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 for Professional Development 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.

Thanks to a special grant from the Oregon Community Foundation, RACC will have an additional $15,000 to award as Professional Development grants in 2018. 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 2018 Spring 2019
For activities occurring in July thru December 2018

For activities occurring in January thru June 2019

  • Inquiry Applications for Spring 2019 Professional Development Grants will be due in October.
  • The grant guidelines & application instructions will be posted here in July 2018.