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.

Response: Peter Winter

For the spring 2018 primary election, RACC distributed a questionnaire to all candidates running for Portland City Council; Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington County Boards of Commissioners; and Metro Council. Each candidate was asked five questions on March 13 or 14, and given the opportunity to respond by March 30 when this story was first published.  […]

Night Lights on April 5

Night Lights’ final showcase of the 2017-2018 season will be a screening of work from this season’s artists in residence Amy Chiao and Chloe Cooper. Since this season of Night Lights began last summer, Amy and Chloe have been building a life-size puppet made from plastic waste and filming its trips through public places in […]

Candidates share their views on arts and culture issues

RACC is working to ensure that elected officials can articulate the value of arts and culture in society, and asks candidates to prioritize funding decisions to ensure that everyone in our community has access to the arts and arts education. For the spring 2018 primary election, RACC distributed a questionnaire to all candidates running for Portland […]

Exhibit and sell at

UGallery offers emerging and established artists professional gallery representation online. We work with a select group of artists in the United States and abroad. Our expert panel carefully curates the collection, and we attract a broad range of experienced collectors, designers and decorators, and first time buyers alike. Since opening our virtual doors in 2006, […]

2018 Creative Climate Awards Call for Artists

Call for Artists – 2018 Creative Climate Awards The Human Impacts Institute’s Creative Climate Awards are an annual series of events that showcase artists creating climate-inspired, public works. In an effort to inspire us to think more critically about our actions and their impacts, the Creative Climate Awards program uses the arts and creativity to […]

Search update for March 28

The RACC Executive Director Search Committee has completed stakeholder focus group evaluations of four semifinalist candidates and expects to make its recommendations to the RACC Board of Directors prior to the April 11 Board meeting. The Semifinalist Candidate Pool The semifinalist pool contained candidates selected by the RACC Search Committee from those presented by Koya […]

Portland residents: arts tax payments are due April 17

In November, 2012, 62% of Portland voters approved a groundbreaking new “Arts Education and Access Fund,” commonly known as the arts tax, to restore arts and music education in every public school, and to make arts and culture programs more accessible to every Portland resident. The arts tax is an income tax of $35 paid by […]

In memoriam: former RACC executive director Bill Bulick

Bill Bulick, who served as the executive director of the Metropolitan Arts Commission (MAC) and the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) from 1989-1999, passed away on March 15, 2018 at the age of 65. He had been living with Parkinson’s Disease for many years. All of us at RACC extend our condolences to Bill’s family, […]

RACC Opportunity: Call for Artists: Two Parks in Portland, OR

The Regional Arts & Culture Council invites artists/artist teams living in the states of Oregon, Washington and Idaho to submit qualifications for two separate public art opportunities for Portland Parks & Recreation. These opportunities will be for the newly developed parks located at Glenhaven Park and at Lynchview Park. Artworks created for these parks must […]

GOS Survey Results

In January, RACC conducted a stakeholder survey to collect feedback on RACC’s General Operating Support (GOS) grant program. The anonymous survey was distributed to all current GOS program member organizations, more than 150 arts organizations that do not currently receiving GOS support, and to community members. Here is the Executive Summary. GOS is the single largest funding […]

Portland City Council adopts arts affordability plan

On February 28, Portland City Council adopted a set of recommendations to protect and expand affordable arts spaces. You can read the resolution and the adopted plan here: A Plan for Preserving and Expanding Affordable Arts Space in Portland The need for such a plan is clear: the cost of living in Portland is rising […]

Night Lights on March 1

Night Lights’ second showcase of 2018 includes work from the inaugural class of Open Signal’s Future Forum program, which provides an in-depth learning experience for socially driven media makers to improve their creative practice and teaching abilities as well as increase their engagement with the community. This year’s Future Forum artists include ariella tai, Ashlin […]

Search update for February 27

Working with our executive search firm, Koya Leadership Partners, the RACC Search Committee has selected four semi-finalists for our Executive Director position. The Search Committee is organizing a diverse sample of community members to meet the semi-finalists. The sample will include board members, staff members, individuals representing organizations, individual artists, and public officials. All four semi-finalists prefer not […]

Privacy Policy

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RACC Opportunity: Fall 2018 Professional Development Grants

The Professional Development Grant Program assists artists or arts administrators with opportunities that specifically improve their business management development skills and/or brings the artist or the arts organization to another level artistically Proposals in the Professional Development Grant Program cannot be geared toward the creation of a specific art project, but must clearly demonstrate how […]

Public Relations + Social Media Manager, INTERN

Public Relations + Social Media Manager, INTERN Required skills: – Knowledgable/comfortable in social forums such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – Shows an understanding and interest in the brand aesthetic – Able to take specific direction and work within strict deadlines – Articulate and strong skills in writing and colloquial language – Positive, team mentality […]

Operations Assistant, INTERN

Operations Assistant, INTERN Required skills: – Knowledgable/comfortable with Microsoft Office – Highly organized and efficient – Able to take specific direction and work within strict deadlines – Positive, team mentality – Creative thinker, quick learner, highly productive – Must be able to meet at least once a week at Crib Design House in downtown Portland […]

Graphic Designer, INTERN sought by Crib Design House

Graphic Designer, INTERN Required skills: – Skilled and comfortable with Adobe Creative Suite – Creative and highly productive – Able to take specific direction and work within strict deadlines – Positive, team mentality – Must be able to meet at least once a week at Crib Design House in downtown Portland Job Description: – Graphic […]

Meet our newest staff members

RACC staff are a talented and passionate lot – and we are here to support you! You can meet the entire staff on our website here, and we wanted to take some extra time to introduce you seven of our newest employees. Meet Mia, Jack, Eugenie, Yasmine, Sean, Humberto and Alisa! Special thanks to Intisar […]

Art Spark is on February 26

The first Art Spark of 2018 is here!!! Join us for another evening of education and celebration as we share space with Orí Gallery, UNA Gallery, and Portland Open Studios (celebrating their 20 year anniversary!!). This February, Art Spark is trying something NEW and will raise funds for these amazing organizations and the important work […]