Grants

RACC supports the region’s vital arts and culture community through a variety of grant programs. These grants are made possible through investments from the City of Portland, Multnomah County, Clackamas County, Washington County, and Metro. Funding is awarded through competitive processes that includes dozens of community members serving on peer review panels and evaluating each request. Artists and organizations who receive public funding through RACC are required to report on the outcomes of their grant-funded work.

RACC accepts grant applications from individual artists, arts organizations, arts businesses, and other non-profit organizations headquartered in our service area – Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington counties, Oregon. 

Make|Learn|Build Grants  Round 4 due January 26.


Learn more about our other grant programs:

Project Grants
Professional Development Grants
General Operating Support

News

Make|Learn|Build Grants – Round 4 applications due 1/26/2022

The Make|Learn|Build grant program supports artists, creatives, organizations, and businesses in making work, gaining skills, or building up a business. Click here to visit our Make|Learn|Build Grant page for more information.  

Community grant review uplifts artists in RACC decision-making process

Our grantmaking continues to change as we strive to align our values of access and equity in our services and investments. Feedback from an online survey in summer 2020, and a series of focus groups with Black, brown, and Indigenous artists who shared their perspectives and needs with us last fall, fueled the creation of […]

FY2020-21 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 February 2021. Artists Repertory Theatre – $60,000 Blue Sky Gallery – $15,000 Corrib Theatre – $15,000 Friends of Chamber Music – $30,000 Literary Arts – $60,000 Metropolitan Youth Symphony – $30,000 Northwest Children’s Theater and […]

2020-21 Make|Learn|Build Grants (Round 2)

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. The following 226 Make|Learn|Build Grants were awarded in June 2021 in […]

2020-21 Make|Learn|Build Grants (Round 1)

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. The following 190 Make|Learn|Build Grants were awarded in May 2021 in Round […]

Catalyst Grants support local artists

Every year, RACC invests hundreds of thousands of dollars through Project Grants to support the creation or presentation of performances, exhibits, and other publicly accessible creative endeavors. In 2019, RACC created a special category of Project Grants specifically designed for applicants who have never before received a RACC grant. The new Catalyst Grant features a shorter […]

Montavilla wine shop bets on jazzy future

In mid-November, the day that Governor Brown’s 4-week “freeze” in Multnomah County went into effect, Vino Veritas General Manager, Trevor Gorham called RACC. Trevor was anxious to learn when his wine shop, Vino Veritas, would receive their grant funding. In business since April 2017, Vino Veritas is a small wine bar and bottle shop located […]

“Capturing the Moment” through the lenses of Portland’s Black artists, Indigenous artists, and artists of color

Interpretation services available, email info@racc.org Servicio de interpretación disponible   |  Предоставляются услуги переводчика   |   Có dịch vụ thông dịch   |   通訳サービスあり   34 Black artists, Indigenous artists, and artists of color have had works selected for a new public art collection titled Capturing the Moment. This collection showcases work in a wide scope of medium, […]