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.


RACC has made some changes to the Professional Development grant application process and timing for the coming year. Some changes have been rolled out for the current cycle of grants and we will be announcing other changes and the planned dates for future cycles in the summer of 2020. 


Professional Development Grants FY20-21 Cycle 1

Funding for activities taking place between July 1 and December 31, 2020

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, RACC has cancelled this cycle of Professional Development Grant program so we can better respond to emerging needs of the community.

We will most more information about future cycles here as soon as information becomes available, most likely in Summer 2020.