Artists’ Workshops + Art & Power

RACC is committed to developing resources for artists, arts professionals, and arts organizations in our communities. The RACC Artists’ Workshop Series supports artists at any stage of their practice with professional training and resources. These workshops are led by experienced artists and creatives to provide skills essential to achieving a sustainable creative practice, such as instruction on grant writing, taxes and bookkeeping, artist statements, and other topics. This workshop series is offered annually and in every quadrant of the city. Each 3-hour workshop is $25, and registration is limited to 30 participants. We are happy to work with anyone who finds the cost of registration a barrier.

We thank all of the wonderful community members who shared their time and expertise in the 2018-2019 Artists’ Workshop Series, including Joaquin Lopez, Pepe Moscoso, Leila Haile, Noelle Stiles, Jenna Goldin, Karena Salmond, Sara Siestreem, and Horatio Hung-Yan Law. Information about next year’s workshops and presenters will be published in the fall.

As part of our commitment to equity and inclusion, RACC launched Art & Power, a conversation series that focuses on the experiences of artists who have historically been left out of the dominant narrative. These discussion focus on topics such as cultural appropriation, code-switching, and arts activism. This 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 and learn what you can do to be an active agent of change. 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 Art & Power Conversation Series


Queer and trans people of color are resilient and have been dismantling barriers and reimagining new futures. In the arts, queer and trans folks are challenging power dynamics, shifting conversations, increasing visibility, and activating social change. Join us for Art & Power: Beyond Gender & Sexuality as local artists Ahsante Sankofa Foree, garima thakur and maximiliano share their perspectives on the intersections of gender, sexuality, race and the politics of the art world.

This event is free but RSVPs are encouraged. 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 that centers the experiences of artists historically left out of the dominant narrative to engage in safe and intentional dialogue. These conversations are free and open to the public.

Date & Time:

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) – Annex

15 Northeast Hancock St. Portland, OR 97212

Learn more about the artists and register on Eventbrite here!

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