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.

Get ready for second chance to apply for SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program

Paycheck Protection Program is reopening – your guide to get ready In late March, Congress approved the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, including $350 billion for a new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which provides fully forgivable loans to small businesses and nonprofit organizations, self-employed individuals, and gig economy/contract workers to help pay […]

Gimme Shelter Performers’ Emergency Fund

As Oregon and the rest of the world navigate an unprecedented global pandemic, thousands of people have lost their livelihoods and their businesses. And it has hit the arts and entertainment world particularly hard. As concerts, shows and readings have canceled across the board to support social distancing, Oregon artists, musicians, and entertainers have lost […]

MANDATORY COLOR
 2020 Juried Member Exhibition

EXHIBITION: Members of the Surface Design Association (SDA) are invited to submit work for MANDATORY COLOR: Surface Design Association Juried Members Exhibition, held at Museum of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. The exhibition will be on view from October 3, 2020 through December 6, 2020. Juror is Amie Adelman. The exhibition includes awards. Entries may be submitted online April […]

Submit to “The Exploited” for Publication

All interpretations of the theme THE EXPLOITED are welcome, including those which are arguably challenging, subversive, unorthodox, or uncomfortably subjective. Art of every stripe is encouraged, with little or no restriction: poetry, photography, illustration, creative nonfiction, three-dimensional work represented two-dimensionally in order to be fit for print, etc. Final selection from submissions will be based […]

Grantmakers announce new relief fund for Oregon arts organizations

Hard-hit nonprofits benefit from program’s streamlined process, pooled funds Theaters are dark, museums shuttered, contracts canceled, revenue lost. In a matter of weeks COVID-19 destabilized the nonprofit arts world. The damage is difficult to quantify and, for some organizations, may be irreversible.  Artists themselves were among the first to rally, organizing efforts to provide immediate […]

Engage in the Change – Community Art Show

Submit Your Art between NOW through August 15th (ONLINE) • What does community mean to you? How has community changed? • How do neighborhoods bring us together? How do they keep us apart? • What makes us resilient? • What changes have you seen in NE Portland neighborhoods? How have these changes affected you? Engage […]

Private Studio Space in Quiet Building

Clean, light-filled private work studio available on the intersection of Killingsworth and Albina. The space features 10 ft. tall ceilings and birch plywood floors. It also includes a large storage closet/ second room. $600/month 24 hour access. All utilities included. If interested, please reply to this post with a description of your practice, and website […]

New RACC Emergency Fund for Artists and Creative Workers

Initial fund provides more than $120,000 in small grants for individuals Thousands of individual artists and creative workers have already lost contracts, gigs, and teaching work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Performance cancellations, closures and physical distancing requirements are having a devastating impact on greater Portland’s creative community. In Multnomah County alone, more […]

Oregon Artists and Arts Organizations report $56M lost revenue

Survey results forecast 3-month financial impact of COVID-19 on arts & culture community Portland, Ore – Across the world, life has changed dramatically as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold. The picture of that impact on the arts community came into sharp focus this week as the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) tallied […]

Over $130,000 in Cash Awards – 15th ARC Salon Call for Entries

Entry dates: April 1 – August 14th, 2020 The largest competition in the world for representational art with additional opportunities through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries and museums. When talking about competitions and exhibitions dedicated to Contemporary Realism, The International ARC Salon is the largest in the world in terms of entries, and the most […]

PRISMA Art Prize

Il Varco is glad to inaugurate the second year of Prisma Art Prize, a quarterly award for artists from all around the world that will become a collective exhibition for the first time in september 2020 in Rome. Organized with the goal of creating a space for visual artists to share their work with hundreds […]

RACC updates – staff working remotely and resources

As the country and world respond to coronavirus and the COVID-19 situation, RACC would like to share some information and resources. First and foremost, RACC is invested in the health and well-being of the artists, arts organizations, and our communities. Please follow all directions and recommendations from your local and state authorities as well as […]

News For RACC Grantees

We’ve heard from many of you with concerns about the COVID-19 virus. We want to assure you that RACC is committed to supporting the artists and organizations we work with in this rapidly evolving situation. Our staff is working remotely and you can reach your grants officers by email – see contact information below. If […]

Modern Office/Studio

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 April, this 350 sqft space features West-facing windows, a storage nook, and lots of open space to work and collaborate! Contact us to schedule […]

Mission Street Arts

Mission Street Arts exists to further the artistic vision of resident artists and the community by providing studio space in a scenic and supportive environment. MSA welcomes artists working in diverse fields including stone-carving, sculpture, painting, drawing, performance, printmaking, textile arts, and writing, and encourages community involvement through discussions, workshops, studio visits, and exhibits, or […]

CALL FOR ARTISTS: CANVAS | LONDON MAY-OCT 2020

CALL FOR ARTISTS CANVAS International Art Fair THE LINE Gallery, London | May 07 – October 30, 2020 Deadline: April 03, 2020 CANVAS is an International Art Fair that will present collective and solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. ITSLIQUID Group, with an experience of more than 250 art exhibitions all around the […]

New art brings a glow to the city’s iconic Portland Building

Come visit your new art collection at the reconstructed Portland Building Public art installed in the Portland Building adds a glow to the newly renovated architectural icon. The building has always doubled as a venue to showcase public art and that role has grown with the reconstruction, which includes new pieces commissioned through the Regional […]

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts: Fall 2021 Artists-in-Residence Opportunities

FALL 2021 SESSION September 8–November 5, 2021 Deadline: August 15, 2020 | 11:59 PM CST Total Artists Selected: 10 Notifications to all Fall 2021 applicants will be made via email on December 31, 2020. Located in downtown Omaha’s historic Old Market, the Bemis Center’s 110,000 square foot facility accommodates a broad range of artistic activity. […]

Studios Available Beginning March 1

We have multiple artist studios becoming available at East Creative March 1st. We are an artist community that participated in First Friday located near OMSI. Call or text Madison at 503.964.7852 to view spaces. And/ or visit us on First Friday! 211 SE Madison 97214

Artists residencies in Greece

Dear madam, sir, SkopArt, an American owned and operated artist studio located on the gorgeous Greek island of Skopelos is offering artists residencies for 2020. The studio is equipped for ceramists, mixed-media artists, painters, printmakers and sculptors. The length of the residency is 2-4 weeks long and applications can be found at www.skopartfoundation.org. For more […]