Project Grants

RACC’s Project Grant Program provides financial support to individual artists and not-for-profit organizations in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties, for project based arts programming. Grants are awarded up to $7,000 and are available in three categories: Artistic Focus, Arts Equity & Access, and Arts Services. For all the details of the Project Grants, please check out the Project Grant Guidelines below. This document outlines all the fine print of the grant program and will answer many common questions:

Project Grant Guidelines

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Information Sessions: RACC offers free, optional information sessions for interested applicants in the month preceding each Inquiry Application deadline. The next information sessions will be held in May ahead of the June 6 deadline.

All applicants are welcome to contact RACC Grants staff at or 503-823-2928 if you have questions about your application or need assistance with the application process. 


Project Grant Deadline Calendar

The next deadline or notification date for each cycle is highlighted in green.

Questions about deadlines or timing? Contact RACC staff for assistance at 503-823-2928 or

Cycle Inquiry Applications Due Responses to Inquiry Applications Sent Full Applications Due Awards Announced Funds Available Beginning
FY 18-19 Cycle 2 October 3, 2018, by 5:00pm October 31, 2018 December 5, 2018, by 5:00pm March 1, 2019

Notification has been sent to all applicants.  A list of awards will be posted March 4.

March 15, 2019
FY18-19 Cycle 3 February 20, 2019, by 5:00pm March 1, 2019 March 27, 2019, by 5:00pm June 1, 2019 June 15, 2019
FY19-20 Cycle 1 June 5, 2019, by 5:00pm Late June 2019 Late July 2019 October 1, 2019 October, 15 2019
FY19-20 Cycle 2 October 2, 2019 by 5:00pm Late October 2019 Early December 2019 March 1, 2020 March 15, 2020



A project is a specific art presentation, exhibit, creation of work, produced program, or event which is fully executed within a specified timeline and made available to the public. RACC offers funding for Project Grants in the following categories:

  • Artistic Focus – Projects that demonstrate high artistic quality, innovation, creativity in programming and artist selection, and demonstrated ability by the artist or organization.
  • Arts Equity & Access – Projects that support arts programs and services that involve direct community participation, including communities that are underserved, arts education projects, and community fairs & festivals.
  • Arts Services – Projects that bring professional development programming or opportunities to the arts community, including but not limited to workshops, conferences, or classes.