Artists’ Workshops + Art & Power

RACC is committed to supporting and developing resources for artists, creatives, and arts organizations in our community. Our Professional Development Artists’ Workshops aim to support emerging and established artists in achieving a sustainable creative practice through professional training and other resources. These workshops are led by experienced artists and creatives from our communities and provide practical instruction and training on topics, such as grant writing, marketing, and artist’s websites. Our artists’ workshops are offered throughout the year and in every quadrant of the city. Each 3-hour workshop is $25, and registration is limited to 30 participants. If you are interested and the cost of registration is a barrier, we are happy to work with you. For more information on discounted registration, contact Jae Yeun Choi at

Additionally, as part of our organizational efforts to be an active agent of change, we have launched a new pilot program. The 2018 Art & Power Conversation Series focuses on the experiences of artists from historically marginalized communities, navigating topics such as cultural appropriation, code-switching, and arts activism. This event series engages our creative community in safe and intentional dialogue to address systemic oppression in the arts and the power structures in place. Join us in these critical conversations that affect our communities. All Art & Power events are FREE and open to the public.

Any upcoming workshops or conversations are listed below. Check back with us to see if new events have been added or join our newsletter mailing list for updates here.


2018 Professional Development Artists’ Workshops


Marketing Essentials + Websites for Artists presented by Noelle Stiles

This workshop is designed for any artist seeking tools and strategies to facilitate authentically engaging people with their work. Effective marketing for an artist requires a study of who they are and what they want from their artistic practice and career. Working from this philosophy, we’ll specifically touch upon topics that span communicating your work, website design, marketing plans, social media, guerrilla marketing, press relations, identifying and retaining audiences, and current habits of arts audiences.

We’ll visit a range of marketing concepts and best practices so that participants can take away tactics to develop and make representing, discussing, and marketing their work an authentic extension of their artistic and professional practice.


Based in Portland, Oregon, Noelle Stiles is an independent dance artist, graphic designer, and consultant. She has performed and presented work at venues such as the Time-Based Art Festival, On the Boards, Performance Works NW, and Dance New Amsterdam. Her interest in teaching has taken her to Ohio State University, the Governor’s School of North Carolina, PICA’s “Field Guide” program, and she co-founded the community-focused dance class series Heavy Rotation with Kathleen Keogh. Her work has been supported by Caldera’s Artist-in-Residence program, PICA’s Precipice Fund, the Regional Arts & Culture Council, and Oregon Arts Commission. In 2010, she merged her work as a graphic designer with her work in dance to co-instigate the dance publication FRONT with Tahni Holt, Danielle Ross, and Robert Tyree. Noelle also works in the field as an arts administrator and holds a BFA and MFA in dance. She does independent consulting work as Crystal Visions Studio


Cost: $25 for 3-hour workshop. If the cost is prohibitive, contact Jae Yeun Choi at 503.823.5016

Capacity: 30 participants

Register here:



Saturday, November 10th, 2018, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


NEW Expressive Works

810 SE Belmont St

Portland, Oregon 97214



2018 Art & Power Conversation Series


This event is co-sponsored by PSU College of Arts

How are Native artists reclaiming space and building community in Portland? What are the current successes and challenges? How can art institutions better support, celebrate, and amplify the voices of Native artists and communities? Join us for the last Art & Power of 2018 as we listen, learn, and reflect with Portland-based artists, Anthony Hudson, Jacqueline Keeler, and Rose High Bear as they discuss their experience navigating Portland as Native peoples and practicing artists and the intersection of these and other identities.

Please contact Humberto Marquez Mendez at if you have any questions or need accommodations to fully participate in this program.

Art & Power is RACC’s newest conversation series focused on the experiences of historically underserved communities in the arts to engage in safe and intentional dialogue. These conversations are free and open to the public.

Learn more about this event and RSVP on Facebook or Eventbrite!

Date & Time:

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


PSU Native American Student & Community Center

710 SW Jackson St. Portland, OR 97201