Grants

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (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. 

RACC Arts3C Grant Program

General Operating Support Grant Program

RACC funding brings art classes to residents living in affordable housing

By Heather Morrill, The Giving Tree NW For eight weeks, beginning September 2016, two groups of residents living in affordable housing took part in The Giving Tree’s Art Explorations. These class sessions, brought directly on-site to the community rooms at Alder House Apartments and Station Place Tower, were funded in part by an Arts Equity […]

Vanessa Renwick and Brian Lindstrom receive RACC fellowship awards in media arts

PORTLAND, ORE – Two Portland-based filmmakers have received RACC’s 2016 Fellowship Awards. In addition to being recognized for their artistic excellence and achievements in the media arts, Vanessa Renwick and Brian Lindstrom will each receive a cash grant of $20,000. Vanessa Renwick has been making provocative films in the Portland region for decades. Her work ranges […]

RACC announces final round of General Operating Support grants

PORTLAND, ORE — The Regional Arts & Culture Council has awarded its final round of General Operating Support grants for the fiscal year ending June 30. RACC distributes these funds three times per year, after organizations submit comprehensive annual reports to RACC. To qualify for General Operating Support, nonprofit arts organizations must demonstrate artistic excellence and […]

Project grants impact artists and our community

By Sara Farrokhzadian Summer time is project grant season at RACC and staff is spreading the word about the upcoming “Intent to Apply” deadline on August 3, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. This year $650,000 in funding is available for artistic projects and events that are scheduled to take place in calendar year 2017. Project grant […]

2016-17 RACC Professional Development Grants (Cycle 1)

The RACC Professional Development Grant Program individual artists and arts organizations in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties with activities that improve their business management development skills and/or brings to them to another level artistically. A total of $44,905 was awarded to 35 individuals and 3 organizations. These grants were approved by the RACC Board on […]

RACC awards inaugural Arts Equity Grants

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has awarded $119,380 in Arts Equity Grants to 21 organizations for activities that advance RACC’s goals for equity in Portland and Multnomah County. These grants are funded by City of Portland’s Arts Education & Access Fund, along with support from Multnomah County. The Arts Equity Grant program is […]

RACC awards inaugural Arts Equity Grants

PORTLAND, ORE — The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has awarded $119,380 in Arts Equity Grants to 21 organizations for activities that advance RACC’s goals for equity in Portland and Multnomah County. These grants are funded by City of Portland’s Arts Education & Access Fund, along with support from Multnomah County. The Arts Equity […]

Media artists invited to apply for RACC’s 2016 fellowship award

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is now accepting applications from media artists (including film, video and audio) for RACC’s annual artist fellowship award. Applications are now available through the RACC GrantsOnline system at http://racc.culturegrants.org. Since 1999, the RACC fellowship award has honored and supported uniquely talented local artists who contribute to the community […]