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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.

Capturing the Moment – Call to Portland Artists and Creatives

Interpretation services available, email Servicio de interpretación disponible   |  Предоставляются услуги переводчика   |   Có dịch vụ thông dịch   |   通訳サービスあり Application window closed Monday, Oct. 26. Artists are essential. In times of crisis, artists express what they see and feel, helping us process what we are going through, activating, and uplifting the community. Capturing […]

Give Because There Is A Need

by Carol Tatch, Director of Philanthropic Innovation What a pleasure to join the staff of RACC in August 2020. Already I have had a whirlwind of opportunities, learning more about our creative community, connect with folx, and work with my colleagues to envision our “next”!  In this new role, Director of Philanthropic Innovation, I am […]

Creative Workspaces and More at True North Studios

True North Studios is a local hub for creating, collaborating & sharing a mutual love for making, located in Montavilla! We have: • creative workspaces available for your mess-making • shared tools & resources to help creatives thrive in their business or hobby • various membership options, including some with access to our screen printing […]

Emerging Artists 2021

EMERGING ARTISTS 2021 This is the 29th annual competition for gallery exhibition and $1000 cash award. This exhibition is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of “Emerging Artists.” The exhibition will be held March 4 – 27, 2021 at the Limner Gallery and is open to all artists working in any media. Deadline for […]


The end of 2020 (and hopefully of the current administration) seems like an appropriate time for artists to look back on how a seminal year changed the way we see the world. Or maybe more generally, how seeing old experiences through a new perspective can change how we understand the past.

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Chanda Evans, our new Arts Education and Access Fund Specialist

A note from Chanda Evans the new Arts Education and Access Fund Specialist (AEAF) at RACC. What is the role of the Arts Education and Access Fund Specialist at RACC? A large part of my role at RACC is to support and advocate for our arts education teachers. RACC teachers are in six school districts […]

Home Is Where the HeART Is

Oregon and southwest Washington artists are invited to apply to the 3rd annual juried show presented by Lunaria Gallery in Silverton, Oregon. ‘Home is Where the Heart Is’ is open to all media. Artists are asked to address the idea of ‘HOME.’ We feel that the theme is open to broad interpretation, can be emotionally […]

$550.00 Innovate Grants — Call for Artists + Photographers

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Fall 2020 Cycle. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. For more information […]

Passepartout Photo Prize – 2nd edition

ABOUT OUR PRIZE Il Varco invites you to join the second edition of the Passepartout Photography Prize, a photography contest born to promote and widen the exposure of emerging photographers. Our mission is to be your “Passe-partout” – which means a master key and also a framing method to enhance the power of the artwork […]

The 1st Asian Contemporary Fine Art Competition is Now Open

The Asian Contemporary Fine Art Competition aims to discover and celebrate talented Asian, Asian diaspora artists and artists residing in Asia at any stage of their careers. It is a significant opportunity to promote artists, who embrace the diverse Asian culture, on an international level. With a distinguished panel of jurors, our awards valued at […]

Ink Your Thoughts | Writing Contest 2020 | The Inked Perceptions

Do you love writing and believe that it is the best way of sharing your thoughts? Do you have some illusions in your mind that are unique? If both your answers are yes, then here’s a golden opportunity for you. The Inked Perceptions (TIP) is a community of conscious minds who are on a mission […]


Millions in new state and local funding is coming available for arts non-profits and artists, performing arts spaces, music venues, and small businesses. Timelines are short. Read below to see where you or your organization can tap into these new resources. Watch our COVID-19 resources page for details on new grants and relief opportunities as we […]

Murphy 500

Murphy 500 Is an arts project run out of the graduate studio of Conor Murphy at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. The space is a 13’x8’ White walled space with bright white gallery lighting. We are looking for artists to exhibit work in any medium As long as it fits within the space. The […]

Art Instuctor

Portland Fine Arts Guild is currently looking for artists to teach art classes on Zoom. They would teach a series of three classes taking place on the first three Mondays of a month. Must have camera setup for demos and be Zoom-savvy. Please contact us with a proposal and a link to your website and […]

58th Annual Juried Competition

The Masur Museum of Art announces the 58th Annual Juried Competition! Online Entry Deadline is 5 p.m. CST on December 3, 2020. Apply online at Exhibition on view February 25 – May 8, 2021 at the historic Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, Louisiana. Work will be judged by Dr. Kelli Morgan, independent curator, […]

The Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition 2020

New York Art Competitions are pleased to announce the opening of the Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition. Fine artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, Portugal, the Latin American diaspora, and artists residing in any of the above, are invited to submit their works for a chance to be selected for promotional awards designed […]

Ninety Twenty Workshop Classroom Rental

The Metalsmithing Classroom at Ninety Twenty Studios is now for rent. Equipment and tools available for a variety of metalsmithing and jewelry process. Multiple time frames and prices are available as you choose the hours you’d like to work with ample access to the studio. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you will be working alone. […]

Five muralists transform vacant building in Chinatown/Japantown

Diverse local artists commissioned in Portland Last weekend, five local artists began new murals on boarded up sections of the former House of Louis restaurant, located in Portland’s Chinatown/Japantown Historic District (NW Fourth and Davis). The murals add to the building’s colorful and distinct façade. The Old Town Community Association is managing the project with […]

Regional Arts & Culture Council elects new board members

On July 1, Parker Lee became RACC’s new board chair, succeeding Linda McGeady who will serve as Chair Emeritus until June 30, 2021. Founder and managing partner of the design consultancy, Territory, and co-author of “The Art of Opportunity,” Parker Lee is a veteran of the technology, entertainment and sports marketing industries. Joining Parker on […]

FY2019-2020 General Operating Support Grant Awards

Learn more about RACC’s General Operating Support program.   New Partner Organizations for FY19 – 20 – Awarded in February 2020. Corrib Theatre – $15,000 New Expressive Works – $15,000 Outside the Frame – $15,000 Pacific Youth Choir – $20,000 Portland Taiko – $15,000 Shaking the Tree Theatre – $15,000   Capacity Building Organizations for FY19 […]