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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.

RACC supports 88 upcoming artistic projects with $444,861 in funding

PORTLAND, ORE — The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has awarded $444,861 in project grants to 43 artists and 45 nonprofit organizations. These grants are funded by a combination of public and private investments, including the City of Portland’s general fund, the city’s Arts Tax, Multnomah County, Clackamas County, Washington County and Metro. Additional […]

RACC Opportunity: Project Grants

RACC’s Project Grant Program provides financial support to individual artists and not-for-profit organizations in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties, for project based arts programming. Grants are awarded up to $7,000 and are available in three categories: Artistic Focus, Arts Equity & Access, and Arts Services. We recently made some big changes to Project Grants. The most […]

RACC Audit Services Request for Proposals

RACC is conducting a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Audit Services. The Finance & Audit Committee seeks three-year audit service proposals from CPA firms with extensive experience in providing audit services to non-profit organizations. Interested firms must send a Letter of Intent to apply to: auditrfp@racc.org by 12/15/17. The Letter of Intent (LOI) must include: […]

Volunteer at RACC

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is an organization that supports the arts in the Portland tri-county region. We do this through grants to artists and arts organizations, resources and workshops for the arts community, management and collection of public art, and partnerships and programming that ensures that the arts are a part of every child’s school experience. We are eager to connect with new […]

Donate to the Oregon Cultural Trust: Impact of your Cultural Donations for Free

If you gave to an arts and culture nonprofit this year (including RACC) you qualify to take advantage of Oregon’s cultural tax credit. The credit makes doubling the impact of your cultural giving free, but you have to act before December 31. As a supporter of arts and culture in Oregon, you don’t want to […]

Search Committee update for November 21

Koya Leadership Partners has reached out to hundreds of potential candidates and continues to discuss the job with potential applicants. In addition, the opportunity has been posted on numerous websites and job boards targeted at arts leaders, cultural leaders and philanthropy professionals, with added emphasis on organizations that cater to diverse audiences. Koya’s human capital […]

Senate Restores NEA Arts Funding for FY’18

Issued by Americans for the Arts on November 20,2017. Thanks to you and thousands of Arts Action Fund members, we advanced another big victory today in the United States Senate to #SAVEtheNEA. Senate Appropriations Chairman Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), who received our Congressional Arts Leadership Award this […]

“Portlandia” display goes up at The Standard Plaza Building

The $195 million, three year long renovation of the Portland Building has begun! Many already know that the City of Portland’s main administrative building is considered one of the first examples of Postmodern architecture, and that its western façade is the home of Raymond Kaskey’s iconic Portlandia. It is less well known however, that hundreds of […]

Help kids discover their creative voice

The Right Brain Initiative is one month into the 2017 Willamette Week Give!Guide, Portland’s innovative online fundraising campaign. Give!Guide showcases 149 local non-profits of various sizes whose missions fall into eight categories: Animals, Civil & Human Rights, Community, Creative Expression (you can find Right Brain here), Education, Environment, Health and Human Services. Give!Guide In thirteen […]

Four additional arts organizations to receive General Operating Support from RACC

PORTLAND, ORE — The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has approved the addition of four nonprofit organizations to its roster of “General Operating Support” organizations that receive annual unrestricted funding from RACC in support of their mission. The four new “GOS” organizations are: August Wilson Red Door Project, $12,000 CoHo Productions, $12,800 Oregon BRAVO […]

RACC launches national search for new Executive Director

(Posted October 26, 2017) The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) Board of Directors, together with its executive search firm Koya Leadership Partners, today released the job description for a new Executive Director. Applications are being accepted now, with a goal of having the new Executive Director in place next spring. The position profile is […]

Mauricio Robalino’s “Bird” sculpture was dedicated at Luuwitt View Park on 10/21

Mauricio Robalino’s “Bird” sculpture was dedicated on Saturday, October 21st  as part of the Grand Opening of Luuwit View Park.  The Grand Opening was put on by Portland Parks & Recreation and ran from 11 am to 2 pm.  Attendance was high despite the rain. Events were officiated by Commissioner Amanda Fritz and began with […]

Fresh Paint sponsored by RACC & Open Signal

Fresh Paint, a temporary mural wall project, began in early 2017 as part of a new professional development initiative of RACC’s Public Art Murals programming. Three artists have been selected to paint a temporary mural on an area of the exterior west-wall of Open Signal facing the highly-visible Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Each mural […]

Portland’s arts tax is a good deal

by Jeff Hawthorne, the interim executive director of the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Published in The Oregonian on October 8, 2017.  The arts tax is supported by Portland taxpayers because it benefits Portland’s public school students, yields economic dividends and makes our community better. The Oregonian/OregonLive’s recent editorial, “Portland’s arts tax should go back […]

Koya Leadership Partners meet with stakeholders

(Posted October 2, 2017) In September, RACC retained Koya Leadership Partners as its exclusive search firm for RACC’s executive director position. The first step in Koya’s search process includes meeting with a wide range of stakeholders relevant to the position to help inform the job profile. On Sept. 27 – 29th, Koya search consultants Michelle […]

SHIFT: An experiment in fashion design was an evening for the books!

It was more than a runway show. It was a community celebration. It was the start of a new tradition. On Thursday, September 21, 2017 SHIFT: An experiment in fashion design brought together some of the region’s most innovative design thinkers to celebrate equitable education and sustainable fashion and benefit our arts integration program The […]

RACC awards Literature Fellowships to Samiya Bashir and Rene Denfeld

PORTLAND, ORE — The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is pleased to announce its 2017 Fellows in Literature – Portland writers Samiya Bashir and Rene Denfeld. RACC’s fellowship program honors local artists of high merit. Recipients receive a cash award of $20,000 to sustain or enhance their creative process. Samiya Bashir is a collaborative […]

Art Spark is on October 19

October’s installment will take place at Toffee Club, 1006 SE Hawthorne Blvd, on October 19th from 6-8 PM. For this event we will pair with RACC’s Arts Education Department, including The Right Brain Initiative, to focus on resources for artists engaged in youth mentorship and passing on knowledge for the future success of our community. […]

Next muralist for “Fresh Paint” is Alex Chiu

Alex Chiu is the next artist to be featured in Fresh Paint, our temporary mural program in partnership with Open Signal. The mural is on an area of Open Signal’s west-wall facing Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. Chiu is the second artist to be showcased in the pilot program and will also be teaching a […]

Search Committee announces new search firm; timeline of activities to date

(Posted on September 22, 2017) RACC is pleased to announce that it has retained Koya Leadership Partners as search firm for our Executive Director search. After conducting our recent search firm RFP, Koya was the unanimous selection of our search committee for multiple reasons including: Track record in placing leaders in mission-driven organizations Experience conducting searches […]

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