workshops and lectures

This page includes a listing of local (and some national) professional development workshops, lectures, forums and conferences open to artists, educators, and organizations. Most of these notices are listed according to start date, although some workshops are spread over a period of time so it’s best to peruse the entire list. 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

4/29 RACC Workshop: Grant Writing for Individual Artists: ¡Rompe las dudas de como aplicar a un grant!

Deadline April 29, 2017

¡Haz tus proyectos a realidad! This hands-on grant writing workshop is focused on demystifying the grant writing process and empowering individual artists to create meaningful, organized projects that make a positive impact in the community, and get funded. The workshop presents tools and concepts that include strategic planning, project production, and goal setting for accomplishing […]

4/26-27 Oregon Heritage Summit

Deadline April 26, 2017

The Oregon Heritage Summit is open for registration. This year the Summit will focus on something that affects all heritage organizations –  funding! The first day will be a big picture view on funding with opportunities for participants to consider broad solutions for heritage funding, give input on tools for Oregon Heritage to develop to […]

7/22-23 Open to Your Creative/Spiritual Self Through Meditation and Writing

Deadline July 23, 2017

A weekend non-residential retreat for women with SANDY BOUCHER During this weekend we will awaken our creative potential and explore our most authentic nature. This retreat is for women interested in meditation who want to experiment with or enhance the practice of writing in our lives. The retreat will be held in a container of […]

3/27-31 NW Film Center Spring Break Filmmaking Camp for 4th-6th Graders

Deadline March 26, 2017

Digital Moviemaking for 4th-6th Graders Monday, March 27th through Friday, March 31st. 9am to 3pm, $365. Have fun with creative storytelling styles and techniques. Try your hand at live-action directing, shooting, and editing. Learn how filmmakers use camera angles, lighting, sound, and editing to tell stories and how film crews work together to make movies. […]

4/3-6/12 Mt. Hood Community College Spring Term Acting Lab

Deadline April 02, 2017

Through group and solo work, exercises, challenges and games, this weekly class of ten sessions offers a laboratory and safe space for intensive study of: -RELAXATION -CONCENTRATION -STRETCHING THE IMAGINATION -TEXT INTERPRETATION -CONNECTING WITH YOUR SCENE PARTNER -PATHWAYS TO CHARACTERIZATION -WORKING WITH YOUR BODY AND VOICE -EMOTIONAL AVAILABILITY -PRESENCE Discover and explore the questions that […]

4/3, 4/20, 6/24 White Bird presents: View from the Perch conversations

Deadline April 03, 2017

View from the Perch is a new series of three educational programs –- springboards for interaction with some of White Bird’s talented friends.  These events feature conversations designed to stimulate interest in contemporary dance, raise White Bird’s profile in advance of its 20th Anniversary Season, and develop financial resources to support next Season’s premiere artists […]

4/3,10 & 17 Portland Fine Arts Guild Class: Acrylic Painting

Deadline April 03, 2017

Edith Turner will be teaching the class various Acrylic techniques using her unique vision and understanding of the medium. She will provide various source materials for class participants to use in their own creations. Teacher Bio: Edith Turner was born in Coos Bay and raised on the Oregon Coast. Her interest in art started very […]

4/15 RACC Workshop: Getting Work as a Teaching Artist

Deadline April 15, 2017

What does it take to get work as a teaching artist? Organization and several types of good documentation. First, you need things that are unique to attract attention. Once you have that attention, you need to be able to show your ability to deliver effective solutions. In this workshop we will Use interactive visual and […]

4/14 Low Cost Legal Clinic offered by Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Deadline March 31, 2017

Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts offers 50 minute legal clinic sessions with volunteer attorneys who specialize in arts and entertainment. Our volunteer attorneys can answer your questions about contracts, cease and desist letters, copyright, trademark, and other issues. To be eligible for a clinic session, individual artists must have an annual income of less […]

4/7-9, 5/26-28 Empowered Domains Workshop

Deadline April 07, 2017

3 Inspiring Days + 2 Creative Guides = 1 Brand New AMAZING Website Are you ready to have a website that truly shines? Something beautiful and unique to you — but one that you can also manage + grow without hassle? The Empowered Domains workshop — merges personalized one-on-one coaching with step-by-step support on how […]

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

Deadline March 28, 2017

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 […]

6/15-25 Pacific University Residency Writers Conference

Deadline May 31, 2017

Writers seeking to deepen their craft and expand their professional community are invited to attend the Residency Writers Conference together with Pacific’s MFA students, faculty and guest speakers. These 10-day conferences are packed with workshops, lectures, readings, classes and more. The conference can be taken for four graduate credits. We are now accepting applications for […]

4/6 HACC Workshop: Marketing Design – Building Content that Connects

Deadline April 06, 2017

HACC Workshop: Marketing Design – Building Content that Connects with Tiffany Meyer Date:04/06/2017 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Location:Walters Cultural Arts Center 527 East Main Street Hillsboro, Oregon 97123 Introduction:A hands-on workshop to help you create and distribute compelling content that attracts and keeps your best-fit customers, fans and donors. HACC veteran Tiffany Meyer returns […]

5/7 Marketing + Brand Strategy for Creative Business Owners

Deadline May 06, 2017

If you are an emerging business who’s ready to turn your ideas into a reality. Or, an established brand that isn’t seeing the level of success you hoped for and is ready to reevaluate your strategy and approach, THIS is for you. Led by Brittany Sierra, in this 3-hour workshop, you’ll learn clear, step-by-step strategies […]

7/9-16 Printmaking in Mexico

Deadline May 27, 2017

GUANAJUATO, MEXICO JULY 9 – JULY 16, 2017 Immerse yourself for a one week intensive in Guanajuato, Mexico, a UN world Heritage city, rich with Pre-Columbian, Colonial and Revolutionary history. Artists will learn a multi-plate monoprint technique and create a small body of work during the five day workshop led by Mandee Schroer & Hugo […]

6/15-18 Americans for the Arts 2017 Annual Convention (SF)

Deadline June 16, 2017

The Americans for the Arts 2017 Annual Convention is heading to San Francisco! There has never been a better time for the arts community to come together. Mark your calendars for June 15–18 and join your fellow arts leaders and professionals for the arts networking event of the year! 100+ speakers 35+ sessions 2 preconferences […]

4/23 Experimental Documentary: Non-fiction Revisited

Deadline April 23, 2017

In recent years the documentary genre has continually revised itself. New technologies have propelled artists towards more experimental or artistic forms. Exploring the porous boundary between film forms and the influence of fiction on non-fiction storytelling, films such as ACTOR MARTINEZ, THE LAST SEASON, or BOONE raise questions around the assumption of documentary “truth.” Lush […]

4/8 Mobile Filmmaking: Tools that Fit in your Pocket

Deadline April 08, 2017

Telling stories has never been easier with the ubiquitous use of smart phones that capture HD video. In this hands-on workshop we’ll learn best practices for shooting, editing and sharing our work with others in this mobile format. In the course of one day you will shoot sample scenes, learn how to capture optimal sound […]

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.

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