Philanthropy

We are the Land, artist Josué Rivas- on the RACC Building at NW Park, Portland, OR- Nov. 2022

Beginning in 2020, RACC embarked on a transformative journey of community engagement and connection. Two years into this journey, organizational development continues to focus on transforming our culture, making solid internal infrastructure investments, and creating meaningful opportunity for professional development.

As we expand community advocacy by increasing capacity, policy advocacy, and uplifting voices of those with marginalized identities, RACC has been able to devote more organizational resources to framing and championing issues. Growing community support for the organization due to increased access and engagement has resulted in greater volumes of available resources, expanded access to arts and culture programming, and deeper connections.

The strengthening of RACC’s own foundation has been successful at identifying and securing new funding, expanding overall investment in regional creative sector, and practicing innovative and novel resource development.

Your steadfast support helps us keep artists and creatives thriving all around our community today, and dreaming big for a resplendent tomorrow.

“Project Everyone” comes to the Portland Building Installation Space through October 12, 2012

Project Background: Project Everyone is an ongoing video series with the lofty goal of interviewing every person on earth. Creators Stephen Kurowski & Marina Tait bring their open interview station to the Portland Building lobby where they will conduct ten minute interview sessions with volunteer participants. Each interviewee is prompted by the same set of […]

“Selected works from the Visual Chronicle of Portland” on view at Powell’s

Starting this week, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is presenting Selections of the Visual Chronicle of Portland at the Basil Hallward Gallery at Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside in Portland. This exhibition, featuring 25 works from the collection, has been curated by Marci Macfarlane. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, […]

Bold new public art projects now underway on Portland’s east side

Artists have begun creating three new large-scale public artworks in Portland, funded through the 2% for art ordinance as part of the Eastside Portland Streetcar expansion. Artist Jorge Pardo is creating a sculptural shelter at Broadway and Weidler, and Lead Pencil Studiois creating a pair of sculptures on Grand Avenue near the on-ramps for the […]

Historic monuments scheduled for maintenance

Funding from the Oregon Cultural Trust will help RACC restore three significant sculptures in Portland’s public art collection The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has received a $5,000 Cultural Development Grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust to support general restoration of three key historic monuments in the City of Portland’s public art collection: George […]

Portland will add six new public art murals to its collection this summer

Six large scale mural projects are recently completed or underway in Portland this summer – all recipients of grant funding from the Regional Arts & Culture Council. RACC’s public art mural program, financed by the City of Portland, provides funding for community murals that reflect diversity in style and media and encourages artists from diverse […]

Regional Arts & Culture Council elects new board members and officers

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) board of directors has elected Lina Garcia Seabold as the Chair of the board for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, and Peg Malloy has been elected as Vice-Chair. Lina Garcia Seabold is owner and partner of Seabold Construction Co., Inc.; Cornell Estates Living Center; Rosewood Park […]