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Announcements

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.

Donations to the Oregon Cultural Trust top $4.5 million for a second consecutive year

Issued by The Oregon Cultural Trust, February 21, 2017 Salem, Ore. – Oregonians invested more than $4.55 million in the Oregon Cultural Trust in 2016, topping the $4.5 million mark for the second straight year. The funds will support cultural organizations across the state. “Once again Oregonians have shown their commitment to protecting our famous quality […]

Regional Arts & Culture Council welcomes new board members

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) board of directors has welcomed four new members. They include: Eve Connell is a writer, editor and trainer of professionals in communications. She is the managing editor of University of Hell Press and visiting professor for various MA/MFA/MBA programs in California and Oregon, including OCAC and PNCA.     […]

Eloise Damrosch announces retirement

Eloise Damrosch, the executive director of the Regional Arts & Culture Council in Portland, has announced her plans to retire on June 30, 2017. From 1987 to 2004, Eloise served as the public art director of RACC and its predecessor organization, The Metropolitan Arts Commission. She was appointed executive director in 2004. “Eloise’s accomplishments are […]

Call for company bands to compete in the Battle of the Bands

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is now accepting registrations for its second annual Battle of the Bands competition slated for Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the Crystal Ballroom. Eight employee bands, sponsored by their companies, will perform in front of friends, family, co-workers and a panel of celebrity judges as they vie for […]

Company bands invited to Battle on May 17

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is now accepting registrations for its second annual Battle of the Bands competition slated for Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the Crystal Ballroom. Eight employee bands, sponsored by their companies, will perform in front of friends, family, co-workers and a panel of celebrity judges as they vie for […]

Company bands invited to Battle on May 17

PORTLAND, ORE  – The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is now accepting registrations for its second annual Battle of the Bands competition slated for Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the Crystal Ballroom. Eight employee bands, sponsored by their companies, will perform in front of friends, family, co-workers and a panel of celebrity judges as […]

2/27 Discussion about “Scratch” at Powell’s

Local authors Cheryl Strayed, Cari Luna, Kevin Sampsell, and A.M. O’Malley will come toghter to discuss the question: How do writers get the money  and time to write? The topic is at the heart of a new essay collection, “Scratch,” edited by Manjula Martin. Monday, February 27 at 7:30pm. Free. Powell’s, 1005 W. Burnside Street, […]

Exhibitions Intern sought by Blue Sky Gallery

Blue Sky is seeking an Exhibitions Intern for the spring 2017 academic term to assist the Exhibitions Manager with preparing for monthly gallery shows and coordinating artists featured in the 2017 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers exhibition. Tasks may include framing, conducting condition reports of incoming artwork, patching and painting walls, installing and deinstalling artwork, […]

Submit Proposals for Tricksters & Fools: A Night Carnival (Apr 1st)

The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven is now taking public submissions for our next themed variety show and costume party, Tricksters and Fools: A Night Carnival on April 1st! Part world-class variety show, part costume party, the NIGHT CARNIVAL is your invitation to drink and dance alongside the city’s finest fringe artists, and enjoy […]

Arts Oversight Committee Recruitment 2017

The Citizens Oversight Committee is dedicated to supporting arts teachers and arts organizations throughout Portland and they need new members from every area of the city! The purpose of the Citizens Oversight Committee: Review the disbursements and outcomes of the Arts Education & Access Fund Oversee measures of effectiveness of the funding Annually report findings […]

art passport pdx program

In response to this news, arts writer and arts activist Jennifer Rabin (Willamette Week, Oregon ArtsWatch, Visual Art Source, Hyperallergic) founded Art Passport PDX, a free public program to get people engaged in the visual arts and to give them a chance to win $1600 to spend at the galleries. In asking members of the […]

3/9 Nonprofit Advocacy: Now More Important than Ever Before

Nonprofit Advocacy: Now More Important than Ever Before Join Jim White, Executive Director of NAO, for an informative discussion on the importance of nonprofits and projecting your policy voice in the current political climate. At this workshop participants will leave with and understanding of: Advocacy vs. Lobbying The politicization of the nonprofit status (including how […]

3/5-26 Get Your Money Together Bootcamp

Get Your Money Together Bootcamp @ Broadspace March 5th–26th, 2017 Portland, Oregon March 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 1-3PM 232 SE Oak St, Portland, OR I’m really excited to announce a new partnership with Broadspace, a women’s art and work collective based here in Portland, Oregon. Broadspace will be hosting a cohort of Get […]

OPB Seeks a Senior Major Gifts Officer

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) seeks an experienced major gifts professional to optimize support from OPB’s most generous donors and top prospects and to secure vital funding for OPB’s original content production and special projects, campaign and renewable major gifts.  This is an outstanding opportunity to advance the mission of one of the most successful public […]

ACRE Residency Program (WI)

The ACRE Residency Program takes place every summer in rural Southwest Wisconsin. Developed as a means to support emerging visual artists, sound artists, musicians, performers, writers and curators, the program provides artists with the opportunity to expand upon their individual practices as well as take part in optional programming within a collaborative community. ACRE’s 12-day […]

Call for Choreographers by Dance Out Loud

The directors of Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater and Bang Bang Boogie and Axé Didé will launch platform for independent choreographers to present works with the intention to push boundaries of any dance form. In an effort to bring people together we encourage a diversity of art forms, artists that approach traditions in a contemporary way […]

Workspace at Magnetic North

Magnetic North is a collaborative maker space in southeast Portland. Home to 15 of Portland’s best young artists we range from graphic designers to furniture makers, to painters and screenprinters. Our facility has a full wood working space and professional silkscreen setup. Members also have access to a letterpress, vacuum sealer, and vinyl cutter. We […]

16th Annual Gresham Arts Festival

Applications are now available for the 16th Annual Gresham Arts Festival which will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017. It’s a day filled with “Look at that!” art, music, food and fun, turning the city’s historic downtown into a giant art gallery. Information and the application are available at http://greshamoregon.gov/artsfestival/

Temporary Receptionist/Administrative Assistant sought by Youth Music Project

Youth Music Project is a nonprofit music school. YMP’s mission is to bring music education opportunities to students in our community regardless of each family’s ability to pay. Youth Music Project is designed to complement existing offerings in schools with innovative, cutting edge music instruction focused on rock, country and pop music. YMP accomplishes its […]

Comic Art Instructors (P/T) sought by Miss Anthology Comics

Miss Anthology Comics is hiring instructors to teach female and genderqueer teens (13-18) about comic layouts, comic writing, and lettering. Workshops begin in April and are Saturdays 1-4 pm. Potential Instructors Will: Have experience teaching Have illustration/post production experience Be culturally knowledgable and sensitive Be able to create and follow lesson plans Maintain a friendly […]

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