Resources

As part of our effort to support the arts & culture community impacted by COVID-19, please visit our Emergency Relief, Donate and Relief Resource Listings.

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.

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 […]

Live. Work. Create

Milepost 5 is an LIHTC affordable community for creatives of all kinds. In non-pandemic times, we offer ample common space to residents and visitors for art shows, plays, readings, and whatever endeavors you can imagine. We’re located near the Montavilla district, just across the street from Montavilla Park, and less than a mile from local […]

OP ART/GLASS

Imagine Museum is seeking artists who work with glass to submit entries to our 2nd IM Call to Artists exhibition entitled OP ART/GLASS. The juried OP ART/GLASS exhibit will showcase works of art, fabricated in glass, that explore optical effects through technique, movement, flashing or vibrating design, optical configurations or repeated patterns. Defining optical will […]

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 […]

Support Beam artists announced

by Morgan Ritter, Support Beam Project Manager, Public Art Exhibitions & Collections Coordinator Support Beam intends to strengthen artists towards a long-term re-imagination and multi-pronged activation of their work, with no restrictions on media. Participating artists will contribute virtual work-in-progress share-outs which will be released on RACC’s web and social media platforms—follow along! At the […]

Call for Artists: 2021 Spring Artist Studio Program

CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in the Artist Studio Program Spring 2021. The studio space (around 44m2) will be assigned to each artist for three or six months at the CICA Museum. The artists will be featured in the e-book, “ CICA Art Now 2021.” The printed version will be available by order. […]

Call for Nominations: PNCA’s 2021 Laura Russo Distinguished Alumni Award

PNCA is accepting nominations for the 2021 Laura Russo Distinguished Alumni Award. Nominees should be graduates of PNCA and stand out through their excellence, impact, innovation, and integrity. Nominations open until December 7, 2020. https://pnca.edu/about/alumni/alumni-recognition-awards Award to be given in 2021

Crocker Kingsley

The Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition was first juried in 1940, a tradition that continues to the present day. Over the past 80 years, this prestigious show has included many premier names in American and California art, including Robert Arneson, Elmer Bischoff, Fred Dalkey, David Gilhooly, Ralph Goings, Gregory Kondos, Roland Petersen, Mel Ramos, Ruth Rippon, and Wayne […]

Alternatives 2021: Existence – Text and Image

In times of uncertainty we examine how we exist in this time, space, and environment as individuals or a collective whole. Through the means of photography, we come to understand our existence and can tell a greater story by having text and image exist together. This exhibition seeks works that examine the interpretation of existing […]

2020 Foundwork Artist Prize | $10,000 Juried Grant with Studio Visits and Interview

The Foundwork Artist Prize is an annual award to recognize outstanding practice by contemporary artists. The deadline to sign up for the 2020 Prize is October 15th and artists working in any media are eligible. The 2020 honoree will receive an unrestricted $10,000 grant and studio visits with each of the distinguished jurors. The honoree […]

Photo Studio/Office Space

Alberta Abbey located west of MLK on Alberta St. in Northeast Portland is an arts and event center focused on equitable and affordable opportunities for learning, sharing, and creating. Available in August, this 667 sqft space features an open mid-size studio with built-in storage and closet space. Previously a barre/yoga studio, the high ceiling and […]

Exhibition Opportunity at New Public Sculpture Park

Price Sculpture Forest is currently under construction and is proactively reaching out to sculptors who would like to publicly exhibit your outdoor work for sale or otherwise for public exhibition at this new upcoming sculpture park. For early participants, we are offering zero commission (100% to artist), marketing of your work, and no jury submission […]

Time for Review of Public Art

The toppling of the statue of George Washington on June 18, 2020, is part of our critical national conversation about systemic racism and injustice. Portland is part of this conversation as people examine the point of view these statues represent and consider the impact on Black Portlanders. Last Wednesday, City Council adopted six core values […]

Standing for Justice

This past week has been devastating, with the murder of George Floyd painfully following so many others who were also victims of state-sanctioned violence. Systemic racism and white supremacy need to be stopped. The impact of what is going on across this country, across Portland, and in our neighborhoods is – all-at-once – deeply traumatic, long overdue, relevant and impossible […]

2019-20 RACC Project Grants (Cycle 3)

RACC’s Project Grant Program provides financial support to individual artists and not-for-profit organizations in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties, for project based arts programming. Grants are awarded up to $7,000 and are available in three categories: Artistic Focus, Arts Equity & Access, and Catalyst.  The following 91 Project Grants were approved on May 27, 2020 […]

How’s the weather here there? Postcard Exchange 2020

I invite you to participate in a postcard exchange art project called, “How’s the weather here there?” happening all year, 2020. To participate, describe your current inner and outer landscape (physical space, emotional state, whatever that means to you) on a postcard and mail it to me: Erin Fussell P.O. Box 13414 Los Angeles, CA […]

Our message to audiences is: “Please stay with us. We’re in this together.”

Arts consultant George Thorn on strategizing for a post-COVID world By Joni Renee Whitworth   George Thorn is a co-founder of Arts Action Research, a national arts-consulting group. The focus of his consulting is the Regional Arts & Cultural Council’s Cultural Leadership Program. He also co-leads RACC’s Art of Leadership, a six-part board training program […]

CALL FOR EXHIBITIONS

Become a Loupe Featured Gallery LOUPE® (loupeart.com) is the leading online art streaming platform with an integrated marketplace. The Loupe art player is streamed like music with pioneering methods to customize the experience. Today, the platform provides ambiance, energy, tranquility, and culture in the home and to select hotels, lobbies and lounges around the world. […]

East Portland Community -Centered Art

Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette is opening its newest health center on SE Division in East Portland in June 2020. We are committed to strengthening our community partnerships in East Portland and would like to feature a local resident’s work in the waiting room our new, beautiful health center. We have a dedicated space to hang […]

Announcing two new calls for public art; more support for artists

In response to the impact on artists of COVID-19, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) announces two calls for new public art; an initiative to further emerging visual artists making work in Oregon and Southwest Washington and a direct purchase of artwork for the Visual Chronicle of Portland. Eligible artists may apply to either […]