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Grant Submission Deadline: Make | Learn | Build – Round Two

May 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

We are pivoting our grantmaking, offering more flexible awards with the goal of supporting a greater number of artists and arts-based businesses during a time of rapid change and creative innovation. Changes to our grantmaking align with our value of equity and commitment to racial justice and representation in our services and investments.

These changes also reflect the feedback we received this summer and fall from an on-line survey and series of focus groups with Black artists, Indigenous artists, and other artists of color. Thank you to all who took the time to talk with us and shared your insights and perspectives.

This grant offers funding for artists and arts-based business/organizations in three categories:

  • MAKE: the creation of work in any artistic discipline
  • LEARN: artistic or administrative learning, skill building, or professional development that improve your art practice or business
  • BUILD: a transition or pivot for an arts business or operations, including purchase of equipment or staffing costs

Only one application can be submitted at a time.  Choose your category at either the $1,500 or $3,000 funding level.

Applicants must live or have a business in Multnomah, Washington, or Clackamas counties.

Round One applications close: March 17, 5 p.m. Deadline passed. Awards announced mid-May.

Round Two applications close: May 19, 5 p.m. Awards announced by June 30.

Grant awards will be based on funds available, panel rankings, and RACC’s stated values to serve under-represented communities.

Find the grant guidelines here.

Apply online in the RACC Opportunity Portal

Download our FAQ here or find the answers to frequently asked questions, below.

Watch the Info Session that was hosted via Zoom on March 3, and download the Make Learn Build info session transcript


Portland, OR 97207


Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC)