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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.

Iversen Center for Faith Artwork Request for Proposals

Are you an artist with an interest in portraying the spiritual through the visual arts? The University of St. Thomas invites artists to submit proposals for original artwork to be included as part of the new multi-denominational Iversen Center for Faith, located on the St. Paul, Minnesota campus. To apply, visit link.stthomas.edu/ICFCallToArtists. Application Deadline: July […]

RACC launches new Project Grants category: Catalyst

>>The goal is to provide a new entry point and a simpler application for artists and organizations that have not yet received a RACC project grant.   One of RACC’s most important responsibilities is to help facilitate the creation of new art, and to support the public’s access to culture and creativity. Every year, RACC […]

Walkouts for comprehensive funding for education

“Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.” – Kofi Annan On Wednesday, May 8, a large number of teachers across Oregon will be walking out of classrooms in an organized action calling for the state to fully fund education. Here in […]

100 Days: Executive Director Madison Cario reflecting back and looking ahead

Reflecting Back and Looking Ahead   Hello. April 25 marked my first 100 days. Phew! As promised when stepping into this role, I’m pausing after this 100 day mark to share some of what I’ve learned and answer ‘What’s Next?’ I’ve so enjoyed that most days were spent outside of my RACC office as I […]

P/T Administrative and Sales Position

A key member of One River’s support and front-of-house staff, the P/T Administrative and Sales assistant is committed to creating the best possible guest experience for One River’s students and their families. As a front-line ambassador, the P/T Administrative and Sales Assistant participates in client service duties across in-person, phone, and online channels ranging from […]

Fresh Paint brings new mural to Northeast Portland

Artists Maria Rodriguez, Bizar Gomez and Anke Gladnick have finished painting a new mural on the exterior wall of Open Signal: Portland Community Media Center on NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard at Graham Street in Portland. “Let’s talk” is the fifth temporary mural created in the last two years as part of the Fresh […]

Portable Works Collection: New Artworks for the Gladys McCoy Building

New Artworks for the Gladys McCoy Building The new Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters PORTLAND, ORE —The Regional Arts & Culture Council is proud to announce the purchase of 99 new small to medium scale artworks from 57 artists for display in the new Gladys McCoy Building, the Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters at 619 […]

FY2018-19 General Operating Support Equity Investments (Cycle 1)

The Equity Investments program provides additional funding for General Operating Support partner organizations to support initiatives which advance their commitment to equity in the arts, with a priority placed on racial equity A total of $239,550 was awarded to nine organizations in this cycle. Additional funds will be awarded in a second cycle in June […]

Nine Portland arts organizations receive additional support from RACC to advance equity work

Nine Portland arts organizations receive additional support from RACC to advance equity work The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has awarded nine Equity Investment grants to arts organizations in Portland. These grants, totaling $239,550, are made possible through funding from the City of Portland’s Arts Education and Access Fund, or Arts Tax. “Portland taxpayers […]

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 […]

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). […]

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 […]

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