Tonisha Toler





Thanks to everyone that attended the latest Art Spark with The Right Brain Initiative and the the APANO Arts & Media Collective.We learned how the Right Brain Initiative is integrating arts and education to engage students in new and exciting ways. We were also so pleased to welcome the APANO Arts and Media Collective as they aim to make spaces for the Asian/ Pacific Island community to be present creative all over Portland.Thanks as well to our host the Canton Grill where the food and hospitality were awesome! This was the last Art Spark for 2015 so we can't thank you all enough for helping it go out with a bang! We welcome artist of all mediums and art lovers of all genres to come together to swap stories and connect. We hope to see you next January 21 2016 at the next Art Spark by RACC!
We had an amazing turn out at our latest Art Spark! RACC's Public Art program and Know Your City were on hand to share ways that art in our public spaces is enhancing our lives. We had over 70 guest in attendance as they shared stories, made new connections and learned what RACC services are available to artist and audiences throughout the region!
I know that we probably say wow a lot but this time it really fits. Wow! What a great Art Spark event in April 2015. We featured RACC's Work for Art. Work for Art is a workplace giving program that funds arts and culture and arts education programs throughout the region. Entering its tenth year in July, Work for Art has raised more than $6 million from employees and companies in Oregon and SW Washington. To help express the value of arts and culture, Work for Art brings artists –of all disciples – to a variety of companies and workplace giving events. Through this “Artists in the Workplace” program, artists share their creative talent, skills, and passion for arts and culture. Thanks to all that joined us at Art Spark to learn more about Work for Art and how they could get involved!” The community partner at the last Art Spark was Milagro Theatre Group. As the home to Teatro Milagro, their mission is to share the diversity of Latin America and advocate for global unity through theatre. For information on how your art organization can be a community partner at an upcoming Art Spark please contact Andre Middleton
Jan 15, 2015
What a time was had at the last Art Spark! Our featured guest, RACC Grants had a great presentation on upcoming available grants and provided links and information for applying for both regional and national grants. Past grantees were present to share their perspective on the grant process and how winning a grant impacted their work! The community partner at the last Art Spark was BCC: BrownHall.They shared news about their creative collective and the support they offer to local Black artist. For information on how your art organization can be a community partner at an upcoming Art Spark please contact Andre Middleton
Nov 20, 2014
Drink and Draw and the nwFilmCenter
Wow! What a turn out at The Oregon Public House for an evening or drinking and drawing with Portland's own Drink and Draw meet up group. The nwFilmCenter and Scrap were also on hand to share information about their creative programs and classes. Thanks to all that joined us and we hope that you'll attend our next Art Spark next January as well.