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. Dates and times for our next information sessions will be posted here in August and will take place throughout September.
All applicants are welcome to contact RACC Grants staff at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
|Cycle||Inquiry Applications Due||Responses to Inquiry Applications Sent||Full Applications Due||Awards Announced||Funds Available Beginning|
|FY18-19 Cycle 3||February 20, 2019, by 5:00pm||March 1, 2019||March 27, 2019, by 5:00pm||Awards have been announced! See the full list of Cycle 3 Grantees here||June 15, 2019|
|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
*Applications are currently offline as we prepare for some system upgrades. Applications will be available again on approximately August 15.
|November 1, 2019||December 11, 2019||March 1, 2020||March 15, 2020|
|FY19-20 Cycle 3||February 19, 2020 by 5:00pm||March 2, 2020||March 25, 2020||June 1, 2020||June 15, 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.