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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