Access to Arts and Culture

RACC-funded organizations are required to make their performances, exhibits and other programs available to the public, without discriminating on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, sex, marital status, political opinion, familial status, national origin, age, gender, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, military status, gender identity and source of income or disability status. All RACC-funded events must take place in venues that are fully accessible for people with disabilities.

Most arts organizations offer a number of free and reduced cost admission opportunities, and many participate in the “Arts for All” program, providing $5 tickets to low-income Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance through the Oregon Trail Card. Many of these arts organizations also have free days throughout the year- so check their websites as those dates may change. Often those over then 65 and under 18 receive a discount as well as veterans, educators, and more. Many museums across the state of Oregon participate in Museums for All, which ensures access to museums free of charge or reduced when you show your EBT/SNAP or Oregon Trail Card.  Click here for a list.

Multnomah County Libraries offer the My Discovery Pass. This is a unique partnership with local arts and culture organizations which free passes to community members with a valid  library card. Go here for a list of participating organizations.

Below is a summary of only some of the free and reduced cost admission opportunities among local arts organizations. Please visit their websites for the most up to date information and how to connect. Some still have COVID 19 restrictions and precautions in place.