Grants

One of the ways the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) supports the region’s vital arts and culture community is through grant programs. 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 and according the specific eligibility criteria.

RACC Arts3C Grant Program

General Operating Support Grant Program

2022-23 RACC Arts3C Grants (Spring 2023 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. In the spring 2023 cycle, RACC had a […]

RACC Arts3C Grant Administration Guide

Congratulations on receiving an Arts3C Grant from RACC! This page provides all the information you will need to administer your grant, including appropriate acknowledgement of the grant support. Please email grants@racc.org at any time with questions or if you need assistance! Step 1: Complete Your Grant Agreement Step 2: Acknowledge RACC funding support Step 3: […]

Regional Arts & Culture Council – Our Continued Commitment to Community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 […]

2022-23 RACC Arts3C Grants (Fall 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 […]

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, […]

RACC Creative Spotlight: Artist James Enos

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]