Artist Opportunities – April 1st, 2023

City of Gladstone Pilot Mural Project (deadline is April 3rd, 2023)
Sent by Lori Bell (

A pilot mural project will work with the community to design and implement two high-quality outdoor painted murals that reflect the tourism themes and content highlighted by the community. Two murals will focus on the theme of ‘Postcards of Gladstone’ with the subtext of “glad to be here!” Accompanying will be reproductions of the actual mural as printed postcards for distribution by various partners with licensing permission approved by selected artist. Learn more and apply here

Troutdale Arts Festival 2023 (deadline is April 12th, 2023)
Sent by Ellen Green, TRAG member

The Troutdale Arts Festival 2023 is moving to Downtown Troutdale and partnering with First Friday in June. The E. Historic Columbia Highway will close at 3pm on Friday, June 2nd for First Friday, an annual Troutdale event with vendors, music, food and more. The City of Troutdale, Local Businesses and Galleries will kick off their summer season on that Friday at 5pm. Learn more and apply here

Focus: Trees and Water (deadline is April 13th, 2023)

Black Box Gallery is excited to announce a juried group photo show on Trees and Water. This exhibition will look to feature both subjects in a dynamic and diverse exhibition on contemporary photography. Trees and Water are both powerful and important subjects. Water can be an ocean, a river, a pool, a fountain, rain or mist or fog, lakes, snow and waves. Learn more and apply here

Arts Commission Grant Program 2023 (deadline is April 28th, 2023)
Sent by Cathy Rowe, TRAG Secretary

Grant Amount – The program offers two tiers of funding: an Arts Commission Small Grant, from $250 – $2,499, and an Arts Commission Large Grant, from $2,500 – $10,000. Applicants for the Large Grant need to identify a 10% match toward the total program cost. Grant applications will be available from March 20, 2023- April 28, 2023. Final award decisions will be made at a special Arts Commission meeting on June 1, 2023. Learn more and apply here

Happy Valley Sculpture Garden Program (deadline is May 1st, 2023)
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The City of Happy Valley is accepting submissions for the 2023-2025 Happy Valley Sculpture Garden Program exhibit. Sculpture applications are welcomed from people of all backgrounds, abilities and disabilities. Please find this cycle’s Call to Artists here. The Call includes a variety of resources, including selection criteria, a submission tutorial and display pad locations. Moreover, program staff are available to answer any questions and provide technical assistance (e.g., language translation and non-digital applications). 

The Regional Arts & Culture Council Announces Round 2 of our Arts3C Grant: Please submit your application by 5pm on March 22, 2023

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is pleased to announce the Second Round of Arts3C – Creation, Cultivation, & Community – Grants for the tri-county region of Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties. Applications are due by 5pm on March 22, 2023.  Earlier this year, RACC awarded 193 grantees in our first round of Arts3C.

This grant program is designed to be fully responsive to what artists and art makers in the community need funding to support. Funds are available for artistic output, such as projects, programming, or presentations, or internal capacity, such as operations, personal or professional development, or business investment. Applicants will select their request level ($1,000, $2,000, $3,2000, $4,000 or $5,000) and the application questions will increase with the requested amount. Applicants who are creating and sharing arts and culture programming in all disciplines are welcome to apply.

For Arts3C, RACC will accept applications from individual artists, arts organizations, businesses, nonprofit organizations, or schools who are working on art projects. While the grantees must legally reside or be headquartered in our tri-county service area, they can hire or work with artists, vendors, or other contributors from anywhere.

For more information about the Arts3C Program, how to apply,  please visit click here. All applicants are welcome to contact us at – the Grants Team is available to support applicants and grant recipients at every stage of the grant process. Application are due by 5pm on March 22, 2023.

New Grant Opportunity: Arts3C

The Arts3C Grant Program is currently available to support the making and sharing of artistic work in all disciplines and the development of the arts community in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas County with awards up to $5,000. 

Applicants may apply to support artistic output such as projects, programming, and presentations—or to support internal capacity such as operations, personal or professional development, and business investment.  

The due date to apply for this opportunity is  Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 5pm PDT.

RACC makes grant awards available to individuals, nonprofits, arts-based businesses, Limited Liability Companies (LLC), partnerships, and other legally organized entities. 

RACC Grant Rounds 3 & 4 Now Open!

Make|Learn|Build grants are back! These are grants for artists and arts-based businesses/organizations that live or do work in Multnomah, Washington, or Clackamas counties.

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.

Choose your category at either the $1,500 or $3,000 funding level. 

Round 3 closes: 5 p.m., Wednesday, October 6
Round 4 closes: 5 p.m., Wednesday, January 26

Grant awards will be based on funds available, rankings by our community reviewers, and RACC’s stated value of serving underrepresented communities.

Learn more about our grant review process and who received grants in Rounds 1 & 2. Read the grant guidelines here.