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Announcements

The RACC Announcement page consists of all entries which RACC posts on its website on a daily basis – including all artist opportunities like grants, jobs, calls to artists, etc. Other entries might include important media stories on the arts, advocacy alerts, or general news from the art community.

To submit an opportunity or other notice, use our submission form.

Entries below are listed in date posted order, starting with the most recent.

How Will I Know if it’s Really Native (and other Whitney Houston B-sides)

by Anthony Hudson Art & Power panelist The next time a white Portlander proudly and publicly identifies as a “Native Portlander” or a “Native Oregonian,” ask them what Tribe – and then watch their brain paint itself into a corner. These “Native Portlanders” are the same Native Portlanders that say to me, “I was wondering […]

Call for Exhibition Proposals: 2019-20, MHCC Visual Arts Gallery (corrected)

The MHCC Visual Arts Gallery is committed to offering a rich and diverse cultural experience to the campus community as well as to the greater metropolitan area. The MHCC Visual Arts Gallery offers people a transformative opportunity to experience art works made by regional, national, and international artists. It is our goal to provide exhibitions, […]

Artist Studio Workspace in Inner North Portland

Civilian Studios offers an array of private work space options to artists and small business owners. Located in a large industrial warehouse tucked on a turnaround street off Interstate Ave. minutes from downtown and right by the yellow MAX light rail. We have over 40 private spaces, an enclosed Wood Shop, backyard, community kitchen and […]

Operations and Production Liaison

Description: – administrative development – support team in communications – participate in group collaborations, discussions and regular weekly meetings – become proficient in operation and production management and community engagement – gain leadership and communication skills – gain knowledge and experience in entrepreneurship, small business practices, independent publishing and community building About: Positions are available […]

Graphic Designer

Description: – create visual assets to be published in the magazine, on the website and various media outlets – support or lead designer for the magazine – participate in group collaborations, discussions and regular weekly meetings – become proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and similar apps – gain leadership and communication skills – gain knowledge […]

Get to Know Incoming Executive Director Madison Cario

What an exciting month it’s been since we announced Madison Cario as the Regional Arts & Culture Council’s incoming Executive Director come January 2019! Madison is joining us from Atlanta, Georgia, where they served as the inaugural Director of the Office of the Arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology. While Madison will be making […]

December 2018 Night Lights: Three Moons/Tres Lunas/3つの月

Our outdoor public art event series, Night Lights, will feature Roland Dahwen and Stephanie Adams-Santos in December! Happening on December 6 at 5pm, Dahwen and Adams-Santos will present Three Moons/Tres Lunas/3つの月, a two-channel video installation and altar, dedicated to, and made alongside, our elders. In conjunction with the video and text projections, the artists will build several temporary altars. […]

The Regional Arts & Culture Council Announces New Executive Director

Arts leader and innovator Madison Cario will join the staff in January FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Portland, ORE. – Following extensive community-wide feedback and a comprehensive national search, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) announces today that Madison Cario will become its new Executive Director in January, 2019. Cario brings more than 20 years of […]

Worrying is Just Another Form of Storytelling

Metal tin open, face up, with contents inside of it. On the left there's a photo of two youth smiling at the camera. On the right there are miscellaneous items including a red ball, small box, and paper.

How Kathleen Lane is working with youth to understand anxiety as a universal human experience by Lokyee Au, Communications Manager It’s estimated that we create anywhere between 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts a day. These tens of thousands of thoughts running through our head every day have the ability to reinforce, dictate, or alter our actions, […]

Rockvale Writers’ Colony

Rockvale Writers’ Colony is accepting applications for Writers-in-Residence year-round. Writers can enjoy the beautiful Tennessee countryside just 40 miles outside of downtown Nashville in their own private bedroom complete with writing desk and ensuite bathroom. The Colony has four unique buildings: The Main Farmhouse, The Carriage House, The Cabin, and The Granary. Writers will be […]

The Weird and Whatnot

We are a literary Magazine that publishes sci-fi, horror and fantasy. We also publish 2D artwork of the same themes. We pay 5 dollars for each published piece, and respond to submissions within 30 days.

Sunny Art Prize 2019: Call for Artists

The Prize
The Sunny Art Prize is the first program outside of museological institutions that envisions the decentralisation of the art world as a way to broaden the horizons of both artists and the communities they engage with. The Prize is organised annually by the Sunny Art Centre in London, and offers a selection of thirty […]

New mural materializing now on NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard

Artists Andrea de la Vega and Damien Dawahare have their backs turned towards the camera. Damien is holding a brush with his right hand, raised, and Andrea is looking to where Damien is pointing on the wall.

Local artists channel Día de Muertos in next installment of Fresh Paint, a temporary murals program October 17, 2018 — PORTLAND, OR – Passersby can now see the newest work-in-progress from Fresh Paint, a temporary murals program, on the exterior wall of Open Signal: Portland Community Media Center on NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard […]

November 2018 Night Lights: Windows 11

Image of a person projected onto RACC's office building. Their hands are stretched upwards and clasped. while their face looks downward. They're wearing black framed glasses, a black, white, and grey sweater, and grey pants.

Night Lights, RACC’s outdoor public art event series continues with local artists Roesing Ape and Beth Whelan. Following a successful kickoff to the series with Laura Median’s Flying in October, the next Night Lights event will take place on November 1st at 6PM. Titled Windows 11, Ape and Whelan’s work involves a minimalist dance piece inside an architectural projection of […]

Portland State of the Arts: 2018

As Portland continues to change, we asked artists, arts administrators, and creatives to share their thoughts on the “state of the arts” here in the city to illuminate the ways arts and culture intersect with our lives as Portlanders and get a glimpse of the cultural landscape through their eyes. Their words serve as a […]

Notes on Surviving in Portland

by Paul Susi I am a Portland native, the son of immigrants and a person of color. I am the Co-Chair of the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition; I am the Artistic and Executive Director of Portland Actors Ensemble / Shakespeare in the Parks; I am a Conversation Project Facilitator for Oregon Humanities; I serve as […]

Portland’s Creative Culture Depends on its Artists Thriving

by Roshani Thakore As a student in a Master’s of Fine Arts Program focused on art in the public spheres, the accessibility to the various arts communities within Portland has been extremely welcoming and exciting since I landed here a year ago after 18 years in New York City. The most invigorating, inspiring, and complex […]

Portland Falls Short When Investing in Artists of Color

by Celeste Noche Almost five years ago, I moved to Portland because it was renown for its creative community (and it’s cute af, but that’s neither here nor there). I wanted to brave a career in photography, and after years of failing to connect with other artists in San Francisco, I thought Portland would be […]

Fluid State(s)

by Roya Amirsoleymani To be asked to address the “state of the arts” in Portland is a welcome invitation, and at the same time an arguably flawed frame of reference and impossible task. No single individual can be in comprehensive or equal relationship to the breadth of formal and informal organizations, institutions, cultures, and communities […]

Executive Director Search Update for October 8, 2018

Finalists’ visits were completed between Sept 10th and 21st, when candidates met with RACC board, staff and community members and elected officials.  Search committee members then carried out an extensive review of materials –  including reference reports compiled by search firm Koya Partners and assessment surveys completed by everyone who met with the finalists – […]