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Local and national funding opportunities for artists and arts and culture organizations, including RACC grant listings. These listings have been submitted by organizations and RACC has approved them for viewing. Disclaimer: RACC does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of this outside information. This list is not intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by these links. To submit a notice go to https://racc.org/resources/submit-an-opportunity.

NEA Grant Our Town

Deadline September 11, 2017

The Our Town grant program supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places – achieving these community goals through strategies that incorporate arts, culture, and/or design. Creative placemaking is when artists, arts organizations, and community development practitioners deliberately integrate arts and culture into community revitalization work – placing […]

POST-TRUTH Prject Stipends available from Open Signal

Deadline May 30, 2017

The POST-TRUTH Project wants to award $1,000 stipends to five regional mediamakers so they can make original works about “post-truth,” or what it’s like to live in a post-factual political era. A joint project of Open Signal and Lower Boom, the POST-TRUTH Project is also looking for online submissions on an ongoing basis. We want […]

Transportation for America’s Creative Placemaking Grants

Deadline June 02, 2017

After working closely with Nashville, Portland and San Diego over the last few years, Transportation for America is seeking to award $50,000 (each) to creative placemaking projects in three new cities that engage residents, attract the attention of local public works and transportation agencies, and spark new conversations that bring more people to the table […]

Elisabeth Walton Potter Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship

Deadline June 02, 2017

The Elisabeth Walton Potter Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship provides financial assistance for Oregon residents to attend a preservation-related conference, workshop, or training in the United States. Eligible travel expenses include registration fees, transportation, lodging, and meals. It is a competitive application process and scholarships will be offered to those actively involved in local preservation efforts […]

Oregon Arts Commission’s Arts Build Communities Grants

Deadline October 02, 2017

The Arts Build Communities grant program provides $3,000-$7,000 matching support to arts and other community-based organizations for projects that address a local community problem, issue or need through an arts-based solution. Arts Build Communities (ABC) grants support the arts in local communities and the involvement of the arts and artists in community development and cultural […]

NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grants

Deadline July 20, 2017

NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grants (HCRR) – Deadline: July 20, 2017 – The NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities.  Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of collections materials and make their intellectual […]

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Common Heritage Grants

Deadline June 01, 2017

NEH Common Heritage Grants – Deadline: June 1, 2017 – Grant Amount: Up to $12,000 – America’s cultural heritage is preserved not only in libraries, museums, archives, and other community organizations, but also in all of our homes, family histories, and life stories. The Common Heritage program aims to capture this vitally important part of […]

RACC Opportunity: General Operating Support Grants

Deadline June 07, 2017

The General Operating Support Grants Program aims to provide general financial support to arts organizations in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties, based on their artistic excellence, proven service to the community, administrative and fiscal competence and RACC grant compliance. The General Operating Support Grants Program seeks to fund arts organizations and provide a wide range […]

Metro’s Placemaking Grants

Deadline May 26, 2017

Metro’s new placemaking grants support creative projects that strengthen social fabric and foster connection to place. What is placemaking? Placemaking is creative and community-driven. It defies easy definition, but successful placemaking projects share a few key characteristics. Placemaking brings people together to shape their surroundings, helping communities create the change they want to see in […]

RACC Opportunity: 2017 Individual Artist Fellowship in Literature

Deadline June 14, 2017

The Regional Arts & Culture Council recognizes individual artistic achievement and excellence through its annual Individual Artist Fellowship awarded to two artists from Multnomah, Washington, or Clackamas Counties. The Fellowship, which includes a cash award of $20,000, helps individual artists of high merit sustain or enhance their creative process. Fellowships are awarded in rotating disciplines […]

RACC Opportunity: Public Art Mural funding

Deadline July 05, 2017

The Regional Arts & Culture Council is now accepting applications for mural funding through its Public Art Murals Program. Applications are due the first Wednesday of every month. There are two routes to creating a community mural in Portland: The Public Art Murals Program is funded by the City of Portland and administered by the Regional Arts […]

RACC Opportunity: Public Art Mural funding

Deadline June 07, 2017

The Regional Arts & Culture Council is now accepting applications for mural funding through its Public Art Murals Program. Applications are due the first Wednesday of every month. There are two routes to creating a community mural in Portland: The Public Art Murals Program is funded by the City of Portland and administered by the Regional Arts […]

art passport pdx program

Deadline June 15, 2017

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 […]

Arts Learning grants from Oregon Arts Commission

Deadline June 01, 2017

Arts Learning grants support projects that: The purpose of Arts Learning grants is to support high-quality projects that: Provide a responsive opportunity for learning in and through the arts to benefit K-12 students; Foster exchange of knowledge between artists and educators; and Impact the achievement, skills and/or attitudes of learners. See more detail at website […]

Beaverton Arts Diverse Art Offerings Grants

Deadline December 31, 2017

Diverse Art Offerings Grant Projects could include workshops, art classes, or art activities that serve Beaverton residents. This program is intended to support rare or unexpected opportunities, especially for emerging artists, students, or organizations new to the grant-making process. Who May Apply: Students, individual artists, and arts and culture organizations who serve the Beaverton community. […]

Oregon Humanities’ Responsive Program Grants

Deadline September 30, 2017

Oregon Humanities Responsive Program Grants support programs created in response to timely issues or events that the applicant organization is qualified to help the public explore. Awards of up to $1,000 are made on a rolling basis to nonprofit organizations and federally recognized tribes in Oregon. These programs may be any of the following: Part […]

Clackamas County Tourism & Cultural Affairs Heritage Capital Improvements Grants

Deadline June 20, 2017

Heritage Capital Improvement Grants are intended to provide support for capital improvements, unique opportunities or unforeseen needs. Any County-based individual or organization with a need related to heritage AND possessing visitor-facing* (tourism) programming may apply for Heritage Capital Improvement Grant assistance. Please take this Visitor Readiness Survey to assess your organization’s strength and weaknesses based […]

Foundation For Contemporary Arts: Emergency Grants

Deadline December 31, 2017

FCA’s Emergency Grants program provides grants of up to $2,000 to innovative visual and performing artists who have unanticipated, sudden opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding; or who incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or […]

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