The Professional Development Grant Program supports artists, arts professionals, and arts organizations in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties with up to $2,000 toward distinct opportunities that will push forward their creative practice and/or business skill development.
For more information, check out the Professional Development Grant Guidelines below. This document outlines the grant program and application process:
The Professional Development Grant Program is centered on whether the opportunity you would like funding for 1) is distinct from other experiences you have had previously, 2) is timely, meaning you are in a prime position to benefit from the opportunity, and 3) has potential for new professional growth. Note: The opportunity you apply with cannot be geared toward the creation of a specific art project. If you are interested in grants for specific art projects, refer to our Project Grants Program.
Thanks to a special grant from the Oregon Community Foundation, RACC will have an additional $15,000 to award through the Professional Development Grants Program in 2018-2019.
Information Sessions: RACC offers several free information sessions about the Professional Development Grants program throughout the month before each Inquiry Application deadline. The next round of information sessions will be held March 12th, 16th, 21st, and 24th at various locations. Click here to learn more and sign up!
Professional Development Grant Calendar
The next deadline or notification dated for each cycle are highlighted in green.
Questions? Contact RACC staff for assistance at 503-823-2928 or email@example.com.
|Cycle||Inquiry Applications Due||Responses to Inquiry Applications Sent||Full Applications Due||Awards Announced||Funds Available|
|2019-20 Cycle 1
For activities occurring July 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019
|Wednesday, April 3, 2019, by 5:00pm
Inquiry Applications are available now in the RACC Opportunity Portal
|Wednesday, April 17, 2019||Wednesday May 1, 2019, by 5:00pm||Friday, June 14, 2019||After July 1, 2019|
|2019-20 Cycle 2
For activities occurring January 1, 2020 thru June 30, 2020
|Wednesday, October 2, 2019, by 5:00pm
Applications will be available in August 2020
|Wednesday, October 16, 2019||Wednesday, October 30, by 5:00pm||Friday, December 13, 2019||After January 1, 2020|