The RACC Announcement page consists of all entries which RACC posts on its website on a daily basis – including all current opportunities like grants, open positions, 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 a listing, please follow the link to Submit a Community Listing.

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

RACC Grantee North Pole Studio Recount their Experience at the Outsider Art Fair

In the spring of 2020, North Pole Studio emerged as a testament to creative inclusion and artistic empowerment. In June of 2023, I spoke with Sula Willson about the organization and their recent experience at the Outsider Art Fair in New York City, a trip made possible through a Regional Arts & Culture Council Arts3C […]

OPB’s Think Out Loud captures RACC response to City Defunding Announcement

Uniting in Support of RACC: Advocating for Artistic Equity in Portland The recent announcement by City of Portland Commissioner Dan Ryan to discontinue its 28-year contract with the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has sparked concern and uncertainty within the creative community. RACC, a 501(c)(3) organization, has been a steadfast advocate for artists and […]

Committed to serving our Arts and Culture Community!

RACC remains committed to serving our Arts and Culture Community! On Friday, the late afternoon of July 21st, RACC leadership received news regarding the pending cessation of our contract with the City of Portland as of June 30, 2024. We were not surprised, yet disappointed that this news was shared without discussion given our 28-year […]

FY2022-23 General Operating Support Grant Awards

Learn more about RACC’s General Operating Support program. General Operating Support Partner Base Awards Cycle 1 – Reports received in December 2022 and awarded January 2023 Artists Repertory Theatre – $60,000 Blue Sky Gallery (Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts) – $15,000 Literary Arts – $60,000 Portland Center Stage – $100,000 Portland Youth Philharmonic – […]

2022-23 RACC Arts3C Grants (Spring 2023 cycle)

The RACC Arts3C Grant Program is for the Creation, Cultivation & Community in the Portland metropolitan tri-county region. Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas County applicants who are creating and sharing arts and culture programming in all disciplines could apply for support for projects or activities in the arts. In the spring 2023 cycle, RACC had a […]

RACC Arts3C Grant Administration Guide

Congratulations on receiving an Arts3C Grant from RACC! This page provides all the information you will need to administer your grant, including appropriate acknowledgement of the grant support. Please email at any time with questions or if you need assistance! Step 1: Complete Your Grant Agreement Step 2: Acknowledge RACC funding support Step 3: […]

Multnomah County Library and Regional Arts & Culture Council announce community artists as part of wide-reaching public art commissions

Immediate Release May 22, 2023 Artists bring community-centered approach to their artwork across libraries PORTLAND, Ore. —Multnomah County Library (MCL) and Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) are teaming up to bring artwork to libraries throughout Multnomah County. This effort is part of the voter-approved 2020 Library building bond which will build, rebuild or expand […]