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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.

State of the Arts annual presentation information

RACC will present its annual State of the Arts report to Portland City Council later is spring of 2020. We invite you to join us and learn how RACC and the City invest taxpayer dollars to support culture, creativity and the arts—and to thank City Council for their support. Council Chambers is equipped with a sound […]

2019-20 RACC Project Grants (Cycle 2)

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 84 Project Grants were approved on February 12, 2020 […]

2019-20 RACC Project Grants (Cycle 1)

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 86 Project Grants were approved on September 25, 2019 […]

Executive Director Madison Cario on change and growth at RACC

Feb. 18, 2020 update: In the three weeks since announcing our reorganization, we have had a wide range of conversations about the changes and I appreciate the opportunity to reflect on the feedback received to date – please, keep it coming! Reach out anytime at Many stakeholders were consulted over the past year as we considered […]

Print studio on Alberta St. NE!

Flight 64 Community print studio is looking for new members! We operate a studio with equipment for a broad range of printmaking processes, including etching, relief, and silkscreen. The studio supplies many basics including chemicals, cleanup supplies, and emulsion and offers opportunities for members to show their work during Last Thursday events. Monthly dues are […]

Private Studio Space Available at Civilian Studios

Artist Studio & Work space in Inner North Portland Civilian Studios offers an array of private work space options to artists and small business owners. We are located in a large industrial two story warehouse tucked on a turnaround street off Interstate Ave. minutes from downtown and right by the yellow MAX light rail (Mississippi/Albina […]

Regional Arts & Culture Council and Young Audiences announce exciting partnership changes

We are excited to announce that management of The Right Brain Initiative is moving from The Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) to Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington (Young Audiences). This expansion of Young Audiences’ role will play to the strengths and expertise of each organization, sustain our long-standing and successful partnership, and […]

Regional Arts & Culture Council sets course for new decade

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE >>Reorganization will focus resources and programs on artists and underserved communities PORTLAND, ORE – The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) today announced organization-wide changes to reflect a new vision and priorities. Under the new vision, RACC will continue its core grantmaking programs, public art projects and arts education while expanding its […]

Studio Maintenance & Cleaning Associate

The Portland Ballet (TPB) is seeking a weekly studio maintenance & cleaning associate to join our staff. Schedule: 3-4 hours per week on Mondays between 11:00am and 4:00pm and additional work days as needed at mutually agreed upon times. Job Duties (including but not limited to): -mop and buff dance studio floors -clean bathrooms -dust, […]

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Art Contests

Artists are invited to compete in the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s 2021 Habitat Conservation Stamp, Waterfowl Stamp, and Upland Game Bird Stamp art competitions. Winning artwork is used to produce collector stamps and other promotional items (e.g., prints, wine label, etc.) with sale proceeds benefiting Oregon’s fish and wildlife and their habitats. Deadline: […]

2020 Ray Grimm Memorial Award

2020 Ray Grimm Memorial Award – ($1500) For the seventh time the Oregon Potters Association is privileged to celebrate the life and work of Ray Grimm by offering a $1500 award for a clay arts educator to use in their classroom to enhance the program for attending students. With this award, the Grimm Family hopes […]

Invitation to Artists born outside the U.S. to enter juried show with cash prize

Hope in Every Step is an exhibition sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church, Portland, Oregon under the supervision of the Visual Arts Committee. First Presbyterian Church is a member of the 7×7 Consortium of art galleries in 7 downtown churches. In the fall of 2020 each gallery will present a different exhibition on the theme […]

RACC Public Art Opportunity: PDX International Airport- deadline January 22

The Regional Arts & Culture Council and the Port of Portland invite artists/teams living in the U.S. to submit qualifications for 2 permanent public art installations and artists/teams living in Oregon and Clark and Skamania Counties in Washington to submit qualifications for 1 permanent public art installation. The projects are part of the construction of a Consolidated Rental Car […]

White Bird Boutique Manager

White Bird, Portland, Oregon’s premiere nonprofit contemporary dance presenting organization, seeks a part-time Boutique Manager. QUALIFICATIONS include minimum 2 years previous retail experience, with expertise in sales, retail display, daily sales reconciliation, and inventory database management. Superior customer service and people skills and ability to problem-solve in time-sensitive situations amidst busy environments. Ability to train […]

FOOTPRINTS Immigration/Migration Juried Award Exhibition

Artworks produced by artists born outside the U.S. for exhibition focussed on the Immigrant experience. Works must convey aspects of the artist’s personal experience as an immigrant. Artists should also submit a paragraph reflecting on their work’s story. $1000 in Juror selected cash awards will be distributed among the prize recipients. Contact Susan Miner for […]

Affordable studio and Office spaces SE

Art Design Xchange (ADX) We have completely shifted our model in order to provide affordable studio and event space for PORTLAND artists, arts organizations, designers and makers. We have studios available starting at $150 and going up to $2000/month all inclusive. Residents can share space with as many people as they want to in order […]

Hank Willis Thomas and Intisar Abioto featured in a new public art project, In—Between

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December  16, 2019  Portland, Ore – A new temporary public art project has been installed along the median strip on NE Holladay Street between the Oregon Convention Center and the new Hyatt Hotel and parking structure. As part of a new series called In—Between, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) invited Portland-based artist Intisar Abioto and Brooklyn-based artist Hank Willis Thomas to create […]

2019-20 RACC Professional Development Grants (Cycle 2)

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 following 36 Professional Development Grants totaling $53,260 were awarded on December 9, 2019. (*First time grant recipients)   2019-20 Professional Development Grant […]

Annual Report Complete list of grants Awarded

Complete list of grants Awarded to Artists, Arts Organizations, and Artistic Projects in FY2018-19 Further details about awarded grants are available on our Awarded Grants page here. Grantee Grantee Type Grant Type Award Amount 45th Parallel Organization Project $5,000 Abreu, Manuel Individual Project $7,000 Adams-Santos, Stephanie Individual Professional Development $1,370 Advance Gender Equity in the […]

2020 Vision Exhibit through Gresham Art Committee

Submission Deadline: December 20, 2019 Show Dates: February 10 – April 9, 2020 Reception Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020 Bring In Day: February 7, 2020 Take Down: April 10, 2020 Description: When we hear 2020, we may be thinking about the fresh beginning of a new decade. Or maybe it brings to mind the clarity […]