October 2022
Registration Dates for Winter Term
Registration for Winter Term, 2023 classes will begin on December 14 at 12:30pm. A full list of our Winter classes will be viewable online here on November 15 Registration can be done online, in person, by phone at 503-823-ARTS, or at any PP&R locations.
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MAC Instructors Showcase
We are excited to announce the return of the annual Instructors Showcase. Artwork by Multnomah Arts Center adult and youth arts instructors will be on view in the Multnomah Arts Center Gallery from Oct 28 – Nov 26, 2022. Artwork will include paintings, prints, drawings, metal arts, ceramics, textiles, woodturning, sculpture, photography, and more.

There will be a reception on Thursday, November 3 from 5pm-8pm.
Request for Proposals: Performance Space Grants
Portland Parks and Recreation is accepting proposals through October 31, 2022, from individual musicians, groups, clubs, and organizations for free or discounted performance and/or rehearsal space at the Community Music Center (CMC) during the Winter, Spring and Summer of 2023.

Space grants will be given to those who best demonstrate in their proposal how the project will serve artists or communities who are underserved, specifically:

•   Black People, Indigenous People, or People of Color,
•   Immigrants and Refugees,
•   People earning low income,
•   Teens,
•   Seniors,
•   People living with disabilities,
•   LGBTQIA+ communities.

Space grants will be limited to Friday evenings, weekends (Saturday and Sunday), and weekday mornings (Monday – Friday before noon).

Proposals must be submitted by October 31 at 5:00 pm. Proposals will be evaluated by a panel of subject matter experts from PP&R and the community. Awardees will be notified before January 1, 2023.

To apply, see this website for information and an online application link: https://www.portland.gov/parks/cpp#toc-call-for-proposals-space-grants-at-the-community-music-center

This space grant program is supported by the recent Parks Levy. Full information may be found at www.portland.gov/parks/parks-levy. All people included in the project (excluding spectators) must be current residents of the City of Portland.
Civic Life's 2022-23 Small Grants & Sponsorships
Do you have an idea that will bring neighbors together and uplift your community? The Small Grants & Sponsorship Program funds events, activities, and projects that strengthen community, build inclusion, and support engagement with City government.

Contact Leah Fisher at Leah.Fisher@portlandoregon.gov to brainstorm ideas or questions and apply by November 14.

The 2022-23 Southwest Portland Community Small Grants & Sponsorships are now open! For more information about the grant opportunity and link to the online application, please visit the website.

Gratitude and Good Wishes
We wanted to let those of you who don’t already know that our wonderful Visual Arts Lead and Instructor, Virginia McKinney, accepted a new position teaching Ceramics for Tigard High School starting this fall. It was a fantastic opportunity that she just couldn’t pass up.

Virginia's expertise and training made her invaluable in her position here, maintaining most of our visual arts studios. Even if you never met her, if you took a visual arts class recently, she helped make your experience better. Virginia also taught in several programs, both for youth and adults, and inspired so many artists with her excellent classes, in the classroom, in the field for outreach, and virtually when MAC was closed for the pandemic.

Since 2015 when she started here, she has taught over 500 registered students, and hundreds of others at outreach and special events.

On top of that, she has been an amazing mentor, co-worker, and friend to so many of us here. We thank Virginia for her hard work, and shared joy and won’t forget what she has contributed to our program and community.
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