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.

For all the details of about Project Grants, please check out the Project Grant Application Guidelines.

Information Sessions: RACC offers free, optional information sessions for interested applicants in the month preceding each Inquiry Application deadline. These information sessions are approximately 90 minutes long and go through every step of the application process. Our next Information Sessions will occur in February. Learn more and sign-up here.


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 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 503-823-5417 or

Cycle Inquiry Applications Due Responses to Inquiry Applications Sent Full Applications Due Awards Announced Funds Available Beginning
FY19-20 Cycle 1 June 5, 2019, by 5:00pm


June, 19 2019 July 24, 2019, by 5:00pm October 1, 2019 October, 15 2019
FY19-20 Cycle 2 October 9, 2019 by 5:00pm November 1, 2019 December 11, 2019 March 1, 2020 March 15, 2020
FY19-20 Cycle 3 February 19, 2020 by 5:00pm

Applications are available now in the RACC Opportunity Portal.

March 2, 2020 March 25, 2020 June 1, 2020 June 15, 2020
FY20-21 Cycle 1 June 3, 2020 by 5:00pm Late June 2020 Late July 2020 October 1, 2020 Mid October 2020


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.