Regional Arts & Culture Council – Our Continued Commitment to Community


May 25, 2023

PORTLAND, OREGON: On Monday, May 22, 2023 RACC received an email from the City Arts Program Manager announcing the development of the City of Portland’s own arts and culture program to be completed by June 2024. RACC entered into its partnership with the City of Portland in 1995 via a region-wide intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas County, and Metro and the City of Portland). Though we were not made aware of these specific changes ahead of time, RACC has seen a growing divestment in equity-driven arts and culture engagement by the City of Portland since the fall of 2020.  

At this time, RACC does not have any more information than what has been released. It is our request and expectation that as the region’s contracted arts and culture agency, we will be invited into these conversations around the arts and cultural ecosystem in our community. We have a  deep experience working with, and for, the residents of Portland as well as City employees and elected officials.  

The City-led effort to assess the current state of the needs of our region for arts and culture continues with  community engagement sessions for the Our Creative Future cultural planning process is ongoing. The external partners for this process are the Cultural Planning Group from San Diego and the Metropolitan Group from Portland. This analysis and report is expected to be completed by the end of the year. RACC is the arts and culture advocate and funder that was created by the community for the community. RACC has been an integral part of ensuring access for those in the creative field since our inception and for the past 50 years. As a BIPOC-led organization we will continue to  adhere to our core values of equity, access, and inclusion. 

We want our community to know that we are committed to ensuring a thriving region for engagement and celebration of cultural diversity and artistic expression. Thank you for your commitment to RACC and your support for our mission and vision. 


Media Contact:

Communications Team, Regional Arts & Culture Council, comms@racc.org 

REGISTRATION IS FULL-DIY Accounting- June 2023- is now closed


RACC is hosting a series of four, two-hour workshops designed to provide the leaders of arts and culture nonprofits with the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare monthly cash-basis financial statements. This course is open to arts & culture organizations with budgets of $250K or less, and limited to 10 organizations per series. Those who commit to the series will also earn 4 hours of one-on-one training to focus on your specific questions!

The cost for four sessions and the private training is only $100 per organization. These workshops are presented in partnership with Erin Zollenkopf and Susan Matlack Jones & Associates.

Workshop Attendees Will Learn:
• How to set up an effective chart of accounts
• The basics of double-entry bookkeeping
• How to use QuickBooks to track revenue and expenses
• Cash flow management
• Systems for organizing financial documents
• How to read financial statements
• Methods for tracking and reporting on grants
• How to budget
• Basics of setting up fiscal controls and financial procedures
• Learn about reporting requirements for nonprofits
• And much, much more!

Please Note: To attend, an organization must commit to sending the same representative to all four sessions on June 7, 14, 21 and 28. This workshop is capped at ten organizations and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.


Click here to register


Please reach out to Monica Parra, Grants Specialist, if you have any questions.







2022-23 RACC Arts3C Grants (September 2022 cycle)

The RACC Arts3C Grant Program is for the Creation, Cultivation & Community in the Portland metropolitan tri-county region. Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas 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 193 RACC Arts3C Grants were awarded in December 2022 for a total of $745,000.


2022-23 RACC Arts3C Grant awards (Sept 2022 cycle):

Individual Artists Working Title Primary Artistic Discipline County Award
Aaron Kahn new, ambient musical work Music Multnomah $4,000
Abbylyn Williams The Next Step Visual Arts Multnomah $3,000
Adrienne Hatkin “Everything is for Sale” Music Video and Community Screening Music Multnomah $2,000
Akela Jaffi BASS After Dark Multi-Discipline Multnomah $2,000
Alberta Poon Hi-Chews & Haikus Media Arts (Film/Video) Multnomah $3,000
Ali Godil Bliss Journal Visual Arts Multnomah $5,000
Alyson Provax Risograph book project Visual Arts Multnomah $4,000
Amanda Harris Whet Studio Expansion Visual Arts Multnomah $5,000
Andre Buenacosa Instead of Loneliness, I Feel Loveliness Visual Arts Multnomah $3,000
Andrea Stolowitz Elegy Play Workshop/Presentation Theatre/Musical Theatre Multnomah $5,000
Andrew Krissberg Family Worship – Kicked Out of the Garden Music Multnomah $4,000
Angela Sagues Stories in the Making Visual Arts Multnomah $3,000
Anna Miller Scaling illustration Visual Arts Multnomah $2,000
Anne Greenwood-Rioseco PSU residency TC2 Weaving for Exhibition w/ talk Visual Arts Multnomah $5,000
Anthony Hudson Portland Drag Theatre Festival Multi-Discipline Multnomah $3,000
Ashley Montague mural and music video Visual Arts Multnomah $5,000
Bebe Montoya Supporting Sustainable Growth For My Art Practice Visual Arts Multnomah $3,000
Becky Springer resources to develop online teaching offerings Visual Arts Multnomah $3,000
Bo-Mandela Cordeta The Teachings (Album) Music Multnomah $5,000
Brance Berry Brancesuniverse x RACC Music Multnomah $5,000
Bridget McBride Black Light Media Arts (Film/Video) Multnomah $3,000
Bryan Smith Folkways Music Multnomah $4,000
Caixin Huang Rocks Folk Arts Multnomah $2,000
Callum Angus artifacts of smoke and mold Literature Multnomah $5,000
Carolyn Hazel Drake Wild Peninsula: Color & Sound in North Portland Visual Arts Multnomah $4,000
Catherine Lee Purchase of audio equipment Music Multnomah $2,000
Cheyne Queezy Roses 2 the World Music Multnomah $5,000
Chisao Hata THE ASSEMBLY CENTER Multi-Discipline Multnomah $5,000
Claire Barrera Grammar of the Imagination Tour Dance/Movement Multnomah $4,000
Crystal Cortez Tools for Immersive Audio Media Arts (Computer/technology) Multnomah $3,000
Dani Townsend SHOW OUT; Community Showcase Multi-Discipline Multnomah $5,000
Douglas Detrick The Lost Colony fully scored audio book Media Arts (Audio) Multnomah $2,000
Elise Wahl Drawing Tablet for Interpretive Media Design Work Visual Arts Washington $1,000
Elizabeth Arzani New Harmony Clay Projects Artist Residency Visual Arts Multnomah $1,000
Emily Haswell educational videos on singing Music Multnomah $4,000
Emily Running Gold Suit Dance/Movement Multnomah $2,000
Emma Barrow Other Plans Media Arts (Film/Video) Multnomah $5,000
Emma Josephson Sew into You Media Arts (Film/Video) Multnomah $5,000
Eric Mast Spoiler Room Media Arts (Film/Video) Multnomah $4,000
Estevan Muñoz romantic dramedy novel ‘Between Detroit & Me’ Literature Multnomah $2,000
Ezra Weiss Golem’s Gift Development Theatre/Musical Theatre Washington $2,000
Felicia Murray Keep Growing Literature Multnomah $4,000
Fuchsia Lin Future Cosmos Flow Multi-Discipline Multnomah $5,000
G. Chesler dysConnect: Trans Lives during COVID-19 Media Arts (Film/Video) Multnomah $5,000
Hailee Evans Tattoo private studio Folk Arts Multnomah $2,000
Hampton Rodriguez Lotería Multi-Discipline Multnomah $2,000
Heather Lee Birdsong Participation costs for artist-run gallery membership Visual Arts Multnomah $1,000
Heather Watkins Blindspots & Throughlines Visual Arts Multnomah $3,000
Jayanthi Raman Samatvaa: Celebrating Equity Dance/Movement Washington $5,000
Jeremy Rotsztain “Walking a Turtle” pop-up installation at the Lloyd Center Media Arts (Computer/technology) Multnomah $4,000
Jesica Glas Blown glass studio Visual Arts Multnomah $2,000
Jessica Daugherty Get Your ‘A’ In Oregon Media Arts (Film/Video) Multnomah $5,000
Jessica Mehta Spring 2023 Projects Multi-Discipline Multnomah $5,000
Jessica Riehl Art Like Us Elementary School Curriculum Visual Arts Washington $5,000
Joanie Fox Beatlore Media Arts (Film/Video) Multnomah $5,000
Joe Kye Tiger Tiger PDX 2023 Music Multnomah $5,000
Johanna Kunin Always Falling Music Multnomah $5,000
Johnny Franco LaurelThursday Music Multnomah $2,000
Joni Whitworth Future Prairie Radio Media Arts (Film/Video) Multnomah $5,000
Jordan Vale No Work In The Summer Music Multnomah $4,000
Joshua Faber-Hammond Koto Studies and Music Residencies in Tokyo, Japan Music Multnomah $3,000
Juan Trujillo Mapping Masculinity: Queer of Color Perspectives on Masculinity Media Arts (Film/Video) Multnomah $5,000
Judith Wilding “Resonance: A Memoir” Completion and Writing Class Literature Multnomah $4,000
Julia Bonnheim Oil in the Water Media Arts (Film/Video) Multnomah $5,000
Julia Calabrese Character and Special FX Makeup Certificate Program Multi-Discipline Multnomah $4,000
Kate McCallum In Sea and Air Literature Washington $2,000
Kate Simmons Landscapes and Surfaces Media Arts (Film/Video) Clackamas $5,000
Keana Marrero Keeks Mag Issue 02 Visual Arts Multnomah $5,000
Kelda Van Patten RAW Peaches and Perfume Visual Arts Multnomah $4,000
Kesiah Manival “Dancing Across the Water” – 16mm short film Media Arts (Film/Video) Washington $2,000
Kim Lakin PDX Red Wall Project Visual Arts Multnomah $3,000
Kimberly King Parsons Support for Travel to an Artist Residency at San Ysidro Ranch Literature Multnomah $2,000
Kyle Yoshioka Provecho Magazine Literature Multnomah $5,000
Lamiae Naki Al-Tayaarat Music Multnomah $5,000
Lara Messersmith-Glavin Spirit Things audiobook recording Media Arts (Audio) Multnomah $3,000
Lava Alapai Middletown Mall Theatre/Musical Theatre Multnomah $5,000
Leticia Ramirez Angel Academy Painting Intensive / May 2023 Visual Arts Multnomah $4,000
Linda Austin 3 miles of possible Dance/Movement Multnomah $4,000
Lindsey Ferguson Welcome Home Ned and Wendy Music Multnomah $4,000
Loulou Fernandez Calling Them Home Social Practice Multnomah $4,000
Maggie McCloskey Stranger Inside Multi-Discipline Multnomah $2,000
Mark Brody Glencoe Mural Renovation Visual Arts Multnomah $5,000
Marlow Jay Constellation Collective screenprinting equipment Visual Arts Multnomah $2,000
Matt Blairstone Tenebrous Press 2023 publishing calendar and operating budget Literature Multnomah $2,000
May Anuntarungsun Food Exhibition at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in NYC Visual Arts Multnomah $5,000
Megean McBride-Sanchez LATE TO MOMS FUNERAL Media Arts (Film/Video) Multnomah $3,000
Melanie Ooi World of Henna: Morocco Visual Arts Multnomah $5,000
Michael Espinoza snapshots for future lovers Visual Arts Multnomah $5,000
Mike Vos A Thin Wall of Vellum Visual Arts Multnomah $5,000
Misty Eddy Queer: A Celebration Media Arts (Film/Video) Multnomah $2,000
Molly Light Pork Chopped Media Arts (Film/Video) Multnomah $2,000
Monica Parra Dance on Film Self Portrait Dance/Movement Multnomah $4,000
Nancy L Ives Ed Edmo video recording for Celilo Falls performances Music Multnomah $3,000
Oliver Daofu tattoo business Visual Arts Multnomah $5,000
Onry Henreid Honoring Black Elders Multi-Discipline Multnomah $5,000
Orquidia Velasquez Ecotone Visual Arts Multnomah $2,000
Pamela Chipman Afraid/Not Afraid Visual Arts Multnomah $1,000
Pan reviver Music Multnomah $3,000
Paola De La Cruz Dance Of The Butterfly: The Art of Healing Visual Arts Multnomah $3,000
Pearlyn Tan childrens book on disability, ableism centering BIPOC family story Visual Arts Multnomah $5,000
Pedro Parra Chiibalkan Music Multnomah $5,000
Pepper Pepper The Moon Beneath Us – Performance Multi-Discipline Multnomah $3,000
Pilar Gallego Lust Killer Visual Arts Multnomah $5,000
Prashant Kakad full-length album of original music Music Multnomah $2,000
Quincy Davis REBELWISE Album #2 Music Multnomah $2,000
Rachel Ward “Love Me Bait Me” Documentary Media Arts (Film/Video) Multnomah $5,000
Rebecca Boraz Relief Printmaking Expansion Visual Arts Multnomah $2,000
Rebecca Sanborn Shadow Work Music Multnomah $5,000
Rebel Sidney Fayola Black Burnett Art on Our Bodies: Being Black, Gender Expansive, and Disabled in the Arts Social Practice Multnomah $5,000
Rhys Thomas Strolling kinetic sculpture repair and creation Theatre/Musical Theatre Multnomah $2,000
Rimona Eskayo Workshop Series and Expanded Access for “I’m Having Top Surgery: An Illustrated Guide For You And Me” Multi-Discipline Multnomah $5,000
Robert Blatt Works on Paper Multi-Discipline Multnomah $3,000
Roger Peet Mapping the Mine- A printmaking project connecting DR Congo and Portland Visual Arts Multnomah $3,000
Ruben Rivera Community 3D workshop and home studio equipment Media Arts (Computer/technology) Multnomah $4,000
Sadie Wechsler Field Capacity Visual Arts Multnomah $2,000
Samara Andre Art Heaux projects Visual Arts Multnomah $5,000
Sandra Lanz Sánchez-Penichet self-portrait porcelain sculptures Visual Arts Multnomah $2,000
Shelbie Loomis Park Arts Workshops Social Practice Multnomah $4,000
Solomon Gessesse PDX Hip-Hop Collaboration Album Music Multnomah $4,000
Stephanie Gervais AADK Spain Artist Residency Multi-Discipline Multnomah $2,000
Stephanie Schneiderman Record a song with many members of the local music community in honor of a departed friend/supporter Music Multnomah $2,000
Stephen Cohen Breathing with the Trees Music Clackamas $4,000
Summer Luu The Untold Stories of BIPOC Adoptees Media Arts (Film/Video) Multnomah $5,000
Suzanne Savaria Director: Vestival Film Fest Media Arts (Film/Video) Multnomah $4,000
Tallon Jakson Yamatala Media Arts (Film/Video) Multnomah $3,000
Theresa Tran Archipelago Dispatches Literature Multnomah $4,000
Tie Li Art Bridgt the Conmmunity-a artshow for the Chinese new year Visual Arts Clackamas $3,000
Tonya Jones Superstition Literature Multnomah $4,000
Twig Cosby Queer Cat Firing: An LGBTQIA+ Ceramics Workshop and Wood-Soda Kiln Firing Experience Visual Arts Multnomah $2,000
Ulysses Harmony Garcia Finding My Voice, a Memoir Literature Washington $2,000
Wendy Hambidge Standing Together Dance/Movement Multnomah $5,000
Xiaolin Jiang Intersection of mental health and art Visual Arts Clackamas $1,000
yrus Nabipoor In Lieu of Tears Music Multnomah $4,000
Zephyr Brown Rebuild the Hands on juggling school that comes to you! Social Practice Clackamas $2,000


Organizations Working Title Primary Artistic Discipline County Award
45th Parallel Femenine Music Multnomah $4,000
AFRU Gallery AFRU Gallery Website Re-Envisioned Visual Arts Multnomah $3,000
All Classical Portland Artist in Residence Recording [Yuko Uebayashi’s Sonata for Flute and Piano] Music Multnomah $5,000
Belong Art Community Belong Art Community Podcast Media Arts (Audio) Multnomah $5,000
Blackfish Gallery Blackfish Gallery Operational Aid Visual Arts Multnomah $5,000
Bridger Elementary School PTA Bridger Community Mural Visual Arts Multnomah $2,000
Bridging Voices LGBTQ+ and allied youth chorus operating support Music Multnomah $2,000
Center for the Arts Foundation Center For The Arts Foundation Little Theatre and Conference Room Music Multnomah $5,000
Centro Cultural of Washington County El Grito 2023 Folk Arts Washington $5,000
CETI XRchive – Community-Created Augmented Storytelling Experiences-(Hi)stories and Visions of Lone Fir Media Arts (Computer/technology) Multnomah $5,000
Clinton St. Theater Clinton Street Theater – Community Space Improvements Multi-Discipline Multnomah $5,000
Color Outside the Lines Art Outreach for Youth in Need 2022 Visual Arts Multnomah $5,000
Crave Theatre Company Make More Art Theatre/Musical Theatre Multnomah $5,000
Curvy Chic Closet Foundation Curvy Chic Closet Foundation Spring Fashion Show 2023 Theatre/Musical Theatre Washington $3,000
Depave Oliver Middle School Playground Mural Visual Arts Multnomah $5,000
Earthtones Music Therapy Northwest Stipend to staff, sensory-friendly instruments, and rent Music Multnomah $5,000
en Taiko “Taiko & Light” and Community Music Multnomah $5,000
Fear No Music “Locally Sourced Sounds” concert Music Multnomah $5,000
First Matter Press First Matter Press Annual Publishing Cycle 2023 Literature Multnomah $3,000
Growing Gardens Mural Visual Arts Multnomah $5,000
Heidi Duckler Dance/Northwest Sin Maíz No Hay País Dance/Movement Multnomah $5,000
Hillsboro Downtown Partnership Window Artist Takeover Visual Arts Washington $5,000
HOLLA School HOLLA School Native American Programming Multi-Discipline Multnomah $5,000
India Cultural Association India Festival 2023 Multi-Discipline Washington $5,000
Japanese Ancestral Society – Ikoi no Kai Inter-generational Storytelling & Food Event Social Practice Multnomah $2,000
Jazz Society of Oregon Cathedral Park Jazz Festival Music Multnomah $5,000
Latino Network Supporting Studio Latino Teaching Artists in Portland Public Schools Multi-Discipline Multnomah $5,000
Montavilla Jazz Mt. Tabor Celebration Concert – 10th Annual Montavilla Jazz Festival Music Multnomah $5,000
Nat Turner Project Black Whole Press (Printmaking Residency and Workshops) Visual Arts Multnomah $5,000
New Moon Productions Drama Literacy Program Theatre/Musical Theatre Multnomah $2,000
New Year in the Park 2023 Annual New Year in the Park Multi-Discipline Multnomah $5,000
North Pole Studio Participation in 2023 Outsider Art Fair Visual Arts Multnomah $5,000
Open Space Outsider Dance/Movement Multnomah $5,000
Oregon Arts Watch Operating Support Literature Multnomah $5,000
Painted Entertainment LLC Art as an Outlet Multi-Discipline Washington $5,000
PDX Suite Spot LLC Crossing the Red Line/Black Beyond February Multi-Discipline Multnomah $5,000
Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble The Most, The All of It: New Music, New Spoken Word Multi-Discipline Multnomah $5,000
Portland Latin American Film Festival XVII ANNUAL PORTLAND LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL Media Arts (Film/Video) Multnomah $5,000
Portland Symphonic Choir Summer Sings Series Music Multnomah $3,000
Portland Winter Light Festival Portland Winter Light Festival 2023: Art Coordinator Support Multi-Discipline Multnomah $5,000
Pride of Portland Chapter of Sweet Adelines Intl. Sound Improvement in Rehearsal/Performance Hall Music Multnomah $2,000
QDoc: Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival QDoc Film Fest / Portland’s LGBTQ+ Documentary Film Festival Media Arts (Film/Video) Multnomah $5,000
Risk/Reward Risk/Reward 2023 Operating Support Multi-Discipline Multnomah $5,000
Roots and All Theatre Ensemble Ritual Treatment Dance/Movement Multnomah $5,000
Samewave Radio Sunday Syncs Media Arts (Audio) Multnomah $5,000
Shaun Keylock Company Queer Archive Project 1995-2015 Dance/Movement Multnomah $5,000
Sincere Studio Sincere Studio Visual Arts Multnomah $5,000
Sojourn Theatre Don’t Go Theatre/Musical Theatre Multnomah $5,000
Souvenir Souvenir: Artist/Curator Stipends and Staff Support for 2023 Visual Arts Multnomah $5,000
Steps for Youth DanceAbility Program Dance/Movement Multnomah $5,000
Synth Library Portland (S1) Operating Expenses – Staff and Workshops Media Arts (Audio) Multnomah $5,000
The Ink Lab Custom Apparel LLC Equipment purchase Visual Arts Multnomah $5,000
The Old Church Society, Inc. SOL: SING OUT LOUD Music Multnomah $2,000
Tualatin Valley Creates Main Street Commons Public Art Initiative Visual Arts Washington $5,000
Venezuela’s Voice in Oregon Cultural Afternoon/ Tarde Cultural Folk Arts Multnomah $2,000
Vino Veritas LIVE Jazz @ Vino Veritas Music Multnomah $5,000
Water in the Desert Water in the Desert Subsidized Space Program (SSP) Dance/Movement Multnomah $5,000
We Are The Most Beautiful People LLC We are the Most Beautiful People | Adults with Disabilities Media Arts (Film/Video) Multnomah $5,000
Willamette Falls Symphony Oregon Mahler Festival 2023 Music Clackamas $5,000


City of Portland Urgency/Stability ARPA Grants Awarded

The Regional Arts & Culture Council has 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: Investing in Portland initiative.

The Urgency/Stability program was designed to support artists and other creatives working in the arts who identify as under-served or under-represented, including Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander and People of Color; LGBTQIA+ artists; and artists with disabilities.

Grants between $500-$5,000 were made to support artists and other creatives working in the arts who live in the City of Portland, had lost income or opportunities due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and had an ongoing practice creating work and sharing it with the community.

Submitted by a grant recipient:

“Thank you for supporting my artistic practice through the City of Portland Urgency/Stability Grant! As we continue to experience collective crises, we need art to help us reflect, reframe, and reimagine our world together. Your funding creates that crucial access for so many.”

Program funds came from Federal grant funds from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA); the process was administered by the Regional Arts & Culture Council.

RACC Creative Spotlight: Artist James Enos

Artist James Enos, Make | Learn | Build grant recipient

Introducing the Regional Arts & Culture Council’s Artist and Organization Creative Spotlight, where we will feature one artist and one organization in consecutive months that have been impacted by the support of programming, training, grants, or other services through RACC, and/or have been nominated for their impact on our community.

James Enos was a Make|Learn|Build grant recipient in June 2021. RACC’s Make|Learn|Build Grant Program was designed to address the ways the arts community in the tri-county region needed support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Artists, creatives, organizations, and businesses were awarded either $1,500 or $3,000 to make work, gain skills, or build up their arts business.

With RACC’s grant award, Booklyn, Inc. represented James Enos at the 2022 Outsider Art Fair. The Outsider Art Fair is a world renowned art fair that provides a stage for self-taught artists, art brut, and Outsider Art and takes place biannually in New York City and Paris.

James Enos works at North Pole Studio, a Portland-based progressive art studio for artists with autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities. With James’ consent, this Q&A was answered collaboratively with North Pole Studio staff and his mother, Beth Enos.

Would you share your journey as an artist with us? When did you begin; how did you begin?

James is an entirely self-taught author and illustrator. James began drawing in high school, and was encouraged to expand his drawings with the encouragement of an early teacher. His deep creativity quickly emerged, as he transitioned away from life drawing to more fanciful subjects. It was years before he started making the books that he is now known for, and the catalyst for this shift is still unknown.

James designs and executes each book from scratch. His extraordinary process includes binding, researching, writing, and hand-drawing illustrations— many of which fold-out and can extend upwards of 275 cm. His stories weave together to form a collection inspired by his life experiences, picture books adapted from major motion pictures, and pop-culture of the late 80s and early 90s, among others.

James began by hand-writing his books with penmanship that is a work of art in itself. James’ early books alternate line for line with a slightly different shade of the same color (i.e. light blue, dark blue; pink, red). Over the past two years, James has transitioned to writing on a type-writer. His illustrations have evolved but adhere to a consistent style.

James created art at the Portland Art and Learning Studio (PALS) until it closed in 2020. During his time at PALS, James was discovered by Marshall Weber at Booklyn, Inc. in NYC who began representing him and selling his books nationally. In 2021, James joined North Pole Studio, where he works to date. 

In a very short period of time, James went from being an unknown artist to boasting an impressive resume which includes being collected by major universities including Bainbridge Island Museum of the Arts; University of California, Los Angeles, Special Collections Library; University of Central Florida, Special Collections Library; University of Delaware, Special Collections Library; Yale University, Haas Family Fine Arts Library.

How would your community of peers (family, friends, other creatives/artists) describe you?

James is incredibly focused and has an admirable art practice, working continuously from 10am – 3pm and pausing only for a lunch break. When James is in the writing phase, his typewriter starts buzzing the moment he walks into the studio, and doesn’t stop until he leaves. It has become a beloved soundtrack of North Pole Studio. 

Because of the seriousness James approaches both his art practice and the world with, many don’t know what an incredible sense of humor he has. He is a prankster at heart and has a sharp and sophisticated sense of humor which is best captured in his books. 

James’ artistic genius and extensive knowledge of pop culture, familiar kids’ stories (such as Mulan, Tarzan, and the Chronicles of Narnia) is admired by his peers.

Thinking back to your artistic journey, bridging to where you are at now, how would you summarize your artwork currently? Where are you now with your work?

James continues to hone his craft; his evolution from hand-writing his books to his typewriter has marked a distinctive shift in his process. James’ illustrational style and syntax are consistent across his stories, but he continues to refine both with each book. 

James experimentation with various methods and materials for binding his large-scale, multimedia books is evident over time. James books are often up to 6” thick and well over 5lbs when complete, with fold-out illustrations strategically folded to fit into a structure that can be read cover to cover.

James’ latest books are tighter, both visually and structurally with consideration to decisions around materials and paper size. Additionally, many of his recent works are written in chapters, and can be read as isolated stories or as a collection.

Based on the award/grant you received from RACC how have you continued your direction in your project/artwork/process?

In 2021, James was invited to exhibit his books in a solo booth at the Outsider Art Fair in New York City. The Outsider Art Fair is a world renown art fair, and provides a huge opportunity for lesser known self-taught artists’ work to be viewed by major art collectors alongside the greats. With the support of his team, James applied for a Make | Learn | Build grant to cover the cost of the booth fee. With RACC’s grant award, Bookyln, Inc. represented James Enos at the 2022 Outsider Art Fair in spring of 2022.

Accessing grant funding is rife with barriers for many artists in the disability community, from awareness of opportunities, through application to the disbursement processes. James’ team values RACC’s recognition of his work through this award, and their collaboration in making this grant funding accessible.

What have been some of the speed bumps you have encountered? Did it change your trajectory or direction?

For a long time, James did not have access to the resources needed to fully develop his creative practice. Being part of a progressive studio community has provided James with access to materials, direct support, and advocacy to both structure and develop his existing practice and promote visibility of the work. Having access to progressive studio programming changed everything, as it provided a platform for James’ work to be seen and acquired. Without this platform, it is unlikely that James’ work would be included in the art collections and conversations it is today.

When the pandemic hit, James’ studio program (PALS) closed, putting a temporary pause on his practice as he no longer had access to materials and space to work. In the spring of 2021, James resumed his practice at North Pole Studio. 

What is next for you?

James is currently working on writing and illustrating and original series based on the Chronicles of Narnia. Both North Pole Studio and Booklyn, who represents James in NYC, will continue to facilitate opportunities for James’ work to contribute to the art and literary world.

Artist James Enos sits among his illustrations.

James Enos working in North Pole Studio. Photo by Kaitlin Green

FY2021-22 General Operating Support Grant Awards

Learn more about RACC’s General Operating Support program.

General Operating Support Partner Base Awards

Cycle 1 – Reports received in December 2021 and awarded February 2022

  • Blue Sky / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts – $15,000
  • Corrib Theatre – $15,000
  • Literary Arts – $60,000
  • Oregon Ballet Theatre – $85,000
  • Portland Center Stage – $100,000
  • Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra – $20,000
  • Portland Youth Philharmonic – $45,000
  • The Portland Ballet – $30,000
  • Third Angle New Music – $15,000

Cycle 2 – Reports received in February 2022 and awarded awarded in April 2022

  • Boom Arts – $15,000
  • Hand2Mouth – $15,000
  • Lakewood Center for the Arts (Clackamas County) – $45,000
  • Metropolitan Youth Symphony – $30,000
  • Northwest Children’s Theater & School – $60,000
  • Outside the Frame – $20,000
  • Pacific Youth Choir – $20,000
  • PETE (Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble) – $15,000
  • PlayWrite, Inc – $15,000
  • Portland Art Museum – $175,000
  • Portland Baroque Orchestra – $30,000
  • Portland Opera – $85,000
  • Portland Playhouse – $45,000
  • Profile Theatre – $30,000
  • White Bird – $30,000
  • Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington – $45,000

Cycle 3 – Reports received in May 2022 and awarded in June 2022

  • Artists Repertory Theatre – $60,000
  • Bag & Baggage Productions (Washington County) – $30,000
  • BodyVox – $30,000
  • Broadway Rose Theatre Company (Washington County) – $60,000
  • Cappella Romana – $30,000
  • Chamber Music Northwest – $45,000
  • Children’s Healing Art Project – $15,000
  • CoHo Productions – $20,000
  • Echo Theater Company – $20,000
  • Ethos Inc. – $30,000
  • Film Action Oregon dba Hollywood Theatre – $60,000
  • Friends of Chamber Music – $30,000
  • Imago Theatre – $15,000
  • Independent Publishing Resource Center – $15,000
  • Live Wire Radio – $20,000
  • Miracle Theatre Group – $30,000
  • My Voice Music – $20,000
  • New Expressive Works – $15,000
  • NW Dance Project – $45,000
  • NW Documentary Arts & Media – $15,000
  • Oregon BRAVO Youth Orchestras – $45,000
  • Oregon Children’s Theatre – $60,000
  • Oregon Contemporary – $20,000
  • Oregon Symphony Association – $175,000
  • PassinArt: A Theatre Company – $15,000
  • PDX Jazz – $30,000
  • PHAME – $30,000
  • Polaris Dance Theatre – $15,000
  • Portland Gay Men’s Chorus – $20,000
  • Portland Institute for Contemporary Art – $45,000
  • Portland Piano International – $20,000
  • Portland Street Art Alliance – $15,000
  • Portland Taiko – $15,000
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls – $15,000
  • Shaking the Tree Theatre – $20,000
  • The Circus Project – $30,000
  • The Red Door Project – $30,000
  • Third Rail Repertory Theatre – $20,000
  • Triangle Productions – $20,000
  • World Stage Theatre – $15,000
  • Write Around Portland – $20,000


GOS New Partner Organizations awarded June 2022

  • All Ages Music Portland – Friends of Noise – $15,000
  • Street Books – $15,000


Capacity Building Organizations participating in FY21-22

  • ArtMax Academy (Washington County) – $25,000
  • Cymaspace – $25,000
  • En Taiko- $25,000
  • Instituto de Cultura e Arte In Xochitl In Cuicatl – $25,000
  • MediaRites – $25,000
  • Morpheus Youth Project – $25,000
  • Rejoice Diaspora Dance Theater- $25,000
  • Takohashi- $25,000
  • Theatre Diaspora- $25,000
  • Vanport Mosiac – $25,000
  • World Arts Foundation- $25,000


GOS Investment Awards – awarded June 2022

  • Artists Repertory Theatre – $14,100
  • Blue Sky / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts – $4,670
  • Boom Arts – $16,900
  • Broadway Rose Theatre Company – $4,000
  • Cappella Romana – $9,400
  • Chamber Music Northwest – $14,600
  • CoHo Productions – $7,500
  • Corrib Theatre – $12,700
  • Echo Theater Company – $17,900
  • Ethos Inc. – $16,000
  • Hand2Mouth – $8,900
  • Imago Theatre – $11,700
  • Independent Publishing Resource Center – $8,900
  • Lakewood Center for the Arts – $8,900
  • Literary Arts – $15,500
  • Live Wire Radio – $15,000
  • Metropolitan Youth Symphony – $16,900
  • My Voice Music – $20,600
  • New Expressive Works – $8,500
  • Northwest Children’s Theater & School – $15,500
  • Northwest Dance Project – $6,100
  • Oregon Ballet Theatre – $14,100
  • Oregon Children’s Theatre – $16,000
  • Oregon Contemporary – $13,600
  • Oregon Symphony Association – $11,700
  • PDX Jazz – $18,800
  • PETE (Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble) – $15,500
  • PHAME – $18,800
  • Polaris Dance Theatre – $5,200
  • Portland Art Museum – $19,700
  • Portland Baroque Orchestra – $7,000
  • Portland Center Stage at the Armory – $9,400
  • Portland Institute for Contemporary Art – $21,500
  • Portland Opera – $7,500
  • Portland Piano International – $5,600
  • Portland Playhouse – $17,900
  • Portland Street Art Alliance – $8,000
  • Portland Youth Philharmonic – $16,000
  • Profile Theatre – $18,800
  • Red Door Project – $20,600
  • Shaking the Tree Theatre – $8,500
  • The Circus Project – $16,400
  • The Portland Ballet – $10,800
  • Third Angle New Music – $8,000
  • Third Rail Repertory Theatre – $12,200
  • Triangle Productions – $4,670
  • World Stage Theatre – $7,000
  • Write Around Portland – $17,900
  • Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington – $7,000

Make|Learn|Build Grant Program Overview

The Regional Arts & Culture Council launched the Make|Learn|Build grant opportunity for artists, arts organizations, and arts businesses in Winter 2021, seeking to support the local arts community while we remained in the pandemic lockdown. Throughout the last 16 months of shifting public health guidelines, new variants, social unrest, and climate events, RACC was able to offer two rounds of the grants each fiscal year, totaling four grant cycles open to the community, with Round 4 grant awards most recently announced at the end of March 2022.

The Make|Learn|Build grant was set up to prioritize breadth, reach and access. We worked to expand our technical support with Instagram live events and recorded Info Sessions with ASL interpretation, along with team member grant writing guidance through panel feedback and draft reviews.  It touched a lot of people and achieved significant impact during an uncertain time.

It allowed RACC to move away from past grantmaking standards (i.e. matching dollars, in-kind support, limits on eligible expenses, required in-person events) and put the emphasis on supporting community values and voices.

In total since January 2021, we experienced the following:

  • 1,661 applications
  • 1,364 unique applicants
  • 30 Community Reviewers
  • 85% BIPOC* representation in Community Review Panels
  • 48 Zoom panels
  • 806 grant awards
  • $2,310,500 awarded to artists, arts organizations, and arts businesses
  • 755 unique grantees
  • Average 52% BIPOC* artist support across 4 rounds
  • Over 457 technical assistance sessions for draft reviews and panel process feedback

*not including responses in “I describe my ethnicity/race as”

RACC launched the Make|Learn|Build grant program with the goal of supporting 50% of the applicants, which was a higher percentage than past funding rates (typically between 30% to 43%). This funding rate was possible with the smaller award amounts (average of $3,000 grant, rather than an average award of $5,000 in Project Grants.) This goal became harder as the number of applications began to skyrocket, but through the four rounds of the program, RACC was able to support the entire process at 48.4%.

Some other highlights of this program have been the following:

  • The pandemic hasn’t slowed creative folks down. People are making art!
  • A simple, accessible application welcomed in new and first-time applicants. This has allowed for more risk-taking. It also resulted in explosive growth in the applicant pool.
  • The need in the artist and creative community is huge. By making smaller awards to a wider number of grantees, the support was able to reach more people. However, great ideas and projects were still left on the table, as always.
  • Paying artists for their professional role as Community Reviewers is important. Reviewing applications and making decisions is WORK. By paying artists for their time to evaluate, they could step away from being applicants and their own artmaking and have comparable compensation.
  •  Reviewers are responding to what they want to see in their community – clear impact on community and value-based investment.
  • Making the full grant award up front puts trust in the work of the artist or organization.

As we move forward into the next vision of RACC grant programs, we know that we will be opening back up to arts projects proposed by all types of entities, including other nonprofits, businesses, institutions, schools, and community groups beyond those rooted in the arts. We will also be working to support individual artists in the many ways that they are creating and sharing art and culture. However, public presentations and a plan to share work with an audience will be important as a way to show community impact. One benefit of the new normal is acknowledging that virtual presentations and digital distribution are an accessible way to share your work.

Based on the recent RACC Planning Survey from Winter 2022, we know that Grants are the number one way that the community engages with our organization (79% of respondents). The majority of the survey respondents find RACC services and programs to be moderately or very accessible (78.4%) but feedback also shows there is ongoing work to do. Grants Team members are working to incorporate all our most recent lessons learned into the next phase of RACC grant support. Stay tuned!


FY2022 Make|Learn|Build Community Reviewers

Sarah Brahim

RaShaunda Brooks

May Maylisa Cat

Melina Coumas

Kapu Dancel

Jay Flewelling

Celina Flores

Elizabeth Higgins

Shobha Jetmalani

Laura Martinez

Megan McGeorge

Christine Miller

Sushmita Poddar

Logan Ridenour-Starnes

Paul Susi

garima thakur

Jennifer Viviano


Sample Quotes from grantees:

“This grant process is streamlined and made easy for artists who are not part of a non-profit, and don’t have a lot of experience with grant writing and reporting requirements often associated with those types of grants. This is frequently the only source of funding for many marginalized community members. We are grateful for these opportunities.”

 “I appreciate that during this very challenging year, RACC was flexible and allowed me to modify my project, and offered their help and support every step of the way.”

“I appreciated that this grant payout was not broken up into two payments like my last RACC grant. It was such a breath of fresh air not to have to hold off on paying hard-working contractors promptly instead of holding their payments until the project was completed. Thank you for trusting me and believing in me once again to make my art and hire indie filmmakers in Portland.”

“Thank you for providing opportunity and flexibility in a time that severely lacks these things.”

“One standout feature of this grant is that the total amount of the award was disbursed at the beginning of the project. Without this model I would not have had the necessary funds to cover expenses because of the challenges faced with work during the pandemic. This model of financial support made a big difference in helping this project happen.”

“I really appreciated the support in getting my declined first-round application reviewed and revised for submission the second time around. It was great getting specific feedback, and of course, having that result in a successful application the second time around.”

 “The Make|Learn|Build Grant has my greatest appreciation and gratitude. This grant really hit the mark in making things possible during 2021!”

“I think it’s been one of the more welcoming grants I’ve applied for. The application wasn’t overwhelming or complex. I think the simplicity of requirements make it more inclusive to underrepresented groups.”


2021-22 Make|Learn|Build Grants (Round 4)

RACC’s Make|Learn|Build Grant Program was designed to address the ways the arts community in the tri-county region needed support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Artists, creatives, organizations, and businesses were awarded $1,500, $3,000 or $5,000 to make work, gain skills, or build up their arts business. The following 214 Make|Learn|Build Grants were awarded in March 2022 in Round 4 for a total of $644,000.


2021-22 Make|Learn|Build Grant awards (Round 4):

Individual Artists Category Discipline County Award
Adam Brock Ciresi Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Aiyana Monae McClinton Build Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Alexandra Behr Make Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $3,000
Alexandra Loves Make Media Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Allie Perez Make Music Multnomah  $3,000
Allison Ray Perrin Make Media Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Aloicious Moss Learn Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $3,000
Amo Reyes Make Media Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Ana Hurtado-Gonzalez Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $1,500
Anchitta Noowong Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $1,500
Anna Hoye Build Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Ansar Muhammad Make Media Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Arvie Smith Learn Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Asa Mease Make Visual Arts Clackamas  $1,500
Ashleigh Flynn Make Music Multnomah  $3,000
Azure Attoe Make Social Practice Multnomah  $3,000
BeeBee Sanchez Make Dance/Movement Multnomah  $5,000
BrandonLee Cierley Make Music Multnomah  $3,000
Brendan Deiz Make Music Multnomah  $3,000
Bridgette Hickey Learn Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $3,000
Carter Silago Make Media Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Cay Horiuchi & UwU Collective Build Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $3,000
Christina Rusnak Make Music Multnomah  $1,500
Christine Clark Learn Other Multnomah  $3,000
Cole Reed Make Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $3,000
Craig McCarthy Make Theatre Multnomah  $5,000
Crystal Jiko Sasaki Build Dance/Movement Multnomah  $1,500
Damien Gilley Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $1,500
Damon Smyth Build Media Arts Washington  $3,000
Dani Townsend & Bernadette Little Make Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $5,000
Daniel Reyes Llinás Make Music Multnomah  $3,000
Danielle Ross Make Dance/Movement Multnomah  $5,000
Darrell Grant Make Music Multnomah  $3,000
David Shirkhani Build Visual Arts Clackamas  $3,000
David Vala Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Debbie Baxter Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Del Build Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $3,000
Denver David Robinson Make Literature Multnomah  $3,000
Dominick Branch Build Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $3,000
Ebenezer Galluzzo Build Visual Arts Multnomah  $1,500
Edward Bourgeois Make Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $3,000
Eien Hunter-Ishikawa Make Folk Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Elijah Hasan Build Media Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Elisabeth Loomis Build Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Emily Bixler Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Emily Newton Learn Theatre Multnomah  $3,000
Emma Josephson Make Media Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Erika Comparoni Make Visual Arts Washington  $3,000
Erinn Kathryn Learn Visual Arts Multnomah  $1,500
Esteban Camacho Learn Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Felicia Murray Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Gabriel Espinosa Build Music Clackamas  $3,000
Gaby Tirta Jenkins Make Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $3,000
Hampton Rodriguez Make Media Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Harley Cowan Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $1,500
Heather Goodwind Build Visual Arts Multnomah  $1,500
Heather Lee Birdsong Build Visual Arts Multnomah  $1,500
Henry Felton Make Multi-Discipline Clackamas  $5,000
Henry Miller Make Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $3,000
Ivan McClellan Build Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
James Mapes Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
James Travers Make Media Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Jason Okamoto Build Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $3,000
Jax Chow Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Jeff Oliver Make Media Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Jennifer Timmer Trail Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $1,500
Jennifer Wright Make Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $5,000
Jerry Jenáe Sampson Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Jesse Blanchard Learn Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $1,500
Jessica Israels Make Music Multnomah  $5,000
JmeJames Antonick Make Dance/Movement Multnomah  $3,000
John Frentress Make Media Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Joni Whitworth Make Literature Multnomah  $1,500
Juhea Kim Make Literature Multnomah  $3,000
Julia Laxer Make Literature Multnomah  $3,000
Julz Clementine Build Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Kalimah Abioto Build Media Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Kanani Koster Make Media Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Karen Polinsky Make Dance/Movement Multnomah  $5,000
Karlee Boon Make Media Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Katherine Brann Fredricks Make Music Multnomah  $1,500
Keenan McCune Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Kelda Van Patten Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Kerry Politzer Make Music Multnomah  $3,000
Komi Jean Pierre Nugloze & N’Kossi Boutique Make Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $5,000
Kristina Barker Learn Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Lamiae Naki Learn Music Multnomah  $3,000
Leslie Vigeant Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Lisa Cox Learn Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Lisa Korpos Make Social Practice Multnomah  $3,000
Lisa Molinaro Build Music Multnomah  $1,500
Liz Asch Make Literature Multnomah  $3,000
Liz Quezada Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $1,500
Lucy Paschall Build Media Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Lynn Deal Build Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
M. Martinez Learn Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Mami Takahashi Learn Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $3,000
Marcelo Fontana Make Media Arts Clackamas  $3,000
Mars Xoxo Make Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $5,000
Mary Jacqueline MacDonald Learn Theatre Multnomah  $1,500
Masimbaashe Zvovushe Learn Media Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Matt Weiers Build Music Multnomah  $3,000
Matthew Packwood Make Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $5,000
Maxx Katz Learn Music Multnomah  $1,500
Medina Maurice & ʻIolana Collective Fellows Ensemble Learn Dance/Movement Clackamas  $3,000
Meech Boakye Make Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $3,000
Melanie Stevens Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Meredith Law Make Music Multnomah  $3,000
Mic Crenshaw Make Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $5,000
Michael Bui Make Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $3,000
Michael Langman Make Music Multnomah  $3,000
Michelle Ruiz Keil Make Literature Multnomah  $3,000
Moe Bowstern Make Literature Multnomah  $3,000
Monet Ezra Learn Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $3,000
Monica Dailey Make Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $5,000
Nathaniel Praska Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Nik Hassinger Make Media Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Nykell DeVivo Build Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Onry Henreid Make Music Multnomah  $3,000
Onyx Baird Make Media Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Pearlyn Tan Build Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Pearson Kunz Make Media Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Pepe Moscoso & Blind Insect Gallery Build Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $3,000
Phacelia Cramer Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Pikake Jazzmin Sergia Kahananui Learn Folk Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Princess Bouton Make Media Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Qiddist Ashe & Womb Homb Collective Make Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $3,000
Rachel Kimbrow Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Rachel Rosenthal Make Theatre Multnomah  $5,000
Rainyanni Paris Build Media Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Randa Benaziz Make Music Multnomah  $3,000
Reed Wallsmith Build Music Multnomah  $3,000
Reema Zaman Make Literature Multnomah  $3,000
Ricardo Nagaoka Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Richard Harrington Make Visual Arts Clackamas  $3,000
Riley Waite Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $1,500
Rio Wrenn Make Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $3,000
Roland Dahwen Wu Make Media Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Russell Short Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Samara Andre Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Samuel Eisen-Meyers Make Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $3,000
Sarah Meadows Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $1,500
Scott Braucht Make Media Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Sean Bascom Make Media Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Shannon Amidon Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Sharon Servilio Learn Visual Arts Multnomah  $1,500
Simone Fischer Make Visual Arts Clackamas  $3,000
Srijon Chowdhury Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Stacey Hareid Learn Other Multnomah  $3,000
Stephan Nance Make Media Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Suma Jane Dark Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Sweta Ravisankar Build Dance/Movement Washington  $3,000
Talilo Marfil Make Music Multnomah  $3,000
Tallon Jackson Make Media Arts Multnomah  $1,500
Tamesha Scott Learn Other Multnomah  $3,000
Tara Johnson-Medinger Make Media Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Taylor Valdes & The Venderia Build Visual Arts Multnomah  $1,500
Theresa Tran Make Literature Multnomah  $3,000
Tia Katcharian Build Social Practice Multnomah  $3,000
Tyler Jacob Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Tyler Stone Build Music Multnomah  $1,500
Ursula Barton Build Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $3,000
Wendy Noonan Make Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $3,000
Zack Dougherty Make Media Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Zeloszelos Marchandt Make Multi-Discipline Washington  $3,000


Arts Organization/Arts Business Category Discipline County Award
Alexis Mercedes LLC Build Visual Arts Multnomah  $1,500
All Classical Portland Learn Music Multnomah  $3,000
ArtBack Make Visual Arts Clackamas  $3,000
Arts and Cultural Management Build Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $3,000
Banana Pepper Music, LLC Make Music Multnomah  $3,000
Beaverton Symphony Orchestra Make Music Washington  $3,000
Blackfish Gallery Build Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Buzzy’s Bees Make Visual Arts Washington  $3,000
Casa Della Zisa Collegium Musica Build Music Clackamas  $3,000
Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective Make Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $3,000
Center for Study and Preservation of Palestine Make Folk Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Center for the Arts Foundation Make Music Multnomah  $3,000
Cerimon House Make Dance/Movement Multnomah  $5,000
Clackamas County Arts Alliance Make Visual Arts Clackamas  $3,000
Curvy Chic Closet Foundation Learn Multi-Discipline Washington  $1,500
Custom Deluxe Studio Build Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Damascus Fiber Arts School Learn Visual Arts Clackamas  $3,000
Eleven West Media Group Build Social Practice Multnomah  $3,000
Fuse Theatre Ensemble Make Theatre Multnomah  $5,000
Fused Creative Make Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $5,000
Golden Road Arts Build Visual Arts Washington  $3,000
Good in the Hood Make Music Multnomah  $5,000
Helen’s Costume Build Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Kickstand Comedy Make Other Multnomah  $3,000
LP Mode, LLC Build Other Multnomah  $3,000
Misfit Academy Make Theatre Multnomah  $3,000
New Room Studios Build Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $3,000
Pacific NorthWest Council of Water Protectors Build Folk Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Pacific Northwest Sculptors Learn Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Pathways Dance Company Make Dance/Movement Washington  $5,000
Portland Art Dealers Association Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Portland Youth Jazz Orchestra Make Music Multnomah  $3,000
Prismagic LLC Make Other Multnomah  $3,000
Risk/Reward Make Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $5,000
Rock Dojo Make Music Multnomah  $3,000
Rogue Pack Theatre Make Media Arts Multnomah  $1,500
Scarlet Sails Cultural Foundation Build Theatre Washington  $3,000
Slavic Community Center of NW Make Folk Arts Multnomah  $5,000
Stephanie Chefas Projects Build Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Street Books Build Social Practice Multnomah  $3,000
Stroll PDX Make Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $5,000
The Broken Planetarium Make Theatre Multnomah  $3,000
The Nature Atelier Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Tiny Dance Life Build Dance/Movement Multnomah  $3,000
Tualatin Valley Creates Make Multi-Discipline Washington  $3,000
Uplifted: Locally Upcycled Goods LLC Build Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $3,000
Vibe of Portland Make Visual Arts Multnomah  $3,000
Viva La Free Make Multi-Discipline Multnomah  $3,000
Willamette Writers Inc Build Literature Multnomah  $3,000