Arts Equity Grants

The Arts Equity Grant program (formerly the Expanding Cultural Access Grant program) provides financial support to organizations in Multnomah County and the City of Portland conducting arts and culture projects and programming for communities of color, immigrants, refugees, underserved neighborhoods, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ communities, and other under-represented communities. The goal of this grant program is to further RACC’s commitment to ensuring that everyone in our region has equal access to arts and the fundamental right to express their culture through the arts.


Arts Equity Grant Cycles

2016-2017 Arts Equity Grants 2017-2018 Arts Equity Grants
For activities occurring from July 2016-June 2017

  • 2016-2017 Arts Equity Grant Guidelines
  • The Letter of Interest deadline was February 24, and LOIs are no longer being accepted.
  • Applicants will be notified of grant awards on approximately May 30, 2016.
For activities occurring from July 2017-June 2018

  • Arts Equity Grant applications will be available again in early 2017. We anticipate the deadline will be in late February. Please check back for more information and a specific deadline in early summer 2016.