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

4/14 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 […]

4/3-6/12 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 […]

4/3,10 & 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 […]

4/3, 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 […]

4/4 Primitive Ways in an Accelerated World

Deadline April 04, 2017

Internationally renowned artist Patrick Dougherty will create a unique artwork for Orenco Woods Nature Park in April 2017. His artworks often look like nests, vessels or off-kilter playhouses woven from local saplings by a nimble fingered giant. Dougherty speaks about his process, showing examples of past works; about his experiences working in different cultures at […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

4/10-7/10 Grantwriting Classes for Artists

Deadline April 10, 2017

How to Talk About Yourself: A Grant & Proposal-Writing Workshop for Artists $100 Monday, April 10 or Monday, July 10 at 7-8:30 p.m. Whether you’re writing your first grant, applying for fellowships, or crafting an artists’ statement, this 90-minute online class is designed to help individual artists learn how to communicate about yourself, your work, […]

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 […]

4/20 Policy and Imagination: Place-Keeping in Portland, How Artists and City Managers Can Envision the Future City

Deadline April 20, 2017

 In late 2015, the City Council declared a State of Emergency in Housing and Homelessness in Portland.  As a rapidly gentrifying city with an exploding housing market, Portland is heading into 2017 with urgent questions of how to provide for its current residents, while opening avenues for new investment in the growing city. When it […]

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 […]

4/26-27 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 […]

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 […]

5/20-21 Caldera’s Arts Integration Symposium

Deadline May 01, 2017

Caldera is once again offering a professional development opportunity for Oregon high-school and middle-school teachers in a beautiful setting with top-rate arts instructors and arts integration specialists. Teachers are eligible for 15 PDUs and one credit of continuing education through Oregon State University – Cascades Campus (teachers must register with OSU separately). Caldera’s Arts Integration Symposium […]

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 […]

6/15-25 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 […]

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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