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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Supporting the arts

Portland is a great place to live, work, and play thanks to the arts. 

Nick is proud to serve as the Council liaison to the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC), our local arts and culture champion. RACC provides millions in grants each year to local artists, arts organizations, and education programs in our community.


RACC announced an additional $200,000 in grants for 11 Portland-based arts organizations through RACC’s General Operating Support program. Arts organizations count on the funding so they can enrich our community with arts education, music, theater, dance, and more!


The boost in funding is thanks to Portland’s voter-approved Arts Education & Access Fund (AEAF), as well as funding from the City of Portland. The AEAF income tax generates more than $7 million each year to support arts education in our public schools, and to help expand access to the arts for all.


Check out RACC’s website for more information.