RACC 2018 Workshops

RACC is pleased to continue providing support to artists, creatives, makers, and arts organizations in our community. Throughout the year we will be repeating some of our most popular professional development workshops such as grant writing and event production, in addition to new topics. RACC workshops are offered throughout every quadrant of the city at affordable prices – every workshop is $25 or less!

Additionally, as part of our organizational efforts to be an active agent of change, we are launching a new pilot program, Art & Power: A Conversation Series, which will focus on the experiences of artists from historically marginalized communities. This series will engage our creative community in safe and intentional dialogue to address systemic oppression in the arts and the power structures in place. These conversations are free and open to the public. We hope that you can join us as we engage in these critical conversations that affect all of us.

The RACC professional development workshops and Art & Power conversations series below are open for registration.



Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (in partnership with the Regional Arts & Culture Council) presents this seminar about the basics of contracts for artists. This workshop will walk you through important contract clauses, how to negotiate those clauses effectively, and best practices to avoid finding yourself in contract litigation. Whether you are a painter, performer, or writer, this workshop will explore the elements of a successful contract.


Sean Clancy is an attorney whose practice focuses on business and intellectual property (“IP”). As outside IP counsel for a variety of innovative industries including state-licensed cannabis, entertainment media, design, consumer products, food, beverages, professional services, software, and new technology, Sean advises on state and federal trademark rights, copyrights, publicity, privacy, trade secrets, non-disclosure agreements, and licensing. As general business and corporate counsel, Sean negotiates, prepares legal documents, and advises on relationships spanning from entity formation and ordinary business to complex transactions and disputes. Before becoming an attorney, Sean was a filmmaker in Seattle.

Tricia Juettemeyer is senior corporate counsel at a software company headquartered in Portland. Prior to this Tricia was an intellectual property and business attorney at a law firm in Portland. She took a winding path to the law, starting with art school, working in post-production, heading to library school, working for many years as an academic librarian, along the way learning about copyright, eventually leading her to law school. Tricia has advised clients in the area of copyright law, trademark law, contracts, and more, and currently advises broadly on business and intellectual property matters. An educator as well as an attorney, Tricia taught Business Associations as an adjunct professor for the University of Oregon law school, and will teach an intellectual property for business course to undergraduates at Lewis & Clark College next spring.

Cost is $15. Purchase your ticket here! Contact Jae Choi if you have any questions or need accommodations to fully participate in this program.
**Please note: No refunds will be given within 72 hours of workshop.

Date and Time

Mon, June 11, 2018

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PDT


Independent Publishing Resource Center

318 SE Main Street, #155

Portland, OR 97214



If you are looking for signs of resiliency, look no further than the art-making of communities of color. People of color have long used artistic practices to heal from micro and macro level impacts of systemic oppression. Healing through art is an ever-evolving practice that has shifted and molded to build community, make sense out of pain, challenge dominant power structures, and re-envision our collective futures.

In the third iteration of the Art & Power series we explore the power of art and creative expression as tools for healing, survival and empowerment. Come listen, engage, and learn from three Portland-based artists of color: painter Sadé Beasley, poet leo ariel, and multidisciplinary artist Bobby Fouther, as they discuss and share ways that they have used art to heal themselves and their communities.

This event is a collaboration between RACC and Art Saved My Life (YGB, Deep Underground, Friends of Noise and Gentrification is WEIRD!) in an effort to create space for communities of color to come together for conversations and collective healing. Everyone is welcome but space is limited. We ask you to be mindful of that when reserving your ticket(s). Please contact Humberto Marquez Mendez at hmarquezmendez@racc.org if you have any questions or need accommodations to fully participate in this program.

Cost: Free. Reserve your spot here!

Date and Time

Wed, June 20, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT


El Zócalo at El Centro Milagro

537 SE Stark St.

Portland, OR 97214