Advocacy Updates

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 […]

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 Education for All Act Announcement

Immediate Release September 27, 2023 The Regional Arts & Culture Council Re-Endorses The Arts Education for All Act (HR 5463) Co-Sponsored by Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR1) Portland, OR – The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is pleased to announce our endorsement and support of the reintroduction of the Arts Education for All Act in 2023, […]

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 […]

A Call to Action: Legacy Arts Council asks Communities for Support in Fight for Continued Partnership with Portland

Immediate Release September 14, 2023 Regional Arts and Culture Council holds in-person events with its supporters to rally awareness, support for its continued contract with the City PORTLAND, Ore. — The Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) is doing what it does best: Building community for the purpose of supporting the region’s artists and creatives. […]

Advocacy in Arts Education

What do we want? Arts Education! When do we want it? Now! This seems like the mantra every new school year, every budget season, and perennially from youth across our communities. They love art. They love the paint, the sticky glue on their fingers, the seasonal pumpkin sketches, and the field trips to performances and […]