RACC launched the Arts Equity Grant program in 2016 to provide financial support to organizations in Multnomah County and the City of Portland conducting arts and culture projects and programming for geographically underserved neighborhoods; communities of color, immigrants, and refugees; persons with disabilities; LGBTQ communities; homeless and houseless communities; and other under-represented populations. The goal of this grant program was to further RACC’s commitment to ensuring that everyone in our region has equal access to arts and the fundamental right to express their culture through the arts.
After funding two cycles of Arts Equity Grants in 2016 and 2017, RACC has decided to integrate the Arts Equity Grant program in our larger Project Grant program. This will allow individual artists, as well as organizations, to apply for Arts Equity support, and will also make these grants available in Washington and Clackamas Counties. Furthermore, as part of Project Grants, applicants will be able to apply at three different deadlines a year instead of just one. RACC remains committed providing funding for communities that are underserved and we are excited that these funds will be more widely available as part of the Project Grant program.
Learn more about Arts Equity & Access Project Grants on our Project Grant page.