Professional Development Grants

The Professional Development Grant Program assists artists or arts administrators with opportunities that specifically improve their business management development skills and/or brings the artist or the arts organization to another level artistically

Proposals in the Professional Development Grant Program cannot be geared toward the creation of a specific art project, but must clearly demonstrate how the proposal will benefit the organization or individual long-term. Professional Development Grants are strictly intended to assist artists and arts administrators with unique experiences directly related to career or organizational development. These grants are available to residents in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties and applicants may request any amount of funding up to $2,000.


Professional Development Grant Cycles

Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Future
For activities occurring in July thru December 2017

For activities occurring in January thru June 2018

  • The application deadline for Spring 2018 Professional Development Grants has passed.
  • Applications will be notified if they are moving forward to the Full Application round by email on October 13, 2017.
  • Guidelines for Spring 2018 Professional Development Grants
  • If you have questions, please feel free to contact RACC staff – we are here to help!
For activities occurring in July 2018 and later

  • RACC will be making some changes to the timing of Professional Development Grant cycles to better align deadlines with the Project Grant Program. Information about the new schedule and deadlines will be posted in December 2017. If you have any questions