Posted February 23, 2017
The Citizens Oversight Committee is dedicated to supporting arts teachers and arts organizations throughout Portland and they need new members from every area of the city! The purpose of the Citizens Oversight Committee: Review the disbursements and outcomes of the Arts Education & Access Fund Oversee measures of effectiveness of the funding Annually report findings […]
Posted February 15, 2017
The Professional Development Grant Program assists artists and representatives of arts organizations with expenses related to specific, unique opportunities that improve their business management skills and/or help advance the careers of the individual artist or the arts administrator. This grant cycle for Professional Development Grants includes the period between July 1, 2017 through December 31, […]
Posted February 13, 2017
RACC has developed an advocacy playbook to help arts organizations raise awareness about the arts tax. Download the playbook here (PDF) Download Arts Tax emblems here Add your story to the arts tax impact page by emailing jhawthorne (at) racc.org.
Posted February 8, 2017
Issued on February 8, 2017 by Christine Drazan, Executive Director, Cultural Advocacy Coalition Last week I sent an email about the state’s daunting $1.8 billion shortfall. This week we have an opportunity to do something about it. Please consider attending a public hearing near you and tell budget-writers to protect arts and culture when they work to […]
Posted February 8, 2017
POSTED ON FEBRUARY 8, 2017. RACC’s executive director Eloise Damrosch announces plans to retire June 30. Read the press release here.
Posted February 7, 2017
On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order that denies entrance into the U.S. by immigrant and non-immigrant visitors from seven Muslim-majority nations for 90 days. It also suspends entry of all refugees for 120 days and bars Syrian refugees indefinitely. Americans for the Arts stands in opposition to policies that limit the free […]
Posted January 30, 2017
January 26, 2017 Dear Americans for the Arts Members and Friends, I am writing to you today about the status of federal funding for the arts in the new Administration and U.S. Congress and about what you should do right now and over the coming months. Last week on Thursday, January 19, I sent our […]