Workshops/Lectures

This page includes a listing of local (and some national) professional development workshops, lectures and conferences open to artists, educators, and organizations. Most of these notices are listed according to start date, although some workshops are spread over a period of time so it’s best to peruse the entire list.

Disclaimer: RACC does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of this outside information. This list is not intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by these links.  

To submit a call for artists: Email your listing to mbauer@racc.org. RACC does not upload files (such as PDFs) with notices, but will enter an abbreviated form and then direct viewers to the organization’s website. Please provide short descriptions with contact information and deadline to register if necessary, that we can easily paste into our site.  

To go directly to RACC's 2016 Artists Workshop series, click here. Or they are listed below in date order.

11/24/15
12/22/15

You have a great story to tell, but where do you begin? What’s the best way to frame your narrative to ensure that you're making an impact with the right audiences? From public...

Workshop: 2/13/16
1/28/16
1/28/16

Mountain Writers Series at Concordia University presents a reading by Henry Hughes, Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 12:00 PM (Concordia University Library, GRW108...

Reading: 2/17/16
8/26/15
9/4/15

(First tour filled up, so Third Rail is offering a second tour)

The Third Rail: Loose In London Tour is catered toward the restless "theatre junkies...

Deadline to register: 2/19/16
2/3/16
2/3/16

Literary Arts is hosting slam poetry youth workshops and open mics at our event space in downtown Portland. Led by experienced performance poets, these youth workshops are designed to...

Workshop: 2/20/16
1/27/16
1/27/16

Discover the joy of color through painting with gouache, an opaque watercolor paint. The bold and subtle qualities of this medium, often described as brilliant, offer an opportunity to explore...

Workshop Starts: 2/20/16
1/25/16
1/25/16

A facilitated interactive dialogue and workshop around race, gentrification, and history of NE Portland

If you are along and short-term resident, a local business owner, a local...

Workshop: 2/20/16
1/22/16
1/22/16

CONVERSATIONS WITH ARTISTS

Jan. 23   Visions and Revisions, Artist Panel 1 

* Trude Parkinson 

  *  Stephanie Doyle...

Conversations end: 2/20/16
11/24/15
2/2/16

Are you an artist that has considered creating public installation art? This is a workshop that will introduce artist, makers and creatives to the craft of fabrication.  A...

Workshop: 2/21/16
11/24/15
1/14/16

For the fourth year running, RACC is proud to bring the whole PDX music scene together at Happening! 2016. Just like last year, we're inviting Portland's musicians, bookers, managers,...

Workshop: 2/27/16
1/21/16
1/21/16

The arts are for everyone and everyone is different. How we understand and respect each other's' difference is a priority of arts marketers. We often talk about our difference, our...

webinar 3/2/16
2/3/16
2/3/16

Oregon Heritage staff will join other statewide cultural organizations Feb. 9-March 3 for “Conversations with Funders,” a 12-stop state tour encouraging cultural nonprofits to apply...

Conversation tour ends: 3/3/16
1/12/16
1/12/16

This lively panel discussion will take artists, creatives, filmgoers, and filmmakers on a behind-the-scene look at some of the current approaches being used to capture and celebrate LGBT voices on...

Workshop: 3/5/16
11/20/15
2/5/16

Join arts advocates from across the country this spring on March 7–8, 2016 in Washington, DC for the annual National Arts Action Summit, consisting of Arts Advocacy Day and the Nancy Hanks...

Events start: 3/7/16
1/29/16
1/29/16
Workshop: 3/7/16
1/26/16
1/26/16

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) announces the launch of the Jordan D. Schnitzer Exhibition and Visiting Artist Lecture Series with the first exhibition in the series: Wangechi Mutu:...

Lecture: 3/10/16
11/24/15
11/30/15

Have you heard the term teaching artist and wondered what that meant and what qualifies someone to take on that role? This workshop will cover the fundamentals of this position...

Workshop: 3/12/16
1/14/16
1/14/16

NW Documentary is excited to announce its’ recent relocation to 6 NE Tillamook at the intersection of Tillamook and Williams. Our new Media Center will re-open on...

Classes start: 3/30/16
1/8/16
1/8/16

Oregon Humanities trains discussion facilitators to lead conversations about vital issues and ideas across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds. These discussions help build strong relationships...

Training Starts: 3/31/16
1/15/16
1/15/16

Design Week Portland was built on the strength of hundreds of independent design events. On April 15-16, 2016, it expands and opens with a two-day Main Stage event in Portland, Ore., including...

Start date: 4/15/16
11/24/15
11/30/15

Do you have grand ideas for your art or business but only have a shoestring budget? Do you wonder which social media channels you should actually use? This workshop discusses best practices...

Workshop: 4/23/16
11/24/15
11/30/15

Are you intimidated by legalese and the convoluted terms contracts contain? Don't be! In this workshop attorney Katie Lane will teach you how to read, understand, and use contracts...

Workshop: 5/10/16
11/24/15
12/14/15

If you create art, you need to understand intellectual property. Laws about intellectual property can impact what can be done with the things you make, whether you get paid when people use...

Workshop: 5/12/16
11/24/15
11/30/15

As artist, their heirs and collectors start to plan for their end of life matters it is of the upmost importance that an art collection that has taken years to a mass is handled with care....

Workshop: 5/24/16
11/24/15
11/30/15

Interested in learning the ins and outs of grant writing, as well as tips on what funders look for? This session will offer participants a look at grant writing from both sides of the fence...

Workshop: 6/4/16
11/24/15
11/30/15

As our region grows, so does the need for cultural institutions to grow and adapt to new artist and audiences alike. RACC would like to engage in a dialogue with a...

RACC Town Hall: 6/11/16
1/5/16
1/5/16

Longtime Creative Capital consultant Kirby Tepper pulls from his own experience in the entertainment world to help you recognize and overcome the obstacles preventing you from being a great...