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The Project Grant Program

Grants to Oregon Non-Profits/Schools and
Individual Artists for Arts and Culture Projects

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Regional Arts & Culture Council

Deadline Date:

10/17/12 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $12,000 to Oregon non-profits/schools and individual artists for arts and culture projects. Funding in this grant opportunity is provided for three different project categories: Artistic Focus, Community Participation, and Arts-In-Schools. Artistic Focus (AF) grants are given for projects that demonstrate high artistic quality, innovation, creativity in programming and artist selection, and demonstrate ability by the artist or organization. Community Participation (CP) grants are given to support cultural and arts programs and services that involve direct community participation. Arts-In-Schools (AIS) grants are awarded to encourage and enable members of the professional arts community to work in K-12 schools and create arts-rich learning environments.

Eligibility is open to applicants that are headquartered/physically reside within the RACC service area, which includes Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties. The following criteria will be considered upon review of the proposal:
* Artistic Merit
* Audience Development
* Financial Management & Accountability
* Application/Budget Preparation

The Regional Arts & Culture Council does not provide funding for the following:
1. Projects that are not clearly accessible to the public.
2. Projects that are not scheduled to take place in the funding year.
3. Projects that have already received RACC funding.
4. Fundraising projects.
5. Organizations receiving RACC General Support Grant funding, with the sole exception of Parent Organizations (see above).
6. Individual Artist projects being presented by an organization which is receiving RACC General Support Grant funding.
7. Fiscal agents or umbrella organizations.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 130214

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum of $12,000 per applicant (for two grants, each in a different category)

Term of Contract:

All activities that involve the public must take place between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

For the sake of the Project Grant Program, a professional artist is a person generally recognized by his/her peers, critics, and other arts professionals as committed to producing art on a regular basis. He/she must be a lead artist in every aspect of his/her project.

Pre-Application Information:

A letter of inquiry is due by October 10, 2012 at 5:00 pm.
Electronic submission deadline is by 5:00 pm on October 17, 2012.
Physical submission deadline is by 5:00 pm on October 24, 2012.

Organizations/Schools must have a plan to match the RACC grant request with a one-to-one match that may be all cash or a combination of cash and in-kind contributions.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

First time applicants – Helen Daltoso
Phone: 503.823.5402

Returning applicants – Ingrid Carlson
Phone: 503.823.5417
General Info. – call RACC’s main number; 503.823.5111

Grant Coverage Areas:

Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon