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Community gathering of Oregon’s first bipartisan Arts & Culture Caucus 

In the midst of freezing rain, unpredictable snow fronts, and the clear but frigid air, Oregonians from across the State gathered at the historic Elsinore Theatre in Salem last evening on February 27th in celebration and launch of the first ever Oregon Legislative Arts and Culture Caucus.  Legislators echoing many voices across the state, from […]

AFTA Issues Statement about FY23 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

Americans for the Arts (AFTA) and the Americans for the Arts Action Fund issue joint statement on the FY23 Omnibus Appropriations bill. The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) would like to share with you a recent press release from our partner, Americans for the Arts (AFTA). We would like to extend our gratitude to […]

RACC shares update on the Thompson Elk restoration plan from the Portland Parks Foundation

Released to media on 10/3/22 from the Portland Parks Foundation CONTACT: Randy Gragg, 503-799-2655; rgragg@portlandpf.org Thompson Elk Fountain Restoration Feasibility Study Update Portland Parks Foundation’s team completes study and preliminary cost estimate The Portland Parks Foundation has completed its feasibility study and preliminary cost estimates for the restoration and reinstallation of the Thompson Elk Fountain. […]

Regional Arts & Culture Council receives bequest from the estate of Harriet Beal Cormack

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RACC is honored by the support of the long-time arts philanthropist and social justice pioneer to further its mission to enrich our communities through arts and culture. Portland, OR — The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is extremely grateful for the philanthropic support of the late Harriet Beal Cormack. Shortly after […]

Holiday Cheer at RACC, an evening with ARTist coleREED, Dec 1st from 6-8pm

“unCoveR(ed)” an ARTist Showing at Regional Arts & Culture Council Please join us on December 1st from 6-8pm to spend an evening with coleREED We will have for light appetizers and wine. Masks are optional. Please register, since space is limited. coleREED is a recent recipient of a Make|Learn|Build grant in 21-22 for a multi-disciplinary […]

Call for Artists: Public Art Purchase Opportunity | Behavioral Health Resource Center

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is seeking artists living in Oregon and Southwest Washington to submit portable scale original two-dimensional artworks for direct purchase into the Public Art Collection at Multnomah County’s newly constructed Behavioral Health Resource Center. Our preference is to spend a maximum of $2000 per artwork. The budget available for […]