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The City of Portland, Oregon

Archives & Records Management

Office of the City Auditor

phone: 503-865-4100


1800 SW 6th Ave, Suite 550, Portland, OR 97201

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Become an Artist-in-Residence at the City of Portland Archives


Art Exhibit at Laurelhurst Park in 1953, A2001-045.689


The City of Portland Archives and Records Center is partnering with the Regional Arts & Culture Council through the intersections program to invite artists from all disciplines to explore new working methods and develop socially engaging art experiences with the Archives. This is the first in a series of residencies for the Archives with the goal of artists creating work in any media that engages and/or is a result of working with the collection and staff. It our hope that this artist residency program will help to breakdown the stereotypes associated with archival collections by viewing and presenting the archives through different lenses. 

Artists interested in this opportunity are encouraged to visit and tour the Archives prior to the application deadline of November 12, 2012. Email reservations requests by October 22, 2012 for a tour on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Send reservation to with subject line “Visit Archives”. In the body please say how many are in your party.

For more information about the artist-in-residency, tour, the application, and timeline click on the following link ( and download the RFQ.


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