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.


2019 Professional Development Artists’ Workshops


The Art of Numbers: Taxes and Bookkeeping Made Simple presented by Jenna Goldin

This 3-hour workshop will provide information on taxes and bookkeeping for self-employed artists and creatives. Topics to be covered include: self-employment tax (what it is and how to calculate it), basic bookkeeping techniques with examples, an in-depth discussion of tax-deductible expenses for self-employed artists, and tips on how to run a small business. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers so come prepared with any questions that you have regarding your specific experience!

Jenna Goldin has been a Licensed Tax Return Preparer in Oregon since 2010. In addition to tax preparation, Jenna offers bookkeeping services, Quickbooks set-up and support, and workshops for small business owners. Her background is in women’s studies and psychology. She became a tax preparer as a way to do social justice work around money and finance. She aims to create a supportive and empowering experience for her clients.

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

Capacity: 30 participants

Register here:



Saturday, February 9th, 2019, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


Regional Arts & Culture Council

411 NW Park Avenue, Suite 101

Portland, Oregon 97209



2019 Art & Power Conversation Series

The details for the next Art & Power Conversation will be posted in February. Please sign up for the RACC newsletter for updates.



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 THIS EVENT HAS PASSED.


PSU Native American Student & Community Center

710 SW Jackson St. Portland, OR 97201