Oregon Symphony's Waterfront Concert on Thursday, August 28th

The Waterfront Concert is back—bigger and better than ever before! Special thanks to Mayor Charlie Hales and all the City Commissioners for their partnership and funding. Thursday, August 28, starting at 2:30pm at Waterfront Park. 

Public Art

Abigail McNamara’s "Ritual, 660’" installation opens at the Portland Building August 11th

Artist Abigail McNamara creatively graphs the pedestrian traffic at the Portland Building. This temporary public art installation is on exhibit in the lobby of the Portland Building through September 5th.


Work for Art celebrates 2013-14 campaign results

On July 30th, local arts and business leaders celebrated raising $776,007 from 1,965 donors in Work for Art’s eighth annual campaign. A full 100% of all Work for Art proceeds are invested in local nonprofit arts & culture organizations through RACC’s established General Operating Support and Project Grant programs.

Public Art

“Streetcar Stop for Portland” and “Inversion +/-” receive national recognition

Two of Portland's public art sculptures have been cited among the country's most outstanding public art projects in 2013 by Americans for the Arts.  


Regional Arts & Culture Council elects new board members and officers

RACC has just elected a new Chair of the board, Jan Robertson, as well as welcoming five new board members for 2014-15.


RACC announces first round of General Operating Support awards for 2014-15

More than $1 million in General Operating Support grants has been awarded to regional arts organizations – including three new member organizations: Disjecta, Pendulum Aerial Arts, and Portland Jazz Festival. 

Cultural Calendar

"The Fall of Constantinople: 1453"

This Portland concert is being given just prior to the ensemble’s first appearance in September at the Utrecht Early Music Festival in the Netherlands, the most important Early Music festival in the world. The ensemble will perform in Seattle on 8/29; then perfrom in Portland on 8/30.


RACC publishes “An Introduction to Engaging Diverse Audiences”

As part of our continuing effort to promote equitable access to arts and culture in the Portland metro area, RACC presents six building blocks designed to help arts organizations increase the participation of diverse audiences.


RACC Opportunity: Professional Development Grant 2014-15 (cycle 2)

These grants assist tri-county individual artists and arts organization improve their business and artistic skills. Intent to apply deadline: 9/24/14.