Who we fund

The following arts and culture groups received Work for Art grant funding in fiscal year 2017-18. Organizations are awarded grants for core mission support, arts education programs, and/or one-time projects or events.

Work for Art is a program of the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC), a 501(c)(3) arts service organization. RACC distributes Work for Art donations as grants to arts and culture organizations based in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties that demonstrate artistic excellence, equity and outreach, fiscal responsibility, and community impact.

Art Gym at Marylhurst University


Artists Repertory Theatre

Bag & Baggage Productions

Beaverton Civic Theatre

Big Horn Brass

Blue Sky


Broadway Rose Theatre

Cappella Romana

Chamber Music Northwest

Children’s Healing Art Project

Classical Up Close

CoHo Productions**


Echo Theater Company

Ethos Music Center

Friends of Chamber Music


Hollywood Theatre

Imago Theatre

Independent Publishing Resource Center


India Cultural Association

Lakewood Center for the Arts

Literary Arts

Live Wire! Radio

Mask and Mirror Community Theatre

Metropolitan Youth Symphony

Milagro Theatre

My Voice Music

Northwest Children’s Theater and School

Northwest Dance Project

NW Documentary Arts & Media

Oregon Ballet Theatre

Oregon BRAVO Youth Orchestras**

Oregon Children’s Theatre

Oregon Symphony

PDX Jazz

Pendulum Aerial Arts



Polaris Dance Theatre**

Portland Art Museum/Northwest Film Center

Portland Baroque Orchestra

Portland Center Stage

Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra

Portland Gay Men’s Chorus

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art

Portland Opera

Portland Piano International

Portland Playhouse

Portland Puppet Lab/PDX Puppet Collective 

Portland Youth Philharmonic

Profile Theatre

The August Wilson Red Door Project**

The Circus Project

The Portland Ballet

The Right Brain Initiative

Third Angle New Music

Third Rail Repertory Theatre

Triangle Productions

Washington County Cooperative Library

Services: Art of the Story Festival

White Bird

Write Around Portland

Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington


**New General Operating Support grant fund recipients, beginning Fiscal Year 2018-19

Thousands of performances and events—created by our funded groups—enrich our community.