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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.

RACC Opportunity: Portland Archives & Record Center Artist-in-Residence

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) in Portland, Oregon, invites artists living in the Portland Metropolitan Area producing graphic art & text to submit qualifications for Intersections an Artist-in-residence (AiR) project at the City of Portland Archives and Records Center (PARC). This is the third in a series of residencies for Archives. The selected […]

Williams Avenue Honoring History Project Celebrated

On June 3, there was a community celebration for the Black Williams History Project public art installation. Many community members were on hand to share reminiscences of the neighborhood. Over the summer, take a tour of the project using this map. Artist Cleo Davis (center) with Honoring History of Williams Ave. Committee members Gahlena Easterly […]

Now’s the time

ELOISE BLOG: The time has come for me to bid goodbye to my wonderful RACC family and close an exciting 30 year chapter here. It has been quite a journey from our early days in the Portland Building with a staff of 6 or so to the complex, non-profit we have become with great digs […]

At the Portland Building Installation Space: Elijah Hasan’s “12 Degrees Black”

RACC is pleased to present an installation by artist and award winning film maker Elijah Hasan at the Portland Building. Using Portland as his stage and backdrop Hasan’s work skillfully and poetically explores themes of race, place, and social consciousness. 12 Degrees Black, which runs from July 10 to August 4th, combines a set of […]

First “Fresh Paint” mural finished

Fresh Paint is a pilot project of the Regional Arts and Culture Council’s Public Art Murals program in partnership with Open Signal: Portland Community Media. From May 2017 – May 2018, three emerging artists will have the opportunity to paint a temporary mural that will be up for a period of four months on Open […]

Art Spark on July 21

Art Spark is back the evening of of July 21st, 6-9 p.m. Join us for another evening of education and celebration. This time we will be located at Disjecta Contemporary Arts Center (8371 N Interstate Ave​) for an indoor/outdoor event. Enjoy the summer vibes and learn about community partners DUG (Deep Underground), Just Seeds, and more! Connect […]

Search Committee continues progress, expects Executive Director job to post in mid-July

POSTED ON June 23, 2017: RACC’s Search Committee spent the past month building internal alignment around the job description and recruiting process, so that we know what type of leader we want for RACC, and so that we can provide our recruiting firm with clear guidance. We expect to have a job description published by […]

RACC Opportunity: Public Art Mural funding

The Regional Arts & Culture Council is now accepting applications for mural funding through its Public Art Murals Program. Applications are due the first Wednesday of every month. There are two routes to creating a community mural in Portland: The Public Art Murals Program is funded by the City of Portland and administered by the Regional Arts […]

RACC Opportunity: Public Art Mural funding

The Regional Arts & Culture Council is now accepting applications for mural funding through its Public Art Murals Program. Applications are due the first Wednesday of every month. There are two routes to creating a community mural in Portland: The Public Art Murals Program is funded by the City of Portland and administered by the Regional Arts […]

RACC Opportunity: Public Art Mural funding

The Regional Arts & Culture Council is now accepting applications for mural funding through its Public Art Murals Program. Applications are due the first Wednesday of every month. There are two routes to creating a community mural in Portland: The Public Art Murals Program is funded by the City of Portland and administered by the Regional Arts […]

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 […]

National Endowment for the Arts awards $30,000 for The Right Brain Initiative

PORTLAND, ORE — National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects across the country in the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $30,000 to The Right Brain Initiative, the arts integration […]

Help Pass Oregon’s First Ever “Equitable Access to Arts Education Task Force”

Issued by Chris Coleman on behalf of the Oregon Cultural Advocacy Coalition on 6/5/17 ….Last week (6/1/17) Christine sent a message asking advocates to take action in support of arts education. And many of you responded (thank you!) but, SB 313 is still sitting in committee. (SB 313 creates Oregon’s first ever Task Force on […]

RACC & Right Brain Opportunity: Call for Designers for SHIFT ~ An experiment in fashion design

Right Brain is seeking designers for our new special event! Please join us at SHIFT: An experiment in fashion design, our first annual celebration of equitable education, creativity in the classroom, and sustainable fashion benefiting The Right Brain Initiative. Whether participants are novice creators or seasoned taste-makers, in our first annual runway show we invite […]

This Time in Portland

ELOISE BLOG: A week ago it seemed completely appropriate for me to write a sincere last Arts Notes post prior to my June 30th retirement. The idea was to talk about all the wonderful experiences I have had over 30 years with MAC/RACC and to thank the thousands of wonderful people I have had the […]

Summer events celebrate Eloise’s legacy

We invite the community to join us for two events honoring Eloise Damrosch, who will retire as RACC’s executive director on June 30. A free community event will take place on June 29, and a fundraising event to support local artists is scheduled for July 30. On Thursday, June 29, join us for an open […]

RACC announces new structure for project grants

RACC has long offered project grant support to individual artists and organizations in the region, helping to support the creation and presentation of artmaking of all kinds. More than 140 artistic projects were funded last year, ranging from solo dance performances to an audio documentary series exploring gentrification to afterschool Taiko ensemble classes for youth. […]

Jeff Hawthorne to serve as interim executive director

POSTED ON May 31, 2017. The RACC board has announced that Jeff Hawthorne will serve as the organization’s interim executive director, effective July 1. Hawthorne is currently the organization’s director of community engagement. Read the full press release here.