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The RACC Announcement page consists of all entries which RACC posts on its website on a daily basis – including all artist opportunities like grants, jobs, calls to artists, etc. Other entries might include important media stories on the arts, advocacy alerts, or general news from the art community.

To submit an opportunity or other notice, use our submission form.

Entries below are listed in date posted order, starting with the most recent.


Millions in new state and local funding will soon be available for arts non-profits and artists, performing arts spaces, music venues, and small businesses. Timelines are short. Read below to see where you or your organization can tap into these new resources. Watch our COVID-19 resources page for details on new grants and relief opportunities as […]

Five muralists transform vacant building in Chinatown/Japantown

Diverse local artists commissioned in Portland Last weekend, five local artists began new murals on boarded up sections of the former House of Louis restaurant, located in Portland’s Chinatown/Japantown Historic District (NW Fourth and Davis). The murals add to the building’s colorful and distinct façade. The Old Town Community Association is managing the project with […]

Regional Arts & Culture Council elects new board members

On July 1, Parker Lee became RACC’s new board chair, succeeding Linda McGeady who will serve as Chair Emeritus until June 30, 2021. Founder and managing partner of the design consultancy, Territory, and co-author of “The Art of Opportunity,” Parker Lee is a veteran of the technology, entertainment and sports marketing industries. Joining Parker on […]


Imagine Museum is seeking artists who work with glass to submit entries to our 2nd IM Call to Artists exhibition entitled OP ART/GLASS. The juried OP ART/GLASS exhibit will showcase works of art, fabricated in glass, that explore optical effects through technique, movement, flashing or vibrating design, optical configurations or repeated patterns. Defining optical will […]

International Call for Submissions – Auroras & Blossoms PoArtMo Anthology

PoArtMo stands for Positive Art Month and Positive Art Moves. Auroras & Blossoms created PoArtMo as an invitation to artists in every discipline to create positive art every June (Positive Art Month) and throughout the year (Positive Art Moves). We invite you to submit your best inspirational work created in 2020 for potential inclusion in […]

Residential and Work Space Studios Available at Milepost 5

Milepost 5 is a Low Income Housing Tax Credit affordable community for creatives of all kinds. We offer ample common space to residents and visitors for art shows, plays, readings, and whatever endeavors you can imagine. We’re located in the Montavilla district, just across the street from Montavilla Park. While about half of the units […]

RedArtBox Garden Gallery Japan

Due to the pandemic, RedArtBox is now offering FREE Artists submissions to support the arts worldwide.  RedArtBox galleries make art accessible to everyone no matter where in the world they are located.   Visitors can walk through the virtual gallery and experience the art in scale within a three-dimensional space.  Our exhibitions allow artists to show their work to a […]

Call for Entry: Focal Point

Focal Point October 2, 2020 – November 13, 2020 Deadline to enter: August 14th, 2020 The Call for Entry: The Foundry Art Centre in Saint Charles, Missouri is seeking submissions for “Focal Point,” a juried exhibition focusing on how photography can be pushed to its fullest potential. Submitted works do not have to be purely […]


Watch Video Tour of Building on YouTube: 190 square feet — $700/month (utilities included) Located near NW 23rd in Portland, just behind Montgomery Park, the 2330 Building is home to Portland’s premiere sound stage production facility: Cine Rent West. Existing tenants are a mix of creative and business professionals. Highlights of the building are: […]

FY2019-2020 General Operating Support Grant Awards

Learn more about RACC’s General Operating Support program.   New Partner Organizations for FY19 – 20 – Awarded in February 2020. Corrib Theatre – $15,000 New Expressive Works – $15,000 Outside the Frame – $15,000 Pacific Youth Choir – $20,000 Portland Taiko – $15,000 Shaking the Tree Theatre – $15,000   Capacity Building Organizations for FY19 […]

Support Beam artists announced

by Morgan Ritter, Support Beam Project Manager, Public Art Exhibitions & Collections Coordinator Support Beam intends to strengthen artists towards a long-term re-imagination and multi-pronged activation of their work, with no restrictions on media. Participating artists will contribute virtual work-in-progress share-outs which will be released on RACC’s web and social media platforms—follow along! At the […]

Call for Artists: 2021 Spring Artist Studio Program

CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in the Artist Studio Program Spring 2021. The studio space (around 44m2) will be assigned to each artist for three or six months at the CICA Museum. The artists will be featured in the e-book, “ CICA Art Now 2021.” The printed version will be available by order. […]

Sidestreet Arts January Print Show: Open Call For Print Artists

Sidestreet Arts invites contemporary printmakers to apply for our annual January Print Show for 2021. Any print medium except giclee is welcome (intaglio, woodblock, litho, relief, monotype, surprise us etc) There is no fee to apply and artists will be juried by the Sidestreet Arts team: Deadline to apply: September 15th 2020 Requirements: -Enter […]

Common Good Masterclass for Artists and Cultural Workers: Combating Racism, Antisemitism, and Anti-Democratic Movements

From the global pandemic, to racist police violence, to wealth inequality, the struggle for an inclusive democracy is in danger. As we endeavor to build a more interconnected and community-minded world of mutual respect and care, artists remain essential agents for positive change. To support artists and cultural workers as they rise to the challenges […]

Beaverton Virtual Night Market

Due to the pandemic, this year’s Beaverton Night Market will be held virtually. Join us for an interactive, live-streamed, cultural sharing experience with performances, workshops, demos, interviews, panels and more. The Market will also offer a limited supply of craft kits for sale just prior to the market from some of the featured vendors so […]

Call for Nominations: PNCA’s 2021 Laura Russo Distinguished Alumni Award

PNCA is accepting nominations for the 2021 Laura Russo Distinguished Alumni Award. Nominees should be graduates of PNCA and stand out through their excellence, impact, innovation, and integrity. Nominations open until December 7, 2020. Award to be given in 2021

24th Japan Media Arts Festival | Call for Entries

The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee is now accepting entries for the 24th Japan Media Arts Festival. All artists around the world, without distinction as to professional, amateur, independent, or commercial, are invited to submit their works. Eligible works are completed or released within a year before the deadline (October 5, 2019 – September […]

RACC Opportunity: Manager of Advocacy and Engagement

The Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) has one mission – to enrich our communities through arts and culture. We believe that the arts have the power to change hearts and minds, and to inspire social change. We also believe that arts and culture are key elements in creating desirable places to live, learn, work and […]

BiF Prize ‘20: Award for unconventional photographers

BiF Prize is an annual international photo contest that aims to support authors who think outside the box of traditional standards and search for new forms of storytelling. Photographers all over the world are welcomed to participate. The choice of theme and creative methods is unrestricted. To apply, an author should submit a photo series […]

City Art Contest

Grey Cube Gallery proudly presents the first City online art contest for the month of August 2020. Contest is open to all artists worldwide over 18 years of age. The City theme may include everything that is city related (cityscapes, towns, urban scenes or any metropolitan subjects). A variety of interpretations can be submitted (representative, […]