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Submission Deadline: Make|Learn|Build Grants – Round 3

October 6, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

During the first year of covid-19 we pivoted 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.

The Make|Learn|Build grant program supports artists, creatives, organizations, and businesses in making work, gaining skills, or building up a business as we continue to respond to community needs. This grant program is designed to address the various ways the arts community in the tri-county region need support.

This grant offered 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. Awards in each focus area are at the $1,500 or $3,000 level, or a $5,000 level in Make when additional eligibility requirements are met.

Round One and Two awards were announced Spring 2021.

  • Round Three Due Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021, by 5:00PM – Awards announced by November 30, 2021.
  • Round Four Due Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 by 5:00PM – Awards announced by March 31, 2022.

Grant awards are based on funds available, panel rankings, and RACC’s work to increase investment in under-represented communities.


Portland, OR 97207


Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC)
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