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Congressional Briefing: The Value of Equitable Arts Education

On December 9, 2021 the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Commission on the Arts, stated their case in a Congressional Briefing to two architects of the Arts Education for All Act (HR5581), Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR1) and Chellie Pingree (D-ME1). During the briefing members of the Commission, including Co-Chairs John Lithgow (Actor), Deborah Rutter […]

NOW OPEN: RACC 2022 Planning Survey

  Back in 2020, RACC asked our community to help us set the course for our work. With your feedback, we reshaped our priorities and pivoted many of our service models to best meet the needs of our creative communities. Now, it’s 2022 and we need your voice to help imagine what’s next! Our 2022 […]

RACC’s 2022 Legislative Priorities

Regional Arts & Culture Council 2022 Legislative Priorities 2022 State Legislative Priorities – Adapted from the Cultural Advocacy Coalition of Oregon The Regional Arts & Culture Council’s (RACC) mission is to enrich our communities through arts and Culture. We envision a thriving region, powered by creativity, with arts and culture in every neighborhood. To do […]

Regional Arts & Culture Council’s What’s Next Survey Summary

What’s Next: Connecting artists and creatives to opportunity and access Over a year and half ago, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) reached out early on during the COVID-19 shutdown to our community and stakeholders to ask what their needs were during this extremely challenging time. Administered in 2020, the What’s Next survey sought […]

Log4j Vulnerability: What to know

On December 10, 2021, a serious vulnerability in the commonly used Java-based software called “Log4j” put the cybersecurity community on alert. Although our Information Technology (IT) team has not detected any indication of exploitation of the Log4j vulnerability (also known as Log4Shell) on Regional Arts & Culture Council systems, we are actively monitoring the situation and […]

An Interview with Congresswoman Bonamici about the Arts Education for All Act

Last week we were fortunate to catch up with Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) on Zoom to talk about the exciting new legislation she has introduced ensuring equitable arts education for students. Watch the video of our conversation with Rep. Bonamici, Chair of the Education and Labor Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services and […]

Creative Workers Back to Work with the Creative Economy Revitalization Act

How It Works The Creative Economy Revitalization Act (CERA) would:  Get creatives working by creating competitive workforce grants program within the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Administer grants to eligible government, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations, as well as state and local workforce boards through the Department of Labor, in coordination with the National Endowment for […]

Leadership Transition Update – Leaning Into Shared Leadership

Last month the Board of Directors of the Regional Arts & Culture Council announced that Executive Director Madison Cario would be leaving RACC for a new position in the Bay Area starting in December. Since that time, a Core Team of board members and senior RACC leadership team members have been mapping out a transition […]