Advocacy

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.

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Battle of the Bands scheduled for May 12 at the Crystal Ballroom

PORTLAND, ORE — Tickets are now on sale for Work for Art’s first annual Battle of the Bands competition, a celebration of employee creativity at the Crystal Ballroom on May 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. All proceeds benefit Work for Art, a program of the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Eight company bands (employees who play […]

Arts champions to be honored on February 24

PORTLAND, ORE — The 2016 Arts Breakfast of Champions is coming up fast! More than 400 community leaders will celebrate some of the region’s most powerful partnerships between arts and business on Wednesday, February 24 from 7:30-9:00 a.m. at the Portland Art Museum. Tickets are on sale now at http://bit.ly/1RUiQUV. The Arts Breakfast of Champions […]

The Right Brain Initiative and Work for Art release reports

PORTLAND, ORE — Two programs of the Regional Arts & Culture Council – The Right Brain Initiative and Work for Art – have published summaries of their accomplishments and finances for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2015.  The Right Brain Initiative’s 2015 Progress Report illustrates RACC’s unique approach to supporting K-8 educators in the […]

Work for Art launches million dollar campaign

PORTLAND, ORE — The Regional Arts & Culture Council has announced plans to raise $1 million during Work for Art’s 10th anniversary campaign benefitting local arts and culture organizations. Mike Golub, President of Business Operations for the Portland Timbers, announced the goal on Thursday evening in front of 100 business and arts leaders at the […]

Americans for the Arts presents national award to Jeff Hawthorne

PORTLAND, ORE – Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, announced six recipients of the 2015 Americans for the Arts Annual Leadership Awards. Among this year’s honorees, Jeff Hawthorne, director of community engagement for the Regional Arts & Culture Council, will receive the Michael […]

Work for Art celebrates 2013-14 campaign results

Work for Art raised $776,007 in its eighth annual campaign according to honorary chair Jeff Harvey, president and CEO of Burgerville. A total of 1,965 donors participated in the 2013-14 campaign, helping Work for Art surpass last year’s total by 2%. Harvey announced the results on Wednesday evening at a special reception at Portland Center Stage […]

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 […]