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 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:

Project Grant Guidelines

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In the summer of 2017 RACC made some big changes to the Project Grant program. The most significant change is that we are beginning to offer Project Grants multiple times per year. RACC is also introducing a two-step application process that begins with an Inquiry Application. Read more about these and other changes in our newsletter here.


Orientation Sessions: Grants staff will be offering free, optional orientations for anyone interested in applying for a Project Grant. These sessions will be held on May 16, 22, 26, and 29. Learn more and register online here. 

All applicants are welcome to contact RACC Grants staff at 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

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 June 1, 2018 June 2018
FY18-19 Cycle 1 June 6, 2018, by 5:00pm June 29, 2018 July 25, 2018 by 5:00pm October 1, 2018 October 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 2019



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.