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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.

National Arts In Education Week is September 11-17

Issued by Americans for the Arts on September 6, 2016. As a reminder, please join us in celebrating National Arts In Education Week from September 11-17, 2016. Take two minutes to issue a Letter to the Editor to your local papers and tell them why the arts matter in education! Designated by Congress in 2010, House Resolution 275 names the […]

BLUR PORTLAND: A visioning event on September 29

How has art and culture made a difference in your business and your life? Do you see the lines of our world of work/life/art blurring? What should Portland look like when arts and business thrive? What steps can we take to accelerate that? RACC’s new Business Committee for the Arts (BCA) is planning a visioning […]

Coming to the Portland Building Installation Space: “The Bridge, 1910,” an installation by Benz and Chang, September 19 – October 14.

The artists known as Benz and Chang will present a site-specific installation in the Portland Building lobby starting September 19th. The project, titled The Bridge, 1910, is a visual homage to the work crews that built the Hawthorne Bridge, Portland’s oldest existing river crossing. Inspired by a historical photo Benz discovered in the City of […]

Celebrating four years of “Forest For the Trees” mural fest

Over 60 murals in 4 years.  Forest For the Trees returns to Portland with 7 new public art works. North, South, East and West, for the last four years “Forest For the Trees” has been responsible for bringing domestic and international artists to Portland for the purpose of creating public art.  For this year’s installment, […]

The Right Brain Initiative: another year of investing in imagination

This time of year the sun is setting before 8:00 p.m., a new season of your favorite television series premieres, and wide-ruled notebooks are selling for 70 cents each. It is September and a new school year is officially upon us. At the Regional Arts & Culture Council, The Right Brain Initiative is back in […]

Quick — Take a summer vacation before it’s too late

Eloise Blog: Right when everyone is gearing up for the crush of September activity, off we go to New England for family, friends, swimming in the warm Atlantic, and lobsters! It’s only a week and I know there will be wonderful arts events aplenty when we return. So I am taking a blogging break – […]

Time to see Native—November is Native American Heritage Month

“Where ever you are, Indians have been.” Jeremy FiveCrows (Nez Perce) used these words from Portland street graffiti to open his remarks at City Hall on October 12, Indigenous Peoples Day. Indeed, where ever you are in the metro area, it’s the Chinook peoples who have already stepped there. This is important, because, as Roger […]

RACC Opportunity: Art of Leadership Workshop series (10/5/16-3/1/17)

Art of Leadership is a training program delivered through a series of workshops to prepare business professionals to serve on the boards of arts and culture organizations. First established by Business for Culture & the Arts in 2003, Art of Leadership is now a program of the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Led by internationally acclaimed arts […]

Oregon Cultural Trust announces record $2.9 million in FY17 grants

Issued by The Oregon Cultural Trust on August 10, 2016: The Oregon Cultural Trust will award a record 149 grants totaling $2.9 million to Oregon’s cultural nonprofits, a 9 percent increase over last year. The increase is the direct result of another record year of fundraising. The awards include a total of $714,045 to the […]

What a Time

Eloise Blog: I wish I could write a glowing message about the joys of long hot days and cool breezes at night and all the other delights of summer in Portland. While of course we enjoy the bounty of our myriad farmers markets, outdoor concerts, beaches, bike rides and reading on the porch, this feels […]

RACC’s private sector initiatives continue to grow

Throughout the Portland metro region, businesses are using the arts more than ever before to inspire employees, stimulate innovation and foster creative collaboration. And increasingly, RACC is working to support this powerful intersection between arts and business. RACC’s workplace giving campaign, Work for Art, engages employees in creative activities while raising contributions on behalf of […]

Coming to the Portland Building Installation Space: Bukola Koiki’s “JJC (Journey Just Come)”

Bukola Koiki’s JJC (Journey Just Come) will be at the Portland Building Installation Space from August 15 through September 9, 2016. This  installation is aimed at exploring the immigrant experience through the specific linguistic phenomena of the patois, slang and vernacular that is inherent in navigating the spaces between and within disparate cultures. The artist explains, “As […]

RACC Job Opportunity: Business Partnership Manager

The Business Partnership Manager is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with local businesses and corporations, deepening and expanding their involvement in the arts through workplace giving, arts-related sponsorships, and other public-private partnerships. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a passion for arts and culture, a commitment to community collaborations, and strong corporate sales skills. RACC […]

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 […]

RACC Opportunity: Travel Portland Co-Marketing Funds

To help attract more out-of-town visitors during Portland’s off-peak tourism season (November through March) and extend the reach of Portland’s cultural events, the Regional Arts & Culture Council and Travel Portland provide co-op marketing funds for Portland-area cultural organizations to enhance their existing out-of-region marketing efforts (advertising, public relations,etc.). REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must demonstrate how these […]

Fond Farewells

Eloise Blog:  RACC staff and board are sad to say goodbye to three immensely talented staffers who have recently left for other opportunities. Each has made significant contributions to their respective positions and to the organization’s cultural fabric. We also are saying farewell to two wonderful Board members who have termed out after 6 full […]

Work for Art concludes tenth anniversary campaign

On June 30, RACC concluded its tenth annual Work for Art campaign. And while it will take a few more weeks to count and confirm all of this year’s campaign contributions, one thing is certain: the 2015-16 fundraising drive will break all records for participation and revenue. Ten years ago Work for Art burst onto […]

RACC announces final round of General Operating Support grants

PORTLAND, ORE — The Regional Arts & Culture Council has awarded its final round of General Operating Support grants for the fiscal year ending June 30. RACC distributes these funds three times per year, after organizations submit comprehensive annual reports to RACC. To qualify for General Operating Support, nonprofit arts organizations must demonstrate artistic excellence and […]