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POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Nick Fish
Grants for local arts organizations - July 9, 2014

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has announced the first round of General Operating Support grant awardees for 2014-15.

 

Over $1.1 million will be invested in nearly 50 local nonprofit arts organizations.  New additions include Disjecta, Pendulum Aerial Arts, and Portland Jazz Festival.

 

Nick is proud to serve as Council liaison to RACC, as it provides funds for diverse art programs in our community. 


A panel of RACC board members and community volunteers rigorously reviewed many local arts organizations.  One of the requirements of RACC-funded organizations is that all performances must be available to the public – without discrimination – and take place in venues that are fully accessible for people with disabilities. Artistic excellence and fiscal responsibility must also be demonstrated. 

 

Check out RACC’s website for the full list of awardees. 


Photo courtesy of RACC.