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.


We are looking for an ambitious piece to be shown alongside our “For the Seventh Generation” Exhibition. The exhibition will be about ocean protection, and the piece should resonate well with the theme of the show. The form and nature of the piece, is open. It could be conceptual, installation, could involve lights, or other […]

CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work 2019 – Call for Artists

CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work 2019 – Call for Artists WHO: Individual artists and dance companies working in contemporary dance and based in the U.S. or Canada WHAT: CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work, a contemporary dance festival WHEN: February 16 & 17, 2019 WHERE: Meydenbauer Center Theatre, Bellevue, WA, USA DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 11:59 PM […]


St. Charles, MO –The theme of this exhibition will be trees, inviting artists to portray one of the planet’s most important and beautiful resources. We encourage artists to seek out trees in any season, and depict whatever aspect of them they find most engaging and inspiring whether the entire tree, a leaf, branch, fruit, flower […]

Fish and Wildlife Art Competition

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife would like to invite artists to participate in our annual Wildlife Conservation Art Contest. The winning artists will receive a $2,000 award, and the winning artwork will be featured on collector’s stamps, art prints, and other merchandise (e.g., wine label). The department will organize an art show in […]

Adjunct Liberal Arts Faculty

POSITION SUMMARY We are hiring part-time instructors for the following courses for Fall 2018 in Portland, Oregon. The term begins September 4, 2018 and ends December 21, 2018. At this time, our only openings are for the Fall 2018 term. It is not anticipated that positions will continue for the Spring 2019 term. Exploring Visual […]

June 8, 2018 update from the Search Committee:

The new RACC Search Committee has met twice, and meets every Tuesday morning. The job description has been updated and reposted to reflect a slight increase in the salary range. Our recruiter, Koya Leadership Partners, has also increased the number of sites where we are posting the opportunity. We expect to review several new candidates this […]

Umpqua Plein Air 2018

UVAA’s Umpqua Plein Air is a three-day annual painting event and competition for artists working en plein air. During the event, artists will capture Douglas County’s wild and stunning landscapes including the breathtaking, emerald waters of the North Umpqua River and the peaceful, golden hills at Doc Bailey’s Farm. Cash prizes offered, along with 40 […]

Small Event Support – Native Arts & Cultures Foundation First Friday Art Event

We need two volunteers to provide general small event support for the First Friday public receptions taking place in our national headquarters office in downtown Vancouver, Washington. Every month we invite a different artist from our Native community to share their work. This is a lovely, relaxed evening of great art, community, conversation, and inspiration. […]

NW Portland Studio Share

~250 square feet studio available in larger space in NW portland $325 month to month agreement Offstreet Parking space available at flat rate of $30. Elevator included for easy access to 7th floor Skylight in space gives lots of natural light. Rent includes utilities except for WiFi, which we could split. Shared with / My […]

Art Handler-Full Time

Full Time Art Handler Artwork Fine Art Services is seeking a full-time Art Handler. Ideal candidate will have prior fine art handing experience. Museum and/or Art Gallery experience is a plus. Professional communication skills and ability to provide excellent customer service is essential. Work hours are 9am-5pm Monday-Friday with occasional overtime hours possible. Please be […]

Call to Artists for the 7 Deadly Sins show

Splendorporium is having a 7 Deadly Sins show in our main gallery and in the small gallery we are having The Lover’s Eye. The show opens August 3rd and runs through 9/28. Deadline to submit is 7/27. Please submit up to 6 images for consideration to Angela

2019 Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards

The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation announces an exciting grant opportunity serving small to mid-sized towns and cities across the country. Up to 15 grantees will be awarded $25K each in matching funds to produce their own Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series—an outdoor, free concert series featuring a diverse line up of high caliber […]

CHAP Inclusive Summer Art Workshops

Children of all abilities welcome at CHAP Inclusive Summer Workshops. Kids (6-13 yrs) will experience a spectrum of projects and mediums in the fun and whimsical environment that is CHAP. Kids will have the opportunity to learn from a variety of skilled Guest Artists with diverse expertise, all while having the continuity of support from […]

Figure Painting in the Landscape, with Joseph Mann

Monday, July 23 – Friday, July 27 9 am – 3 pm daily Laurelhurst Park, SE Portland Workshop fee – $300 Join us to investigate different approaches to organizing paintings of the figure in the landscape. Work from two models each day. Workshops include daily discussions about the way these problems have been approached by […]

Marketing & Development Assistant

JOB TITLE: Marketing & Development Assistant Reports to: Marketing & Development Director Status: Full Time Compensation: $32,000 The mission of Northwest Children’s Theater and School is to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of young audiences. Each year NWCT produces 4 Mainstage productions, offers year-round theater classes and camps, and delivers theater education to Portland […]

Playa | January – June 2019 Residency | Applications Open

PLAYA’s residencies are open to artists, scientists, naturalists, biologists, designers, sustainability leaders, social practice artists, activists, musicians, visual artists, writers, performing artists, and collaborations and individuals engaged in interdisciplinary work or other forms of creative research. PLAYA welcomes a range of applicants with an established history of accomplishment. However, applicants must exhibit a recent history […]

RACC Opportunity: Executive Director

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is seeking an Executive Director to work with the Board, staff and community to build and achieve an exciting new vision for the Arts in a modern, progressive region. About RACC RACC oversees arts activity throughout the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. It was established as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1995, replacing […]

Fresh Paint with Alex Chiu

Alex Chiu's mural featuring 6 frames of his daughter jumping up and down a bed

In a city known for murals, how do you get your foot (or art) through a door when you’re an emerging artist of color? Fresh Paint, a partnership between RACC’s Public Art Murals program and Open Signal, offers that door to have artist work in the public realm. In our 2017 pilot year, Fresh Paint […]

2018-19 RACC Professional Development Grants (Cycle 1)

The Professional Development Grant program assists artists or arts administrators with opportunities that specifically improve their business management development skills and/or brings the artist or the arts organization to another level artistically. The RACC Board approved these 36 Professional Development Grants totaling $49,190 on May 23, 2018. (*First time grant recipients)   2018-19 Professional Development […]

88 local artists and arts organizations awarded total of $451,037 by Regional Arts & Culture Council

Photograph of Julia Bray in costume on stage

Portland, Ore — The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has awarded $451,037 in project grants to 59 artists and 29 nonprofit organizations in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties. RACC’s project grants provide financial support for individual artists and nonprofit organizations, and align with RACC’s goal of advancing the region’s access to a wide range […]

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