Professional Development Grants


The Professional Development Grant Program supports artists, arts professionals, and arts organizations in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties with grants of up to $2,000 to support distinct opportunities that will advance their creative practice or business skill development.

The Professional Development Grant Program is focused on supporting opportunities that are distinct from the applicant’s previous experiences, timely, meaning the applicant is in a prime time in their career to benefit from the opportunity, and opportunities which will result in long term professional growth.


The Professional Development Grant program is currently on hold due to the global pandemic. Please subscribe to our newsletter ArtNotes for updates and information about RACC opportunities, and check out the Make|Learn|Build grant developed to support and sustain the arts community at this time.

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