RACC announces its 2014 fellows in performing arts: Linda Austin and Anita Menon

Contemporary dance artist/choreographer and founder of Performance Works Northwest, Linda Austin, and Indian dancer/choreographer; Founder and Artistic Director, Anjali School of Dance, Anita Menon, have just received Performing Arts Fellowships from RACC.

Public Art

RACC seeks applications for new public art murals

Artists, curators, neighborhood associations, citizen groups, and developers can now apply for mural funding on the first Wednesday of every month. RACC is also offering a free workshop on November 8 to help artists understand the mural application process.


"STRATAscape," an installation by Yoonhee Choi, opens at the Portland Building September 15th

Artist Yoonhee Choi explores the Portland Building Installations through the layers of paint on the wall that has built up over 20 years it has held 130 exhibitions. 

Arts Education

Arts education linked to student achievement in the Portland area

A new report from The Right Brain Initiative reveals that participating students increased their reading and math scores at least 2.5 times more than average. English Language Learners increased their scores 10 times more.


Work for Art launches ninth annual campaign

Mike Golub of the Portland Timbers will lead the effort to raise $790,000 this year, primarily through workplace giving campaigns. 


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.

Cultural Calendar


The Tony-award winning musical is loosely based on the rise of Motown and its creator, Berry Gordy, and the lives of the Supremes in Detroit in the 1960s. The show runs through November 2 at Portland Center Stage's Gerding Theater.

Public Art
Public Art

RACC Opportunity: Call for new artwork for Portable Works Collection

RACC is seeking artwork — paintings, prints, drawings, photographs or wall pieces— for the Portable Works Collection. Deadline to apply: 10/21

Public Art Installations
Public Art

RACC Opportunity: Portland Building Installation Space RFP

Applications are now available for professional artists and student artists to submit Request for Proposals for 2015-16 Portland Building Installation Space series featuring ongoing month-long exhibitions. Information session 10/15 at 5:30pm.  Deadline: 11/5/14.