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 Catalyst.


Full Applications for FY20 Cycle 3 were due on March 25 and funding decisions will be announced by June 1, 2020.

Application information for future deadlines will be posted as soon as possible, hopefully by the end of April 2020. We are not able to confirm the dates/deadlines of future grant cycles as this time.


All applicants are welcome to contact RACC Grants staff at or 503-823-5417 if you have questions about your application or need assistance with the application process. 



Project Grant Categories

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, arts conferences or workshops, and community fairs & festivals.
  • Catalyst: an introductory process available to applicants who have not previously received Project Grant funding. The grant award amount is a fixed $3,000, and will come with enhanced RACC staff support to help recipients learn how to administer a grant. First-time applicants are not required to submit in this category, and are also welcome to apply in the Artistic Focus or Arts Equity & Access categories.