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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.

Artist Work Space Close to Downtown

Civilian Studios offers an array of private work space options to artists and small business owners. We are located in a large industrial two story warehouse tucked on a turnaround street off Interstate Ave. minutes from downtown and right by the yellow MAX light rail (Mississippi/Albina Stop). There are over 40 private spaces, an enclosed […]

Can’t Blame The Youth // THE KIDS HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY

As part of the Art & Power conversation series of 2019, we have asked an artist from each panel to expand on their experience based on the discussion topic they participated in. These “essays” are critical companions to each Art & Power and are meant to move the conversation beyond the spaces that hosted them. […]

Black Life Experiential Research Group Pursuing Change Through Art and Radical Geography

by Bruce Poinsette   (This is the second of two articles about artist-in-residence projects that RACC manages through the Percent for Public Art Program for the City of Portland.) Spend a few minutes with Dr. Lisa Bates and Sharita Towne and the two women will have you questioning everything you’ve ever learned about the role […]

March 2019 Night Lights: The Midnight Variety Hour

Our final Night Lights, RACC’s outdoor public art series, is wrapping up its 2018-19 season with The Midnight Variety Hour (MVH) – Night Lights Edition  March 7, at 6pm.  For RACC’s Night Lights Program, MVH will present a video program with live music, sound and vocals. MVH deconstructs the world of live television and the essence of the […]

Magmart | international videoart festival

Magmart | video under volcano is an international videoart festival, which over the years has seen the participation of more than 1400 artists from +80 different countries, with thousand submitted videos. The Festival is open to all international videoartists. Partecipation is free. Between all submitted video, will be done a final selection based on vote […]

Multi-Discipline 650 sq ft Space for Rent on Weekends

Our beautiful 650 sq foot open space is available for rent on the weekends, including Friday if desired. 24-hour access. It’s the perfect space for classes or workshops in the arts, yoga & movement and acoustic music rehearsals. Acoustic concerts also possible. We’re willing to consider pretty much everything except toxic fumes, large messes or […]

Affordable Art Studios Available At East Creative

Currently there are 3 available studios ranging in price from 265.00-495. An additional studio will be available March 7th. All studios are at East Creative in SE PDX. They include utilities and WiFi.

RACC announces a more equitable funding plan for arts organizations in Portland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE >> A major funder of arts and culture responds to existing disparities with a progressive investment model   (Portland, Ore.) – The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC), one of the city’s largest arts funders, is announcing significant changes to the way it invests in more than 50 arts and culture organizations […]

We’re updating our General Operating Support program

Changes to General Operating Support This post has been updated to reflect the final changes to the GOS program adopted by the RACC Board of Directors on February 6. All current GOS partner organizations have received an email communication from RACC updating them on these changes and indicating Base Award and Investment Award information for […]

“Blightxploitation” Seeks to Change the Landscape of Art and Civic Engagement

by Bruce Poinsette Art is a powerful tool for communicating complex ideas. When utilized effectively, art doesn’t just help us better understand the world, it also enables us to make real change. Such has been the case with Cleo Davis and Kayin Talton-Davis, two artists in residence with the Portland Archives & Records Center (PARC). […]

Flexible Event/Rehearsal or other space

Frida’s Den is an 877 sq ft space located in the East Creative Collective in SE Portland. The space rents as space for classes, workshops or intensives, rehearsal, pop ups, fairs, lectures readings and more. Contact Madison at the email below for further details.

Beacon Magazine Call for Writers and artists

Calling for artists and writers for Beacon, a Multi-disciplinary arts and culture magazine. Please submit to beaconquarterly@gmail.com with the subject line “Beacon Vol. III 2019 – submission” We look forward to seeing your work!

Customer Experience Business Coordinator

WILLOWBROOK ARTS CAMP JOB TITLE: Customer Experience Business Coordinator JOB TYPE: Full time, year-round, non-exempt REPORTS TO: Executive Director ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW Willowbrook Arts Camp is an outdoor, six-week summer day camp which offers a rich environment of integrated arts and nature. It provides opportunities for children to develop their creative potential through experiences in the […]

February 2019 Night Lights: Untitled

Image from Megan McKissack's projected work, depicting Oregon LIDAR point cloud data

Night Lights, RACC’s outdoor public art series, continues its 2018-19 season with Megan Mckissack’s Untitled work on February 7 at 5:30pm. Mckissack’s Night Lights work was inspired by the current Presidential Administration’s deletion of climate data. Mapping and generating visualizations of Oregon LIDAR point cloud data from the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries and […]

Rent Shout House for your next event!

Did you know that Hand2Mouth manages a multi-use community arts & events space? Shout House is available to rent for rehearsals, classes, workshops, auditions, photoshoots, events & parties! The space has 1000 square foot studio with sprung floor, a sound system, and other amenities. The studio is airy, full of light, wheelchair accessible, and centrally located in Portland’s […]

2018-19 RACC Professional Development Grants (Cycle 2)

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. The RACC Board approved these 34 Professional Development Grants totaling $45,400 on December 12, 2018. (*First time grant recipients)   2018-19 Professional Development […]

FY2018-19 New General Operating Support Partner Organizations

Three arts organizations were selected to become Partner Organizations in RACC’s General Operating Support program. These awards were approved by the RACC Board of Directors on December 12, 2018. Boom Arts – $10,500 PETE (Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble) – $8,000 Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls – $10,500

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 […]

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 […]