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:
Orientation Sessions: RACC offers free, optional orientation sessions for interested applicants in the month preceeding each Inquiry Application deadline. The next round of orientations will be held in September ahead of the October 3 deadline. Dates and registration information will be posted here in late July.
All applicants are welcome to contact RACC Grants staff at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Cycle||Inquiry Applications Due||Responses to Inquiry Applications Sent||Full Applications Due||Awards Announced||Funds Available Beginning|
|FY17-18 Cycle 1||August 2, 2017, by 5:00pm||September 6, 2017||September 27, 2017, by 5:00pm||Learn about our funded Cycle 1 Projects here!||January 12, 2018|
|FY17-18 Cycle 2||February 7, 2018, by 5:00pm||February 28, 2018||March 21, 2018 by 5:00pm||Learn about our funded Cycle 2 Projects here!||June 11, 2018|
|FY18-19 Cycle 1||June 6, 2018, by 5:00pm||June 29, 2018||July 25, 2018 by 5:00pm||October 1, 2018||October 15, 2018|
|FY 18-19 Cycle 2||October 3, 2018, by 5:00pm||November 7, 2018||December 2018||March 1, 2019||March 2019|
|FY18-19 Cycle 3||February 6, 2019, by 5:00pm||Early March 2019||March 2019||June 1, 2019||June 15, 2019|
|FY19-20 Cycle 1||June 5, 2019, by 5:00pm||Late June 2019||July 2019||October 1, 2019||October, 15 2019|
DEFINITION OF “PROJECT-BASED”
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.