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.

Regional Arts & Culture Council Announces Leadership Transition

MEDIA CONTACT Heather Nelson Kent Communications Manager, Regional Arts & Culture Council 503-823-5426 hnkent@racc.org Executive Director Madison Cario Departs for Bay Area Arts Enterprise The Board of Directors of the Regional Arts & Culture Council announced today that Executive Director Madison Cario will depart on December 3rd to serve as CEO for both the Minnesota […]

RACC Board of Directors Confirm Statues Should Not Be Returned

RACC Team and Public Art Committee to outline next steps for community review process Today the Regional Arts & Culture Council Board of Directors endorsed a recommendation that toppled and removed monuments not be returned to their previous location and to inform City officials of this recommendation. The recommendation not to return statues to their […]

What Kind of Public Art Do We Want Now?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 19, 2021 A conversation with PSU Professor and York historian Darrell Millner, the unidentified York artist, and Kristin Calhoun, Director of Public Art, Regional Arts & Culture Council Portland, Ore. – The Regional Arts & Culture Council today released a pre-recorded conversation with the unidentified artist who created York and PSU […]

artlook® oregon Interactive Database Expands in Greater Portland

An initiative of the Regional Arts & Culture Council, Parkrose, and Portland Public Schools in Partnership with The Kennedy Center and Ingenuity/Chicago Portland, OR – Through a unique partnership with the Kennedy Center’s Any Given Child and Ingenuity-Chicago, The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is pleased to announce the expansion of Portland Metro’s artlook® […]

National Endowment for the Arts awards grant to create East Portland Cultural Corridor

$75,000 NEA grant to connect people, culture, and transportation; strengthen the sense of community in East Portland The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC), in partnership with TriMet, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), APANO, Division Midway Alliance, and Slavic Community Center of NW, will receive a $75,000 Our Town grant from the National Endowment […]

Capturing the Moment – Selected Artists April 2021

Just over a year ago, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown issued her executive order putting our state into lockdown due to the COVID-19 virus. Last fall the Regional Arts & Culture Council asked artists to submit works of all media “Capturing the Moment,” reflecting their artistic response to the economic and health crisis in our communities. It […]

Arts Education and Access Fund 2021 Logo Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2021 Rose City Park Elementary School third-grader announced winner Portland, OR – The Regional Arts & Culture Council and the City of Portland’s Arts Oversight Committee are delighted to announce the winner of the 2021 Arts Education and Access Fund (AEAF) Logo Competition. The competition challenged students to reimagine the […]