The Right Brain Initiative

The vision of The Right Brain Initiative is to achieve a measurable impact on learning by integrating the community’s arts and cultural resources into the education of every K-8 student in the region’s school districts. The Initiative is a collaboration among educators, parents, artists, local governments, business leaders, and donors who are working to achieve this vision in an equitable, systemic, and sustainable way. RACC serves as managing partner of the program.


Williams Avenue Artwork Community Celebration

Williams Ave. was once the vibrant heart of Portland’s Black community. Formerly known as the “Black Broadway,” the corridor included a concentration of Black churches, businesses, social service organizations and nightclubs that were thriving and active community institutions. Although the landscape has changed, there is much to remember, celebrate and build upon. In 2012, the […]

Oregon Arts Funding Update

Issued by Christine Drazan, Executive Director at Oregon Cultural Advocacy Coalition and Craig Campbell, Lobbyist, on May 26, 2017. As we move into this Memorial Day weekend, we only have five weeks remaining in the Oregon Legislative Session. The process has narrowed the policy and spending bills that still have the opportunity to move. This narrowing of […]

Executive Director sought by Springfield Museum (OR)

The Springfield Museum, a non-profit organization in Springfield, Oregon, is seeking a qualified candidate for Executive Director. The successful candidate will bring leadership experience in fundraising, grant writing, marketing, financial management, operations; a background in museum or collections management; and an ability to work cooperatively with community leaders, Board of Directors, staff and volunteers. The […]

General Manager sought by Cascade Theatre (Redding, CA)

The Cascade Theatre invites applications and referrals for the position of General Manager. We seek an industry professional who will bring business, leadership and entrepreneurial skills to the Cascade with a thorough grounding in performing arts facility management and a strong track record in community partnerships, fund-raising, fiscal responsibility and entrepreneurial vision. The Position of […]

ARC August Residency w/Exhibition, Free Lodging + Studio (TN)

Artist Residency Chattanooga (ARC) functions as an arts incubator and offers professional development for artists from around the world, giving time and space to create new work in Chattanooga for one month. In exchange for having time to focus on new work and ideas, the artist is tasked with providing community outreach and education in […]

Call for Short Films / Video Art

Call for Short Films / Video Art by Society for Photographic Educators Northwest (SPENW) Regional Conference Photography and cinema are intrinsically linked as art forms. Cinema plays on photography’s vernacular and expands upon its relationship between artist and subject. From Gregory Crewdson’s large scale pictures to Philip-Lorca diCorcia’s Hustlers, photographers have sought to reconsider photography’s […]

Call for Art for “Symbols” Exhibition (Salem Art Association)

The Salem Art Association (SAA) seeks artists to participate in Symbols, an exhibition in the Annex at the Bush Barn Art Center. Symbols are personal. Many people have personal symbols and stories that incorporate their religious, cultural and familial imagery. These things often prod memory and ideas, bringing to the surface the roots of our […]

RACC Opportunity: Executive Assistant (Short-Term: July-December 2017)

Status:  Full-Time, Non-Exempt, Short-Term (July-December 2017) Schedule:  M-F, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Supervisor:  Executive Director Compensation: $18 to $21 per hour plus benefits The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) seeks an Executive Assistant to support RACC’s Executive Team and the Board of Directors. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a passion for arts and culture […]

Survey results

In April, the Search Committee launched an online survey to solicit community input regarding RACC’s next Executive Director. In all, 249 community members completed the survey, and we thank you for your input! Here’s who we heard from: 54% identified as individual artists 60% work at a nonprofit organization When asked whether respondents had received […]

Call to artists for submissions for Trail Blazers commemorative poster series

Looking for local artists to participate in a commemorative poster series for each home game of the Portland Trail Blazers 2017-18 NBA regular season Throughout the Poster Series (40 total throughout the season), there will be a limited number of posters printed and available for sale at the Moda Center Rip City Clothing Co. location […]

Call for Muralists Fife Aquatic Center (WA)

The City of Fife Arts Commission is seeking digital submissions for a mural to be applied on the outside wall of Fife Aquatic Center, located at 5410 20th St E, Fife, WA. The mural will be digitally applied to six panels using a custom high pressure lamination process and the artist will receive $5,000 in […]

6/23-25 Chantel Barber & Acrylic Portrait Painting

This 3-day intensive Acrylic Painting workshop focuses on the portrait with award winning painter Chantel Barber June 23-25, 2017. Recently featured in the 2017 summer edition of Acrylic Artist magazine, she comes to Carrie Moore Studios on the Knoll to share her wisdom and passion of painting.

Art Studio/Event Space with 360 view

High on a hill overlooking farms, fields and horses, this 3 years new 360 view studio with 2 huge barn doors is ideal for visiting artist workshops – indoor or plein air painting; writing retreat; filming location or your art event. The downstairs is flooded with northern light. 900 s/f; tables, chairs, kitchenette with micro […]

6/10-7/29 Seven Week Writers’ Workshop | Imagery : Past & Present

Writers will learn how to create poems incorporating the concept of place by using memory, senses, pictures, and storytelling skills. These poems will demonstrate use of images to give a sense of a real or fictional place. Writers will study poems that show careful craft by other writers who also write about place through images. […]

13th Annual Independent Pilot Competition

Last Chance for Discounted Entry: Submit to the NYTVF! Looking to submit your produced TV pilot or series? Submit to the Independent Pilot Competition (IPC), the NYTVF’s flagship, annual initiative, accepting independently-produced, original television pilots and series, short films, and short-form web series from around the globe. For discounted entry, submit by the Regular Deadline, […]

Artist Crystal Schenk presents “I’m Not a Barnacle, I’m Just a Boy” at the Portland Building Installation Space, June 5 – June 30

PORTLAND, ORE – RACC is pleased to present a new work by sculptor and installation artist Crystal Schenk in the Installation Space located adjacent to the Portland Building lobby. I’m Not a Barnacle, I’m Just a Boy, opens June 5 and features an arresting sculpture that asks the viewer to look beyond their common understanding […]

Development Manager sought by Enlightened Theatrics

The mission of Enlightened Theatrics is to further the cultural enrichment and economic vitality of Salem, Oregon through professional stage experiences, performing arts education, and the revitalization of the Historic Grand Theatre. Job Description: The Development Manager is responsible for designing, implementing, and managing all fundraising activities including but not limited to annual giving, sustaining […]

Water | International Photography Call for Entry

THEME | Water Water is a prominent theme in the art of photography both visually and conceptually and across a multitude of photographic genres. We welcome images about water issues and images of water in all it’s many forms, e.g. fog, oceans, snow, drought, etc. All artist renditions on the water theme, genres, capture types […]

Membership Manager sought by Portland Japanese Garden

The Membership Manager reports to the Chief Development Officer and is responsible for management and oversight of all aspects of the Garden’s membership programs. This includes managing a team of seven full- and part-time membership sales, service, and administrative staff, and responsibility for continuing membership growth, leveraging the opening of the Garden’s new facilities in […]

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