RACC Opportunity: Portland Archives & Record Center Artist-in-Residence

Deadline September 25, 2017

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) in Portland, Oregon, invites artists living in the Portland Metropolitan Area producing graphic art & text to submit qualifications for Intersections an Artist-in-residence (AiR) project at the City of Portland Archives and Records Center (PARC).

This is the third in a series of residencies for Archives. The selected artist/team will create work in any media that engages and/or is a result of working with the collections and staff at the facility.

This artist-in-residence project will explore ideas of civic engagement and recurrent themes of civil rights, housing, and public works projects using the archival collections at the Portland Archives and Records Center (PARC).  The artist(s) chosen for this project will collaborate with PARC staff, work with the historical collections, and serve as PARC ambassadors to the community. PARC ambassadors help build bridges between archives and new audiences, encouraging a deeper understanding of how archives are integral to the processes of understanding, identifying, empowering, rectifying, and evolving.

Project budget is $15,000. See the RFQ at the link below.

Visit Archives before applying at 1800 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 550.

Artists interested in applying are encouraged to come to a guided tour of Archives at one of the times listed below. The tours will be limited to 30 people each. Send reservation request to intersections@racc.org with subject line “Visit
Archives”. In the body please say how many are in your party.

Tour Dates

  • Thursday, September 7, 2017, 11:00-12:00 p.m. Email reservations needed by Tuesday, September 6, 2017
  • Friday, September 8, 2017 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.Email reservations needed by Wednesday, September 7, 2017

Application deadline: Monday, September 25, 2017.

Questions: contact Kristin Calhoun, kcalhoun@racc.org, 503.823.5401


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