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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.

Williams Avenue Artwork Community Celebration

Williams Ave. was once the vibrant heart of Portland’s Black community. Formerly known as the “Black Broadway,” the corridor included a concentration of Black churches, businesses, social service organizations and nightclubs that were thriving and active community institutions. Although the landscape has changed, there is much to remember, celebrate and build upon. In 2012, the […]

Oregon Arts Funding Update

Issued by Christine Drazan, Executive Director at Oregon Cultural Advocacy Coalition and Craig Campbell, Lobbyist, on May 26, 2017. As we move into this Memorial Day weekend, we only have five weeks remaining in the Oregon Legislative Session. The process has narrowed the policy and spending bills that still have the opportunity to move. This narrowing of […]

Survey results

POSTED ON May 25, 2017. In April, the Search Committee launched an online survey to solicit community input regarding RACC’s next Executive Director. In all, 249 community members completed the survey, and we thank you for your input! Here’s who we heard from: 54% identified as individual artists 60% work at a nonprofit organization When […]

Artist Crystal Schenk presents “I’m Not a Barnacle, I’m Just a Boy” at the Portland Building Installation Space, June 5 – June 30

PORTLAND, ORE – RACC is pleased to present a new work by sculptor and installation artist Crystal Schenk in the Installation Space located adjacent to the Portland Building lobby. I’m Not a Barnacle, I’m Just a Boy, opens June 5 and features an arresting sculpture that asks the viewer to look beyond their common understanding […]

RACC Opportunity: Call for Artists for Night Lights’ 2017-2018 Season

Night Lights is a monthly public art event that promotes digital media, urban intervention, and technological innovation through site-specific outdoor art experiences. This is a call for five artists for the $1,000 honorarium and for a residency for one artist who will receive a $5,000 honorarium. On the First Thursdays of October through April, juried […]

Oregon Arts Funding Alert

Issued by the Oregon Cultural Advocacy Coalition (5/15/17) Last week 138 messages went out to legislators in support of funding for arts and culture in the Oregon Legislature. But we still have work to do, because at last check, 33 legislators did not receive any messages from their constituents. This includes the Speaker of the […]

Community input continues

POSTED ON May 12, 2017. Lead recruiter Anne Johnson of Aspen Leadership Group was in Portland recently to meet separately with the Board-appointed search committee, with RACC staff, and with community representatives including: Kristen Brayson, Portland Public Schools Eva Calcagno, Washington County Libraries Ronault Catalani, City of Portland New Portlanders Program Erik Ferguson, dance artist […]

Help Stop Cuts to the Arts in Oregon

Issued by the Oregon Cultural Advocacy Coalition on May 4, 2017 We need your help. While legislators work to address budget and revenue challenges, the relatively small budget for the Oregon Arts Commission faces substantial cuts. Current proposed cuts to the commission’s budget of 12% could result in reduced funding in grants for arts organizations of […]

Congress Gives the Arts a Funding Boost

Issued by Americans for the Art on May 1, 2017 Congress has reached a bipartisan agreement on a bill to fund the nation’s federal agencies and programs for the remaining balance of the current FY2017 fiscal year, which ends on September 30, 2017.  None of the nation’s arts and cultural agencies nor programs incurred a […]

Search Committee Finalized

POSTED ON APRIL 28, 2017. The search committee has been finalized. The members are: Pollyanne Birge Verlea Briggs Jamie Dunphy Mike Golub Phillip Hillaire Linda McGeady Carole Morse Jan Robertson Steve Rosenbaum Anita Yap We continue to encourage broad community participation in our Executive Director Search Survey, open through May 10. An executive summary of […]

Executive Director search update

The search committee has been finalized. The members are: Verlea Briggs Jamie Dunphy Mike Golub Phillip Hillaire Linda McGeady Carole Morse Jan Robertson Steve Rosenbaum Anita Yap We continue to encourage broad community participation in our Executive Director Search Survey, open through May 10. An executive summary of our findings will be posted on this […]

PGE Employees Support RACC with a Day of Service

On April 21st, PGE employees supported RACC’s Public Art department and volunteered to perform maintenance on the Oregon Holocaust Memorial in preparation for Holocaust Remembrance Day. Through a variety of public-private partnerships, RACC helps acquire and maintain community-owned artworks in public places. The Oregon Holocaust Memorial is part of the City of Portland’s Public Art […]

State of the Arts

I spoke with a colleague the other day who works at the National Endowment for the Arts where people are soldiering on every day not knowing whether or not they have a future there. I am reminded of how lucky we are here in the Portland region that support for RACC,  and all the artists, […]

RACC launches pilot program for temporary murals

fresh paint, a temporary mural pilot project, begins in mid-May, 2017- April 2018 as part of a new professional development initiative of RACC’s Public Art Murals programming. For the first year, three artists have been selected to paint a mural on an area of the exterior west wall of Open Signal, 2766 NE Martin Luther […]

Pochas Radicales presents “Nuestrx espacio; soy otro tú” at the Portland Building Installation Space, May 2 – May 26

Click here for a Spanish version of this press release. PORTLAND, ORE – Pochas Radicales, a queer Latinx art collective located in Portland, will present a timely, site specific installation in the exhibition space at the Portland Building beginning May 2. The project, titled Nuestrx espacio;soy otro tú, will transform the compact gallery adjacent to […]

Rock and roll dreams come true

Battle of the Bands is just around the corner and snakeskin print spandex, 80’s glam rock hair and impressive creative flair might just steal the show. David Nijhawan is taking Battle of the Bands and Portland by storm. An avid supporter of Work for Art, he has channeled his passion for music into arts activism […]

Lineup announced for May 17 Battle of the Bands

On May 17 at the Crystal Ballroom, bankers, architects, lumberjacks and surgeons will represent their companies and compete for prizes at Battle of the Bands, a benefit for Work for Art. Tickets are $12, on sale now at the Crystal Ballroom box office and online via workforart.org/bob. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for […]