RACC Endorses Oregon House Bill 4040 sponsored by Representative Rob Nosse (District 42) and Senator Akasha Lawrence-Spence (District 18)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 7, 2022  Portland, OR –  The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) joins fellow arts and cultural organizations, City Councils, the City of Portland, Counties, Legislators, and individuals across Oregon in support of HB4040 during this Short Legislative Session which commenced on February 1, 2022. HB4040 will “appropriate money to the […]

Arts and Culture 2021 Legislative Priorities

A message from Madison Cario, Executive Director, Regional Arts & Culture Council Play the video. 2020 was a year like no other in RACC’s 49-year history. Through the lens of a devastating pandemic, we learned anew that arts, culture, history, heritage, and humanities are, and will continue to be, essential in our state, our nation, […]

Advocacy Day | Friday, April 23 

SAVE THE DATE & REGISTER TODAY Join with us, many arts and culture organizations from around the state, and the Cultural Advocacy Coalition, for this year’s virtual Advocacy Day.   Advocate for the arts from wherever you call home. Find links to the lineup of special guests, a fabulous training, and the premiere of the Cultural Advocacy Coalition’s new look. Register today and stay tuned for more details!  […]

Donate to the Oregon Cultural Trust: Impact of your Cultural Donations for Free

If you gave to an arts and culture nonprofit this year (including RACC) you qualify to take advantage of Oregon’s cultural tax credit. The credit makes doubling the impact of your cultural giving free, but you have to act before December 31. As a supporter of arts and culture in Oregon, you don’t want to […]

Help Pass Oregon’s First Ever “Equitable Access to Arts Education Task Force”

Issued by Chris Coleman on behalf of the Oregon Cultural Advocacy Coalition on 6/5/17 ….Last week (6/1/17) Christine sent a message asking advocates to take action in support of arts education. And many of you responded (thank you!) but, SB 313 is still sitting in committee. (SB 313 creates Oregon’s first ever Task Force on […]

Oregon Arts Funding Update

Issued by Christine Drazan, Executive Director at Oregon Cultural Advocacy Coalition and Craig Campbell, Lobbyist, on May 26, 2017. As we move into this Memorial Day weekend, we only have five weeks remaining in the Oregon Legislative Session. The process has narrowed the policy and spending bills that still have the opportunity to move. This narrowing of […]

Oregon Arts Funding Alert

Issued by the Oregon Cultural Advocacy Coalition (5/15/17) Last week 138 messages went out to legislators in support of funding for arts and culture in the Oregon Legislature. But we still have work to do, because at last check, 33 legislators did not receive any messages from their constituents. This includes the Speaker of the […]

Help Stop Cuts to the Arts in Oregon

Issued by the Oregon Cultural Advocacy Coalition on May 4, 2017 We need your help. While legislators work to address budget and revenue challenges, the relatively small budget for the Oregon Arts Commission faces substantial cuts. Current proposed cuts to the commission’s budget of 12% could result in reduced funding in grants for arts organizations of […]