Advocacy & Community Engagement

Helping Hands, David Flores

Building and encouraging support for a strong arts and culture community and ecosystem. Embedded into RACC, we actively promote increased arts funding at all levels, encouraging more private sector giving; connecting artists to opportunities, and organizations to artists and creatives, through an equitable lens.

● Reduce and eliminate barriers to access and promote equity in the arts and culture through support and
promoting among city, state, and federal officials

● Encourage the expansion of the role of arts in community services, especially in health and recovery

● Foster, build, and grow partnerships and collaborations with community leadership in local, state, and
national arts and culture councils, commissions, and committees

● Initiate and support calls to action including state and national legislative initiatives

RACC helps build support for a strong arts and culture community. We actively promote increased arts funding at the local, state, and federal level, while also encouraging more private sector giving.


Advocacy In View


 

Cambia Health Solutions contributes $50,000 to Work for Art

PORTLAND, ORE. — Work for Art, an annual campaign to raise money for arts and culture organizations in the Portland tri-county area, has received a $50,000 grant from Cambia Health Solutions. This is the largest corporate contribution in Work for Art’s eight-year history.   Angela Hult, the director of corporate philanthropy for Cambia Health Solutions, […]

Work for Art’s 2012-13 campaign raises $761,359 for a seven-year total of $4,686,681

The Regional Arts & Culture Council announced on Thursday evening that the seventh annual Work for Art campaign raised $761,359, bringing its seven-year total to $4,686,681 raised for local arts organizations. More than 1,900 donors participated in the campaign that began on July 1, 2012 and ended on June 30, 2013, mostly through payroll deduction […]

Todays the day! “Feed the Arts” at all Burgerville locations

On Thursday, March 21, Burgerville and Work for Art will host their third annual “Feed the Arts” community partnership day. Burgerville will donate a portion of all sales that day—up to $15,000—to Work for Art, a workplace campaign fund that supports arts and culture programs and services throughout the Northwest region.  Burgerville puts a strong […]

Burgerville to “Feed the Arts” by donating portion of proceeds to “Work for Art” on March 8

Non-profit provides financial support to more than 80 vital arts and culture organizations serving the Northwest region VANCOUVER, Wash.  – On Thursday, Mar. 8, Burgerville, a long-standing tradition in Oregon and Southwest Washington, will donate 1.5 percent of all sales that day to Work for Art, a non-profit that supports arts and culture services throughout […]

Fall campaigns bring Work for Art to 83% of goal with four months remaining

Thirty-three workplaces have announced their employee giving totals for the 2011-12 “Work for Art” campaign, and those gifts, combined with other contributions received between July 1, 2011 and January 31, 2012, total $703,326. With several more campaigns scheduled for the spring, Work for Art is on track to beat last year’s campaign total of $765,000 […]