Project Grants

RACC’s Project Grant Program provides financial support to individual artists and not-for-profit organizations in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties, for project based arts programming. Grants are awarded up to $7,000 and are available in three categories: Artistic Focus, Arts Equity & Access, and Arts Services. For all the details of the Project Grants, please check out the Project Grant Guidelines below. This document outlines all the fine print of the grant program and will answer many common questions:

Project Grant Guidelines in English, Espanol, and 中文

 

We recently made some big changes to Project Grants. The most significant change is that we are beginning to offer Project Grants multiple times per year. RACC is also introducing a two-step application process that begins with an Inquiry Application. Read more about these and other changes in our newsletter here.

Orientation Sessions: RACC offers free, optional Grant Orientation sessions for artists and organizations interested in applying for Project Grants. Our next round of orientations will be held in January 2018, ahead of the February 7 deadline. Dates and registration information will be posted here in December 2017.

Project Grant Deadline Calendar

The next deadline or notification date for each cycle is highlighted in green.

Questions about deadlines or timing? Contact RACC staff for assistance at 503-823-2928 or jmacnichol@racc.org.

Cycle Inquiry Applications Due Responses to Inquiry Applications Sent Full Applications Due Awards Announced Funds Available Beginning
FY17-18 Cycle 1 August 2, 2017, by 5:00pm September 6, 2017 September 27, 2017, by 5pm December 15, 2017  January 2018
FY17-18 Cycle 2 February 7, 2018, by 5:00pm March 7, 2018 March 2018 June 1, 2018 June 2018
FY18-19 Cycle 1 June 6, 2018, by 5:00pm June 29, 2018 July 2018 October 1, 2018 October 2018
FY 18-19 Cycle 2 October 3, 2018, by 5:00pm November 7, 2018 December 2018 March 1, 2019 March 2019
FY18-19 Cycle 3 February 6, 2019, by 5:00pm Early March 2019 March 2019 June 1, 2019 June 2019

 

DEFINITION OF “PROJECT-BASED”

A project is a specific art presentation, exhibit, creation of work, produced program, or event which is fully executed within a specified timeline and made available to the public. RACC offers funding for Project Grants in the following categories:

  • Artistic Focus – Projects that demonstrate high artistic quality, innovation, creativity in programming and artist selection, and demonstrated ability by the artist or organization.
  • Arts Equity & Access – Projects that support arts programs and services that involve direct community participation, including communities that are underserved, arts education projects, and community fairs & festivals.
  • Arts Services – Projects that bring professional development programming or opportunities to the arts community, including but not limited to workshops, conferences, or classes.