Project Grants

The Project Grant Program provides financial support to Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas County not-for-profit organizations and individual artists for Project Based Arts Programming. Grants are awarded up to $7,000 and are available in two categories: Artistic Focus and Community Participation & Access.

Project Grant Cycles

2016 Project Grants 2017 Project Grants Future Project Grants
For Projects occurring from January-December 2016

  • Final Reports for 2016 Project Grants were due by February 15, 2017. If you have questions about final reporting, please contact Grants staff.
For Projects occurring from January-December 2017

  • 2017 Project Grant Guidelines
  • 2017 Project Grant Award Announcements!
  • Applicants were notified of the status of their application on December 15. Emails were sent to the address associated with GrantsOnline account used to submit the application. If you have questions, please contact Grants staff.
  • Grants staff are happy to provide feedback to applicants (funded or not) on their grant proposal. Please contact Grants staff after to schedule a feedback session.
For Projects occurring in 2018 and beyond

  • We are currently working on some changes  to the timing and application process for the Project Grant program. We will be announcing these changes and our new deadlines in June 2017. If you have questions, please contact Grants staff.


A project is a specific art presentation, exhibit or creation of work that is fully executed within a specified timeline and contains a public component. A project possesses artistic quality, imaginative scope and vision, and is fully executed within a specified timeline. RACC offers funding for Project Grants in the following two categories:

Artistic Focus ~ project grants that demonstrate high artistic quality, innovation, creativity in programming and artist selection, and demonstrated ability by the artist or organization.

Community Participation & Access ~ project grants that support cultural and arts programs and services that involve direct community participation, including students in K-12 schools. The project should impact a variety of citizens in the RACC service area by helping to provide them with a greater sense of self, family, community and place.



The following tutorials provide an overview of the Project Grant program and application process.