Professional Development Grants

The Professional Development Grant Program assists artists or arts administrators with opportunities that specifically improve their business management development skills and/or brings the artist or the arts organization to another level artistically

Proposals in the Professional Development Grant Program cannot be geared toward the creation of a specific art project, but must clearly demonstrate how the proposal will benefit the organization or individual long-term. Professional Development Grants are strictly intended to assist artists and arts administrators with unique experiences directly related to career or organizational development. These grants are available to residents in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties, in Oregon and are offered in two Cycles – Spring and Fall. Applicants may request any amount of funding up to $2,000.



Professional Development Grant Cycles

Spring 2017 Professional Development Grants Fall 2017 Professional Development Grants Future Professional Development Grants
For activities occurring from January-June 2017

  • Applicants were notified of the status of their application on December 15. Emails were sent to the address associated with GrantsOnline account used to submit the application. If you have questions, please contact Grants staff.
  • Spring 2017 Professional Development Grant Awards
  • Grants staff are happy to provide feedback to applicants (funded or not) on their grant proposal. Please contact Ingrid Carlson at 503-823-5417 or to schedule a feedback session.
For activities occurring from July-December 2017

  • Fall 2017 Professional Development Grant Guidelines
  • Intent to Apply forms are available online in RACC’s GrantsOnline system.
  • The Professional Development Grant Orientation scheduled for Monday, March 20 is full and we will not have space to accommodate additional attendees.
  • If you have questions about applying, RACC staff are happy to talk with you. Please call us at 503-823-2928 or email to
  • Intent to Apply forms are due by 5:00pm on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
For activities occurring in 2018 and beyond

  • We are currently reassessing our deadline schedule. Information about deadlines and the timing of future grant cycles will be posted in June 2017. If you have questions, please contact Grants staff.