I'm pleased to share that I've been awarded a Regional Arts and Culture Council Professional Development Grant for a mentorship through Portland's Newspace Center for Photography. I'll be studying with one of Newspace's instructors over a six month period to to hone and refine my photographic practice, technique, and business acumen.
The Professional Development Grant is unique as it does not fund "a work" but rather a specific opportunity that will "improve business management development skills and/or brings the artist or the arts organization to another level artistically." Many thanks to RACC and also to Portland artist, S. Renee Mitchell. Her grant writing workshop, hosted by RACC some weeks before I applied, was instrumental in my application process.
The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) receives funding from a variety of public and private partners to serve artists, arts organizations, schools and residents throughout Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties.About Newspace:
Newspace Center for Photography is an educational and cultural nonprofit that is dedicated to promoting photographic education and appreciation to the public as well as providing a space and building a community where photo enthusiasts can learn, create, discuss and show their work.