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2020-21 Make|Learn|Build Grants (Round 1)

RACC’s Make|Learn|Build Grant Program was designed to address the ways the arts community in the tri-county region needed support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Artists, creatives, organizations, and businesses were awarded either $1,500 or $3,000 to make work, gain skills, or build up their arts business. The following 190 Make|Learn|Build Grants were awarded in May 2021 in Round 1 for a total of $535,500.

 

2020-21 Make|Learn|Build Grant awards (Round 1):

Applicant County Category Discipline Award Amount
Abby Castillo Multnomah Make Multi-Discipline $3,000
Aileen Sheedy Multnomah Make Media Arts $1,500
Aja Ngo Multnomah Learn Visual Arts $1,500
Alexander Milsted Multnomah Build Music $3,000
Alison Heryer Multnomah Build Theatre $3,000
Alison Jean Cole Multnomah Build Other $1,500
Allie Sullberg Multnomah Make Visual Arts $3,000
Alyson Provax Multnomah Make Visual Arts $3,000
Amanda Richards Multnomah Make Music $3,000
Amanda Triplett Multnomah Make Visual Arts $3,000
Anca Hariton Multnomah Make Multi-Discipline $3,000
Anchitta Noowong Multnomah Make Visual Arts $3,000
Ang Sherpa Multnomah Make Folk Arts $3,000
Belise Nishimwe Multnomah Make Literature $3,000
Benjamin Mefford Clackamas Make Visual Arts $3,000
Beth Bundy Multnomah Build Visual Arts $3,000
Bianca Pettinari Multnomah Make Visual Arts $3,000
Brian Padian Multnomah Make Media Arts $3,000
Cassandra Walters Multnomah Make Visual Arts $1,500
Chamisa Kellogg Multnomah Learn Media Arts $1,500
Charity E. Yoro Washington Make Literature $3,000
Charlie Porter Multnomah Make Music $3,000
Cheri Clark Multnomah Build Other $3,000
Chliu-Mie Wu Multnomah Build Media Arts $3,000
Christopher Creath Multnomah Build Multi-Discipline $1,500
Chuck Israels Multnomah Make Music $3,000
Courtney Knight Multnomah Make Multi-Discipline $3,000
Crystal  Sasaki Multnomah Learn Dance/Movement $3,000
Damon Smyth Washington Build Multi-Discipline $3,000
Daniela Naomi Molnar Multnomah Make Literature $3,000
Daren Todd Clackamas Build Visual Arts $3,000
Darrell Grant Multnomah Make Music $3,000
Debbie Baxter Multnomah Make Visual Arts $3,000
Ebenezer Galluzzo Multnomah Make Visual Arts $3,000
Elijah Hasan Multnomah Build Media Arts $3,000
Elise Wagner Multnomah Build Visual Arts $3,000
Elizabeth Dye Multnomah Make Visual Arts $3,000
Emma Josephson Multnomah Make Media Arts $3,000
Erica Compere Multnomah Build Multi-Discipline $3,000
Erika Dean Multnomah Make Multi-Discipline $3,000
Erika Rier Multnomah Make Visual Arts $1,500
Erinn Kathryn Hatter Multnomah Make Visual Arts $3,000
Evan Simko Multnomah Make Music $3,000
Ezra Weiss Washington Build Music $3,000
Francene Levinson Multnomah Build Visual Arts $3,000
Freddy Vilches Multnomah Make Multi-Discipline $3,000
George Colligan Multnomah Make Music $3,000
Gilly Ann Hanner Multnomah Make Music $3,000
Hannah Hefner Multnomah Make Media Arts $3,000
Howard Mitchell Multnomah Make Visual Arts $3,000
Jake Capistran Multnomah Build Music $3,000
Jason Okamoto Multnomah Build Multi-Discipline $3,000
Jayanthi Raman Washington Make Multi-Discipline $3,000
Jaz Williams Multnomah Make Music $3,000
Jea Alford Multnomah Make Social Practice $1,500
Jeff Tuyay Multnomah Build Media Arts $3,000
Jeffrey Chilton Multnomah Make Music $3,000
Jennifer Dynes Multnomah Learn Music $1,500
Jennifer Perrine Clackamas Make Literature $3,000
Jennifer Rabin Multnomah Make Media Arts $3,000
Jessica Mehta Washington Make Multi-Discipline $3,000
Jessica Yen Multnomah Make Literature $3,000
Joah Keller Multnomah Make Media Arts $3,000
Joanie Fox Multnomah Build Visual Arts $3,000
Joi Johnson Multnomah Build Visual Arts $3,000
Joni Whitworth Multnomah Learn Multi-Discipline $3,000
Jordan Chesnut Multnomah Make Literature $1,500
Jordan Vale Multnomah Make Music $3,000
Joshua Rivera Multnomah Build Visual Arts $3,000
Julia Bray Multnomah Make Theatre $1,500
Julian Saporiti Multnomah Build Multi-Discipline $3,000
Julie Hammond Multnomah Make Theatre $3,000
Julie Keefe Multnomah Make Social Practice $3,000
Justin Ralls Multnomah Make Other $3,000
Karina Lomelin Ripper Multnomah Make Media Arts $3,000
Kate Ristau Washington Make Literature $3,000
Kelda Van Patten Multnomah Make Visual Arts $3,000
Kelly Fry Multnomah Make Visual Arts $3,000
Kelly Rasmussen Multnomah Make Multi-Discipline $3,000
Kendall Cottrell Washington Make Visual Arts $3,000
Kerry Politzer Multnomah Make Music $3,000
Kevin Smith Multnomah Make Visual Arts $3,000
Lawson Rogers Multnomah Build Visual Arts $3,000
Leslie Barnum Clackamas Build Visual Arts $3,000
Lillyanne Pham Multnomah Make Social Practice $3,000
Limei Lai Multnomah Make Visual Arts $1,500
Linda Dalal Sawaya Multnomah Learn Visual Arts $3,000
Liz Yerby Multnomah Make Literature $3,000
Lucy Cotter Multnomah Make Multi-Discipline $1,500
M Prull Multnomah Build Visual Arts $3,000
Mackenzie Dineen Multnomah Make Music $3,000
Madeline Mitchell Clackamas Build Visual Arts $3,000
Madison Hughes Multnomah Make Visual Arts $3,000
Mami Takahashi Multnomah Make Multi-Discipline $1,500
Mariana Tres Multnomah Learn Visual Arts $3,000
Marie Watt Multnomah Build Social Practice $3,000
Matt Alber Multnomah Make Media Arts $3,000
Matt Blairstone Multnomah Make Literature $3,000
May Maylisa Cat Multnomah Learn Multi-Discipline $3,000
Megan Andricos Multnomah Build Music $3,000
Megan McGeorge Multnomah Build Music $3,000
Melody Erfani Multnomah Make Theatre $3,000
Micah The Rapper Multnomah Make Music $3,000
Michael Shymanski Multnomah Make Literature $3,000
Monique Lincoln Multnomah Make Music $3,000
Nicolas Mendez Multnomah Build Visual Arts $3,000
Nicole Roberts Multnomah Make Literature $3,000
Pamela Chipman Multnomah Make Visual Arts $3,000
Patricia Vazquez Gomez Multnomah Learn Multi-Discipline $1,500
Philip Pelletier Multnomah Build Multi-Discipline $3,000
Porsche Ing Multnomah Build Multi-Discipline $3,000
RaShaunda Brooks Multnomah Build Other $3,000
Remy Gates Multnomah Make Music $3,000
Rene Ormae-Jarmer Clackamas Make Music $3,000
Renée Muzquiz Multnomah Make Media Arts $3,000
Rhys Thomas Multnomah Build Theatre $3,000
Rose Henry Jupiter Multnomah Make Media Arts $3,000
Rubén García Marrufo Multnomah Build Media Arts $3,000
Ruth Nelson Multnomah Make Multi-Discipline $3,000
Salomée Souag Multnomah Make Visual Arts $3,000
Sarah Mirk Multnomah Build Literature $3,000
Sidra Morgan-Montoya Multnomah Build Multi-Discipline $1,500
Simone Fischer Clackamas Make Multi-Discipline $3,000
Sophie Lippert Multnomah Make Music $3,000
Susan Faust Multnomah Make Theatre $3,000
Talilo Marfil Multnomah Make Multi-Discipline $3,000
Tamara Lynne Multnomah Make Multi-Discipline $1,500
Tammy Jo Wilson Clackamas Make Visual Arts $1,500
Thea Prieto Multnomah Make Literature $3,000
Thérèse Murdza Multnomah Make Visual Arts $3,000
TJ Thompson Multnomah Learn Music $1,500
Tomas Cotik Multnomah Build Music $3,000
Tory Ward Multnomah Make Theatre $3,000
Valerie Peterson Multnomah Build Media Arts $3,000
Woodrow Hunt Multnomah Make Media Arts $3,000
Yolanda Valdés Rementería Washington Make Visual Arts $1,500
yue zhou Multnomah Build Visual Arts $3,000
1 World Chorus Clackamas Build Media Arts $3,000
Airlie Press Multnomah Make Literature $3,000
Alberta Abbey Foundation Multnomah Build Multi-Discipline $3,000
All Classical Portland Multnomah Make Music $3,000
Allen Performing Arts Inc. Multnomah Make Theatre $3,000
ARC in Movement LLC Multnomah Build Multi-Discipline $3,000
Art in Oregon Clackamas Build Visual Arts $1,500
Artback Clackamas Make Visual Arts $3,000
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon Multnomah Learn Social Practice $3,000
A-WOL Dance Collective Multnomah Build Dance/Movement $3,000
Big Mouth Society Multnomah Make Music $3,000
Blackfish Gallery Multnomah Learn Multi-Discipline $3,000
Choral Arts Ensemble of Portland Multnomah Make Music $3,000
Circle Community Dance & Wellness Clackamas Build Dance/Movement $3,000
Flock Dance Center Multnomah Build Dance/Movement $3,000
Fonograf Editions Multnomah Make Literature $3,000
Fuller Rosen Gallery Multnomah Make Visual Arts $3,000
Fuse Theatre Ensemble Multnomah Make Theatre $3,000
Gather:Make:Shelter Multnomah Build Social Practice $3,000
Guardians of the Vibe Multnomah Build Social Practice $3,000
Guild of Oregon Woodworkers Multnomah Build Other $1,500
Heidi Duckler Dance/Northwest Multnomah Make Dance/Movement $3,000
HOLDING Contemporary Multnomah Build Visual Arts $3,000
Mask & Mirror Community Theatre Washington Build Theatre $3,000
Musicians In Solidarity Multnomah Build Music $3,000
North Pole Studio Multnomah Build Visual Arts $3,000
Oregon Arts Watch Multnomah Build Other $3,000
Oregon Koto-Kai Multnomah Build Music $3,000
Oregon Society of Artists Multnomah Build Visual Arts $3,000
Original Practice Shakespeare Festival Multnomah Learn Theatre $3,000
Orlo Multnomah Make Literature $3,000
Our Bold Voices Multnomah Make Multi-Discipline $3,000
Peruvian Cultural Festival And Events Washington Make Multi-Discipline $3,000
Portland Actors Ensemble Multnomah Learn Theatre $3,000
Portland Area Theatre Alliance Multnomah Learn Theatre $3,000
Portland Latin American Film Festival Multnomah Make Visual Arts $3,000
push/FOLD Multnomah Make Dance/Movement $3,000
Renegade Opera Multnomah Make Music $3,000
Rock Dojo Multnomah Learn Music $3,000
Siren Nation Multnomah Build Multi-Discipline $3,000
STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy Washington Build Visual Arts $3,000
Stumptown Stages Clackamas Make Theatre $1,500
Takohachi Multnomah Make Other $3,000
The City Repair Project Multnomah Make Multi-Discipline $3,000
The Immigrant Story Washington Build Media Arts $3,000
The Old Church Society, Inc. Multnomah Build Music $3,000
Theatre Diaspora Multnomah Make Theatre $3,000
Vibe of Portland Multnomah Learn Multi-Discipline $3,000
We Belong PDX Multnomah Learn Visual Arts $3,000
WildCraft Studio Multnomah Build Multi-Discipline $3,000
X Gallery Art Storage Multnomah Build Other $3,000
XRAY.FM Multnomah Build Media Arts $3,000
Youth Music Project Clackamas Build Music $3,000

FY2019-2020 General Operating Support Grant Awards

Learn more about RACC’s General Operating Support program.

 

New Partner Organizations for FY19 – 20 – Awarded in February 2020.

  • Corrib Theatre – $15,000
  • New Expressive Works – $15,000
  • Outside the Frame – $15,000
  • Pacific Youth Choir – $20,000
  • Portland Taiko – $15,000
  • Shaking the Tree Theatre – $15,000

 

Capacity Building Organizations for FY19 – 20 – Awarded in June 2019.

  • Cymaspace – $25,000
  • Disability Arts & Culture Project – $25,000
  • Instituto de Cultura e Arte – $25,000
  • MediaRites – $25,000
  • Morpheus Youth Project – $25,000
  • PassinArt – $25,000
  • Vanport Mosaic – $25,000
  • World Stage Theatre – $25,000

 

General Operating Support Partner Base Awards

Cycle 1 – Reports received in November 2019.

  • Blue Sky Gallery – $15,000
  • Boom Arts – $15,000
  • CoHo Productions – $20,000
  • Literary Arts – $60,000
  • Oregon Ballet Theatre – $131,000
  • Portland Art Museum/NWFC – $427,000
  • Portland Center Stage – $225,000
  • Portland Youth Philharmonic – $30,000
  • Profile Theatre Project – $30,000
  • The Portland Ballet – $30,000
  • Third Angle New Music – $15,000
  • Third Rail Repertory Theatre – $30,000
  • White Bird – $45,000

Cycle 2 – Reports received in February 2020

  • Artist Repertory Theatre – $60,800
  • Chamber Music Northwest – $45,000
  • Disjecta Contemporary Art Center – $15,000
  • Friends of Chamber Music – $30,000
  • Metropolitan Youth Symphony – $30,000
  • Northwest Children’s Theater and School – $60,000
  • PETE (Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble) – $15,000
  • Portland Baroque Orchestra – $30,000
  • Portland Columbia Symphony – $30,000
  • Portland Opera Association – $214,000
  • Portland Playhouse – $45,000
  • Young Audiences of Oregon – $45,000

Cycle 3 – Reports received in May 2020

  • Bodyvox – $45,000
  • Cappella Romana – $30,000
  • Children’s Healing Art Project – $20,000
  • Echo Theater Company – $20,000
  • Ethos Music Center – $30,000
  • Hand2Mouth – $15,000
  • Hollywood Theatre – $60,000
  • Imago Theatre – $15,000
  • IPRC – $15,000
  • Live Wire! Radio – $20,000
  • Milagro – $30,000
  • My Voice Music – $20,000
  • Northwest Dance Project – $45,000
  • NW Documentary Arts & Media – $15,000
  • Oregon BRAVO – $30,000
  • Oregon Children’s Theatre – $72,900
  • Oregon Symphony Association – $352,000
  • PDX Jazz – $30,000
  • PHAME – $30,000
  • PICA – $45,000
  • PlayWrite – $15,000
  • Polaris Dance Theatre – $20,000
  • Portland Gay Men’s Chorus – $30,000
  • Portland Piano International – $30,000
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls – $15,000
  • The Circus Project – $30,000
  • The Red Door Project – $30,000
  • Triangle – $20,000
  • Write Around Portland – $20,000

 

Clackamas & Washington County Awards –  Reports received in June 2019.

  • Bag & Baggage Productions – $20,000
  • Broadway Rose Theatre Company – $46,000
  • Lakewood Center for the Arts – $43,000

 

GOS Investment Awards for FY19 – 20 – Awarded in June 2020.

  • Artist Repertory Theatre – $8,700
  • Boom Arts – $15,600
  • Cappella Romana – $13,000
  • Chamber Music Northwest – $16,300
  • Children’s Healing Art Project – $8,100
  • Coho Productions – $20,700
  • Disjecta Contemporary Art Center – $19,300
  • Echo Theater Company – $7,300
  • Ethos – $15,800
  • Friends of Chamber Music – $15,800
  • Hand2Mouth – $6,100
  • Hollywood Theatre – $20,500
  • Imago Theatre – $7,900
  • Independent Publishing Resource Center – $24,600
  • Literary Arts – $25,000
  • Live Wire Radio – $19,500
  • Miracle Theatre Group – $27,000
  • Northwest Children’s Theater & School – $14,800
  • NW Documentary – $10,000
  • Oregon BRAVO Youth Orchestra – $10,000
  • PDX Jazz – $5,300
  • PETE (Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble) – $6,100
  • PHAME – $24,800
  • PlayWrite – $9,500
  • Polaris Dance Theatre – $8,300
  • Portland Columbia Symphony – $11,000
  • Portland Gay Men’s Chorus – $22,600
  • Portland Institute for Contemporary Art – $20,100
  • Portland Playhouse – $27,200
  • Portland Youth Philharmonic – $22,300
  • Profile Theatre – $7,300
  • The Circus Project – $21,500
  • The Portland Ballet – $17,300
  • The Red Door Project – $28,400
  • Third Angle New Music – $11,600
  • Triangle Productions – $3,200
  • White Bird – $7,100
  • Write Around Portland – $26,800
  • Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington – $23,600

 

 Equity Investment for FY19 – 20 – Awarded in May 2020.

  • Disjecta Contemporary Art Center – $15,000
  • Ethos – $7,700
  • Oregon BRAVO Youth Orchestra – $15,000
  • PHAME – $20,000
  • Portland Art Museum & Northwest Film Center – $25,000
  • Portland Opera – $15,000
  • The Circus Project – $20,000
  • The Red Door Project – $30,000

                                                                                         

COVID- 19 Resilience Awards for FY19 – 20 – Awarded in February 2020.

  • Artist Repertory Theatre – $21,000
  • Blue Sky Gallery – $5,300
  • Bodyvox – $16,000
  • Boom Arts – $5,300
  • Cappella Romana – $7,100
  • Chamber Music Northwest – $16,000
  • Children’s Healing Art Project – $7,100
  • Coho Productions – $7,100
  • Corrib Theatre – $5,300
  • Cymaspace – $5,300
  • Disability Arts & Culture Project – $5,300
  • Disjecta Contemporary Art Center – $5,300
  • Echo Theater Company – $7,100
  • Ethos – $10,700
  • Friends of Chamber Music – $10,700
  • Hand2Mouth – $5,300
  • Hollywood Theatre – $16,000
  • Imago Theatre – $7,100
  • Independent Publishing Resource Center – $5,300
  • Instituto de Cultura e Arte – $5,300
  • Literary Arts – $21,000
  • Live Wire Radio – $7,100
  • MediaRites – $5,300
  • Metropolitan Youth Symphony – $10,700
  • Miracle Theatre Group – $10,700
  • Morpheus Youth Project – $5,300
  • My Voice Music – $5,300
  • New Expressive Works – $5,300
  • Northwest Children’s Theater & School – $21,000
  • Northwest Dance Project – $16,000
  • NW Documentary – $5,300
  • Oregon Ballet Theatre – $30,000
  • Oregon BRAVO Youth Orchestra – $7,100
  • Oregon Children’s Theatre – $21,000
  • Oregon Symphony – $62,000
  • Outside the Frame – $5,300
  • Pacific Youth Choir – $7,100
  • PassinArt – $5,300
  • PDX Jazz – $10,700
  • PETE (Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble) – $5,300
  • PHAME – $10,700
  • PlayWrite – $5,300
  • Polaris Dance Theatre – $5,300
  • Portland Art Museum & Northwest Film Center – $62,000
  • Portland Baroque Orchestra – $10,700
  • Portland Center Stage – $36,000
  • Portland Columbia Symphony – $7,100
  • Portland Gay Men’s Chorus – $7,100
  • Portland Institute for Contemporary Art – $16,000
  • Portland Opera – $36,000
  • Portland Piano International – $7,100
  • Portland Playhouse – $16,000
  • Portland Taiko – $5,300
  • Portland Youth Philharmonic – $10,700
  • Profile Theatre – $10,700
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls – $5,300
  • Shaking the Tree Theatre – $5,300
  • The Circus Project – $10,700
  • The Portland Ballet – $10,700
  • The Red Door Project – $5,300
  • Third Angle New Music – $5,300
  • Third Rail Repertory Theatre – $10,700
  • Triangle Productions – $7,100
  • Vanport Mosaic – $5,300
  • White Bird – $16,000
  • World Stage Theatre – $5,300
  • Write Around Portland – $7,100
  • Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington – $16,000