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“We hear you…”

During the first year of COVID-19 we pivoted our grantmaking, offering more flexible awards with the goal of supporting a greater number of artists and arts-based businesses during a time of rapid change and creative innovation.

The Make|Learn|Build Grant program is not accepting new applications.

You can apply to support your work through the RACC Arts3C Grant program.

Current grantees can continue to administer their grants through the RACC Opportunity Portal. All applicants are welcome to contact RACC Grants Team at with questions or if you need assistance. 


The Make|Learn|Build grant program supported artists, creatives, organizations, and businesses in making work, gaining skills, or building up a business as we responded to community needs. This grant program was designed to address the various ways the arts community in the tri-county region needed support.

This grant offered funding for artists and arts-based business/organizations in three categories:

  • MAKE: the creation of work in any artistic discipline
  • LEARN: artistic or administrative learning, skill building, or professional development that improve your art practice or business
  • BUILD: a transition or pivot for an arts business or operations, including purchase of equipment or staffing costs

Only one application can be submitted at a time. Awards in each focus area are at the $1,500 or $3,000 level, or a $5,000 level in Make when additional eligibility requirements are met.

Round One and Two awards were announced Spring 2021. Round Three awards were announced November 30, 2021 and Round Four awards were announced in March 2022

Grant awards are based on funds available, panel rankings, and RACC’s work to increase investment in under-represented communities.


All applicants are welcome to contact RACC Grants Team at if you have questions about your application or need assistance with the application process.