2014 Year in Review

RACC's 2014 Year in Review is now available online…  join us for a look back at the RACC-funded artists, projects and programs that made 2014 a year to remember. And to all who helped enrich our communities through arts and culture, THANK YOU and HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Artists in residence move “The Watcher Files” exhibition to Portland State University through April 7

Since 2013 artists Garrick Imatani & Kaia Sand have been working on “The Watcher Files,” a set of police surveillance files of activists and civic groups from the 1960s through the 1980s. See their artistic approach to the "Files" on exhibition in the lobby of the Portland State University Academic and Student Recreation Center. 


Jessica Hickey’s "Pliable Planes" installation opens at the Portland Building January 12th

Artist Jessica Hickey brings her weaving skills to her month long installation, Pliable Planes, which explores the hidden parallels between textiles and architecture. The exhibition continues through February 6.


Grants reflect RACC’s commitment to equity

RACC Project Grants and Expanding Cultural Access grants are funding increasingly diverse arts-related programs in our community.


RACC awards $693,959 for arts-related projects in 2015

RACC Project Grants have just been awarded to 80 individual artists and 66 organizations and schools in the tri-county region for artistic projects in 2015. 

Public Art

Public Art Muralist Roster

RACC is issuing its first Muralist Roster that is available for those seeking a local artists to create a mural project in Portland. It will be updated quarterly. 

Cultural Calendar

Portland Piano International presents Denis Kozhukhin

Kozhukhin has appeared at many of the world’s most prestigious festivals and concert halls including the Verbier Festival, where he won the Prix d’Honneur in 2003. These concerts are also part of Chamber Blast -14 concerts in 14 days. 


2/8 RACC Workshop: Happening 2015! a homegrown music forum

We invite anyone interested or involved in the music scene in Portland to attend this workshop. Musician David Gluck will lead a panel discussion on how music works locally, and how artists, professionals, and supporters shape the scene.


RACC Grant Opportunity: Expanding Cultural Access

Expanding Cultural Access grants provide support to Portland nonprofits who are offering arts and culture programming to underserved communities. Information sessions: 1/31 & 2/4. Deadline: 3/3/15.