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.

Roving Reporter – FREE Arts Journalism Mentorship (Volunteer)

All Classical Portland seeks arts/theatre/music-lovers (ages 15-21) to participate in a FREE, arts journalism mentorship As a Volunteer Roving Reporter you will: 1. Select two arts events happening in your community that you would like to cover. 2. Get tickets for the events you will cover and be given introductions to the musicians/artists involved. 3. […]

Ray Warren Symposium Art Show @ Lewis & Clark College 2017

Curators  Will Sarvis and Maya Hernandez are undergraduates at Lewis & Clark College, and the current curators for the college’s annual Ray Warren Symposium Art Show. This years symposium is titled Legacy: Race and Remembrance, and will be held November 8-10, 2017. The theme is Memory, Storytelling, and Imagination. Looking for pieces that capture issues […]

December “Deck the Halls” Open Exhibition (Vancouver, WA)

Gallery 360 at the historic Slocum House in downtown Vancouver, WA invites artists to a non-juried one-month exhibition limited to one piece per artist. The exhibition dates are November 29 to December 30, 2017. Our “Deck the Halls” show is open to the first 40 artists who enter, and is on a first-come, first-served basis. […]

10/14 Creativity Workshop

Jump start your creativity with over a dozen exercises across different mediums and rediscover the joy of creating something with your hands. Everyone welcome! Artists, bakers, teachers, makers, crafters. doctors, baristas, CPAs, chefs, designers, homemakers, lawyers, pet walkers, engineers, journalists, brewers et al. This is a fun experience to refresh your brain and help you […]

Creative Office Space near downtown Portland

Fantastic Location! $450/ 750 sq. ft. Ideal for group instruction, private lessons, photography, artist, musician, writer, editor, recording artist, or professional office space. Parking lot and street parking available for free. Utilities and internet included. Price covers nearly all days and nights without the other tenant present. Also includes a reception area for use. Email […]

Operations Manager (P/T) sought by Oregon Symphonic Band

Oregon Symphonic Band (OSB) is Oregon’s premier symphonic band and is based in Portland, OR. It was formed in 1986 to allow local professional and expert amateurs to play challenging wind ensemble music. The band typically performs 3 concert series (of 2 concerts each usually on the same weekend) in November, February, and April and […]

Call to Artists for “Puppy Love” Show (Joseph, OR)

The Josephy Center invites artist to submit artwork with the theme “Puppy Love”. Please Submit your canine themed artwork via photos in large enough resolution to review (one side at least 1900 pixels) via email to by December 1st.  All mediums of art are acceptable.  Please limit submissions to 3 works. Co-Curators, René Fleming […]

East Portland Action Plan 2018 Grants

Project Requests may be for $500 – $106,000 ($106,000 total available) Application Due Date: November 8, 2017 at 5:00 PM The goal of the EPAP General Grant program is to build East Portland livability and prevent displacement by funding projects that implement strategies and items identified in the East Portland Action Plan (which can be […]

First Annual Freedom Seeker Juried Art Competition hosted by The Goodridge Freedom Center (PA)

The Goodridge Freedom Center and Underground Railroad Museum is announcing their art contest commemorating and honoring the life of William C. Goodridge and the Freedom Seekers. William C. Goodridge had spent the majority of his youth as an indentured servant, eventually rising from the institution of slavery and earning his freedom at the age of […]

NOW open studio

NOW Open Studio Artist Residency The goal of the NOW Open Studio Residency program is to provide a private oasis that fosters creative health and enables inspiration to flourish. After acceptance into the program individuals stay as guests in the NOW Open Studio private garden room relieving them of costly accommodation expenses. This two-week intensive […]

The Ford Family Foundation Residency at Ucross 2018

The Ucross Foundation, in partnership with The Ford Family Foundation, is accepting applications from mid-career Oregon visual artist for residencies of 4 weeks in 2018. Awarded artists will receive up to $1000 to offset travel and other expenses. Artists may apply either for the spring(March 5 – June 8) or fall(August 6 – December 7) […]

Triple Canopy Call for Proposals: Resentment

Announcing Triple Canopy’s 2017 call for proposals Apply via the online form by October 18, 2017, at 11:59 EDT. Commission recipients will be announced in early December. The magazine invites proposals for new work to be developed by artists and writers in collaboration with Triple Canopy’s editors for inclusion in an upcoming issue devoted to […]

Koya Leadership Partners meet with stakeholders

(Posted October 2, 2017) In September, RACC retained Koya Leadership Partners as its exclusive search firm for RACC’s executive director position. The first step in Koya’s search process includes meeting with a wide range of stakeholders relevant to the position to help inform the job profile. On Sept. 27 – 29th, Koya search consultants Michelle […]

Call for Artists: CICA Young Korean Artists Solo Show Series Spring 2018

CICA Museum invites Korean artists worldwide and international artists based in Korea to participate in the Young Korean Artists Show Series Spring 2018 and the publication. Each selected artist will have a solo exhibition for a week in the gallery space (around 44m2) at the CICA Museum. The artists will be also featured in the […]

Call for Artists: Portrait 2018: Open to Portrait Photography, Painting, and Video Art (South Korea)

CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in “Portrait 2018,” the International Exhibition on Portrait. We accept photographs, prints, paintings, video art, and installation works. *Category -Photographs & 2D Digital Art -Video & Interactive Art -Painting & Installation Art *Installation -Photographs & 2D Digital Art Selected works will be printed in 10×15 inches, framed, and […]

SHIFT: An experiment in fashion design was an evening for the books!

It was more than a runway show. It was a community celebration. It was the start of a new tradition. On Thursday, September 21, 2017 SHIFT: An experiment in fashion design brought together some of the region’s most innovative design thinkers to celebrate equitable education and sustainable fashion and benefit our arts integration program The […]

RACC awards Literature Fellowships to Samiya Bashir and Rene Denfeld

PORTLAND, ORE — The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is pleased to announce its 2017 Fellows in Literature – Portland writers Samiya Bashir and Rene Denfeld. RACC’s fellowship program honors local artists of high merit. Recipients receive a cash award of $20,000 to sustain or enhance their creative process. Samiya Bashir is a collaborative […]

Art Spark is on October 19

October’s installment will take place at Toffee Club, 1006 SE Hawthorne Blvd, on October 19th from 6-8 PM. For this event we will pair with RACC’s Arts Education Department, including The Right Brain Initiative, to focus on resources for artists engaged in youth mentorship and passing on knowledge for the future success of our community. […]

Next muralist for “Fresh Paint” is Alex Chiu

Alex Chiu is the next artist to be featured in Fresh Paint, our temporary mural program in partnership with Open Signal. The mural is on an area of Open Signal’s west-wall facing Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. Chiu is the second artist to be showcased in the pilot program and will also be teaching a […]

RACC Opportunity: Request for Qualifications for the RACC Mural Roster

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) in Portland, Oregon, invites artists living in Oregon and Washington to submit qualifications for a roster of artists qualified to create murals. Artists remain on the roster for three years, after which time they will be asked to reapply. The deadline for submitting application materials is the first Wednesday of every […]

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