Professional Development Grants

Sculptor Marie Sivak attended a carving workshop in Carrara, Italy. (Professional Development Grant)

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.



Professional Development Grant Cycles

Spring 2016 Professional Development Grants Fall 2016 Professional Development Grants Spring 2017 Professional Development Grants
For activities occurring from January-June 2016

For activities occurring from July-December 2016

  • The Intent to Apply deadline was April 6, and applications are no longer being accepted.
  • Applicants will be notified of grant awards via email on approximately May 30, 2016.
For activities occurring from January-June 2017

  • Guidelines and Applications available in mid July
  • Intents to Apply due – October 5, 2016
  • Applications due – October 12, 2016
  • Awards Announced – Late December 2016