2015-16 RACC Professional Development Grants (Cycle 2)

The RACC Professional Development Grant Program individual artists and arts organizations in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties with activities that improve their business management development skills and/or brings to them to another level artistically. 28 Professional Development Grants were awarded for Individual Artists and 7 for Organizations. A total of $39,142 was awarded. These grants were approved by the RACC Board on December 16, 2015.

Grantees from Clackamas and Washington Counties are specifically noted below. All other grantees are from Multnomah County,

*indicates first-time Professional Development grantees


Wendy Allegaert*, Attend five week class with Master Teacher in Toronto, $2,000

Carolyn Anderson*, One-on-one photography mentorship at Newspace, $850

Jodie Cavalier*, Wassaic Artist Residency in New York, $1,200

Lisa Chang, Travel to Merrie Monarch Hula Festival in Hawaii, $1,500 (Washington County)

Erin Charpentier*, Attend opening of show at the Brooklyn Museum, $500

Annamieka Davidson*, Creation of 12 online painting instructional videos, $1,500

Nikki Depriest*, Art marketing and management courses with two instructors, $1,200

Nancy Ellis*, Participation in one week of MELT Intensive workshops in NY, $1,400

Jay Flewelling*, Two week residency at the Hideout Theater in Austin, TX, $1,500

Ashleigh Flynn, Perform at 30A Songwriters Festival in Santa Rose Beach, FL, $1,100

Julie Forbes*, Creation of a new website and photography of work, $800

Jonah Geil-Neufeld*, Attend the ASCAP I Create Music Expo in LA, $633

Cj Hurley, Participate in a solo show at gallery in East Aurora, NY, $1,400

Darby Jones-Harrington*, Six month photography mentorship at Newspace, $800

Katrina Katzenbach*, Six week fiction workshop at Sackett Street Writer’s Workshop in NY, $1,100

Bukola Koiki*, Metalworking Classes at ADX and PNCA, $900

Christine Martell*, Creation of new unified website, $1,500 (Washington County)

Yuki Martin*, Attend Origami/USA Annual Convention in New York, $1,000

Sam Naiman*, Steadycam Workshop in Long Beach, CA, $1,400

Travis Neel*, Attend opening of show at the Brooklyn Museum, $500

Eleanor O’Brien, Strategic Planning and Management Mentorship with Jen Mitas, $1,200

Brian Parham*, Six months of private study with Tim Ellis, $1,000

Judith Pulman*, Six sessions of artists marketing coaching with Gigi Rosenberg, $600

Christopher Rose*, Attend Split This Rock Poetry Festival in Washington, DC, $1,000 (Washington County)

Allyson Ross*, Residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson Vermont, $1,500 (Clackamas County)

Sharita Towne*, Attend opening of show at the Brooklyn Museum, $500

Takahiro Yamamoto*, One week voice training with Fitzmaurice Voicework coach in LA, $1,500


Living Stages, Editing of video work samples to show unique their unique process, $350

One World Chorus*, 5 month facilitation training from Partners for Youth Empowerment, $1,000(Clackamas County)

One Flaming Arrow*, Attend Native Arts film festival networking event, $623

Oregon Repertory Singers, Attend 2016 Chorus America Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, $1,200

Wave Elements Global Music Organization*, Online Course in music business marketing at Berklee Online, $1,250 (Washington County)

New Expressive Works*, Redesign of website and creation of a logo, $1,500

Willamette Writers Inc.*, Delegates to Assc. Of Writers & Writing Programs Conference in LA, $1,500 (Clackamas County)

Polaris Dance Theatre*, Website redesign, $1,636