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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 seeks proposals for artistic projects in 2017

PORTLAND, ORE — The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) invites nonprofit organizations and individual artists in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties to submit proposals for artistic projects and events planned for the calendar year 2017. The first step in applying for a RACC Project Grant is to submit an Intent to Apply form online […]

6/16 Arts Education and Access Citizen Oversight Committee at City Council

The Arts Education and Access Citizen Oversight Committee will deliver its annual presentation to Portland City Council on Thursday, June 16 at 2 p.m. The public is welcome to come hear how the arts tax is making a difference in our community. https://www.portlandoregon.gov/revenue/article/579356.

2016-17 RACC Professional Development Grants (Cycle 1)

The RACC Professional Development Grant Program individual artists and arts organizations in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties with activities that improve their business management development skills and/or brings to them to another level artistically. A total of $44,905 was awarded to 35 individuals and 3 organizations. These grants were approved by the RACC Board on […]

RACC Opportunity: Project Grants

The Project Grant Program provides financial support to Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas County not-for-profit organizations and individual artists for Project Based Arts Programming. Grants are awarded up to $7,000 and are available in two categories: Artistic Focus and Community Participation & Access. A project is a specific art presentation, exhibit or creation of work that is fully executed […]

RACC awards inaugural Arts Equity Grants

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has awarded $119,380 in Arts Equity Grants to 21 organizations for activities that advance RACC’s goals for equity in Portland and Multnomah County. These grants are funded by City of Portland’s Arts Education & Access Fund, along with support from Multnomah County. The Arts Equity Grant program is […]

RACC awards inaugural Arts Equity Grants

PORTLAND, ORE — The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has awarded $119,380 in Arts Equity Grants to 21 organizations for activities that advance RACC’s goals for equity in Portland and Multnomah County. These grants are funded by City of Portland’s Arts Education & Access Fund, along with support from Multnomah County. The Arts Equity […]

City Club Forum: Are the arts getting squeezed out?

Eloise’s Blog: On Friday, May 20th,  several of us from RACC attended the Friday Forum at City Club of Portland to hear a timely dialogue about what artists and arts organizations are facing in our booming city. The panel consisted of MaryKay West, Vice President at Colliers International, and City Commissioner Nick Fish. Kelley Roy, […]

RACC Opportunity: Night Lights

Night Lights is seeking artists to apply for the 2016-2017 season to present new or recently developed works. The call is open to individual artists, collectives or curators in Oregon to submit works to be shown in October, November, or February. Submissions of recently developed works will receive an honorarium of $1,000. The program is […]

RACC Opportunity: Call for Artists—The Visual Chronicle of Portland

Beginning June 10, 2016,  RACC is seeking works on paper—prints, drawings, paintings on paper and photographs—to purchase for the Visual Chronicle of Portland collection. The Visual Chronicle of Portland is a collection of original works on paper that portray artists’ perceptions of what makes Portland, Oregon, unique. The Chronicle is owned by the City, and […]

RACC Opportunity: General Operating Support Grants

New members are invited to apply for the General Operating Support Grants Program which provides general financial support to arts organizations in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties, based on their artistic excellence, proven service to the community, administrative and fiscal competence and RACC grant compliance. The General Operating Support Grants Program seeks to fund arts […]

NEA Approved for Arts Funding Increase

Issued by Americans for the Arts on May 25, 2016. Today (May 25)  the House Subcommittee on Interior Appropriations approved a $2 million increase in federal funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), matching the President’s budget request for a total of $149.8 million for fiscal year 2017. The National Endowment for the […]

RACC Public Art Opportunity: Natural Grocers

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) in Portland, Oregon, invites visual artists and graphic designers living in the Portland Metropolitan Region (Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas counties) to submit qualifications for two site specific exterior wallworks for a new Natural Grocers opening in Spring 2017 at NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd and NE Alberta St.  Artists will […]

Patty Burkett responds

Patty Burkett (Candidate for Mayor) responded on May 11, 2016: (1) In what specific ways have you supported arts and culture in Portland? My Beloved late Mother Maxine, was a brilliant and very Loving Soul! We were her Whole Life, and as her children, we were expected to contribute to the Arts. We most assuredly did. […]

The Right Brain Initiative receives funding from National Endowment for the Arts to catalyze change in public schools

The Right Brain Initiative has received a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to deliver systemic and equitable arts programming to local K-8 schools. Right Brain, a program of the Regional Arts & Culture Council, works in partnership with local school districts to transform learning through robust arts programming that integrates with […]

Artist in Residence at the Portland Archives and Records Center

RACC has tapped artist Sabina Zeba Haque to be part of a year-long residency at the Portland Archives and Records Center (PARC). The artist will collaborate with PARC staff to explore Portland neighborhoods east of 82nd Avenue and to unravel the history of exclusion and inclusion in this community. This is the second in a […]