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2019-20 RACC Project Grants (Cycle 3)

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.  The following 91 Project Grants were approved on May 27, 2020 and June 24, 2020 and total $404,460.

 

2019-20 Project Grant awards (Cycle 3):

Applicant County Project Type Discipline Award Amount
Amity Givens Multnomah Catalyst Multi-Discipline $3,000
Andrea Leoncavallo Multnomah Artistic Focus Media Arts $4,890
Andy Dunn Clackamas Catalyst Literature $3,000
Annamieka Davidson Multnomah Catalyst Visual Arts $3,000
Arcadia Trueheart Multnomah Catalyst Theatre $3,000
Ariella Tai Multnomah Artistic Focus Media Arts $4,650
Aspen DeVillier Multnomah Catalyst Media Arts $3,000
Ayanna Drakos Multnomah Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $5,250
Beckey Kaye Chapman Multnomah Catalyst Visual Arts $3,000
Bobby Smith Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Music $6,260
Christina Pham Multnomah Artistic Focus Media Arts $2,790
Claire Barrera Multnomah Artistic Focus Dance/Movement $5,240
crow lauren jean Multnomah Catalyst Multi-Discipline $3,000
Dan Eason Multnomah Artistic Focus Media Arts $5,250
Darlene Zimbardi Multnomah Catalyst Multi-Discipline $3,000
Devin Febbroriello Multnomah Artistic Focus Media Arts $5,250
Elijah Hasan Multnomah Artistic Focus Media Arts $5,250
Elise Morris Washington Artistic Focus Dance/Movement $4,310
Ellen Margolis Washington Artistic Focus Theatre $5,250
Emily Arrow Multnomah Artistic Focus Music $4,950
Emmanuel Henreid Multnomah Catalyst Music $3,000
Emmi Greer Multnomah Catalyst Literature $3,000
Freddy Vilches Multnomah Artistic Focus Music $5,600
Irena Boboia Washington Artistic Focus Media Arts $5,230
Ivan Salcido Multnomah Artistic Focus Visual Arts $5,180
J Fernando Valls Multnomah Catalyst Multi-Discipline $3,000
Jeanette Li Multnomah Artistic Focus Media Arts $6,300
Jennifer Brommer Multnomah Artistic Focus Visual Arts $5,250
Jennifer Wright Multnomah Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $5,580
Joal Stein Multnomah Artistic Focus Social Practice $3,020
Kate Zipse Multnomah Catalyst Literature $3,000
Kristy Hruska Multnomah Artistic Focus Visual Arts $4,780
Lillian Lion Multnomah Catalyst Media Arts $3,000
Lisa Lipton Multnomah Artistic Focus Music $2,740
MariaGarcia Multnomah Artistic Focus Music $5,120
maribel de leon Washington Artistic Focus Media Arts $5,250
martin zarzar Multnomah Catalyst Multi-Discipline $3,000
Masimbaashe Zvovushe Multnomah Artistic Focus Theatre $5,250
Matthew Dan Multnomah Catalyst Media Arts $3,000
Matthew Draughter Multnomah Catalyst Multi-Discipline $3,000
Max Voltage McGrath-Riecke Multnomah Artistic Focus Music $5,180
Natalya Kolosowsky Multnomah Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $3,760
Nii Ardey Allotey Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Folk Arts $5,100
Paige Stoyer Washington Arts Equity & Access Visual Arts $4,990
Phoebe Owens Multnomah Artistic Focus Media Arts $5,250
Rachel Powers Multnomah Catalyst Literature $3,000
Rángel Rosas Reséndiz Multnomah Artistic Focus Visual Arts $6,300
Raziah Roushan Washington Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $4,870
Remedios Rapoport Multnomah Artistic Focus Visual Arts $5,250
RiRi SynCyr Clackamas Catalyst Dance/Movement $3,000
Ryan Meagher Multnomah Artistic Focus Music $3,940
S. Renee Mitchell Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $5,250
Samantha Wall Multnomah Artistic Focus Visual Arts $5,180
Sarah Shaoul Multnomah Catalyst Social Practice $3,000
steven christian Multnomah Catalyst Media Arts $3,000
Todd Baize Multnomah Artistic Focus Media Arts $5,250
Twin Chicken Multnomah Catalyst Literature $3,000
Uriah Boyd Multnomah Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $5,140
Weston Anderson Multnomah Artistic Focus Media Arts $5,350
Yasmin Ruvalcaba Washington Artistic Focus Theatre $5,140
45th Parallel Multnomah Artistic Focus Music $5,250
A-WOL Dance Collective Multnomah Artistic Focus Dance/Movement $6,300
Big Horn Brass Clackamas Artistic Focus Music $3,180
Blackfish Gallery Multnomah Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $4,880
Community Vision Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Visual Arts $1,880
Couch Film Collective Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Media Arts $5,600
Demo House LLC Multnomah Catalyst Media Arts $3,000
Foris Music Multnomah Catalyst Music $3,000
Fuller Rosen Gallery Multnomah Artistic Focus Visual Arts $3,920
Fuse Theatre Ensemble Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Theatre $6,270
Graphic Arts Center Multnomah Catalyst Multi-Discipline $3,000
In Mulieribus Multnomah Artistic Focus Music $5,130
MediaRites Multnomah Artistic Focus Theatre $4,730
Montavilla Jazz Festival Multnomah Artistic Focus Music $6,300
Native Wellness Institute Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $5,250
Oregon Adventure Theatre Clackamas Artistic Focus Theatre $4,550
Oregon ArtsWatch Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Media Arts $3,750
Oregon Music Festival Multnomah Artistic Focus Music $5,230
Original Practice Shakespeare Festival Multnomah Artistic Focus Theatre $5,030
Phantom Drift Multnomah Catalyst Literature $3,000
Portland Area Theatre Alliance Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $4,880
Portland Latin American Film Festival Multnomah Artistic Focus Media Arts $6,300
Portland State University Multnomah Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $5,290
Portland Street Art Alliance Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $5,250
push/FOLD Multnomah Artistic Focus Dance/Movement $5,250
Steps for Youth Multnomah Catalyst Dance/Movement $3,000
The Media Project Multnomah Artistic Focus Media Arts $6,300
Tucker Maxon School Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Visual Arts $5,250
Urban Art Network Multnomah Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $5,250
Water in the Desert Multnomah Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $5,250
Yale Union Multnomah Artistic Focus Visual Arts $5,600

 


2019-20 RACC Project Grants (Cycle 2)

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.  The following 84 Project Grants were approved on February 12, 2020 and total $403,980.

 

2019-20 Project Grant awards (Cycle 2):

Applicant County Project Type Discipline Award Amount
Ahmad Pasley Washington Artistic Focus Theatre $5,580
Alberta Poon Multnomah Artistic Focus Media Arts $6,650
Ann-Kathrin Küpper Multnomah Catalyst Multi-Discipline $3,000
Audrey O’Farrell Washington Artistic Focus Theatre $4,920
Barbara Lima Multnomah Catalyst Multi-Discipline $3,000
Beck Smith Multnomah Catalyst Visual Arts $3,000
Betsy Chang Multnomah Catalyst Visual Arts $3,000
Bill Lascher Multnomah Artistic Focus Literature $6,550
Chliu-Mie Wu Multnomah Catalyst Dance/Movement $3,000
Christina Uyeno Washington Catalyst Multi-Discipline $3,000
Christine Miller Multnomah Catalyst Visual Arts $3,000
Dawn Jones Redstone Multnomah Artistic Focus Media Arts $5,250
Eien Hunter-Ishikawa Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Folk Arts $1,990
Emily Fitzgerald Multnomah Artistic Focus Social Practice $5,530
Emily Newton Multnomah Artistic Focus Theatre $4,640
Eric Stachon Multnomah Artistic Focus Media Arts $5,440
Eve Johnstone Multnomah Artistic Focus Theatre $5,710
Gina Hartmann Multnomah Artistic Focus Visual Arts $3,870
Hayley Em Multnomah Artistic Focus Literature $3,560
Holly Robison Washington Catalyst Theatre $3,000
Jack StockLynn Multnomah Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $2,380
Jene Etheridge Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Music $5,500
Joanie Fox Multnomah Artistic Focus Media Arts $5,080
Jodie Cavalier Multnomah Artistic Focus Social Practice $3,870
Kanani Koster Multnomah Catalyst Media Arts $3,000
Kari Luna Multnomah Artistic Focus Literature $4,550
Karleigh Frisbie Brogan Multnomah Artistic Focus Literature $4,880
Kerry Politzer Multnomah Artistic Focus Music $2,630
Lilia Hernandez Galusha Multnomah Artistic Focus Visual Arts $4,820
Lindsey Holcomb Washington Catalyst Visual Arts $3,000
Livy Conner Multnomah Artistic Focus Music $5,250
lolo haha Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $5,250
Marilyn Zornado Multnomah Artistic Focus Media Arts $4,130
Michael Davis-Yates Multnomah Catalyst Multi-Discipline $3,000
Michael Sanchez Multnomah Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $5,600
Michelle Zellers Multnomah Catalyst Social Practice $3,000
Monika Cassel Multnomah Artistic Focus Literature $1,710
Precious Bugarin Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Media Arts $5,610
Quincy Davis Multnomah Artistic Focus Media Arts $4,800
Quincy Woo Clackamas Artistic Focus Media Arts $5,530
Rachel Mulder Multnomah Artistic Focus Visual Arts $4,490
Reema  Zaman Washington Artistic Focus Literature $5,250
Robbie McClaran Multnomah Artistic Focus Visual Arts $5,250
Scott Ballard Multnomah Artistic Focus Media Arts $6,300
Scott Braucht Multnomah Artistic Focus Media Arts $5,600
Sean Abplanalp Multnomah Artistic Focus Media Arts $5,950
Shalonda Menefee Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $7,000
Sharita Towne Multnomah Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $6,560
Shaun Keylock Multnomah Artistic Focus Dance/Movement $5,250
Stephanie Werba Multnomah Artistic Focus Theatre $5,210
Tomas Cotik Multnomah Artistic Focus Music $5,950
Tracy Schlapp Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Literature $5,600
Xavier Yarbrough Multnomah Artistic Focus Dance/Movement $6,300
All Ages Music Portland Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $5,550
Architectural Heritage Center Multnomah Artistic Focus Visual Arts $6,000
Architecture Foundation of Oregon Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Visual Arts $7,000
Big Mouth Society Multnomah Artistic Focus Music $3,200
Bollywood Movez, LLC Washington Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $5,250
Camp45 Contemporary dba Converge 45 Multnomah Artistic Focus Visual Arts $2,880
Canby Pioneer Chapel Performing Arts Clackamas Catalyst Multi-Discipline $3,000
en Taiko Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Music $5,250
Five Oaks Museum/Washington County Museum Washington Arts Equity & Access Visual Arts $5,250
Good in the Hood Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $6,650
Heidi Duckler Dance/Northwest Multnomah Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $5,250
India Cultural Association Washington Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $5,250
Open Signal Multnomah Artistic Focus Media Arts $6,430
Opera Theater of Oregon Multnomah Artistic Focus Music $5,160
Paragon Arts Gallery Multnomah Artistic Focus Visual Arts $6,650
Portland African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Visual Arts $6,650
Portland Lesbian Choir Multnomah Artistic Focus Music $6,300
Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Media Arts $6,650
Purple highlights pending GOS partner organizations
QDoc: Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival Multnomah Artistic Focus Media Arts $7,000
Risk/Reward Multnomah Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $5,600
She Rhyme Multnomah Catalyst Multi-Discipline $3,000
The Aspire Project Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Dance/Movement $5,250
The Clexa Project Washington Artistic Focus Media Arts $5,250
The Library Foundation Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $7,000
The Stumptown Improv Festival Multnomah Artistic Focus Theatre $4,290
The Theatre Company Multnomah Artistic Focus Theatre $5,950
Transpose PDX Multnomah Catalyst Music $3,000
Western Arts Alliance Multnomah Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $7,000
Wilsonville Arts & Culture Council Clackamas Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $3,200
World Stage Theatre Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Theatre $5,950
Young Musicians and Artists, Inc. Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $1,130

2019-20 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 Catalyst.  The following 86 Project Grants were approved on September 25, 2019 and total $391,260.

 

2019-20 Project Grant awards (Cycle 1):

Applicant County Project Type Discipline Award Amount
Aja Ngo Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Visual Arts $5,580
Ally Harris Multnomah Artistic Focus Literature $5,740
Amber Case Multnomah Catalyst Media Arts $3,000
Ameera Saahir Multnomah Catalyst Visual Arts $3,000
Annin  Barrett Washington Catalyst Multi-Discipline $3,000
Bobbi  Woods Multnomah Artistic Focus Visual Arts $7,000
Bobby Smith Multnomah Artistic Focus Music $6,950
Bonnie Meltzer Multnomah Artistic Focus Visual Arts $6,290
Cari Luna Multnomah Artistic Focus Literature $3,390
Chamisa Kellogg Multnomah Catalyst Visual Arts $3,000
Claire Rigsby Multnomah Catalyst Theatre $3,000
Damaris Webb Multnomah Artistic Focus Theatre $6,960
Dana Louis Multnomah Artistic Focus Social Practice $6,300
Daniel Fiebiger Multnomah Catalyst Media Arts $3,000
Darcy Neal Multnomah Catalyst Visual Arts $3,000
Dasha Shleyeva Multnomah Catalyst Music $3,000
David Poulshock Multnomah Artistic Focus Media Arts $7,000
David Woodin Multnomah Catalyst Theatre $3,000
Debbie Baxter Multnomah Artistic Focus Visual Arts $5,540
Diana Ramos Multnomah Catalyst Media Arts $3,000
Dmae Roberts Multnomah Artistic Focus Media Arts $5,850
Douglas Detrick Multnomah Artistic Focus Music $2,450
Drew Laughery Multnomah Catalyst Visual Arts $3,000
Ebenezer Galluzzo Multnomah Catalyst Visual Arts $3,000
Eric John Kaiser Multnomah Catalyst Music $3,000
Freddy Vilches Multnomah Artistic Focus Music $6,300
Gabriel Espinosa Clackamas Catalyst Music $3,000
Ian McCluskey Multnomah Artistic Focus Media Arts $5,420
Jasmin Johnson Multnomah Catalyst Literature $3,000
Jennifer Elkington Multnomah Artistic Focus Media Arts $3,820
Jennifer Gwirtz Multnomah Catalyst Dance/Movement $3,000
Jesse Blanchard Multnomah Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $5,510
Jessica Evans Multnomah Artistic Focus Dance/Movement $5,240
John Longenbaugh Multnomah Catalyst Theatre $3,000
John McDonald Multnomah Catalyst Theatre $3,000
Jude Brewer Multnomah Artistic Focus Media Arts $5,560
Juhea Kim Multnomah Catalyst Literature $3,000
Kelly Fry Multnomah Catalyst Multi-Discipline $3,000
Kevin Sampsell Multnomah Catalyst Literature $3,000
Kim Taylor Blakemore Multnomah Artistic Focus Literature $4,000
Kris Bluett Woolen Multnomah Catalyst Theatre $3,000
Laura Allcorn Multnomah Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $5,190
Laura Hughes Multnomah Artistic Focus Visual Arts $7,000
Lisa Wilcke Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Visual Arts $1,930
Liza Faktor Multnomah Catalyst Visual Arts $3,000
Lou Watson Multnomah Catalyst Multi-Discipline $3,000
Lu Yim Multnomah Artistic Focus Dance/Movement $5,200
Lucy Cotter Multnomah Catalyst Visual Arts $3,000
Maiah Wynne Multnomah Catalyst Music $3,000
Mariana Tres Multnomah Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $6,550
Matt Schumacher Multnomah Catalyst Visual Arts $3,000
Maximiliano Martinez Multnomah Artistic Focus Visual Arts $6,950
Mia O’Connor-Smith Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Dance/Movement $5,600
Mo Scarpelli Multnomah Artistic Focus Media Arts $5,440
Norina Beck Multnomah Catalyst Theatre $3,000
Oluyinka Akinjiola Multnomah Artistic Focus Dance/Movement $6,300
Pamela Santos Multnomah Catalyst Social Practice $3,000
Paul Susi Multnomah Artistic Focus Theatre $5,260
Samir Khurshid Multnomah Artistic Focus Visual Arts $5,950
Sarah Mirk Multnomah Catalyst Literature $3,000
Sean Andries Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Theatre $3,920
Shana Palmer Multnomah Catalyst Media Arts $3,000
Shelley Tate Multnomah Artistic Focus Theatre $5,580
Shobha Jetmalani Multnomah Catalyst Visual Arts $3,000
Stephanie Collier Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $7,000
Stephen Cohen Clackamas Artistic Focus Music $1,000
Tahni Holt Multnomah Artistic Focus Dance/Movement $6,130
Tonya Macalino Washington Artistic Focus Literature $4,500
Vanessa Renwick Multnomah Artistic Focus Media Arts $6,280
Bellagram Singing Telegrams Multnomah Catalyst Music $3,000
Centro Cultural de Washington County Washington Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $5,950
Curvy Chic Closet Foundation Washington Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $5,820
Depave Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Visual Arts $4,500
In Mulieribus Multnomah Artistic Focus Music $7,000
LineStorm Playwrights Multnomah Artistic Focus Theatre $6,300
Live On Stage Multnomah Artistic Focus Theatre $5,840
New Expressive Works Multnomah Artistic Focus Dance/Movement $7,000
Performance Works NorthWest Multnomah Artistic Focus Dance/Movement $5,830
Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble Multnomah Artistic Focus Music $5,500
Portland Textile Month Multnomah Catalyst Multi-Discipline $3,000
Resolutions Northwest Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Media Arts $6,950
SoulPatch Music Productions Clackamas Artistic Focus Music $5,950
The Broken Planetarium Multnomah Artistic Focus Theatre $5,890
The Portland’5 Centers for the Arts Foundation Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $5,000
Unit Souzou Multnomah Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $5,650
YWCA of Greater Portland Multnomah Arts Equity & Access Literature $5,400

2019-20 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 following 36 Professional Development Grants totaling $53,260 were awarded on December 9, 2019. (*First time grant recipients)

 

2019-20 Professional Development Grant awards (Cycle 2):

*Adam Bacher – Participate in Speakers Academy class with the National Speakers Association – $1,200

*Alexis Day – Participate in a residency at the Studios at Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA – $1,600

*Amelia Unsicker – Travel to present work at The PGK Dance Project in San Diego, CA – $1,800

AnneLouise Sterry – Attend the Association of Performing Artists Professionals Conference in New York, NY – $1,600

*Ashlin Aronin – Participate in The Arctic Circle residency program, sailing from Longyearbyen, Norway – $1,600

*Becky Springer – Attend a four day workshop with Jodie King at the Sedona Art Center in Sedona, AZ – $1,400

*Cecily Overman – Attend Shakespeare training program at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA – $1,850

*Emma Colburn – Participate in DAK’ART 2020 Biennial for Contemporary African Art in Dakar, Senegal – $1,600

*Ezra Weiss – Career coaching with Kim Gumbel of Vespertine Works – $1,200

*Hannon Welch – Participate in residency at Carrizozo AIR in Carrizozo, NM – $1,930

Jennifer Swanson – Update of artist website – $1,500

*Jennifer Viviano – Travel and exhibit work at Sager Braudis Gallery in Columbia, MO – $2,000

Jessica Mehta – Participate in the Native Arts Cohort at the Potlatch – $1,960

*Jonathan Hanisits – Participate in residency at Casa Lu with printmaker Abraham Leon in Mexico City, Mexico – $1,550

*Kacy McKinney – Participate in a residency through Editora Quixote-Do in Brumadinho, Brazil – $1,000

*Kate Zipsy – Attend Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators conference in New York, NY – $1,500

*Katie Janovec – Travel to train with Rashaad Hasani and Ryan “Future” Webb in Washington, DC – $1,800

*Kelli Pennington – Work with Mary Virginia Swanson to refine portfolio and website in Tucson, AZ – $1,600

*kia metzler holden – Creation of an artist website – $1,500

*Kyla Yeoman – Attend DocShop workshop, part of the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Missoula, MT – $1,000

*Leif Lee – Work with artist coach Beth Pickens, and attend class at Mercy Corps NW – $1,450

*leo ariel abbott – Study tap dance with Kaycie Jones at Portland Dance Studios – $,1500

*Maerose Sweeting-Boyer – Attend Jeff Miracola’s Fantasy Art Workshop at Alverno College in Milwaukee, WI – $1,750

Margaret Connelly – Creation of an artist website – $1,500

*Nathaniel Hughes – Study with coaches Alicia Cutaia, Russ Stark, and Anni Kupper in Portland – $1,450

*Peter Field – Attend film directing workshop through Raindance at Rough Diamond Productions, in Los Angeles, CA – $1,000

*Shana Palmer – Travel and exhibit work at Epsilon Spires New Media Center in Brattleboro, VT – $1,150

*Shatha Almutawa – Participate in mentorship and study with poet Zeina Hashem Beck – $1,800

Stefano Iaboni – Work with videographer to make promotional recording of performance – $600

*Stephanie Gervais – Participate in residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont – $1,500

*Talilo Marfil – Work with marketing agency on branding and creation of a new website – $2,000

Tiffany Kirkpatrick – Attend residency with Cross Cultural Collaborative in Nungua, Accra, Ghana – $1,500

*TJ Thompson – Study for with percussionist Scott Amendola in Berkeley, CA  – $1,150

Vanessa Renwick – Participate residency and festival presentation at Basement Films in Albuquerque, NM – $720

*Greater Portland Flute Society – Update organizational website – $1,500

*In Mulieribus – Travel to perform two at a conference in Spokane, WA – $1,500

 

 


Project Grants – program on hold

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.

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

 

 


FY2018-19 General Operating Support Equity Investments (Cycle 2)

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.

  • August Wilson Red Door Project – $25,000 – Create and produce a new production entitled “Evolve” and develop related curriculum and evaluation tools.
  • Ethos – $22,000 – Staff and board training and facilitation with consultants.
  • Miracle Theatre Group – $16,500 – Convene DEI conversations for other arts organizations in the community.
  • Northwest Children’s Theatre & School – $10,000 – Staff and board training and facilitation with consultants.
  • Oregon Ballet Theatre – $20,000 – Staff and board training and facilitation with consultants.
  • Profile Theatre – $50,000* – Support for the Community Profile program during the two-year Generations season.

2019-20 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 following 43 Professional Development Grants totaling $55,210 were awarded on June 11, 2019. (*First time grant recipients)

 

2019-20 Professional Development Grant awards (Cycle 1):

*Andrea Parson – Take 3-week physical theatre intensive at Dell’Arte International in Blue Lake, California – $1,000

*Anna Song – Take 2-week medieval music intensive in Belasu, Spain – $1,600

*Audrey Goldfarb – Attend American Film Market in Santa Monica, California – $1,500

*Carl Annala – Participate in butoh and contemporary dance festival at Schloss Bröllin in Germany – $1,500

*Carlos Esparza – Take 6-week summer intensive at Martha Graham School in NYC – $1,320

Chliu-Mie Wu – Mentorship with glass artist Andrew Lueck on flame-worked technique in Vancouver, Washington – $1,200

Damiana Paternoster  – Take digital patternmaking coursework at Portland Fashion Institute and custom patternmaking with Dawn Muthart – $1,600

*Darcy Sharpe – Hire local artists and designers to rebrand logo and create marketing materials – $1,000

*David Benz – Present work in group show at Arcadia Contemporary in Pasadena, California – $1,200

*David Carmack Lewis – Present work in solo exhibition at Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay, Oregon – $1,000

*Dawn Juliano – Take 1-week course on teaching traditional Irish music in Dublin, Ireland – $850

*Denise Dicks – Mentorship with photographer Ray Bidegain on alternative darkroom processes – $2,000

*Eddie Bond – Take 3-week jazz workshop at Banff Arts Centre in Banff, Alberta, Canada – $800

 Eric Nordstrom – Take 1-week somatic dance intensive in Holderness, New Hampshire – $1,400

*Erica Compere – Take writing workshops with Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation – $1,400

Fuchsia Lin – Take 1-week fashion filmmaking intensive at London College of Fashion – $1,600

*Jeff Leake – Attend 3-month residency at Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai – $1,000

*John Niekrasz – Attend 3-week residency at Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida – $1,400

Lamiae Naki – Participate in showcase performance at Western Arts Alliance Conference in Los Angeles – $1,950

*Larissa Cranmer – Take an online course on CAD patternmaking with Adobe Illustrator – $220

Laura Gibson – Attend 1-month residency at Yaddo Colony in Saratoga Springs, New York – $580

*Laura Martinez – Hire Studio Anneli to create website and online shop – $1,400

*Lucy Cotter – Hire designer Jan Mwesigwa to update artist website – $1,950

*Luke Zwanziger – Attend 4-day comedy intensive with Camp Improv Utopia in Yosemite National Park – $700

*Maren Salomon – Attend 1-month residency at CreateSpaces in Cardigan, Wales – $720

*Matthew Minicucci – Attend 1-month residency at James Merrill House in Stonington, Connecticut – $590

*Maxx Katz – Attend 3-week residency at Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida – $1,400

*May Anuntarungsun – Develop marketing materials for artist website and Vimeo – $1,350

*Michelle Fujii – Participate in Urban Bush Women’s Summer Leadership Institute in NYC – $1,200

*Olando Lin – Train with Form 3D Foundry on fabrication and hire Mario Gallucci for documentation services – $1,200

*Oluyinka Akinjiola – Take 15-week dance intensive at Edna Manley College in Kingston, Jamaica – $1,800

*Orquidia Velasquez  – Hire Aaron Kuehn to create custom photo database/archive – $1,500

*Pamela Santos – Hire writer Raina J. León for seminar and consultations – $1,500

*Patrick Gracewood – Participate in Inami International Wooden Sculpture Camp in Nanto City, Japan – $1,630

*Rebecca Curry – Mentorship with watercolor portraitist Chris Stubbs in Carlton, Oregon – $1,500

Roland Dahwen Wu – Present work at Cortona on the Move Festival in Cortona, Italy – $1,500

*Shawn Creeden – Attend 1-month residency at Arteles Creative Center in Haukijärvi, Finland – $1,950

*Susan Schenk – Take weeklong painting workshop with Lynn Wintermute at Menucha in Corbett, Oregon – $1,000

Takahiro Yamamoto – Attend 1-month residency at Bogliasco Foundation near Genoa, Italy – $1,600

*Tave Drake – Hire Ansley Fones to update logo and create website – $1,500

*Tina McDermott – Take Business Foundations classes at Mercy Corps Northwest in Portland – $400

*Live On Stage – Attend NAMT Fall Conference and Festival of New Musicals in NYC – $1,200

*Portland Open Studio  – Hire Firespring to develop online and mobile-friendly tour guide – $1,500

 

 


2018-19 RACC Project Grants (Cycle 3)

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 105 Project Grants were approved on May 29, 2019 and total $565,410.

2018-19 Project Grant awards (Cycle 3):

Applicant Project Type Discipline Award
Allotey, Nii Ardey Arts Equity & Access Folk Arts $6,120
Alvarado, Amaya Artistic Focus Dance/Movement $5,880
Aman, Steve Arts Equity & Access Music $5,600
Amorin, DB Artistic Focus Media Arts $6,000
Anderson, Karl Artistic Focus Social Practice $6,000
Atwood, Evan Artistic Focus Media Arts $6,300
Awbrey, Olivia Artistic Focus Music $6,260
Brandt, David Artistic Focus Visual Arts $6,300
Brooks, RaShaunda Arts Services Social Practice $6,300
Butler-Denman, Lyra Artistic Focus Dance/Movement $5,440
Byrne-Seres, Spencer Arts Equity & Access Social Practice $5,250
Carpenter, Allynn Artistic Focus Visual Arts $5,740
Chang, Elea Arts Equity & Access Media Arts $6,300
Colligan, George Artistic Focus Music $3,000
Compton, Amy Artistic Focus Media Arts $6,300
Curington, Susan Artistic Focus Visual Arts $5,530
Darnell, Tiara Artistic Focus Media Arts $5,790
Davee, Edward Artistic Focus Media Arts $6,860
Díaz, Sophia Artistic Focus Visual Arts $5,210
Dodd, Jayy Arts Services Literature $1,800
Eao, Emmeline Artistic Focus Social Practice $6,850
Fogel, Stephanie Arts Services Visual Arts $6,300
Green, Cheryl Artistic Focus Media Arts $5,850
Hasan, Elijah Artistic Focus Media Arts $5,600
Henniger, Michael Artistic Focus Visual Arts $3,870
Holley, Kennard Artistic Focus Media Arts $6,300
Jacobs, Diane Artistic Focus Visual Arts $6,300
Jarrett, Lisa Arts Equity & Access Social Practice $7,000
Klauder, Caleb Arts Equity & Access Music $5,250
Larson, Kendra Artistic Focus Visual Arts $2,650
Leeb, Jordana Arts Equity & Access Community art $3,100
Lippert, Sophie Artistic Focus Music $6,170
Long, Eric Artistic Focus Visual Arts $4,010
Lowe, Janie Artistic Focus Visual Arts $6,930
Matheson, William Artistic Focus Visual Arts $2,260
Matlow, Cambria Artistic Focus Media Arts $5,600
McGeorge , Megan Arts Equity & Access Music $5,060
McNamara, Jason Artistic Focus Literature $4,950
Mefford, Benjamin Artistic Focus Visual Arts $2,880
Mehta, Jessica Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $5,220
Milholland, Lola Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $5,380
Miller, Emily Artistic Focus Visual Arts $3,580
Miller, Grant Artistic Focus Theatre $5,600
Mitchell, S. Renee Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $6,930
Morris, Elise Artistic Focus Dance/Movement $5,890
Moscoso, Jose Artistic Focus Social Practice $6,290
Moss, Eva Artistic Focus Media Arts $6,300
Onstott, Cosper Arts Services Literature $6,300
Phillips, Mo Artistic Focus Theatre $4,010
Rengill, Elilai Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $4,980
Rier, Erika Artistic Focus Visual Arts $1,240
Ripper, Karina Artistic Focus Media Arts $7,000
Roushan, Raziah Arts Equity & Access Visual Arts $6,570
Singh, Anupam Artistic Focus Social Practice $5,850
Solunaya, Reina Arts Equity & Access Media Arts $6,300
Stevens, Melanie Artistic Focus Visual Arts $3,800
Stigant, Mandy Artistic Focus Visual Arts $4,930
Strand, Julie Artistic Focus Literature $7,000
Syharath, Samson Artistic Focus Dance/Movement $4,500
Tiedemann, Sarah Artistic Focus Music $4,930
Tillman, Kai Artistic Focus Media Arts $6,950
Trask, Kirista Artistic Focus Visual Arts $4,490
Trujillo, Juan Artistic Focus Media Arts $5,600
Turner, Sarah Artistic Focus Media Arts $5,250
Vivian, Chanel Artistic Focus Literature $5,560
Whitworth, Joni Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $5,600
Wilson, Dan Artistic Focus Music $5,260
Yanke, Erin Artistic Focus Media Arts $5,500
Advance Gender Equity in the Arts Artistic Focus Theatre $3,680
APANO (Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon) Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $7,000
Artback Artistic Focus Visual Arts $4,500
Bach Cantata Choir Artistic Focus Music $5,480
Beaverton Civic Theatre Arts Equity & Access Theatre $6,260
Bedrock Theatre Artistic Focus Theatre $1,500
c3:initiative Artistic Focus Visual Arts $6,300
Community Vision Arts Equity & Access Visual Arts $2,250
Design Museum Portland Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $5,600
Division Midway Alliance Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $4,800
Fear No Music Artistic Focus Music $6,400
Fonograf Editions Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $6,280
Fuller Rosen Gallery Artistic Focus Visual Arts $1,850
Fuse Theatre Ensemble Artistic Focus Theatre $6,230
Girls Inc of the Pacific NW Arts Equity & Access Media Arts $5,250
Latino Network Arts Equity & Access Media Arts $4,970
Montavilla Jazz Festival Artistic Focus Music $3,600
Native American Youth and Family Center Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $6,300
Northwest Classical Theatre Collaborative Arts Equity & Access Theatre $6,300
Opera Theater of Oregon Artistic Focus Music $5,400
Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education Arts Equity & Access Social Practice $6,980
Our Bold Voices Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $5,020
Portland Japanese Garden Artistic Focus Visual Arts $5,600
Portland Latin American Film Festival Artistic Focus Media Arts $7,000
Portland Meet Portland Arts Equity & Access Music $5,600
Portland SummerFest Arts Equity & Access Music $5,600
Portland Tango Association Inc Arts Services Dance/Movement $5,600
push/FOLD Artistic Focus Dance/Movement $5,250
Q Center Arts Equity & Access Media Arts $5,360
Shine Children’s Chorus Artistic Focus Music $5,860
Signal Fire Artistic Focus Literature $6,870
Slavic Community Center of NW Arts Equity & Access Folk Arts $6,260
Takohachi Arts Equity & Access Music $6,240
Water in the Desert Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $7,000
Westside Youth Choir Arts Equity & Access Music $1,910
Willamette Writers Arts Services Media Arts $6,590
World Arts Foundation, Inc. Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $7,000

 


2018-19 RACC Project Grants (Cycle 2)

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 65 Project Grants were approved on February 18, 2019 and total $370,150.

 

2018-19 Project Grant awards (Cycle 2):

Applicant Project Type Discipline Award
Abreu, Manuel Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $7,000
Akins, Crystal Arts Equity & Access Music $6,950
Bracker, Rachel Artistic Focus Media Arts $6,920
Brown, Emma Artistic Focus Media Arts $5,000
Connelly, Brittney Artistic Focus Visual Arts $6,140
Crenshaw, Jana Arts Equity & Access Musical Theatre $7,000
Del Artistic Focus Visual Arts $6,360
Doughton, Steven Artistic Focus Media Arts $7,000
Fuemmeler, Anthony Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $6,970
García Marrufo, Rubén Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $7,000
Gaskill, Dora Arts Services Multi-Discipline $3,640
Greenwood-Rioseco, Anne Artistic Focus Visual Arts $6,200
Gugenheim Kedem, Shoshana Artistic Focus Social Practice $6,290
Haque, Sabina Zeba Artistic Focus Visual Arts $7,000
Hocking, Justin Artistic Focus Literature $6,300
Johnstone, Eve Artistic Focus Theatre $4,600
Kim, Una Arts Equity & Access Visual Arts $6,970
Kowalska, Melinda Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $4,560
Kristin, Wil Artistic Focus Media Arts $6,490
Little, Willie Artistic Focus Visual Arts $6,250
Longstreth, Katherine Arts Services Multi-Discipline $6,050
Martin, Sommer Artistic Focus Media Arts $6,970
Morris-Judd, Nancy Artistic Focus Visual Arts $7,000
O’Rourke, Rachel Artistic Focus Social Practice $4,480
Politzer, Kerry Artistic Focus Music $6,870
Provax, Alyson Artistic Focus Visual Arts $5,790
StockLynn, Jack Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $6,620
Torres, Ikaika Artistic Focus Media Arts $6,870
Trotter, Stephanie Artistic Focus Music $3,510
Vos, Mike Artistic Focus Visual Arts $3,220
Wilcke, Lisa Arts Equity & Access Visual Arts $2,200
Wolf, Cameron Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $6,590
Yarbrough, Xavier Arts Services Dance/Movement $6,280
Amadeus Chamber Orchestra Artistic Focus Music $5,000
Architecture Foundation of Oregon Arts Equity & Access Visual Arts $5,250
Cascadia Composers Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $5,530
Central City Concern Arts Equity & Access Visual Arts $6,000
Classical Up Close Arts Equity & Access Music $4,870
CymaSpace Arts Equity & Access Social Practice $7,000
en Taiko Arts Equity & Access Music $7,000
Estacada Area Arts Commission Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $6,300
India Cultural Association Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $5,000
Letra Chueca Press Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $5,130
LineStorm Playwrights Artistic Focus Theatre $4,180
Musica Maestrale Artistic Focus Music $2,930
One World Chorus Arts Equity & Access Media Arts $6,950
Oregon ArtsWatch Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $7,000
Oregon Symphonic Band Artistic Focus Music $2,380
Pacific Northwest College of Art Artistic Focus Visual Arts $7,000
Pacific Youth Choir Arts Equity & Access Music $6,530
PassinArt: A Theatre Company Artistic Focus Theatre $5,930
PDX Pop Now! Artistic Focus Music $7,000
Portland Chamber Music Artistic Focus Music $1,500
Portland Festival Symphony Arts Equity & Access Music $5,180
Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival Arts Equity & Access Media Arts $7,000
Portland Taiko Arts Equity & Access Music $3,920
QDoc: Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival Artistic Focus Media Arts $7,000
Risk/Reward Artistic Focus Multi-Discipline $7,000
The Giving Tree NW Arts Equity & Access Visual Arts $3,730
Theatre Vertigo Artistic Focus Theatre $3,870
Viva La Free Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $7,000
Washington County Cooperative Library Services Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $5,970
Wilsonville Arts & Culture Council Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $2,700
WolfBird Dance Arts Equity & Access Multi-Discipline $6,210
XRAY.FM Artistic Focus Media Arts $5,000

 


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

 

 

 


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