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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.

U.S. Senators send President Trump NEA/NEH letter

In light of recent information regarding the possible elimination by the Trump administration of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Americans for the Arts (AFTA) shared a recent letter by twenty-four U.S. Senators. The letter was sent on February 15, 2017 by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and […]

3/1-5/3 Write Around Portland’s Prompt Workshops

Prompt at Powell’s City of Books is perfect for new writers, experienced writers, people getting back into the swing of writing or those interested in trying something new. It’s your chance to write in community while at the same time supporting the communities we traditionally serve. Spots fill quickly! Learn more and sign up today! Prompt meets […]

Call for Pianists: Perform on Piano Day

Portland Piano International (SOLO) presents Piano Day to celebrate the 88th day of the year, March 29, 2017—an official day that’s never been celebrated in the United States until now! Anyone can sign up to play on this momentous day! Here are just a few perks of performing on Piano Day! Play on a fabulous piano. Here’s […]

“Live!” Call for Performers and New Media Artists, 2017 Edition (England)

LandEscape is seeking submissions for the 8th edition of LIVE! The 2017 edition will be dedicated to contemporary performance art and will showcase artworks of over 40 international artists from around the globe. This edition will focus on the relationship between humans and environment and how this can be addressed through interdisciplinary collaboration. Accordingly, contributions […]

The Art of Living International Photography Show (CA)

The Art of Living – How we live. Where we live. Who we are. At work, at play, in celebration, and in contemplation. All genres invited, street, documentary, portrait, conceptual photography – work in any style that illustrates the theme. Open to all photographers, all ages, professional and amateur, worldwide. Awards $500 for Best in […]

Village Concierge (Volunteer) at Portland Japanese Garden

The Portland Japanese Garden is renowned as the most authentic and finest Japanese garden outside of Japan. Founded in 1963 and nestled in Washington Park above Downtown Portland, the Garden is one of the most important Japanese cultural institutions in North America. Over 300,000 visitors come to the Garden annually to participate in its art, […]

Summer 2017 Open Call at Chelsea gallery (NY)

Field Projects is pleased to announce our Summer 2017 Open Call! Emerging and mid-career artists are invited to submit their work for consideration in our June-July 2017 exhibition: Show #42. All submissions will be considered by our Guest Curator (TBA) for Show #42 and the accompanying online show. Simultaneously, Field Projects Panel will be considering […]

SCULPTURE GALLERY (Auburn, WA)

The City of Auburn (WA) invites sculptors to submit proposals for Auburn’s Downtown Sculpture Gallery. The works selected for this public art exhibition will be on loan to the City for a period of twelve months (12) and can be available for sale during that time. Each selected artist will receive a $1000 stipend. At […]

Call for Artists – Downtown Mural (Stevens Point, WI)

As part of its 160th Anniversary celebrations, the Stevens Point Brewery, in partnership with arts non-profit CREATE Portage County, is eager to announce an open call for artists interested in developing an original public art piece for the west-facing wall of 925 Clark Street in downtown Stevens Point, WI. We welcome artists and designers of […]

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 […]

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