7326 N Chicago Ave
c:3initiative is a non-profit organization that supports contemporary art that addresses progressive social concepts and public discourse. The organization brings nationally recognized artists to Portland via several residencies, provides material and organizational support to nascent artist projects through its incubator program, and presents artist lectures and other educational programming to the community.
8371 N Interstate Ave
503 286 9449
Disjecta is a nonprofit arts organization and exhibition space in a former firehouse in North Portland that presents visual and performing artists from the local area and beyond, and hosts residencies for visiting artists, as well as lectures, discussions, music and other events.
Near the intersection of NE 30th and NE Alberta St,
in the courtyard of Bella Pizza
Flight 64 is a member-run nonprofit printmaking cooperative that has provided access to printing presses and equipment to its member artists since 2003. The studio includes equipment for screen printing, intaglio, relief, lithography, letterpress, and more print processes. Artists share their work with the community during open studio exhibitions on Last Thursdays.
4122 NE Sandy Blvd
503 281 4215
503 493 1128
Hollywood Theatre is a nonprofit organization that presents classic and contemporary films, artist-made films, and films in 35- and 70-mm at its historic building in the Hollywood neighborhood. The theatre presents ongoing film series and special events.
Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC)
1305 SE MLK JR BLVD
503 827 0249
IPRC is a nonprofit resource center that provides education and access to facilities and equipment for publishing literature and artwork. Facilities include letterpress, screen printing, and binding, and in addition to workshops on a range of subjects, the center offers a certificate program that prepares students for career in many publishing, art, and media related fields. Memberships require $75 in dues per year, and include access to facilities and discounted workshop rates.
Multnomah Arts Center
7688 SW Capitol HWY
503 823 2787
The Multnomah Arts Center (MAC) is a community organization that provides affordable, year-round workshops in visual and performing arts to students of all ages. MAC also hosts gallery exhibitions, performances, and other events. MAC is operated by Portland Parks & Recreation.
Northwest Film Center
934 SW Salmon
503 221 1156
The Northwest Film Center has offered media arts resources and services to the Portland region since 1971. The theater screens educational films and juried showcases such as the Portland International Film Festival, and the center hosts a variety of educational programs for youth and adults as well as equipment access and support for local filmmakers.
2766 NE MLK Jr Blvd
503 288 1515
Open Signal (formerly Portland Community Media) helps to support and promote non-commercial media made and distributed in the Portland area. Open Signal broadcasts community-produced television programming on six channels,offers youth and adult education on topics related to media production, and provides access to technical equipment and facilities. The organization engages with Portland’s contemporary arts communities by facilitating artist lectures, installations, residencies, and more.
Oregon Arts Commission
775 Summer Street NE, Ste 200
503 986 0082
The Oregon Arts Commission is a publicly funded state institution that receives support from the budget of the government of Oregon and from the National Endowment for the Arts to facilitate a variety of arts related programming, including educational initiatives, outreach, and grants for organizations and individuals.
PADA (Portland Art Dealers Association)
PADA is a consortium of some of Portland’s longest-running art galleries; it coordinates marketing and events for its members and produces a print guide to their offerings each season.
338 NW 6th Ave.
503 228 6677
P;ear is a nonprofit that provides creative and professional education and opportunities for homeless and transitional youth through one-on-one mentorships, job skills training, and community building activities.
PICA (Portland Institute for Contemporary Art)
415 SW 10th Ave STE 300
503 242 1419
PICA is a contemporary arts center that supports experimental, interdisciplinary, and performance art projects by artists from Portland and beyond. The institute organizes exhibitions, lectures, and performances throughout the city, as well as producing its yearly arts festival, TBA. PICA also administers the Precipice Fund.
Print Arts Northwest
7688 SW Capitol Hwy
971 258 1343
Print Arts Northwest is a membership-based educational nonprofit that supports a community of contemporary print artists and promotes the appreciation of print arts amongst the broader public. The organization was founded by artists in 1981, and it accepts applications from prospective members on an ongoing basis.
Public Annex is a nonprofit organization that coordinates inclusive arts education and urban farming programs. Art workshops are open to the public, and are designed to welcome artists with developmental disabilities.
Regional Arts and Culture Council
411 NW Park Ave STE 101
503 823 5111
The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) provides services and funding to artists and arts organizations in Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties. The organization facilitates educational initiatives, outreach, and professional skills workshops, and provides grant funding for public art, individual artists, and arts nonprofits and schools.
7320 NE Sandy BLVD
S1 is a nonprofit arts organization run by artists that offers performances, exhibitions, and education. It features a synth library and music/sound workshops, and it also hosts parties and music events.
782 SE 10th Ave
Yale Union is a contemporary arts center that hosts exhibitions of internationally recognized artists, artist talks, and film series, and offers resources such as an art library and preparator and development internships.