Arts Education & Access Fund: summary of all grants to organizations

The following is a list of organizations that have benefited from the Arts Education & Access Fund. These grants are awarded by the Regional Arts & Culture Council to support arts education and access in our community.

 

General Operating Support in 2016: A total of $2,933,855 was distributed to 48 arts organizations between January and June of 2016.  These grants are funded by the City of Portland general fund ($1,054,869), the Arts Education & Access Fund ($1,828,686), and Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties ($104,300 combined).

  • Artist Repertory Theatre, $81,785
  • Bag & Baggage Productions, $10,000*
  • Blue Sky Gallery, $12,367
  • Bodyvox, $33,247
  • Broadway Rose Theatre Company, $23,000*
  • Cappella Romana, Inc., $14,558
  • Chamber Music Northwest, $46,619
  • Children’s Healing Art Project, $14,135
  • Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, award pending
  • Echo Theater Company, $16,148
  • Ethos Music Center, award pending
  • Friends of Chamber Music, $19,996
  • Hand2Mouth, $8,000
  • Hollywood Theatre, $45,056
  • Imago Theatre, $16,305
  • Independent Publishing Resource Center, $11,118
  • Lakewood Center for the Arts, $21,000*
  • Literary Arts, Inc., $52,929
  • Live Wire! Radio, $16,033
  • Metropolitan Youth Symphony, $20,762
  • Miracle Theatre Group, $22,125
  • Northwest Children’s Theatre, $61,495
  • Northwest Dance Project, $52,464
  • NW Documentary Arts & Media, $8,000
  • Oregon Ballet Theatre, $173,382
  • Oregon Children’s Theatre, $83,292
  • Oregon Symphony Association, $502,394
  • PDX Jazz, $18,093
  • Pendulum Aerial Arts, $8,256
  • PHAME, $14,383
  • Playwrite, Inc., $10,581
  • Portland Art Museum/Northwest Film Center, $608,805
  • Portland Baroque Orchestra, $30,237
  • Portland Center Stage, $281,149
  • Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra, $13,857
  • Portland Gay Men’s Chorus, $15,460
  • Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, $49,320
  • Portland Opera, $267,092
  • Portland Piano International, $20,065
  • Portland Youth Philharmonic, $25,030
  • Profile Theatre Project, $18,041
  • The Portland Ballet, $25,376
  • The Third Angle New Music, $8,000
  • Third Rail Repertory Theatre, $30,684
  • triangle productions, $13,654
  • White Bird, $49,585
  • Write Around Portland, $14,074
  • Young Audiences of Oregon, $54,185

(*) denotes organizations outside of the City of Portland that are not funded by the Arts Education & Access Fund.

 

Arts Equity Grants, May 2016:  $119,380 was awarded to 21 nonprofit organizations that are expanding Portland and Multnomah County residents’ access to arts and culture–including communities of color, immigrants, refugees, Disabled and LGTBQ communities, East Portlanders and other underrepresented populations. Funded by the Arts Education & Access Fund ($69,380) and by Multnomah County ($50,000).

  • APANO, $7,000 to support APANO’s Arts & Media Project to present “Mic Check! Voices from the Margins,” a series of cultural events in summer 2016.
  • Association of Russian-Speaking Compatriots United States (ARSCUS), $5,000 to provide visual art classes for children in Russian at the East Portland Neighborhood Office.
  • Community Vision, Inc., $5,850 to outfit and support the first exhibition in a street level window gallery in Community Vision’s new headquarters building at SE 19th and Division.
  • Division Midway Alliance for Community Improvement, $5,950 to produce the Festival of Nations, a multicultural event featuring traditional music, art, food, and culture from around the world.
  • East County PFLAG, $4,500 to partner with Springwater Studio to create yOUTh OUT Arts, a 12-month series of multi-disciplinary art workshops for LGBTQ youth in East Multnomah County.
  • FusionArte, $6,570 to produce LenteMovil: “The Other Side of my Community,” a mobile multimedia project that interweaves video, photography and storytelling.
  • Hacienda CDC, $5,950 to produce a series of cultural events at the Portland Mercado, a Latino public market, that will showcase the music, dance, and cultural craft of Latino artists.
  • Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization – IRCO, $7,000 to work with artists Jacob Wachira Ezigbo and Baba Wagué Diakité to produce 8 monthly cross cultural arts workshops for youth and two events to showcase participant art.
  • Instituto de Cultura y Arte In Xochitl In Cuicatl, $3,500 to produce Dia de los Muertos ceremony including workshops, mural making, traditional dance, and sharing the history of Dia de los Muertos.
  • Kukatonon Children’s African Dance Troupe, $5,000 to collaborate with the Portland Ballet to provide offering fundamental of ballet classes as part of ongoing West African Dance education programing.
  • latinoartnow, $5,950 to work with students from Scott K-8 School and PSU to learn about the history and creation of murals and Latino art.
  • LAX IdeAL, $5,000 to provide support for one day conference for Latino artists, hosted at Milagro Theatre.
  • Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon, $3,400 to produce arts performances and artist vendor marketplace to strengthen intercultural understanding and economic stability for underserved populations.
  • Morpheus Youth Project, $7,000 to offer 8 weeks of breakdancing workshops for youth at Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center.
  • My Voice Music, $7,000 to provide songwriting, music instruction, and live recording sessions for unaccompanied migrant youth, in partnership with Morrison Child and Family Services.
  • National Indian Parent Information Center, $4,860 to produce Native American Inclusive Culture Days which support cultural opportunities for youth with disabilities and learning challenges, and their families.
  • Right 2 Survive, $5,950 to create art for Right 2 Dream Too location in SE Portland and host a House(less) Warming Party including art-making between houseless and housed neighbors.
  • Russian Speaking Community Leaders Group, $6,750 to present a film, and a music and dance performance, at the 2016 Slavic Festival in Ventura Park.
  • The Geezer Gallery, $7,000 to support for Story Catchers Art Therapy program to work with 4 groups of LGBTQ seniors of color for 13 week workshops in writing and visual arts.
  • The Giving Tree, $3,150 to provide two 8-class series of Art Explorations classes for residents of affordable housing in Portland.
  • Wisdom of the Elders, Inc, $7,000 to produce Climate and Native Wisdom documentary film and radio series for Discovering Yidong Xinag Program.

 

July, 2015: 16 grants awarded to organizations that have demonstrated artistic excellence, fiscal responsibility and community service through RACC’s “General Operating Support” program. Funded in part by the Arts Education & Access Fund.

  • Artist Repertory Theatre, $44,740
  • Chamber Music Northwest, $14,756
  • Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, $2,040
  • Echo Theater Company, $4,833
  • Ethos Music Center, $18,979
  • Imago Theatre, $1,000
  • Independent Publishing Resource Center, $1,000
  • Live Wire! Radio, $2,705
  • NW Documentary Arts & Media, $1,000
  • Oregon Children’s Theatre, $51,160
  • Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra, $3,040
  • Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, $29,845
  • Portland Piano International, $12,064
  • Profile Theatre Project, $4,408
  • Third Rail Repertory Theatre, $21,953
  • Write Around Portland, $2,362

May, 2015: 20 grants awarded to nonprofit organizations that are expanding Portland residents’ access to arts and culture, including communities of color, immigrants, refugees, Disabled and LGTBQ communities, East Portlanders and other underrepresented populations. Funded entirely by the Arts Education & Access Fund.

  • Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO), $3,750 to cultivate a creative and artistic space for Asian and Pacific Island communities. This Cultural Event series will incorporate a poetry night/performance, an International Night Market, a comedy showcase and a Hip Hop show. (July – October 2015)
  • BCC BrownHall, $5,000 to fund art programming as part of a cross-disciplinary strategic vision for the recovery of Black, African and African American community from the impacts of marginalization, displacement and /or gentrification. The grant will provide materials, resources and support for using art and culture to engage, educate and reflect on issues of equity and sustainability. (Summer, fall and winter 2015)
  • Black United Fund – Vox Siren, $3,000 for a unique storytelling program focused on women of color in Portland’s North/Northeast community: 8-10 young women of color will explore local history and culture of the Alberta District, produce a documentary and organize a historic bike ride. (August 2015)
  • Cascade AIDS Project, $1,000 to present Concientízate, a day long festival to raise awareness of HIV prevention while celebrating Latino art, music and culture. (October 2015)
  • Colored Pencils, $2,750 to host Friday night Art and Culture family and community events on a monthly basis, using a variety of art forms to create peace and understanding among diverse communities. (July 2015 – April 2016)
  • Dance-Parkinson, $2,000 for dance classes for people with Parkinson Disease and their families living in Northeast, East, and Southeast Portland. (July 2015 – June 2016)
  • Folktime Inc, $2,500 to increase art programming that supports individuals in mental health recovery. The grant will help expand the types of art forms offered, including an annual exhibition. (July 2015 – June 2016)
  • Hacienda CDC, $1,518 to present a series of traditional Mexican music workshops and to celebrate two fandangos (traditional community parties). This project is a collaboration between Son Clandestino, a group of Mexican musicians, and Hacienda CDC, a community development corporation. (July – October 2015)
  • Live On Stage, $1,500 to present the musical Falsettos, a story about a man who leaves his wife and child for a male lover. Additionally, the grant will help Live On Stage host a panel from the AIDS Memorial Quilt in the theatre lobby. (September – October, 2015)
  • Living Stages, $4,350 to initiate a four-day festival of interactive forum theatre, and to host workshops during the day and performances in the evening. (December 2015)
  • Mochitsuki, $2,500 for a celebration of the Japanese New Year, drawing the Portland community together to understand and appreciate the rich traditions within Japanese American culture. (January 2016.)
  • Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), $2,100 to present the Neerchokikoo Powwow, a community event that highlights and promotes the arts and culture of Native American people. The event will include Native food, art, dance and music; regalia, beadwork, dancing, drumming and singing. (September 2015)
  • Oregon Historical Society, $2,500 to create a multimedia/multisensory interactive exhibition that will immerse visitors in Portland’s Old and New Chinatown, utilizing Chinese elders’ stories, art, three dimensional objects and theatrical sets. (February 2016 – June 2016)
  • Oregon Nikkei, $1,750 to bring the Japanese American play Nihonmachi: The Place to Be to Portland for two performances. This story focuses on a family and their Japantown mocha (Japanese sweet cake) shop through three generations, and highlights the Japanese American experience during World War II. (November, 2015)
  • Parkrose Heights Associations of Neighbors, $2,000 to offer a series of free outdoor cultural performances, including Native American Storytelling, a Lao Dance presentation and a Slavic Cultural presentation. (July 2015)
  • Rogue Pack_Young Portland Speaks, $5,000 for a five-month theatre workshop in the Jason Lee SUN School program in East Portland. Participating youth will create original plays through writing development and theatrical training, focusing on their personal stories, culture and self-expression. The workshop culminates with performances open to the public. (September 2015 – May 2016)
  • Spect-Actors Collective, $2,100 for an African Latino Arts and Cultural Summer camp with public performances. This programming will engage youth ages 10 and older in Latino and Black/African communities to exchange artistic and cultural knowledge and self-expression. (Summer 2015)
  • The Portland Commission on Disability, $2,500 to empower people with disabilities to share the real stories they want people to know. The project will record personal stories of local residents with lived experience of disability; create accessible recordings of interviews; and provide archived transcriptions online. (July 2015 – June 2016)
  • The Skanner Foundation, $3,000 for the continuation of the Vanport Film project started in 2011, providing workshops and trainings to individuals to record the oral histories of Vanport survivors, and produce video to present to the public at two public venues. (Summer 2015 – Winter 2015)
  • Wisdom of the Elders, $3,300 to continue raising awareness of Native American cultural heritage and traditional tribal storytelling at the 10th Annual Northwest Indian Storytelling Festival. Additionally, 20 emerging storytellers will complete a nine-month apprenticeship program. (September 2015 – May 2016)

April, 2015: 11 grants awarded to organizations that have demonstrated artistic excellence, fiscal responsibility and community service through RACC’s “General Operating Support” program.

  • BodyVox, $17,569
  • Cappella Romana, $4,171
  • Hollywood Theatre, $33,844
  • Metropolitan Youth Symphony, $5,091
  • Northwest Children’s Theatre, $39,192
  • Northwest Dance Project, $26,405
  • PDX Jazz, $8,322
  • Portland Baroque Orchestra, $15,865
  • Portland Gay Men’s Chorus, $4,989
  • Tears of Joy Theatre, $4,923
  • Young Audiences of Oregon, $40,512

 

January, 2015: 16 grants awarded to organizations that have demonstrated artistic excellence, fiscal responsibility and community service through RACC’s “General Operating Support” program.

  • Blue Sky Gallery/Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, Inc., $2,030
  • Friends of Chamber Music, $7,966
  • Literary Arts, Inc., $23,553
  • Miracle Theatre Group, $5,127
  • Oregon Ballet Theatre, $120,089
  • Oregon Symphony Association, $398,300
  • Pendulum Aerial Arts, $1,468
  • PHAME, $3,327
  • PlayWrite, Inc., $1,000
  • Portland Art Museum/Northwest Film Center, $468,538
  • Portland Center Stage, $207,486
  • Portland Opera Association, Inc., $193,506
  • Portland Youth Philharmonic, $8,061
  • The Portland Ballet, $15,994
  • Third Angle New Music, $1,000
  • White Bird, $14,181

 

May, 2014: Ten grants awarded to nonprofit organizations that are expanding Portland residents’ access to arts and culture, including communities of color, immigrants, refugees, Disabled and LGTBQ communities, East Portlanders and other underrepresented populations.

  • Cascade AIDS Project (CAP), $2,000 to present Concientízate, a day long festival in Portland to raise awareness of HIV prevention while celebrating Latino art, music and culture.
  • Center for Intercultural Organizing, $3,000 to host a workshop series and performance developed by CIO’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) group, Resilient Communities.
  • Fusionarte, $1,495 to present FUSE ME/collect-relate-integrate, a multi-disciplinary one day showcase featuring Latina artists celebrating individuality, the idea of freedom and their becoming identities; challenging clichés and cultural conventions.
  • Know Your City, $3,500 to host De-Gentrifying Portland, an 8-session video production workshop held at Portland Community Media; 10 young people from communities of color will learn production skills and work in pairs to create 5 final videos.
  • Latino Network, $2,750 to present a series of summer workshops for gang-affected youth, the highest risk youth in the Latino community and their siblings, Summer Academia; culminating in an end of summer event for the youth and their parents.
  • Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), $3,800 to present a community event that highlights and promotes the arts and culture of the Native American community at the 2014 Neerchokikoo Honoring Powwow.
  • PassinArt: A Theatre Company/Juneteenth Oregon, $2,000 to present the 2014 Portland Juneteenth celebration—a celebration commemorating the true ending of slavery in America; June 19, 1865—designed for the entire family.
  • ROSE Community Development, $2,350 to engage diverse cultural communities through an interactive place-based project called Lents Grown-Our Stories (LG-OS) by utilizing photography, video, and storytelling to strengthen neighborhood connections and celebrate the vibrant culture of outer southeast Portland.
  • Visegrad Group PDX, $1,000 to host the first International Children’s Day in Portland to honor and celebrate the diverse cultures that exist, co-exist, and thrive in Portland and surrounding areas “through the children’s eyes” with the goal of celebrating children from around the World, all ethnic, cultural, religious and language backgrounds and from any heritage who live in Portland.
  • Zenger Farm/Lents International Farmers Market, $3,800 to present free weekly live music performances, occasional dance performances, and three bilingual poetry readings during the Lents International Farmers Market’s (LIFM) 2014 season.