Project Grants

The Project Grant Program provides financial support to Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas County not-for-profit organizations and individual artists for Project Based Arts Programming. Grants are awarded up to $7,000 and are available in two categories: Artistic Focus and Community Participation & Access.

Project Grant Cycles

2016 Project Grants 2017 Project Grants 2018 Project Grants
For Projects occurring from January-December 2016

For Projects occurring from January-December 2017

  • 2017 Project Grant Guidelines
  • Applications were due – August 17, 2016, by 5:00pm
  • Applicants will be notified of funding decisions via email no later than December 19, 2016.
For Projects occurring from January-December 2018

  • Guidelines and applications available in June 2017


A project is a specific art presentation, exhibit or creation of work that is fully executed within a specified timeline and contains a public component. A project possesses artistic quality, imaginative scope and vision, and is fully executed within a specified timeline. RACC offers funding for Project Grants in the following two categories:

Artistic Focus ~ project grants that demonstrate high artistic quality, innovation, creativity in programming and artist selection, and demonstrated ability by the artist or organization.

Community Participation & Access ~ project grants that support cultural and arts programs and services that involve direct community participation, including students in K-12 schools. The project should impact a variety of citizens in the RACC service area by helping to provide them with a greater sense of self, family, community and place.



The following tutorials provide an overview of the Project Grant program and application process.