday, March 14, 2015, RACC will host a free information session to help local artists and other community members learn how to organize, fund and navigate two different approaches to creating murals in the City of Portland. Presenters include Gage Hamilton, an organizer of Forest for the Trees Northwest—a public art mural […]

Peg Butler’s “People Blind/Prospect & Refuge” installation opens at the Portland Building

PORTLAND, ORE – Artist Peg Butler’s latest project,People Blind/Prospect & Refuge, will be staged in the exhibition space adjacent to the lobby of the Portland Building. With this installation comes an opportunity for Portland Building visitors to observe and consider their fellow humans from multiple physical and intellectual perspectives, subjectively and objectively. The installation is designed […]

Portland-based arts organizations receive public funding increases

PORTLAND, ORE – On January 28, the RACC Board of Directors approved $1,471,626 in disbursements to 16 General Operating Support (“GOS”) member organizations that have submitted their FY2014 financial statements and other final reports to RACC. These grants are made possible thanks to $1.28 million in revenues from the city’s voter-approved Arts Education & Access […]

RACC announces new grant opportunities for expanding Portlanders’ access to arts and culture

PORTLAND, ORE – With funding from the City of Portland’s voter-approved Arts Education and Access Fund, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) plans to invest approximately $50,000 in nonprofit organizations that are making arts and culture more accessible for communities of color, immigrants, refugees, underserved neighborhoods such as East Portland, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ  communities, […]

RACC awards $693,959 for arts-related projects in 2015

PORTLAND, ORE — The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has awarded $693,959 in project grants for calendar year 2015, including 66 grants to nonprofit organizations and schools, and 80 individual artists in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties. This year’s project grants are made possible by increased funding from the City of Portland, RACC’s largest […]

“Parts of No Sum,” an installation by Noah Greene, opens at the Portland Building November 10th

PORTLAND, ORE. – In response to Michael Graves, the architect who designed the Portland Building, the installation Parts of No Sum by Noah Greene seeks to invert the architect’s emphasis on the union of symbol and structure by examining the symbolic function of dislocated architectural material. The foundation of Greene’s conceptual exploration focuses on three […]

“Día de los Muertos” installation by artist Pepe Moscoso at the Portland Building

PORTLAND, ORE –  Artist Pepe Moscoso, known for his photography, collage and assemblage work, brings his talent for combining mediums to the Portland Building in October with a site-specific Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) installation in the lobby exhibition space.  As many already know, the Día de los Muertos holiday is focused on […]

Free workshop on public art murals to be held November 8

PORTLAND, ORE – On Saturday, November 8, 2014, RACC will host a free workshop to help local artists and other community members learn how to organize, fund and navigate two different approaches to creating murals in the City of Portland. Presenters include Gage Hamilton, an organizer of Forest for the Trees Northwest—a public art mural […]

RACC posts “Call for Proposals” for the Portland Building Installation Space

PORTLAND, ORE – The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has just posted its annual “Call for Proposals” for artists and artist teams who create installation art. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, November 5, 2014; complete guidelines for submitting a proposal can be found at www.racc.org/public-art/overview-opportunities.  Background: Each fall RACC invites artists currently living […]

RACC announces its 2014 fellows in performing arts: Linda Austin and Anita Menon

PORTLAND, ORE. – The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has selected two performing artists to receive this year’s fellowship awards: Linda Austin and Anita Menon. RACC’s fellowship program is designed to help local artists of high merit sustain or enhance their creative process, and each fellowship includes a cash award of $20,000. Linda Austin, […]

RACC seeks applications for new public art murals

PORTLAND, ORE — The Regional Arts & Culture Council is now accepting applications for mural funding through its Public Art Murals Program. Applications are due the first Wednesday of every month through June 2015. There are two routes to creating a community mural in Portland: (1)The Public Art Murals Program is funded by the City […]

Arts education linked to student achievement in the Portland area

A new report ties The Right Brain Initiative to an increase in student test scores Portland, Ore – There is a meaningful and quantifiable link between integrated arts education and student learning, according to a report released today by The Right Brain Initiative in advance of National Arts in Education Week next week (September 14-20). […]