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.


The Project Grant program is on hold, and we do not know yet when the next opportunity to apply will be. We will post more information here when it becomes available, most likely in late June. We announce all new grant cycles in our newsletter. You can click here to subscribe for updates.


 

All applicants are welcome to contact RACC Grants staff at grants@racc.org 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.