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Project Grants – next deadline October 2, 2019

RACC’s Project Grant Program provides financial support to individual artists and not-for-profit organizations in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties, for project based arts programming. Grants are awarded up to $7,000 and are available in three categories: Artistic Focus, Arts Equity & Access, and Catalyst.

Project Grants are offered three times per year, with annual deadlines in February, June, and October. The next Project Grant deadline is 5pm on Wednesday, October 2, 2019

*Applications are currently offline as we prepare for some system upgrades. Applications will be available again on approximately August 15.*

Click here to visit our Project Grant page for more information.

 

 


Professional Development Grants – next deadline October 2, 2019

The Professional Development Grant Program supports individual artists and representatives of arts organizations with funding up to $2,000 toward distinct opportunities that will push forward their creative practice or skill development. Residents of Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties are eligible to apply for these grants.

Professional Development Grants are offered twice a year with deadlines in April and October. The next Professional Development Grant deadline is 5pm on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Application guidelines and forms will be available in mid-August 2019.

Click here to visit our Professional Development Grant page for more information.


FY2018-19 General Operating Support Equity Investments (Cycle 1)

The Equity Investments program provides additional funding for General Operating Support partner organizations to support initiatives which advance their commitment to equity in the arts, with a priority placed on racial equity A total of $239,550 was awarded to nine organizations in this cycle. Additional funds will be awarded in a second cycle in June 2019. The RACC Board of Directors approved these awards on March 20, 2019.

  • Artists Repertory Theatre, $25,000 to support a two-day equity workshop for staff, resident artists, and staff of resident companies.
  • Independent Publishing Resource Center, $31,050 over three years to support a paid residency program for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
  • Oregon Children’s Theatre, $10,000 to continue work with consultants to advance the organization’s work on diversity, equity, inclusion and access.
  • PHAME, $20,000 to support partnership programming with other arts organizations.
  • Portland Center Stage, $52,500 over three years to support PCS’s  commitment that at least half of the partners hired in community engagement programs will be people of color and/or culturally specific organizations.
  • Portland Gay Men’s Chorus, $9,000 to fund an equity assessment with consultants.
  • Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, $40,000 over two years to support SPACE program events in 2019–2021.
  • Portland Playhouse, $40,000 over two years for the creation of a staff position.
  • Portland Youth Philharmonic Association, $12,000 to fund an equity assessment with consultants.

Nine Portland arts organizations receive additional support from RACC to advance equity work

Nine Portland arts organizations receive additional support from RACC to advance equity work

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has awarded nine Equity Investment grants to arts organizations in Portland. These grants, totaling $239,550, are made possible through funding from the City of Portland’s Arts Education and Access Fund, or Arts Tax.

“Portland taxpayers voted in 2012 to expand arts education and access in Portland,” said RACC’s executive director, Madison Cario. “We appreciate this important funding source, which helps RACC help organizations that are working to make their programs more equitable and accessible.”

RACC Equity Investments grants, established in 2017, provide additional funding to RACC’s General Operating Support partners for initiatives that are expanding access for Portland residents. Organizations may apply for support to build internal capacity to address issues of equity, to engage new audiences, or develop new programming models.

“Collaboration and learning are key when it comes to equity work, and we are excited to be supporting organizations that are doing rich learning with their staff and board related to diversity, equity, inclusion and access work,” said Ozzie Gonzalez, vice chair of the RACC board and chair of RACC’s Grants Review Committee. “We are also eager to support organizations that are expanding their programming and collaborating with community partners to expand Portlanders’ access to the arts.”

Following a panel review process and approval by the board, RACC will invest in the following organizations and projects:

  • Artists Repertory Theatre, $25,000 to support a two-day equity workshop for staff, resident artists, and staff of resident companies.
  • Independent Publishing Resource Center, $31,050 over three years to support a paid residency program for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
  • Oregon Children’s Theatre, $10,000 to continue work with consultants to advance the organization’s work on diversity, equity, inclusion and access.
  • PHAME, $20,000 to support partnership programming with other arts organizations.
  • Portland Center Stage, $52,500 over three years to support PCS’s  commitment that at least half of the partners hired in community engagement programs will be people of color and/or culturally specific organizations.
  • Portland Gay Men’s Chorus, $9,000 to fund an equity assessment with consultants.
  • Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, $40,000 over two years to support SPACE program events in 2019–2021.
  • Portland Playhouse, $40,000 over two years for the creation of a staff position.
  • Portland Youth Philharmonic Association, $12,000 to fund an equity assessment with consultants.

These grants are consistent with RACC’s ongoing commitment to more equitable distribution of resources. Other changes announced by RACC over the last two years include a new structure for project grants with more frequent deadlines; a plan to increase the number of arts organizations that receive general operating support; a capacity building program for organizations that are led by and serving historically underrepresented communities; and a new progressive funding model designed to increase the amount of general operating support provided to small to midsize arts organizations.


RACC will offer a second cycle of Equity Investments in May.  Application materials will be distributed to GOS partners the first week of April and will be due by 5pm on Wednesday, May 8. Funding decisions approved in late June.


2018-19 RACC Professional Development Grants (Cycle 2)

The Professional Development Grant program assists artists or arts administrators with opportunities that specifically improve their business management development skills and/or brings the artist or the arts organization to another level artistically. The RACC Board approved these 34 Professional Development Grants totaling $45,400 on December 12, 2018. (*First time grant recipients)

 

2018-19 Professional Development Grant awards (Cycle 2):

*Alexandra Czyzewicz – Attend NafME NW Division Choral Conference in Portland and ACDA National Choral Conference in Kansas City, MO – $900

*Alison Thomas – Study circus skills in private instruction with Jack Stocklynn – $1,000

*Bonnie Ratner – Study contemporary dramatic writing with playwright and consultant E.M. Lewis – $1,500

*Charles Purvis – Study bookbinding with artist and bookmaker Rory Sparks in Portland – $630

Darrell Grant – Study with composer Gabriel Lena Frank in two intensive workshops at Creative Music Academy in Boonville, CA – $1,920

*Ellen Lesperance – Present work in “Still I Rise” group exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary and give artist’s talk in Nottingham – $960

*Heather Binns – Attend 4-day Photolucida Portfolio Reviews in Portland first time – $900

*Jade Novarino – Attend 1-month at 2727 California Street art residency in Berkeley, CA – $1,200

*Jake Simonds – Study clown performance in workshop intensive with Phillippe Gaulier at Ecole Internationale de Theatre Philippe Gaulier in Paris – $1,750

*Jenelle Steele – Study French bow making with bow maker Tom Goering in 2-week intensive workshop in Topeka, Kansas – $1,740

*Jody Ake – Attend 4-day Photolucida Portfolio Reviews in Portland first time – $900

Julie Perini – Hire graphic designer for brand development and artist coach – $820

*Kim Taylor Blakemore – Attend 3-day Historical Novel Society North America Conference in National Harbor, MD – $1,700

*Kristen Miller – Attend 3-month Kemijarvi Artist Residency in Iceland – $2,000

*Lacey Monroe – Attend 4-day Photolucida Portfolio Reviews in Portland first time – $900

*Lauren Hare – Attend 4-day Photolucida Portfolio Reviews in Portland first time – $900

*Lauren Sinner – Attend 1-week Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Pentaculum residency in Gatlinburg, TN – $900

Lisa Chang – Hire web designer to create mobile-friendly website for Tahitian and hula dance – $1,700

Marlana Hayes – Representation, documentation, and shipping of paintings to AIR Gallery in NYC – $1,500

*Maya Vivas – Present work and perform at 4-day The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference in Minneapolis, MN – $2,000

*Melinda McKinley – Attend 2-week residency at Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, MT – $1,300

*Mia Ferm – Present curated film series “Not Sorry: Feminist Experimental Film from the 1970s to Today” at Anthology Film Archives in NYC – $1,000

*Michael Galen – Study of Tama drumming and Sabar dance with Griot Massamba Diop and Alima Dion in Dakar, Senegal – $1,950

*Michael Sanchez – Attend 52-hour Train Jam from Chicago to SF – $810

*Pamela Chipman – Attend 4-day Photolucida Portfolio Reviews in Portland first time – $900

*Rodolfo Ortega – Present composition & sound design work at 10-day Prague Quadrennial – $1,700

*Sage Brown – Attend 4-day Photolucida Portfolio Reviews in Portland first time – $900

*Sarah Brahim – Study choreography with mentor Tracey Durbin in Durham, NC – $1,650

*Stephanie Adams-Santos – Attend one-month writing residency at Vermont Studio Center – $1,370

*Yoonhee Choi – Hire photographer and videographer to document artistic process and installed work – $1,200

*Yuan-Chen Li – Present new composition at the Grande Luxe Hall in Vancouver BC – $800

*Yukiyo Kawano – Attend 2-month residency at Santa Fe Art Institute – $2,000

CymaSpace – Hire web developer to upgrade website and filmmaker to produce marketing/development campaign for nonprofit serving DHH community – $2,000

*Urban Art Network – Hire consultant to upgrade website for mobile compatibility for nonprofit independent artist directory – $2,000

*Alexandra Czyzewicz – Attend NafME NW Division Choral Conference in Portland and ACDA National Choral Conference in Kansas City, MO – $900

*Alison Thomas – Study circus skills in private instruction with Jack Stocklynn – $1,000

*Bonnie Ratner – Study contemporary dramatic writing with playwright and consultant E.M. Lewis – $1,500

*Charles Purvis – Study bookbinding with artist and bookmaker Rory Sparks in Portland – $630

Darrell Grant – Study with composer Gabriel Lena Frank in two intensive workshops at Creative Music Academy in Boonville, CA – $1,920

*Ellen Lesperance – Present work in “Still I Rise” group exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary and give artist’s talk in Nottingham – $960

*Heather Binns – Attend 4-day Photolucida Portfolio Reviews in Portland first time – $900

*Jade Novarino – Attend 1-month at 2727 California Street art residency in Berkeley, CA – $1,200

*Jake Simonds – Study clown performance in workshop intensive with Phillippe Gaulier at Ecole Internationale de Theatre Philippe Gaulier in Paris – $1,750

*Jenelle Steele – Study French bow making with bow maker Tom Goering in 2-week intensive workshop in Topeka, Kansas – $1,740

*Jody Ake – Attend 4-day Photolucida Portfolio Reviews in Portland first time – $900

Julie Perini – Hire graphic designer for brand development and artist coach – $820

*Kim Taylor Blakemore – Attend 3-day Historical Novel Society North America Conference in National Harbor, MD – $1,700

*Kristen Miller – Attend 3-month Kemijarvi Artist Residency in Iceland – $2,000

*Lacey Monroe – Attend 4-day Photolucida Portfolio Reviews in Portland first time – $900

*Lauren Hare – Attend 4-day Photolucida Portfolio Reviews in Portland first time – $900

*Lauren Sinner – Attend 1-week Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Pentaculum residency in Gatlinburg, TN – $900

Lisa Chang – Hire web designer to create mobile-friendly website for Tahitian and hula dance – $1,700

Marlana Hayes – Representation, documentation, and shipping of paintings to AIR Gallery in NYC – $1,500

*Maya Vivas – Present work and perform at 4-day The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference in Minneapolis, MN – $2,000

*Melinda McKinley – Attend 2-week residency at Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, MT – $1,300

*Mia Ferm – Present curated film series “Not Sorry: Feminist Experimental Film from the 1970s to Today” at Anthology Film Archives in NYC – $1,000

*Michael Galen – Study of Tama drumming and Sabar dance with Griot Massamba Diop and Alima Dion in Dakar, Senegal – $1,950

*Michael Sanchez – Attend 52-hour Train Jam from Chicago to SF – $810

*Pamela Chipman – Attend 4-day Photolucida Portfolio Reviews in Portland first time – $900

*Rodolfo Ortega – Present composition & sound design work at 10-day Prague Quadrennial – $1,700

*Sage Brown – Attend 4-day Photolucida Portfolio Reviews in Portland first time – $900

*Sarah Brahim – Study choreography with mentor Tracey Durbin in Durham, NC – $1,650

*Stephanie Adams-Santos – Attend one-month writing residency at Vermont Studio Center – $1,370

*Yoonhee Choi – Hire photographer and videographer to document artistic process and installed work – $1,200

*Yuan-Chen Li – Present new composition at the Grande Luxe Hall in Vancouver BC – $800

*Yukiyo Kawano – Attend 2-month residency at Santa Fe Art Institute – $2,000

CymaSpace – Hire web developer to upgrade website and filmmaker to produce marketing/development campaign for nonprofit serving DHH community – $2,000

*Urban Art Network – Hire consultant to upgrade website for mobile compatibility for nonprofit independent artist directory – $2,000

 

 


2018-19 RACC Project Grants (Cycle 1)

RACC’s Project Grant Program provides financial support to individual artists and not-for-profit organizations in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties, for project based arts programming. Grants are awarded up to $7,000 and are available in three categories: Artistic Focus, Arts Equity & Access, and Arts Services.  The following 52 Project Grants were approved on September 17, 2018 and total $295,030.

For more detailed descriptions of each project, please see this PDF listing.

 

2018-19 Project Grant awards (Cycle 1):

Applicant Project Type Discipline Award
Algoso, Luann Artistic Focus Media Arts $6,640
Anuntarungsun, May Artistic Focus Media Arts $3,750
Barrera, Claire Artistic Focus Dance/Movement $6,510
Clark, Merideth Artistic Focus Theatre $5,780
Clarren, Rebecca Artistic Focus Literature $5,410
Collins, Max Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $4,300
Dahl, Dicky Artistic Focus Media Arts $5,880
de Bastion, Myles Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $5,950
Desautels, Jeffrey Artistic Focus Theatre $2,080
Doran, Sean Artistic Focus Theatre $5,610
Egan, Catherine Artistic Focus Dance/Movement $2,490
Ewell, Derek Artistic Focus Media Arts $6,640
Gooden, Justus Tyrone Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $6,650
Hamilton, Jo Artistic Focus Visual Arts $6,520
Hankins, Allie Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $5,470
Hearn, Dot Arts Services Theatre $7,000
Hough, Kurtis Artistic Focus Media Arts $5,870
Jones Redstone, Dawn Artistic Focus Media Arts $6,990
Koff, David Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $2,780
Kolosowsky, Natalya Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $6,780
Kuttab, Amy Artistic Focus Visual Arts $5,410
Miles, Rhen Artistic Focus Dance/Movement $5,360
Moulton, Suzanne Artistic Focus Media Arts $6,300
Nakano, Ryan Artistic Focus Literature $6,300
Ng, Xi Jie Arts Equity & Access Social Practice $4,420
Ngo, Aja Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $5,370
Shambry, Vin Artistic Focus Theatre $5,850
Tran, Minh Artistic Focus Dance/Movement $7,000
Vazquez Gomez, Patricia Artistic Focus Visual Arts $6,500
Vigeant, Leslie Artistic Focus Visual Arts $2,210
Vo, Anna Artistic Focus Literature $6,650
Yamamoto, Takahiro Artistic Focus Visual Arts $5,850
45th Parallel Artistic Focus Music $5,000
Bienestar Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $5,950
Corrib Theatre Artistic Focus Theatre $7,000
Couch Film Collective Arts Equity & Access Media Arts $3,390
Edwards Center, Inc. Arts Equity & Access Visual Arts $5,950
Experience Theatre Project Artistic Focus Theatre $3,400
Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre/Northwest Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $5,910
JANE a theater company Artistic Focus Theatre $5,950
Live On Stage Artistic Focus Theatre $6,950
New Expressive Works Artistic Focus Dance/Movement $6,300
Opera Theater of Oregon Artistic Focus Music $5,950
Outside the Frame Arts Equity & Access Media Arts $7,000
PCC Sylvania Artistic Focus Social Practice $6,900
Performance Works NorthWest Artistic Focus Dance/Movement $5,840
PETE (Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble) Artistic Focus Theatre $5,950
Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc. (PCRI) Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $5,950
Public Annex Arts Equity & Access Visual Arts $6,500
Resonance Ensemble Artistic Focus Music $6,350
Street Roots Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $6,650
World Stage Theatre Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $5,820

 


FY2017-18 General Operating Support Awards

A total of $2,482,600 in General Operating Support was distributed to 55 organizations in fiscal year 2017-18. Additional information about this program is available on the General Operating Support page. The arts organizations which were awarded General Operating Support in 2017-18 are

  • Artists Repertory Theatre – $69,500
  • Bag & Baggage Productions – $10,000
  • Blue Sky Gallery  – $11,700
  • BodyVox – $31,600
  • Broadway Rose Theatre Company – $23,000
  • Cappella Romana – $13,800
  • Chamber Music Northwest – $39,600
  • Children’s Healing Art Project – $13,400
  • CoHo Productions – $12,800
  • Disjecta Contemporary Art Center – $13,900
  • Echo Theater Company – $15,300
  • Ethos Music Center – $29,600
  • Friends of Chamber Music  – $19,000
  • Hand2Mouth Theatre – $8,000
  • Hollywood Theatre – $38,300
  • Imago Theatre – $15,500
  • Independent Publishing Resource Center – $10,600
  • Lakewood Center for the Arts – $21,000
  • Literary Arts – $45,000
  • Live Wire! Radio – $15,200
  • Metropolitan Youth Symphony – $19,700
  • Miracle Theatre Group – $21,000
  • My Voice Music – $9,800
  • Northwest Children’s Theater and School – $52,300
  • Northwest Dance Project – $34,200
  • NW Documentary – $8,000
  • Oregon Ballet Theatre – $131,000
  • Oregon BRAVO Youth Orchestras – $14,600
  • Oregon Children’s Theatre – $72,900
  • Oregon Symphony Association – $352,000
  • PDX Jazz – $17,200
  • Pendulum Aerial Arts – $8,000
  • PHAME – $13,700
  • PlayWrite – $10,100
  • Polaris Dance Theatre – $12,300
  • Portland Art Museum – $427,000
  • Portland Baroque Orchestra – $28,700
  • Portland Center Stage  – $225,000
  • Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra – $13,200
  • Portland Gay Men’s Chorus – $14,700
  • Portland Institute for Contemporary Art – $41,900
  • Portland Opera Association – $214,000
  • Portland Piano International – $20,000
  • Portland Playhouse – $23,000
  • Portland Youth Philharmonic Association – $23,800
  • Profile Theatre – $17,100
  • The August Wilson Red Door Project – $12,000
  • The Circus Project – $12,800
  • The Portland Ballet – $24,100
  • Third Angle New Music Ensemble – $8,000
  • Third Rail Repertory Theatre – $29,100
  • Triangle Productions! – $13,000
  • White Bird – $42,100
  • Write Around Portland – $13,400
  • Young Audiences of Oregon – $46,100

2018-19 RACC Professional Development Grants (Cycle 1)

The Professional Development Grant program assists artists or arts administrators with opportunities that specifically improve their business management development skills and/or brings the artist or the arts organization to another level artistically. The RACC Board approved these 36 Professional Development Grants totaling $49,190 on May 23, 2018. (*First time grant recipients)

 

2018-19 Professional Development Grant awards (Cycle 1):

*Apricot Irving – Travel, lodging, and transportation for book tour to NYC, Boston, Florida, DC, and CA – $1,501

Aremy Stewart – Travel, childcare, and materials for 2-week residency at Sitka Center in Otis – $900

*Arwen Myers – Travel, lodging, and transportation to attend 2-week program at American Bach Soloists Academy in San Francisco, CA – $1,820

*Ayako Kataoka – Travel and lodging to participate in research project in Copenhagen – $1,237

*Barbara Martin – Travel, lodging, and materials to attend 3-week residency at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts in Saratoga, WY – $766 (Washington County)

*Benjamin Gilbert – Documentation by Aaron Johnson Photography – $600

*Brisa Gonzalez – Travel, lodging, transportation, and registration fees to attend Pocoapoco Residency in Oaxaca – $1,800

*Cambria Matlow – Travel, lodging, and transportation to attend Getting Real conference in Los Angeles, CA – $1,227

*Catherine Egan – Website development and design by graphic designer Noelle Stiles – $1,998

*Chliu-Mie Wu – Travel, lodging, and registration fees to attend 5-day program at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA – $1,930

Cora Pearl – Travel, lodging, and registration fees to attend International Calligraphy Conference in Bellingham, WA – $1,530

*Crystal Zingsheim – Website, design, and brand development with Astro and Raffa Rodriguez – $1,500

Damien Gilley – Travel, lodging, transportation, and materials to install exhibition at the Foothills Art Center in Golden, CO – $545

*Emily Miller – Registration fees for 3-day watercolor workshop at Sequoia Gallery in Hillsboro – $300 (Washington County)

*Eric Buchner – Website development with Myles de Bastion – $1,500

*Erik Emanuelson – Transporation and lodging for 23-date band tour in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland – $1,586

*Jea Alford – Travel, registration fees, and materials to attend 1-month residency at Vermont Studio Center – $1,800

*Jennifer Swanson – Registration fees for 3-day Photoshop workshop at ONLC Training Center in Portland – $995

*Jessica (Tyner) Mehta – Travel, lodging, and transportation to attend 1-month residency at Crazy Horse Memorial – $1,750 (Washington County)

*Jo Hamilton – Travel and lodging to install exhibition at Timeless Textiles in Australia – $1,656

*Joshua Flint – Travel, lodging, and registration fees to attend Anderson Ranch Arts Center Advanced Mentored Studies Program – $1,767

*Kate Rafter – Travel expenses to perform in At Your Leisure festival in Scotland – $1,800

*Ken Yoshikawa – Travel, lodging, and transportation to attend Asian American Theater Artists Conference in Chicago, IL – $683

*Lisa Brinkman – Website development and documentation – $1,080 (Clackamas County)

*Maura Campbell-Balkits – Travel, lodging, and residency fees to attend 6-week residency at the Burren College of Art in Ireland – $1,219

*Reid Psaltis – Travel, lodging, and shipping costs for installation at the Guild of Natural Science conference in Washington DC – $1,387

*Robin Bacior Emanuelson – Production costs for full-length vinyl record pressing – $1,428

*Roland Dahwen Wu – Travel and lodging to present documentary work at Fluminense Federal University in Brazil – $1,800

*Sundance Bleckinger – Travel, lodging, and festival fees to exhibit radio play at Hear Now Festival in Kansas City, KS – $1,213

*Taryn Tomasello – Travel and transportation for installation of site-specific work at Halka Art Project in Istanbul – $1,500

*Taylor Long – Travel, lodging, and registration fees to attend Darnstadt Festival in Germany – $1,787

Zoe Keller – Travel, lodging, and transportation to attend 1-month residency at Zion National Park – $485

Boom Arts Inc. – Travel and lodging for founder to attend APAP Leadership Fellows Program in Los Angeles, CA – $1,000

Dance Wire – Website development and design by Payne Media – $1,800

*Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble – Consultant fees and staff time to assess database and communications procedures with Jim Fullan – $1,500

*Street Books – Travel, lodging, and printed materials for first Street Books summit in Austin, TX – $1,800

 


FY2017-18 General Operating Support Equity Investments

The Equity Investments program provides additional funding for General Operating Support member organizations to support initiatives which advance their commitment to equity in the arts, with a priority placed on racial equity A total of $149,664 was awarded to nine organizations in FY17-18. The RACC Board of Directors approved these awards on March 21, 2018.

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center – $10,000 – Support for equity-related components of the 2019 Portland Biennial.

Literary Arts – $35,000* – Expansion of Verselandia! Youth poetry slam program to East County high schools.

My Voice Music – $5,990 – Racial equity training for staff with Resolutions NW and Center for Equity & Inclusion.

Oregon Children’s Theatre – $7,500 – Funding for internal equity work including training for staff & board, consulting with leadership, and the translation of materials.

Profile Theatre – $18,750 – Support for In Dialogue and Community Profile programming during the 18 month 2018-19 season.

The Circus Project – $10,508 – Funding for internal equity work including the completion of a Racial Equity self assessment and training for staff.

The Portland Ballet – $20,000 – Collaboration with Kukatonon to create a unified performance piece with dancers from both organizations.

Third Rail Repertory Theatre – $6,920 – Training for staff and leadership with August Wilson Red Door Project and others.

Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington – $35,000* – Recruitment of artists of color for teaching artist roster, convene and provide training for artists of color interested in teaching.

* Two or three year grant.


FY2016-17 General Operating Support Awards

Please note: This post (8/1/17) was updated on October 20, 2017, to correct some award amounts that were originally misreported.

A total of $2,430,900 in general operating support was distributed to 51 organizations in fiscal year 2016-17. Additional information about this program is available on the General Operating Support page. The arts organizations which received general operating support in 2016-17 are:

  • Artists Repertory Theatre – $69,500
  • Bag & Baggage Productions – $10,000
  • Blue Sky – $11,700
  • BodyVox – $31,600
  • Broadway Rose Theatre Company – $23,000
  • Cappella Romana, Inc. – $13,800
  • Chamber Music Northwest – $39,600
  • Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP) – $13,400
  • Disjecta Contemporary Art Center – $13,900
  • Echo Theater Company – $15,300
  • Ethos Music Center – $29,600
  • Friends of Chamber Music – $19,000
  • Hand2Mouth Theatre – $8,000
  • Hollywood Theatre – $38,300
  • Imago Theatre – $15,500
  • Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) – $10,600
  • Lakewood Center for the Arts – $21,000
  • Literary Arts, Inc. – $45,000
  • Live Wire! Radio – $15,200
  • Metropolitan Youth Symphony – $19,700
  • Miracle Theatre Group – $21,000
  • My Voice Music – $9,800
  • Northwest Children’s Theater and School – $52,300
  • Northwest Dance Project – $34,200
  • NW Documentary Arts & Media – $8,000
  • Oregon Ballet Theatre – $131,000
  • Oregon Children’s Theatre – $72,900
  • Oregon Symphony Association – $352,000
  • PDX Jazz – $17,200
  • Pendulum Aerial Arts – $8,000
  • PHAME – $13,700
  • PlayWrite, Inc. – $10,100
  • Portland Art Museum/Northwest Film Center – $427,000
  • Portland Baroque Orchestra – $28,700
  • Portland Center Stage – $225,000
  • Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra – $13,200
  • Portland Gay Men’s Chorus – $14,700
  • Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) – $41,900
  • Portland Opera Association – $214,000
  • Portland Piano International – $20,000
  • Portland Playhouse – $23,000
  • Portland Youth Philharmonic – $23,800
  • Profile Theatre – $17,100
  • The Circus Project – $12,800
  • The Portland Ballet – $24,100
  • Third Angle New Music – $8,000
  • Third Rail Repertory Theatre – $29,100
  • Triangle Productions! – $13,000
  • White Bird – $42,100
  • Write Around Portland – $13,400
  • Young Audiences of Oregon – $46,100