RACC helps build support for a strong arts and culture community. We actively promote increased arts funding at the local, state, and federal level, while also encouraging more private sector giving.

National Action Alerts

9/14-20 is National Arts in Education Week


This year we celebrate the fact that all K-5 students in Portland now have at least one art or music teacher, thanks to Portland’s voter-approved Arts Education & Access Fund. Also, The Right Brain Initiative has expanded to 59...

Other Alerts

Funding the arts is everyone’s business

Join Work for Art and support more than 80 local arts organizations with a single gift! Although Work for Art is primarily a workplace giving program, anyone can participate. Your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar by a public matching fund before it is distributed by RACC, and donors who give $60 or more receive an Arts Card, which provides 2-for-1 ticket at hundreds of arts and culture events for a full year at more than 50 organizations.



Staff to Contact

Jeff Hawthorne
Director of Community Engagement
Mary Bauer
Communications Associate