Arts and Culture Drive the Economy

Thoughts by Laura Strieb, AEP6 Coordinator On Monday, November 6th, local arts leaders, and city and county officials gathered for a fabulous night where we were joined by Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research at Americans for the Arts along with representatives from the Oregon Arts Commission to learn and hear the results of a […]

Regional Arts & Culture Council and Port of Portland Announce Selection of PDX Phase 1 Terminal Redevelopment Artists

Left: Sanford Biggers, photography by Matthew Morrocco. Right: Yoonhee Choi, photography by Samuel Gehrke. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 16, 2023 Portland, OR – The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) in collaboration with the Port of Portland (Port) is pleased to announce the selection of two artists, Yoonhee Choi and Sanford Biggers. Both artists […]

Artists Chosen for Mural Project at Arbor Lodge Shelter Lead with a Community-Centric Approach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14, 2023 Meech Boakye, Communications Lead, RACC, mboakye@racc.org Sophie May Hook, Public Art Project Manager, RACC, shook@racc.org Portland, OR – The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC), in partnership with Multnomah County, the Joint Office of Homeless Services and Do Good Multnomah, proudly announces the selection of artists Lillyanne Pham (LP/she/they) […]

Portland Ranked 16th Among the 20 Most Arts-Vibrant Large Communities in the Nation

The 8th Annual Arts Vibrancy Index from SMU DataArts Compiles List of 40 Most Vibrant Arts Communities Across the U.S., Based on Measures of Per Capita Supply, Demand and Government Support for the Arts. SMU DataArts, the National Center for Arts Research, today released its 8th Arts Vibrancy Index, which identifies the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro region as […]

Groundbreaking Study Reveals Economic and Social Impact of Nonprofit Arts & Culture

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 20, 2023 Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 Study Centers Equity in Economic Research and Highlights Vital Role of Arts and Culture in Building More Livable Communities PORTLAND, OR. – The Regional Arts & Culture Council announced today that Multnomah County nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $400,700,004 in economic activity in 2022 […]

The Arts Propel Communities Forward

Laura Streib, AEP6 Coordinator For the last year, RACC and Americans for the Arts have been connecting communities through arts and culture events throughout Multnomah County and the City of Portland. By attending a myriad of events and connecting with attendees, as well as nonprofit organizations, we have been able to get a clear picture […]

Arts for All Program Increases Access and Outreach in Community

The Regional Arts & Culture Council Announces a Relaunch of the Arts for All Program to Increase Engagement and Outreach in Our Community, and Beyond, Ensuring Arts & Culture Are Accessible for All We envision a community that supports, engages with, and finds joy in arts and culture being accessible by all–not just those who […]

Please join us: RACC in Community on Monday Sept. 25 from 6-8pm

We invite you to our third  RACC in Community engagement. This is an opportunity to get informed and ask questions about the July announcement from the City of Portland, proposing to not renew RACC’s contract, and to learn how you can support RACC at this time. When: Monday, September 25 Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Where: Lakewood Center for the Arts,  […]