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Community Volunteer: Grand Opening Event

The Regional Arts Culture Council (RACC) has one mission – to enrich our communities through arts and culture. We believe that the arts have the power to change hearts and minds, and to inspire social change. We also believe that arts and culture are key elements in creating desirable places to live, learn, work, and visit.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and strive to cultivate equity in all of our programs. Prejudice and privilege have created barriers that RACC must dismantle, systematically and strategically, until everyone in our community has equitable access to arts and culture.

Your volunteer work will help to educate and empower people from all walks of life by providing and promoting access to a diversity of art and cultural experiences. If you’re eager to make a difference, that’s a great start.

Community Volunteer: Grand Opening Event

Status: Volunteer

Date: June 1st 10:15am-12:15pm

Location: Errol Heights Park, 4807 SE Harney Dr, Portland, OR 97206

Department Lead | Supervisory: Salvador Mayoral IV-Senior Public Art Manager

Role Summary: 

The Community Volunteer will participate in tabling during the Grand Opening of new work by Mike Suri and Terresa White.

The artist will be presenting their work and displaying models of this work to the general public.

The volunteer’s role will be to ensure these works are protected during the event and to raise awareness in the wider community about RACC, including: our role within the tri-county area and beyond; RACC’s core values and history; our nationally recognized public art programs, and the many opportunities we offer.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Attend virtual RACC volunteer orientation and training, if not already done so.
  • Ensure artists models are not damaged during the event
  • Communicate with the wider community about RACC’s core values, history, public arts, and volunteer opportunities
  • Assist in set up/take down of our table

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Positive energy and people skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Ability to stand or sit for up to 2 hours
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups of people
  • Interest in the arts, culture, arts funding, community engagement, arts & culture advocacy, or arts organizations

Time Commitment Needed:

  • 1 ½-hour training and orientation session if not already done so.
  • 2 hours tabling

Support Provided: 

  • Training and orientation will be provided prior to the event. Exact date to be confirmed
  • Volunteer Handbook for resources and information
  • Travel reimbursement with receipts
  • Team members from RACC, who will be onsite throughout the event to offer insight and support

Suggested Dress:

Volunteers will be expected to be tabling for up to 2 hours, so please wear comfortable clothing and footwear. Bring a hat, raincoat, and special foods if you have specific needs. Please make note of the weather prior to the event and dress appropriately.

To apply:

Please apply by May 29th 12pm.

Spaces are limited

Please fill in this intake form if you are new to the volunteer program:

Please state the role as: “Community Volunteer”.

If you have volunteered before please contact scumming@racc.org


Greg Netzer Appointed Interim Executive Director at the Regional Arts & Culture Council

Six New Members Join RACC’s Board of the Directors

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

  • Meech Boakye
  • Communications Lead, RACC
  • Email: mboakye@racc.org

Portland, OR — May 1, 2024. The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Netzer as Interim Executive Director. With over three decades of strategic consulting and leadership experience, Netzer steps into this role committed to fostering an equitable and thriving creative ecosystem in the Tri-County area.

Greg has been an active member of the arts community as the Executive Director of Wordstock now known as The Portland Book Festival. He was previously involved with RACC as a grant recipient, a panel reviewer, and an advocate for RACC offering testimony before the Portland City Council. As Interim Executive Director, Greg will collaborate closely with the staff, board, and community partners to assess and enhance how RACC serves its stakeholders.

Netzer’s diverse experience ranges from leading Fortune 100 companies to advisory roles in startup nonprofits. His extensive background positions him to lead RACC, providing him with deep insights into effective arts administration, strategic innovation, community engagement, and cultural advocacy.

“Greg Netzer is uniquely equipped to lead RACC during this pivotal time. His vast professional experience and personal dedication to the arts are exactly what RACC needs as we look to the future,” says Kathleen Holt, Interim Board Chair. “We are confident that his leadership will invigorate our new initiatives and strengthen our contributions to the region’s cultural landscape.”

RACC is also excited to announce the appointment of six members to our Board of Directors: Toni Tabora-Roberts, Tammy Jo Wilson, Matthew Landkamer, Mayra Arreola, Carla Pilar Salazar, and Bob Deasy. Jointly, these new members bring a rich spectrum of expertise spanning organizational management, artistic and cultural programming, policy implementation, and financial oversight.

“I’m excited to join the RACC Board of Directors at this inflection point in its history, and I look forward to supporting the staff in re-envisioning the future of RACC and identifying innovative and impactful approaches to continue to foster a lively future for arts and culture in the Metro area,” says newly appointed Matthew Landkamer.

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About the Regional Arts & Culture Council:

The Regional Arts & Culture Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides impactful and transformative funding for artists and nonprofit organizations in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties; manages an acclaimed public art program; leads an advocacy and arts education program; and offers a wide range of technical and professional development workshops. RACC advocates for equity, inclusion, and access, working to build a community in which everyone can participate in culture, creativity, and the arts. For more information, visit www.racc.org.


2023-24 RACC Arts3C Grants (Spring 2024 cycle)

The RACC Arts3C Grant Program is for the Creation, Cultivation & Community in the Portland metropolitan tri-county region. Multnomah and Washington County applicants who are creating and sharing arts and culture programming in all disciplines could apply for support for projects or activities in the arts. The following 284 RACC Arts3C Grants were awarded in April 2024 for a total of $1,134,000

2023-24 RACC Arts3C Grant awards (Spring 2024 cycle):

Individual artists Working Title Primary Artistic Discipline  County Award
alexander abrazaldo Ambient Music for Randall Children’s Hospital  2024 Music Multnomah County $5,000
James Alby My Dark is Beautiful Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $2,000
Hope Amico Keep Writing project Archive update Socially-Engaged Art Multnomah County $2,000
Samara Andre P-Town short film fest Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $5,000
Sasha Archibald Present Work at Université de Lille Literature Multnomah County $1,000
 Mark Arciaga Puerta Negra LP Music Multnomah County $5,000
Amanda Arroyo Tiny Gallery St. Johns Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $2,000
Liz Asch Greenhill Metaphor Medicine in Translation Media arts Multnomah County $2,000
Balamurali Balu World Music Ensemble Music Washington County $4,000
Zac Banik Creating an Educational and Community Space in SE PDX Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $4,000
Danielle Barker Career development Music Multnomah County $5,000
Barn Radio 2024 Q3/4 Operating Support Music Multnomah County $5,000
Kosmo Barnes The Others: A Tribute to Alternative Drag Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $5,000
Emma Barrow Other Plans (short film) Film/ Video Multnomah County $5,000
 Sara Behrman The Sea Hides A Seahorse Book Tour Literature Multnomah County $5,000
 Lauren Blair First Show at Good Bug Studio Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $4,000
 Matt Blairstone Cover Art and Illustrations for Tenebrous Press Projects – 2024 Literature Multnomah County $4,000
 jesse blanchard Lubbls Film/ Video Multnomah County $4,000
 Arielle Brackett Art Residency in Iceland Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $2,000
 Zoë Gamell Brown Creolese Curry Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $5,000
 Tommy Bruce Wild Night Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $4,000
Megan Buday (Baby LeStrange) Seasonal Delusions Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $3,000
 David Burrows instruments and equipment for music education Music Multnomah County $5,000
 Mary Denise Busch Tuition for DanceAbility Master Teacher Program Dance/ Movement Washington County $2,000
 erika callihan I’m Driving Here Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $2,000
Juracán Pierre Carbuccia Abbott juracán @ Latin Alternative Music Conference Music Multnomah County $2,000
 Ezra Carlsen Burnside Street Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $2,000
Shannon Carlson Murmurations and Other Living Clouds Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $3,000
Roxanne Castano Old Town Chinatown: A Creative Canvas Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $5,000
 David Celsi “Vortex I, A Biodegradable Festival Of The Arts.” a graphic novel by David Chelsea Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $4,000
 Shareina Chandler Barefaced Film/ Video Multnomah County $5,000
 G. Chesler Trans Lives during COVID-19 Film/ Video Multnomah County $5,000
 Robin Chilstrom Cullyville Stories Socially-Engaged Art Multnomah County $4,000
 Srijon Chowdhury Exhibition support Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $5,000
 Lauren Cloughesy Introductory Handbuilding Ceramic Workshop Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $2,000
 Chantel Cook Oblique Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $3,000
 Twig Cosby Queer Cat 2024: An LGBTQIA+ Wood-Fire Weekend Experience Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $5,000
 Breesa Culver Line Time Media arts Multnomah County $3,000
 Fernanda D’Agostino Mar, Mar e Mar / Career development Media arts Multnomah County $5,000
 Syon Davis Land of Abundi: An ANTHROPODS Experiment Film/ Video Multnomah County $5,000
 Sam Dechenne Brass Band Project Music Multnomah County $4,000
 Brendan Deiz Doombia Vol. 2 Music Multnomah County $5,000
Jordan DeLawder Clearing Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $2,000
 Meg Denton Port Townsend School of Woodworking Building Course/Equipment for development: chisel set, hand router, drill and bits Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $3,000
 marquise dickerson Coquillage (Sea Shell) Music Multnomah County $5,000
 Mayada Dinno Multicultural Handmade Art Exhibit Visual arts (2D and 3D) Washington County $5,000
Alena Doe Selam Sunday Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $3,000
 Elsa Dougherty New Devised Work Theatre/Musical Theatre Multnomah County $5,000
 Carolyn Hazel Drake Interactive Exhibition Catalog Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $2,000
 Merridawn Duckler That’s W.A.K! Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $2,000
 Emmeline Eao Practice Post Relaunch Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $5,000
 Noelle Eaton Bike Play Theatre/Musical Theatre Multnomah County $5,000
 Michael Espinoza Super Fund Cruising Site Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $5,000
 Oliver Evangelista “FLIP: Filipinos Living In Portland” Film/ Video Multnomah County $4,000
 Ogochimere Ezendokwere Afrodance Experience Dance/ Movement Multnomah County $5,000
 Cassandra Ferguson Lost Bearings Press Collaboration with Nakemiah Williams Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $2,000
 Nick Fidelman Karaoke in Strange Places Socially-Engaged Art Multnomah County $3,000
 Akila Fields multi-media music film with dance showcasing Portland Music Multnomah County $2,000
 Candace Fields LTMF Post-Production Film/ Video Multnomah County $5,000
 Marcelo Fontana Form.a 2024 Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $5,000
 Michael Fox Bee GDP, Capitalist’s Guide to Transportation Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $2,000
Pamela Fox NightBoat Presents Music Multnomah County $2,000
 tracy francis Oculus Anubis Multi-Discipline Washington County $4,000
 Ebenezer Galluzzo Landscape of Belonging (working title) Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $2,000
 Nick Gamer Nick Gamer 2024 Studio Album ‘Oregoner’ Music Multnomah County $4,000
 Ross Garlow Ross Garlow’s Big Water Music Multnomah County $4,000
Brian Garrison Science and Art in Orbit (Collisions Allowed) Literature Multnomah County $3,000
 Catherine Garvin Celestial Harp and Song Music Multnomah County $5,000
 Carolyn Gates Cascadia Drag Festival Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $5,000
 Rose Gerber Album recording Music Multnomah County $2,000
 Phoebe Gildea LIZZIE: The Musical Theatre/Musical Theatre Multnomah County $4,000
Mini Giri Indigo Stories Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $2,000
 Kye Grant Planet Lloyd Newspaper Socially-Engaged Art Multnomah County $5,000
 Marisa Grattan Dear Matafele Peinam Film/ Video Multnomah County $5,000
 Malini Gupta You Are Invited Visual arts (2D and 3D) Washington County $5,000
 Anastasiya Gutnik Windswept Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $4,000
Pamela Hadley Sensitive (solo show at Carnation Contemporary) Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $5,000
 Justin Hamacher Tidelands Traveling Theater Theatre/Musical Theatre Multnomah County $3,000
 Wendy Hambidge Standing Together: Seeing and Being Seen Dance/ Movement Multnomah County $5,000
 Julie Hammond Hindsight 2020 Theatre/Musical Theatre Multnomah County $5,000
 Jessica Harris equipment and tools for jewelry business Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $4,000
 Olivia Harwood Olivia Harwood’s Solo Exhibition at One Grand Gallery Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $5,000
 Erinn Kathryn Hatter In The Frail exhibition Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $4,000
 Dave Hedberg “The Seeds of Peace” documentary film edit and community feedback screening Film/ Video Multnomah County $4,000
 Emelia Hiltner Artist Residency and coursework at the International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary; and a written article to share the experience Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $5,000
 Lyndsay Hogland Once in A Lifetime: Dead People’s Sheets Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $1,000
 Zoe Huddleston Come Inside Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $5,000
 Nat Hulskamp Seffarine Crossroads Video Music Multnomah County $5,000
Hungry Mantis Bringing the Magic of VR to Young Adults Media arts Multnomah County $2,000
 Sara James Freestanding Aerial Rig Dance/ Movement Multnomah County $2,000
 Andrew Jones Mastering and vinyl pressing of sophomore album about biraciality as Berkley Music Multnomah County $5,000
 Leigh Jones Lucky (A Live Music Video) Music Multnomah County $4,000
 Travis Jones DJ events: Brunch Fest and One Night Only Music Multnomah County $4,000
 Marissa Kaiser Teal & Princess Film/ Video Multnomah County $4,000
 Prashant Kakad Mashup Monday’s Music Multnomah County $5,000
 Varun Kataria outsrc – migration anticipation generation Socially-Engaged Art Multnomah County $3,000
 Chamisa Kellogg A Walk through Winter Wonderland Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $5,000
 Terrance Burton NE Portland multimedia music-recording studio for youth Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $5,000
 Michelle Kicherer “Sexy Life, Hello” Audiobook Production and Distribution Literature Multnomah County $3,000
 Julia Kim searching for 할머니 Visual arts (2D and 3D) Washington County $5,000
 Ricky King Tender Film/ Video Multnomah County $5,000
 michelle knight Professional development to learn how to create murals to engage the community Visual arts (2D and 3D) Washington County $1,000
 Pearson Kunz Spring Bloom Film/ Video Multnomah County $5,000
 Daelyn Lambi ILYth2: ILY2 Youth Arts Programming Socially-Engaged Art Multnomah County $4,000
 Jamie Latham Microscopy and Art on a Queer Farm Socially-Engaged Art Multnomah County $1,000
 S.A. Lawrence-Welch The Tradish.ish Consistency Project Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $5,000
 Jim Lommasson “What I Carry” (working title) Visual arts (2D and 3D) Washington County $4,000
Claire Lorenzo Shore Pines Album Music Multnomah County $3,000
 Ernest Lowe III Leaders of Men Film/ Video Multnomah County $4,000
 Marne Lucas ‘Bardo Project: Oregon’ Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $5,000
 Deanna Lucia Recontexturalize art historical paintings to represent contemporary climate change crisis Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $2,000
 Summer Luu Yellow Balloon Film/ Video Multnomah County $5,000
Gwyneth Manley Ceramics Kiln for StudioGwyneth Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $3,000
 Sarey Martin The Winemaker: A short film with big impact Film/ Video Multnomah County $5,000
 maximiliano martinez QUERUBINES obsidian/s Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $5,000
Will Matsuda Hibakujumoku Exhibition Preparation Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $2,000
Neil Mattson Trio Flux Adam Tribute Project Music Multnomah County $4,000
 Bridget McBride Crazy Like a Fox Podcast Media arts Multnomah County $5,000
 Kacy  McKinney Changing the Narrative: Arts-based research on homelessness and housing instability Socially-Engaged Art Multnomah County $3,000
 kia metzler holden funding proposal for new inventory and display Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $2,000
 Christine Miller all de watermillion fr’m hebun Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $5,000
 Pam Minty Le Haricot Project: Production Phase Film/ Video Multnomah County $5,000
 Anis Mojgani Poems at sunset out a window Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $5,000
 Phoebe Mol World Egg Press: Publication and Launch Literature Multnomah County $4,000
 Eric Molina Los Mal Hablados debut album Music Multnomah County $5,000
 Jesse Morrow LP1 – MORROW Music Multnomah County $4,000
 Eleanor Nakayama MULTI:  Weaving Memories, Being Present, Dreaming Future Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $4,000
 KHEM NFN Painting Career Growth Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $2,000
Roman Norfleet Be Present Art Group Mini Docu Film on Black Improvisation in Portland Film/ Video Multnomah County $5,000
 Willow Norton Alabaster Community Project Theatre/Musical Theatre Multnomah County $5,000
 Bea Yeh Ogden Hungry Ghost Festival Socially-Engaged Art Multnomah County $2,000
 Jason Okamoto “My first name is Isao” Film/ Video Multnomah County $2,000
Morek Me’ch O’Rourke Purchase of a kiln Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $5,000
 ara oshin Writing workshop attendance Socially-Engaged Art Multnomah County $1,000
 Zainab Outlaw Seers of the Savant Garde Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $5,000
 Edie Overturf Heavy Processing Artist Book and documentation Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $3,000
 Judith Pacheco-Lujano A Portland Black and Indigenous Artists Retreat Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $5,000
 Shana Palmer North View Gallery, solo exhibition Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $5,000
Cristian Paluso Smokey’s Film/ Video Multnomah County $4,000
 Jason Payton Art meets technology, expanding the possibilities with laser cut precision. Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $4,000
 Roger Peet 6065: Democracy and Dictatorship Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $3,000
 Yaara Perczek Album Release Performance Music Multnomah County $5,000
 Javier Perez Documentary for Academia Gabriela Film/ Video Washington County $5,000
 Marissa Perez Neighborhood Talent Show! Theatre/Musical Theatre Multnomah County $2,000
 Darci Phenix The Finishing and Release of my Album Music Multnomah County $4,000
 Samantha Pinkerton PDX Songwriters Music Multnomah County $5,000
 Re Pinter No Name Comix Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $2,000
 Aedin Powell As Rare as I Am Film/ Video Multnomah County $5,000
 Shade Pratt Beneath the Surface Visual arts (2D and 3D) Washington County $5,000
 Harper Quinn Twin Window Editions Literature Multnomah County $3,000
 Jennifer Rabin Artist Residency Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $2,000
Jayanthi Raman Goddess Within Me Dance/ Movement Washington County $5,000
 Sweta Ravisankar Guru Vandana Dance/ Movement Washington County $5,000
 Kiah Raymond The Journey Through Three Worlds: A New Yiddish Folktale Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $5,000
 Daniel Reyes Llinás Belonging Music Multnomah County $5,000
 Jocelyn Rice Natures Embrace Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $3,000
 Erika Rier Attend the Illustration Conference in Minneapolis Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $2,000
 Morgan Ritter SPACE AVAILABLE Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $3,000
 hampton rodriguez Wildlife in Oregon Lotería “Oregon Wildlife Lotería” Socially-Engaged Art Multnomah County $3,000
 Alicia Rose Girls  In Trouble TV Film/ Video Multnomah County $5,000
 Matthew Ross Into the Unknown – An Autobiographical Journey Through Stage 4 Cancer Film/ Video Multnomah County $5,000
Isabella Saavedra Studio Costs – Individual Artist Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $4,000
 Althea Sanford “Invisible Threads: Weaving Tales in the Absence of Proof” Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $5,000
 Julian Saporiti Hoyt Arboretum Sound Galleries Music Multnomah County $5,000
 Mandee Schroer Exhibition and Print Development Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $5,000
 Moni Sears Workspace for the Portland All Souls River Procession Socially-Engaged Art Multnomah County $4,000
 Sharon Servilio Hyphae – group exhibition exploring ecological mysticism Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $3,000
 Vin Shambry Searching for York: Corps of Discovery Theatre/Musical Theatre Multnomah County $5,000
Jen Shin Feasting on Words Literature Multnomah County $5,000
 Stepan Simek Veronica, in Bed – Live Performance Open Space Residency at Shaking the Tree Theatre/Musical Theatre Multnomah County $5,000
 Shawnte Sims Hashtag Dad Life; A Look into Fatherhood Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $5,000
 Lindsey Snell Lost Wax Artwork and Community Courses Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $4,000
 Salomée Souag Residency Project Socially-Engaged Art Multnomah County $4,000
 Savannah Steiner I Got Really Good At Being Alone Film/ Video Multnomah County $3,000
 Michael Stevenson Young Archivists Build A Living Archive Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $5,000
 Andrea Stolowitz Ireland and Jewishness Literature Multnomah County $5,000
 Kou Sugita Murida – Debut EP “Vectors” Music Washington County $3,000
 Jennifer Swanson Photo project Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $3,000
 Taravat Talepasand Funding for Residency Visual arts (2D and 3D) Washington County $4,000
 Sean Tarjyoto BridgeCast PDX Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $2,000
 Marianna Thielen This is What It’s For Music Multnomah County $5,000
 Helena Dupre Thompson Printing Expenses Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $3,000
 Lady Tournament Tournament.Haus presents: ROOMinate Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $2,000
 Shawn Trail Universal Music Design [The (visual) Album] Media arts Multnomah County $5,000
 Zoe Tricoche Kill Michael EP/ALBUM Music Multnomah County $4,000
 Carmi Tronci Bell GODHEAD: Budget for Guest Artists Media arts Multnomah County $4,000
 Leora Troper Nisim & The Toymaker Literature Multnomah County $4,000
 Jane Unger MINK RIVER Theatre/Musical Theatre Washington County $5,000
 Kelda Van Patten Bloom Flowers Lady Stock Images Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $4,000
 Patricia Vazquez Gomez Random Acts of Decommodification Socially-Engaged Art Multnomah County $4,000
 Freddy Vilches Latinx and Afro Descendants Poetry and Music Music Multnomah County $5,000
 Tony Vilorio Puchica Cipote album Music Multnomah County $4,000
Elise Wahl Chalk the Grove: Interactive Art Play Series Multi-Discipline Washington County $1,000
 Heather Wertheimer “I Will Stand With You” Anti-Racism Video Project Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $5,000
 Aaron Wessling Year-Long Study of the Sandy River Delta Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $2,000
 John Whitten Material Traces Through a Digital Terrain: recent drawings by John Whitten Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $2,000
 Marquishia Winters Parable of the Plant: Tobacco Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $5,000
 Davis Wohlford Solo Immersive “Misfit Toys” Exhibition at X Gallery Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $2,000
 Valerie Yeo Homecoming: An AAPI Art Collective Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $3,000

 

Organizations Working Title Primary Artistic Discipline  County Award
Advance Gender Equity in the Arts ALP in ACTION Operating Funds Theatre/Musical Theatre Multnomah County $5,000
Albina Music Trust Greaterkind Vinyl Album Production & Album Release Event Music Multnomah County $5,000
Aligned Artistry Music of the Birds – commission Music Multnomah County $5,000
All Classical Radio All Classical Radio Professional and Youth Artists in Residence Music Multnomah County $4,000
A-WOL Dance Collective Art in the Dark 2024 outdoor performances Dance/ Movement Multnomah County $4,000
Bach Cantata Choir Discovery Series Music Multnomah County $5,000
 Baylasan Botanicals Rooted In Resistance Media arts Multnomah County $5,000
Beaverton Symphony Orchestra 40th Anniversary Ruby Celebration Inaugural Community Concert Music Washington County $5,000
Big Mouth Society The Fruits of Our Labor Music Multnomah County $4,000
Black Food Sovereignty Coalition Beautifying Black Food Sovereignty Coalition’s Black Community and Business Resilience Hub Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $5,000
Borderline Press Book making exploration Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $2,000
Center for the Arts Foundation Music Monday and Wednesday Music in the Parks Spring 2024 Music Multnomah County $5,000
Clay St. Studios Studio Saturdays at Clay St. Studios Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $5,000
COCOLAB Design Stay ON the Grass (V3.0) Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $5,000
Couch Film Collective Catalyst Film Collective- Operating Support, Rise screening Film / Video Multnomah County $5,000
Curbside Serenade Curbside Serenade Summer Series at Laurelhurst Park Music Multnomah County $5,000
The Curiosity Paradox Dis/Rep Embodiment Series Socially-Engaged Art Multnomah County $5,000
Defense Fund PDX Abolitionist Exhibition 2025 Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $5,000
Elbow Room Elbow Room Collaborative Arts Workshops Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $5,000
en Taiko Spring Concert 2024 Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $5,000
EXT. 606 TMS 60.6 FM Media arts Multnomah County $5,000
Extradition Ensemble Extradition Plays Goldstein Music Multnomah County $3,000
Fear No Music Fear No Music concert and DeMystifying New Music series Music Multnomah County $5,000
Fine Art Starts! Digital Art Program Multi-Discipline Washington County $5,000
Fonograf Editions Low: Notes on Art & Trash Literature Multnomah County $5,000
Freakybuttrue Peculiarium Peculiarium Museum Relocation and Upgrade Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $2,000
Friends of Sellwood Community House Make Music, Build Community Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $3,000
Gather:Make:Shelter GMS Mullowney Print Project and Exhibition Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $5,000
Graphic Arts Center Woven Editions Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $4,000
The Healing Underground Healing Through Art – BIPOC Community Art Nights Socially-Engaged Art Multnomah County $5,000
Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum of Oregon and SW Washington HACCM audio tour and collection guides Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $2,000
Hillsboro Tuesday Marketplace, Inc AAPI Night Visual arts (2D and 3D) Washington County $2,000
Honeybee Films The Harvest Widow Documentary Film Film/ Video Multnomah County $5,000
Immutable Studio The Immutable Studio – Space Media arts Multnomah County $5,000
IN A LANDSCAPE IN A LANDSCAPE: Washington Park Amphitheater Rose Garden Concerts Music Multnomah County $5,000
In Mulieribus IM Educational Artist Residency Program Music Multnomah County $4,000
Jazz Society of Oregon 44th Annual Cathedral Park Jazz Festival Music Multnomah County $5,000
Kickstand Comedy Comedy in the Park 2024 Theatre/Musical Theatre Multnomah County $5,000
Kind Heart Arts Mental Health & Crafts for Parents and Caregivers Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $3,000
Leaven Community Arts “Collab” at Leaven Community Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $3,000
Lent Elementary PTA Lent Elementary Playground Mural Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $4,000
Many Hats Collaboration The Hatchery New Play Incubator Theatre/Musical Theatre Multnomah County $5,000
Meals on Wheels People MOWP Cultural Outreach Project Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $5,000
MetroEast Community Media Food Foray Film / Video Multnomah County $5,000
Misfit Academy Recovery Effort For The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $5,000
Montavilla Jazz Montavilla Jazz supports Vestal Social Justice Night Socially-Engaged Art Multnomah County $5,000
Mount Tabor Dance Community Mount Tabor Dance Community Early Season Dances Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $5,000
Multnomah Arts Center Association Funding for Auditorium LED Follow Spot Theatre/Musical Theatre Multnomah County $4,000
New Moon Productions Drama Literacy Program Theatre/Musical Theatre Multnomah County $2,000
Native American Youth and Family Center 12th Annual Neerchokikoo Powwow Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $5,000
New Room Studios A Kitty Can Prevent Suicide Theatre/Musical Theatre Multnomah County $5,000
New Wave Opera Family Friendly Contemporary Chamber Opera Music Multnomah County $4,000
New Year in the Park 2024 New Year in the Park Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $5,000
Nomadic Theatre CO The Nomadic Ambassadors of Joy Theatre/Musical Theatre Multnomah County $5,000
North Pole Studio 2025 Outsider Art Fair Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $5,000
Next Up Youth Music Festival Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $3,000
Ode, LLC Operational funding for the sustainability of our Artist Residency program and Makers Markets. Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $5,000
Open Space “dust.” Dance/ Movement Multnomah County $4,000
Overlook Neighborhood Association 3rd Annual Overlook Porchfest Music Multnomah County $1,000
Portland Actors Conservatory Youth Outreach Program Theatre/Musical Theatre Multnomah County $4,000
Portland Area Theatre Alliance Fertile Ground Festival Venue Theatre/Musical Theatre Multnomah County $4,000
Portland Chamber Orchestra Marketing Investment in PCO Music Multnomah County $5,000
Portland Dance Film Fest 8th Annual Portland Dance Film Fest Dance/ Movement Multnomah County $5,000
Portland Fire Fighters Charitable Fund Inc. Portland Fire Fighters Pipes and Drums Spring 2024 Music Multnomah County $5,000
Portland Indigenous Marketplace IndigenoUS Art Installation Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $5,000
Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble PJCE at 2024 Montavilla Jazz Festival Music Multnomah County $2,000
Portland Latin American Film Festival XVIII PORTLAND LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL Film/ Video Multnomah County $5,000
Portland Mornings Portland Creates: A Podcast Media arts Multnomah County $5,000
Portland SummerFest OPERA IN THE PARK presents “La Traviata” at Peninsula Park, Summer 2024 Music Multnomah County $5,000
Portland Symphonic Choir Summer Sings – Free Concert Series and Recording Project Music Multnomah County $5,000
Portland Wind Symphony Portland Wind Symphony 2024 concert season operating support Music Multnomah County $3,000
Reynolds School District Purchase of Dance Mirrors Dance/ Movement Multnomah County $4,000
Rock Dojo “Elijah & the Sacred Song” Theatre/Musical Theatre Multnomah County $5,000
Sabin CDC Sabin CDC Art and Wellness Event Series Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $5,000
Somali Cultural Museum of Oregon Somali Cultural Heritage Showcase: Preserving and Sharing Our Rich Legacy Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $5,000
SRC Community Consulting, LLC Music at the Market Music Multnomah County $5,000
Steps for Youth Bloom Spring Student Performance Dance/ Movement Multnomah County $4,000
T & A Grand Theater and Media Ten, Tiny, Talks Artist in Residency and Film Festival (rebranding as Tauraro Festival and Residency) Film/ Video Washington County $5,000
Takohachi Tsugaru Shamisen Concert with Shionobue Bamboo Flute and Taiko Music Multnomah County $2,000
Variable West Variable West Art and Ecology Symposium Literature Multnomah County $5,000
Venezuela’s Voice in Oregon Cultural Afternoon with Venezuela- Fiesta 10th Anniversary Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $3,000
Westside Community & Youth Orchestra WCYO: Student + Adult Orchestral Concert with High School Choir Music Washington County $3,000
Waterstone Gallery Operating expenses Visual arts (2D and 3D) Multnomah County $5,000
Whet, LLC Whet Studio Improvements and Community Development Multi-Discipline Multnomah County $5,000
Women In Film-Portland WIF-PDX Educate & Incubate program Film / Video Multnomah County $2,000

East County Library – Exterior Sculptures Artwork Opportunity

Rendering of the new East County Library’s north and east-facing exterior elevations in Gresham, OR.

East County Library Exterior Sculpture Artworks Request for Qualifications


Important Dates 

  • April 4, 2024 – RFQ launch
  • May 8, 2024 – Applications due
  • May-early July 2024 – Panel review and artist selection (including interviews)
  • July-October 2024 – Design Phase
  • October 2024-October 2025 – Fabrication
  • November-December 2025 – Artwork complete and installed

Watch the Info Session Here


In partnership with Multnomah County Library (MCL), the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) invites artists/artist teams living in Oregon and Washington to submit qualifications for site-specific exterior sculptural artworks at the new East County Library as part of the Library Capital Building Projects. One artist/artist team will be selected to create a series of free standing, 3-dimensional sculptural artworks which will be prominently located along the building’s east exterior elevation that faces NW Eastman Pkwy, a busy thoroughfare in Gresham, Oregon. The budget available for the commission comes from Multnomah County’s Percent for Art Program and is $225,000. Submissions are due by Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT.

About East County Library

Located in Gresham, the 95,000 sf building will be located at the corner of two busy thoroughfares, NW Division and NW Eastman Pkwy, with the Gresham City Hall TriMet Max stop north of the site that also includes a civic space for farmer’s markets and public events. Designed by Holst Architecture, the new library will serve as a transformative space for community members. Being the second largest library in the county, this site will provide much needed services and access to library resources for a large swath of the region’s communities. The mass timber and symmetrical building will consist of three floors that include an auditorium, flex rooms, maker spaces, child, teen and learning areas, gathering spaces, a collection of over 200,000 library materials, and a parking garage on the bottom floor.

Art Opportunity

We are seeking an artist or artist team to create a series of site-specific exterior sculptural artworks for East County Library. The sculptural artworks will be prominently located along the sidewalk of the building’s east exterior elevation, welcoming visitors to the new, grand community space. These artworks will be highly visible to pedestrian, bike and vehicular traffic along NW Eastman Pkwy and partially visible from NW Division St, two of the main arterial roads in Gresham.

Along the building’s exterior east wall, there will be planting areas that range in size consisting of large, medium and small shrubs, as well as several ‘nurse logs’ which are downed tree trunks scattered through the landscape that may be used as seating, but most will be natural elements among the planting. Directly next to the plantings will be the sidewalk, which will include three concrete coves that are at a slight angle moving into the planting areas and extensions of the sidewalk. The areas around the coves have groundcover, allowing room for potential art interventions, invitations to pause along the way. These coves are about 7’D x 22.68’L each. At the southeast corner of the building, there may also be an opportunity for placement of artworks that is right outside of the view triangle that has to be kept clear for visibility and the two Douglas fir trees that will be planted. At the southern tip of this corner area, there is roughly a 13.5′ x 13′ triangle, and north of the two trees there is a 11′ x 15.5′ rectangle area available for artworks.

It’s important to note the north and south entrances to the library are on the west elevation of the building. Because of this, there will be a series of library banners and/or signage along the sidewalk on NW Eastman Pkwy, helping to both welcome and identify the library to the public. To better the pedestrian experience, there will also be various street lights and bollard lights to illuminate the sidewalk. These exterior sculptures will be some of the first pieces of public art visible as people arrive at the library. It is vital that the artworks play an integral role in creating a sense of place and belonging for the surrounding communities, neighbors, MCL staff and library patrons alike.

While these exterior sites primarily suit hearty and durable mediums (i.e. metals, stone, clay, plaster, and certain woods), there is an interest in incorporating other media into the artworks. Use of natural vegetation, light, sound and installation-like elements could be considered. We expect the artist(s) to determine the media(s) for their work through conversations with the project team, taking other design considerations for the space into account.

Please refer to the pdf attachment showing the detailed locations of the artworks at the site here.

Architectural rendering highlighting the art opportunities along NW Eastman Pkwy, including the three concrete coves.

Rendering of the northeast corner of the building along NW Eastman Pkwy.

Rendering of the southeast corner of the building at the intersection of NW Division St and NW Eastman Pkwy.

Rendering of the building’s east exterior wall and sidewalk along NW Eastman Pkwy heading south towards NW Division St.

Artwork Goals and Qualities

The artwork should reflect and compliment the natural and organic elements of the building’s design which is informed through the use of wood and earth tones on both the interior and exterior and the vast amount of windows which allow natural light into the library. In addition to the planting areas and nurse logs on the exterior, there will be warm lighting at several locations around the library, acknowledging its place as an active community hub with the civic space, TriMet Max station and Gresham City Hall to the north and the library’s plaza area and auditorium on the west side of the building.

Another main goal for the artwork is to acknowledge and celebrate the diversity and richness of cultures that will utilize the building. Currently, 40 percent of the county’s population lives east of I-205, and East County is one of the most diverse areas of the region. To appeal to the diverse groups of users at this significant location, the artwork should be meaningful and dynamic. Some key approaches in accomplishing this is to align with the library’s programming and be relevant to the library’s users; generate art that connects to contemporary and/or traditional art-making practices; and stimulate and engage the senses for passersby.

Budget

The selected artist/artist team will receive $225,000 for this opportunity to create the site-specific exterior sculptural artworks. This fee is inclusive of all project expenses including artist fees, design development, materials, fabrication, installation, and communication/coordination with the design team, construction team and third-party contractors who may help to fabricate and install the artwork.

Eligibility

This opportunity is open to artists/artist teams based in Oregon and Washington. If applying as a team, at least one member must meet the residence eligibility requirement. MCL and RACC are committed to reflecting the cultural richness of our county by promoting opportunities for emerging and historically underrepresented artists. Artists/artist teams representing communities of color are strongly encouraged to apply. RACC is committed to engaging new communities of artists and expanding the range of artistic and cultural expression represented in the County’s public art collection.

The selected artist/artist team must be able to create, complete and deliver their artwork by November-December 2025.

Selection Process

At this time, the selection process will be entirely virtual. A selection panel composed of MCL representatives, project team members, local artists, and community members will review artists’ submissions and choose more than one finalist to invite to  interview for the commission.

Overall, the purpose of the interview will be to allow the artist(s) and the panel to meet each other and engage in a mutually beneficial and informative conversation. It’s an opportunity for the artist(s) to better understand the context of the project and the intentions the selection panel has for the final art piece. Both parties will be given the chance to ask questions and determine best alignment and artist selection for the project. After the interviews are completed, the selection panel will choose a final artist/artist team to award the public art opportunity to. Criteria for selecting semifinalists for interviews are (1) quality of past work as demonstrated in submitted images; (2) ability  and interest in creating site-specific artwork; (3) how past artwork has fit one or more of the general goals described above through demonstrated processes and/or final design.

(Note: the selection panel reserves the right to select an artist who does not directly apply to this call, if appropriate. Likewise, the panel maintains the option to make no selection from submitted applications and to reopen the selection process or propose other methods of selection if no applicant is accepted.)

How to Apply

All application materials must be submitted through the RACC Opportunity Portal, an online application system. Applicants will need to create an account, or log into their existing account at https://racc.org/apply. (If you are first-time user, learn how to create an account here). If you are applying as a team, please assign one person to apply and be the point of contact on behalf of the team. Submissions due Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT

Application Materials

  • Artist bio/resume. Upload a PDF of no more than two pages that outlines your creative activities and artistic accomplishments. If applying as a team, submit one PDF that includes a bio/resume for all team members no more than 6 pages.
  • Statement of interest. Based on the information given, please address the following:
    • Your interest in this project
      • Why this project, its focus, and themes are of interest to you
      • Why you would be a good match for this project
      • How do you foresee your work connecting to the mission and values of the project
    • Describe your capacity and/or experience to complete the scope of work
    • If you are applying as a team, describe your individual roles on the team and how you anticipate working together

There are two options in submitting these responses:

-Written Statement: 3000 characters or less

-Oral Statement: Upload a video/voice recording no longer than 2 minutes

  • Up to 8 past work samples. These work samples are the primary way the quality of your work will be judged. Provide up to two images, no larger than 5MB each, for each work sample. For each image, please provide title, media, dimensions, year completed, budget and location. Conceptual information is desirable but not required.

Once you have started your application, you can save after each step and sign out. Your application will be saved as a draft that you can continue to work on, as needed. Please note that after you click “Submit,” your application is final and no further edits can be made.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us throughout the process.

Questions

We are here to support and assist you! If you have questions about the overall opportunity or the RACC application portal,  would like to set up a time for a phone/video call or have any other needs for assistance please email project manager, Salvador Mayoral IV, at smayoral@racc.org.

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity and don’t have a computer or online access, please feel free to contact RACC for support. Also, if you prefer these materials in another language you can contact the RACC project team for translation services.

We strongly encourage you to submit your application with enough time for any questions to be answered prior to when submissions are due as inquiries received towards the end of that period may not be responded to. We appreciate your understanding and consideration of our capacity.


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Re: Cultural Framework

As a pivotal player in the regional arts and culture landscape across greater Portland for the past 28 years, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is proud to reaffirm our mission, impact, and resonance with the Our Creative Future regional framework released on Monday, March 25th. As a regionally formed  independent 501(c)(3) organization, RACC has consistently championed creative endeavors, fostering vibrant communities through arts and culture.

We eagerly anticipate our continued presence in action plans and the investment in our organization to further enhance our support of the regional arts and culture ecosystem.

RACC in the Region:

RACC serves as a vital conduit for the creative economy in the tri-county region by extending funding and services to artists and art organizations, orchestrating a comprehensive regional public art program, and nurturing enduring partnerships. Since its inception in 1995, RACC has operated under an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with five government partners, collectively ensuring robust support for arts and culture across the region. Our initiatives echo the voices of the community, nurturing inclusivity, artistic expression, cultural vitality, and community engagement.

Our work throughout the region, rooted in a values-driven approach and framed through a Racial Equity Lens, revolves around:

  • Raising awareness and visibility, with particular emphasis on uplifting underrepresented and underfunded arts, culture, and creative communities.
  • Increasing access to resources and investments, especially for individuals marginalized by conventional support systems.
  • Enhancing community access to arts, culture, and creative programming.
  • Engaging and supporting underrepresented communities by identifying and dismantling barriers to resources and services.
  • Intentionally investing in projects and individuals that have faced marginalization due to systemic and institutional racism.
  • Providing resources, training, and tools to empower creatives to earn a living wage and build wealth from their artistic endeavors.

Examples of our work:

  1. Public Art: NEA Our Town grant with cultural organizations including APANO, Division Midway Alliance and Slavic Community Center of NW
  2. Public Art murals training project in collaboration with City of Hillsboro
  3. In the last 5 years, RACC has distributed financial resources to over 1200 artists residing or headquartered in 93% of zip codes in our service area.
  4. Received and distributed $500,000 from the NEA, focused on fostering support and growth in Clackamas and Washington County; FY22-23 and FY23-24.
  5. Since 2017 RACC has remained deeply engaged in developing the capacity of organizations led by and serving underrepresented community members through the Arts Education and Access Fund-supported Capacity Building Program.
  6. We awarded $450,000 to 196 artists through the City of Portland’s Urgency/Stability Support for Artists grant program, a part of the American Rescue Plan.

Additional Contributions:

In addition to our ongoing efforts, RACC stands ready to explore further avenues of support, provided there is consideration for capacity. We are prepared to:

  • Expand outreach efforts to ensure equitable access to information about funding opportunities, workshops, and educational programs.
  • Advocate more vigorously for increased public funding for the arts and policies prioritizing equity and inclusion.
  • Strengthen partnerships with corporate sponsors, foundations, and individual donors to secure additional funding for programs and initiatives.
  • Explore innovative projects and partnerships to engage the public and promote arts and culture across sectors and communities.

Call to Action:

As we reflect on the Our Creative Future regional framework, it’s paramount for community stakeholders, thought partners, and supporters to unite in bolstering and supporting our region’s vibrant arts and culture scene. Despite facing challenges such as the City’s decision to discontinue its contract with RACC, we view this as an opportunity to reaffirm our dedication to the sector.

We urge individuals, organizations, and policymakers to actively engage with the Our Creative Future framework and participate in the current feedback sessions.


Published Framework and Executive Summary for the Regional Plan

As mentioned during the meeting the Public has until April 15th to comment.

Online access to the plan online until April 15th.

In-person town hall on Wednesday, April 3, 4:00-6:00 p.m., at the Native American Student and Community Center at Portland State University. (RSVP, note that space is limited)

A virtual town hall on Tuesday, April 9, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (RSVP)


Let’s advocate collectively for increased funding, resources, and support for artists, creatives, and cultural organizations. Together, let’s prioritize equity, inclusion, and accessibility, ensuring that arts and culture remain central to our region’s identity and vitality.

Now is the time to harness our collective voices and actions to shape a future where creativity thrives, diversity is celebrated, and everyone has access to enriching arts experiences.


RFQ – Mt Scott Community Center

Rendering of the interior main lobby, including the stairwell wall, lobby seating area and reception desk.

Mt Scott Community Center

Stairwell & Main Lobby Area Artwork – Request for Qualifications

In partnership with City of Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R), the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) invites artists/artist teams living in Oregon and southern Washington to submit qualifications for a site-specific interior artwork in the main lobby at the soon-to-be renovated and expanded Mt Scott Community Center. One artist/artist team will be selected to create a 2-dimensional artwork along the lobby’s multi-story stairwell north-facing wall. There is also opportunity to activate the ceiling areas above the stairwell/main lobby area. The budget available for the commission comes from the City of Portland’s Percent for Art Program and is $80,000. Submissions are due by Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT.


Important Dates

March 21, 2024 – RFQ launch

April 24, 2024 – Applications due

April-June 2024 – Panel review and artist selection (including interviews)

July-September 2024 – Design Phase (including community engagement)

October 2024-June 2025 – Fabrication

July 2025 – Artwork complete and installed


Art Opportunity

This project is seeking an artist or artist team to create a site-specific interior artwork in Mt Scott Community Center’s main lobby area. The stairwell’s multi-story wall will be visible to visitors in the main lobby as well as street and pedestrian traffic on SE 72nd Ave due to the large windows on the building’s west elevation. The stairwell wall ascends from the basement through the 1st and 2nd floors. The stairwell wall is one of the first large-scale features visitors encounter upon arriving through the building’s main entrance and is directly across from the lobby seating area and adjacent to the center’s reception desk. Ideally, the artwork will mainly be focused on the 1st and 2nd floors due to the high visibility of those areas. While the stairwell wall primarily suits a 2-dimensional artwork, there is an interest to incorporate texture and/or 3-dimensional elements, created through either illusion or physical components.

Use of mediums such as textiles/fabric arts, ceramics, mosaics, paint, color, wood, metal and more could be considered. We expect the artist(s) to determine the media(s) for their work through conversations with the project team, taking other design considerations for the space into account.

Additionally, it is possible for the artwork to extend beyond the stairwell wall to two locations in the ceiling areas, allowing for a more 3-dimensional component. These two locations are in the main lobby above the west and east entryways and exits, depending on the artist’s vision and budget allocations. The stairwell wall is about 19’W x 28’H and the two 3-dimensional spaces are about 15’W x 15’H.  The artwork should not exceed 100 lbs.

Rendering of the main lobby area highlighting the art opportunities including the stairwell wall and possible 3-D art sites.

Please refer to the pdf attachment showing the locations of the artwork on the proposed floors at the site here.

About the Mt Scott Community Center Renovation Project

Located in the Foster-Powell and Mt Scott-Arleta neighborhoods, the community center is at the corner of SE 72nd Ave and SE Harold St near the bustling SE Foster Rd and SE 82nd Ave thoroughfares. The center was originally constructed in 1927 as a wood-frame bathhouse for the pre-existing outdoor pool. Over the ensuing years, a concrete building with a gymnasium and lower-level roller-skating rink were built. In 2000, an indoor aquatic center was added to the facility and the outdoor pool was filled and turned into a parking lot. Due to the unreinforced masonry aspects of the building additions built prior to the 1960s, the center is currently undergoing renovations that includes imperative seismic retrofitting as well as bringing more light to the interior spaces, improving ADA accessibility that includes an elevator to all 2nd floor amenities and classrooms, and expanding recreational programming consisting of adding classrooms, meeting spaces and a huge, new event hall. The center is expected to be reopened in summer 2025.

As the only community center that serves the entire Southeast area west of 82nd Ave, the location’s offerings include exercise and fitness classes, pre-school programs, day camps, art and music classes, teen activities, private parties, community gatherings, and rental/party spaces.

Rendering of the west-facing exterior elevation along SE 72nd Ave that includes the building’s main entrance.

Artwork Goals and Qualities

Elements the artwork should consider are the building’s design which is informed by nature through the use of wood and earth tones in the interior and the addition of more windows to allow natural light into the center. It’s also important to note that the main lobby is the central point of connection within the building with its inclusion of the lobby waiting area and reception desk. Consequently, the artwork should be bright, warm and inviting. Additionally, the opportunity for the artwork to help foster inter-generational and cross-cultural connections at this site is great.

Another main goal for the artwork is to acknowledge and celebrate the diversity and richness of cultures that utilize the building. Many of the communities living in the area surrounding the center are BIPOC, households with children, and people living in poverty/low-income. To appeal to these diverse groups of users in this significant location, the artwork should be meaningful and dynamic, possessing the following qualities:

  • align with center’s programming and be relevant to center’s users
  • create art that connects to contemporary and/or traditional art-making practices
  • welcome and entice all folks to utilize the space and its services
  • reflect and compliment the natural and organic elements of the site’s design
  • stimulate and engage the senses

Examples of communities that frequent the center, live in the nearby neighborhoods and attend the local schools include Black/African American, Indigenous Peoples, Somali and other East African immigrants, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin speakers), Vietnamese, Slavic and Eastern European, Latino/a/e (not just Spanish language speakers), youth and elders, LGBTQIA2S+, people living with disabilities, and people experiencing housing insecurity. More information from the community engagement process so far, including demographics, will be shared with the artist/artist team to ensure authentic understanding and representation.

Community Engagement

Community engagement is a central component of this project. We are seeking an artist/artist team who welcomes and reflects the diverse communities that are served by the center within their process and work. Genuine understanding and demonstration of community engagement practices in existing artistic practice, past work and/or other key areas of experience where skillsets may be transferable, such as teaching, mentorship, community organizing, care work and other non-typical/non-traditional examples of embedding community into process and practice, are highly desirable.

Prior to finalizing a design, the selected artist/artist team will plan and facilitate at least two engagement sessions to meet with community stakeholders to gather information and insight into the community center’s role in their lives, the community’s cultures, hopes, and desires. The artist(s) is expected to welcome and encourage community participation within the design phase, seeking feedback, input and inspiration from key stakeholders to ensure the final artwork meets the intended goals as outlined above, specifically community representation.

Budget

The selected artist/artist team will receive $80,000 for this opportunity to create the site-specific interior artwork. This fee is inclusive of all project expenses including artist fees, design development, materials, fabrication, installation, community engagement scope of work and communication/coordination with the design team, construction team and third-party contractors who may help to fabricate and install the artwork.

Eligibility

This opportunity is open to artists/artist teams based in Oregon and southwest Washington. If applying as a team, at least one member must meet the residence eligibility requirement. Those with significant current or past connections, or those with interest and ability to create meaningful connections, to Southeast Portland, the Foster-Powell and Mt Scott-Arleta neighborhoods and other surrounding neighborhoods and communities served by the center are preferred. Applicants who have an interest in and/or experience with community engagement processes, including social practice, which inform their approach and art practice are strongly encouraged to apply. Strong consideration will be given to artists who have experience working with youth and residents from historically underrepresented communities to develop their artwork including communities of color as well as immigrant and refugee communities.

PP&R and RACC are committed to reflecting the cultural richness of our city by promoting opportunities for emerging and historically underrepresented artists. Artists/artist teams representing communities of color are strongly encouraged to apply. RACC is committed to engaging new communities of artists and expanding the range of artistic and cultural expression represented in the City’s public art collection.

The selected artist/artist team must be able to create, complete and deliver their artwork by June-July 2025.

Selection Process

At this time, the selection process will be entirely virtual. A selection panel composed of City of Portland representatives, project team members, local artists, and community members will review artists’ submissions and choose more than one finalist to invite to  interview for the commission.

Overall, the purpose of the interview will be to allow the artist(s) and the panel to meet each other and engage in a mutually beneficial and informative conversation. It’s an opportunity for the artist(s) to better understand the context of the project and the intentions the selection panel has for the final art piece. Both parties will be given the chance to ask questions and determine best alignment and artist selection for the project. After the interviews are completed, the selection panel will choose a final artist/artist team to award the public art opportunity to. Criteria for selecting semifinalists for interviews are (1) quality of past work as demonstrated in submitted images; (2) ability  and interest in creating site-specific artwork; (3) how past artwork has fit one or more of the general goals described above, specifically community engagement and designing with stakeholder communities, through demonstrated processes and/or final design.

(Note: the selection panel reserves the right to select an artist who does not directly apply to this call, if appropriate. Likewise, the panel maintains the option to make no selection from submitted applications and to reopen the selection process or propose other methods of selection if no applicant is accepted.)

How to Apply

All application materials must be submitted through the RACC Opportunity Portal, an online application system. Applicants will need to create an account, or log into their existing account at https://racc.org/apply. (If you are first-time user, learn how to create an account here). If you are applying as a team, please assign one person to apply and be the point of contact on behalf of the team. Submissions due Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT

Application Materials

  • Artist bio/resume. Upload a PDF of no more than two pages that outlines your creative activities and artistic accomplishments. If applying as a team, submit one PDF that includes a bio/resume for all team members no more than 6 pages.
  • Statement of interest. Based on the information given, please address the following:
    • Your interest in this project
    • Describe your capacity and/or experience to complete the scope of work
    • Explain why you value community engagement in your artistic process and share past examples of successfully incorporating community visions, values and voices into a project
    • If you are applying as a team, describe your individual roles on the team and how you anticipate working together
    • There are two options in submitting these responses:
      • Written Statement: 3000 characters or less
      • Oral Statement: Upload a video/voice recording no longer than 2 minutes
  • Up to 8 past work samples. These work samples are the primary way the quality of your work will be judged. Provide up to two images, no larger than 5MB each, for each work sample. For each image, please provide title, artist name, media, dimensions, year completed, budget and location. Conceptual information is desirable but not required.

Once you have started your application, you can save after each step and sign out. Your application will be saved as a draft that you can continue to work on, as needed. Please note that after you click “Submit,” your application is final and no further edits can be made.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us throughout the process.

Questions

We are here to support and assist you! If you have questions about the overall opportunity or the RACC application portal,  would like to set up a time for a phone/video call or have any other needs for assistance please email project manager, Salvador Mayoral IV, at smayoral@racc.org.

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity and don’t have a computer or online access, please feel free to contact RACC for support. Also, if you prefer these materials in another language you can contact the RACC project team for translation services.

We strongly encourage you to submit your application with enough time for any questions to be answered prior to when submissions are due as inquiries received towards the end of that period may not be responded to. We appreciate your understanding and consideration of our capacity.


Interpretation services are available, please email info@racc.org.

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Request for Qualifications – Art in Public Places Opportunity

Department of Administrative Services, Executive Building, Salem, OR

The Oregon Arts Commission is accepting qualifications from artists or artist teams for Percent for Art in Public Places opportunities at the Department of Administrative Service (DAS) Executive Building. The Executive Building is undergoing a full renovation, while maintaining
and restoring historic elements of the building and the recently remodeled lobby. The building is scheduled to reopen in Spring of 2024, but artwork will be expected to be installed by Spring, 2025.

Submission Deadline: 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, March 25, 2024.

Eligibility: Open to artists who reside in Oregon, California, Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Montana. Artists from traditionally or currently underserved communities including (but not limited to) rural communities and communities of color are especially encouraged to apply.

Budget: The anticipated art budget for the project is $270,000 total, which will be allocated to two commissions: an interior and an exterior commission. The budget for the interior commission is $90,000; for the exterior, it is $180,000. Budgets include artist fees, travel expenses, materials, engineering, permitting, fabrication, insurance, shipping, installation, documentation and any other project costs.

About the Department of Administrative Services and the Executive Building Project

The Department of Administrative Services is the central administrative agency of Oregon state government. DAS’s mission is to “support state government to serve the people of Oregon.” DAS works to effectively implement the policy and financial decisions made by the Governor and the Oregon State Legislature. DAS also sets and monitors high standards of accountability to ensure state government uses tax dollars effectively. To fulfill its mission, DAS supports state agencies by providing a strong and stable management infrastructure. As part of this effort, DAS works with private enterprise, citizens and other government entities to develop an efficient service delivery system.

The Executive Building was built in 1936 to serve as a post office. In 1978 it was expanded, resulting in a 63,000 square-foot, five-level building with a two-level parking garage. The building is now home to the State of Oregon’s Chief Operating Office (COO), Chief Human Resource Office (CHRO), Chief Financial Office (CFO), Enterprise Information Services (EIS), and the Office of Cultural Change. The renovated building will be a haven for employees, with a pleasant and inclusive environment, and also be welcoming to the general public by providing for unique possibilities to build community and connection for groups within Salem, and those who may be visiting the area to collaborate with state government.

Potential Themes, Values and Goals for Artwork

  • Confluence – coming together while retaining autonomy.
  • Indigenous present and future, a connection to deep history of place (geologic time).
  • Inclusivity, equity, justice, accessibility to democracy, creating connections across communities.
  • Thought provoking, inspires curiosity and openminded inquiry, creates pathways for reflection and learning.
  • Future-oriented possibilities, less memorializing and more world-building.
  • Reflects upon Oregon’s natural environment.

Art Locations

There are two art zones for the Executive Building. Images of the potential art locations are in the final pages of this document.

  1. Interior – Level 1, east entrance vestibule: ceiling-suspended 3D art or wall attached 2D art; 2D art for the north conference room wall.
  2. Exterior – South and west landscape, various locations.

Selection Process

A selection committee for this project includes DAS representatives, building users, arts professionals and the project design team, and is facilitated by an Oregon Arts Commission project manager. The committee will review submitted qualifications and select up to three finalists per zone for an interview selection process.

The following criteria will be used to select finalists, based on the submitted materials:

  • appropriateness of scale, material (including long-term durability), and style of past work as they relate to the project values/goals and site;
  • artistic and technical quality of past work, including mastery of skills and techniques, communication of a unique artistic perspective, and/or consistent application of professional practices, conceptual framework or use of materials;
  • demonstrated ability of the artist to successfully complete artwork with a project timeline, limited budget and input from community stakeholders.

Shortlisted finalists will receive an artist fee to attend an interview with the committee. During the interview, artists will discuss their past work, art process and project approach. No specific proposals will be expected or accepted at the interview. The interview fee rates are .25% of artist commission: artists shortlisted to be interviewed for the DAS Executive Building interior commission will receive $250, and those shortlisted to be interviewed for the exterior commission will receive $450. Commissioned artists will attend a site visit and project orientation before creating concept proposals.

Estimated Schedule
March 25, 2024, 5 p.m. PT – RFQ deadline
Early April, 2024 – Finalists notified
April/May, 2024 – Finalist interviews
May/June, 2024 – Artist selection and contracting
June/July, 2024 – Artist site visit and project orientation
August/September, 2024 – Concept proposal presentations
October/November, 2024 – Design development reviews
November, 2024 – April, 2025 – Fabrication
May, 2025 – Artwork installed and complete

How to Submit Qualifications

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit all required materials by 5 p.m. PT on Monday, March 25, 2024. To submit materials, click on the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/request/vdwlHcUDVPjEF52IShKd. Then click “Add Files” and choose “Files from Computer” or drag and drop your files into Dropbox. Please use naming convention requested below so all of your files will stay together in the submissions folder.

Artists currently on the Oregon Art in Public Places Artist Roster may use Roster application materials for this opportunity, with the addition of a letter of interest specific to this project. Please email your letter to pegbutlerart@gmail.com and indicate that you’d like your Roster materials to be used.

Application Materials

  1. Letter of interest. As a PDF file named with artist’s last name and first initial and the word “letter” (garciamletter.pdf). If applying as a team use your team name and “letter,” (teamnameletter). Limit 1 page.
    • Describe your interest in this project and how your artwork and art-making process would be a good fit for the opportunity. If you are only interested in being considered for a specific zone, please mention that. Otherwise, you will be considered for both.
    • If you are an established artist emerging into public art, in your letter of interest address the reasons why you believe you are qualified for the opportunity, or the steps you would take to ensure successful completion of an architecturally integrated or large-scale artwork commission.
  2. Resume. As a PDF file named with artist’s last name and first initial and “resume” (garciamresume.pdf). If applying as a team use your team name and “resume,” (teamnameresume). Limit 2 pages per person or team member. Include complete contact information: street address, phone number, email.
  3. Up to 10 Images of Past Work. JPG or PNG format; name files with artist’s last name, first initial and number that corresponds to the image information on the image list (garciam01.jpg). File size: minimum 1200 pixels on the longest side and 5 MB maximum.
  4. Image List. PDF format. Name file with artist’s last name, first initial and “list” (garciamlist.pdf). If applying as a team use your team name and “list,” (teamnamelist).Two pages max. Provide a description for each image including:
    • Image file name and number.
    • Key details: title, location, cost/budget, date completed, materials, dimensions, commissioning agency (if applicable), project partners (if applicable).
    • Brief description of your vision or conceptual ideas for each artwork.

Assistance

For questions about the project and the application process, contact Peg Butler, public art project coordinator managing the project on behalf of Oregon Arts Commission. pegbutlerart@gmail, 503-928-3565. The information in this RFQ is available in alternate formats upon request. For more information about alternative formats, contact Ryan Burghard, Oregon Arts Commission: ryan.burghard@biz.oregon.gov or 971-374-3083. Oregon’s Percent for Art in Public Places Program Managed by the Oregon Arts Commission, the Percent for Art in Public Places program places art in state buildings and public universities throughout Oregon. The collection, including more than 2,500 works of art, is searchable via Oregon’s Percent for Art in Public Places Collection website.

Context Information and Art Location Plans and Images

RFQ_DAS_ExecutiveBuilding_2024


Request for Qualifications – Art in Public Places Opportunity

Oregon State University (OSU), Withycombe Hall, Corvallis, OR

Oregon Arts Commission is accepting qualifications from artists or artist teams for Percent for Art in Public Places opportunities at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. Renovation of the existing 1950’s Withycombe Hall will update spaces for the College of Agricultural Sciences’ Food Science and Technology and Animal and Rangeland Sciences departments. The building will contain six new laboratories, new classroom and department space, and will have a new dairy pilot plant and wine pilot plant processing areas. The building will also
continue to be the home for an OSU Theatre Department classroom, support space and University Theatre performance venue. The renovation project is estimated to be complete in March, 2025.

Submission Deadline: 5 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday, March 11, 2024.

Eligibility: Artists residing in the United States are eligible to apply. Artists living in the Pacific Northwest and those from traditionally or currently underserved communities including (but not limited to) rural communities and communities of color are especially encouraged to apply.

Budget: The total anticipated art budget for the project is $390,000, which will be shared between two commissions, one exterior and one interior. The exterior commission budget will be $290,000 and the interior will be $100,000. Budgets include artist fees, materials, fabrication, insurance, shipping, travel, installation, documentation and any other project costs.

About Oregon State University and Withycombe Hall

As a land grant institution committed to teaching, research, and outreach and engagement, Oregon State University promotes economic, social, cultural and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation and the world.

Oregon State University in Corvallis is in the traditional homelands of the Marys River or Ampinefu Band of Kalapuya. Following the Willamette Valley Treaty of 1855, Kalapuya people were forcibly removed to reservations in Western Oregon. Today, living descendants of these people are part of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians. Oregon State University recognizes the impact that its land grant history has had, and continues to have, on Tribal Nations and Indigenous communities in Oregon. Grounded in self-reflection, learning, reconciliation and partnership, the university will through its actions advance the sovereignty, rights and prosperity of Tribal Nations and Indigenous communities in Oregon and nationally.

Oregon State University was founded more than 150 years ago as a land grant institution, building on the idea that everybody deserves an extraordinary education that’s attainable and accessible. Oregon State University is a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, problem-solvers and change-makers. OSU is home to students from all fifty states and more than one hundred countries. It is one of three land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S. OSU includes two campuses, eleven colleges, twelve experiment stations, Extension programs in all of Oregon’s thirty-six counties, and has nearly 200 degree programs.

OSU’s beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art campus is located in one of America’s best college towns. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Corvallis offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.

Withycombe Hall opened in 1952 as the home of the animal husbandry and dairy husbandry departments. The building is named after James Withycombe, an early 20th century director of the college’s agricultural experiment station and governor of Oregon from 1915 to 1919.

Withycombe Hall is a contributing resource within the OSU National Historic District. It is home to the Department of Food Science and Technology, the Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences, and the Theatre Department. The Withycombe Hall Renovation will redesign both the east and west sides of the building for capital improvement and renewal of building systems. The Dairy Processing Facility will be prioritized in the first phase to create a research and learning space for the dairy science program and a public outreach retail space for products produced in the program.

The renovation includes:

  • Seismic safety improvements
  • Fire and life safety system improvements and renewal
  • Accessibility improvements
  • Plumbing renewal
  • HVAC improvements with efficiency, carbon reduction, laboratory safety and occupant comfort as goals.
  • Chilled water cooling will be supplied from the new North District Utility Plant (NDUP), constructed alongside the Cordley Renovation project.
  • Electrical service and lighting renewalRoof and rooftop systems renewal
  • General interior and exterior finish renewal
  • Major and minor interior configuration changes for usefulness and efficiency

Potential Themes, Values and Goals for Artwork

  • Strengthens connections between people and place.
  • Is inclusive and accessible to public as well as campus community.
  • Is inspired by Oregon’s natural landscape.
  • Brings attention to the building and this part of campus.

The selection committee recommends that artists review OSU’s strategic plan and mission, and the missions of the College of Agriculture and the departments that will be housed in the building, which can be found on OSU’s website.

Art Locations
The art selection committee has identified two art zones for the Withycombe project. Images of the art locations are in the final pages of this document. Other locations may be suggested by artists who are shortlisted to create proposals after visiting the site.

  1. Interior: Entrance lobby area options include 2D wall-attached art and/or ceiling suspended 3D art.
  2. Exterior: Multiple possible locations.

Selection Process

The selection committee for this project includes university staff and administrators as well as arts professionals and the project design team, and it is facilitated by an Oregon Arts
Commission project manager. The committee will review submitted qualifications and select up to three finalists for each zone. The selection committee may also consider artists from the
Oregon Art in Public Places roster.

The following criteria will be used to select finalists, based on the submitted materials:

  • Appropriateness of scale, material (including long-term durability), and style of past work as they relate to the project values/goals and site.
  • Artistic and technical quality of past work: mastery of skills and techniques, communication of a unique artistic perspective and consistent application of professional practices, conceptual framework or use of materials.
  • Demonstrated ability of the artist to successfully complete a project with a set timeline, limited budget and input from community stakeholders.

Finalist Concept Proposal Phase

Finalists selected for each zone will create a concept proposal and will receive a design fee of one percent of the commission budget for that zone. Artists selected to develop proposals for the exterior zone will receive a $2,900 fee; those selected for interior proposals will receive $1,000. Travel expenses to attend a site visit and project orientation will be provided in addition to the design fee. The concept proposal will include a brief narrative, description of materials and durability, visual representations of proposed work, estimated budget (including estimates
for any engineering and permitting) and timeline. Each finalist will present their proposal in an online meeting with the selection committee.

Estimated Schedule
March 11, 2024, 5 p.m. PT – RFQ deadline
Late March, 2024 – Finalists notified
April, 2024 – Finalists site visit
June, 2024 – Concept proposal presentations/artist selections
June/July, 2024 – Contracts awarded to selected artist(s)
September, 2024 – Design Development Reviews
October – March, 2025 – Fabrication
End of March, 2025 – Artwork installed and complete

How to Submit Qualifications

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit all required materials by 5 p.m. PST on Monday, March 11, 2024. To submit materials, click on the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/request/oA2w3VA8cgqWiU2SOkkM

Then select “Add Files” and “Files from Computer” or drag and drop your files into Dropbox. Please use naming convention requested below to ensure your files remain together in the submissions folder.

Artists currently on the Oregon Art in Public Places Artist Roster may use Roster application materials for this opportunity, with the addition of a letter of interest specific to this project. Please email your letter to pegbutlerart@gmail.com and indicate that you’d like your Roster materials to be used.

Application Materials

  1. Letter of interest. As a PDF file named with artist’s last name and first initial and the word “letter” (garciamletter.pdf). If applying as a team, use your team name and “letter” (teamnameletter). Limit 1 page.
    • Describe your interest in this project and how your artwork and art-making process would be a good fit for the opportunity. If you are only interested in being considered for a specific zone, please mention that. Otherwise, you will be considered for both.
    • If you are an established artist emerging into public art, in your letter of interest address the reasons why you believe you are qualified for the opportunity, or the steps you would take to ensure successful completion of an architecturally integrated or large-scale artwork commission.
  2. Resume. As a PDF file named with artist’s last name and first initial and “resume” (garciamresume.pdf). If applying as a team use your team name and “resume” (teamnameresume). Limit 2 pages per person or team member. Please include complete contact information: street address, phone number and email.
  3. Up to 10 Images of Past Work. JPG or PNG format; name files with artist’s last name, first initial and number that corresponds to the image information on the image list (garciam01.jpg). File size: minimum 1200 pixels on the longest side and 5 MB maximum.
  4. Image List. PDF format. Name file with artist’s last name, first initial and “list” (garciamlist.pdf). If applying as a team use your team name and “list” (teamnamelist). Two pages max. Provide a description for each image including:
    • Image file name and number.
    • Key details: title, location, cost/budget, date completed, materials, dimensions, commissioning agency (if applicable), project partners (if applicable).
    • Brief description of your vision or conceptual ideas for each artwork.

Assistance

For questions about the project and the application process, contact Peg Butler, public art coordinator managing the project on behalf of Oregon Arts Commission. pegbutlerart@gmail, 503-928-3565.The information in this RFQ is available in alternate formats upon request. For more information about alternative formats, contact Ryan Burghard, Oregon Arts Commission: ryan.burghard@biz.oregon.gov or 971-374-3083.

Oregon’s Percent for Art in Public Places Program

Managed by the Oregon Arts Commission, the Percent for Art in Public Places program places art in state buildings and public universities throughout Oregon. The collection, including more than 2,500 works of art, is searchable via Oregon’s Percent for Art in Public Places Collection
website.

Project Context Images and Potential Art Locations

RFQ_OSU_Withycombe_2024