Professional Development Grants

The Professional Development Grant Program assists artists and representatives of arts organizations with expenses related to unique opportunities that will advance their artistic and/or business skill development. Applicants can request any funding amount up to $2,000. These grants are available to residents of Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties.

Unlike grant programs that support the creation of new work, proposals for Professional Development Grants cannot be geared toward the creation of a specific art project, but must clearly demonstrate how the opportunity is timely, unique to the applicant’s development, and has true potential to positively impact their artistic career or organization.

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.

The following chart includes information about the Professional Development Grants  guidelines and deadlines. For additional questions about eligibility and criteria, contact Jae Yeun Choi at or (503)823-5016.


Professional Development Grant Cycle Calendar

Fall 2018 Spring 2019
For activities occurring in July thru December 2018

For activities occurring in January thru June 2019