PICA announces Round 3 (2015) of the Precipice Fund, a grants program supporting unincorporated, collaborative, visual art projects, programs, and spaces in Portland. For 2015, submissions open August 17th and close October 9th. Artists interested in applying should plan to attend one of five free information sessions (see schedule below), which outline grant guidelines, timeline, funding priorities, eligibility, and submission instructions. If you attended a session last year, this year’s will include 2015 updates

Additionally, two free budget workshops will be offered in Portland, designed for those new to grantwriting and project budgeting but useful for more seasoned applicants, too. Budget workshops immediately follow June 6th and August 1st information sessions. To register for an information session or budget workshop, email [email protected] with your name, session date, and number of attendees. If signing up for June 6th or August 1st, please indicate whether you are registering for the information session, the budget workshop, or both.

Note: Non-Portland artists are eligible to apply for a Precipice Fund grant as a collaborator on a submission that includes Portland-based artists and a public component in Portland. In the interest of expanding awareness of the program among artists statewide, two of our five information sessions in 2015 will be held outside Portland.

Download the Round 3 Precipice Fund Grant Guidelines here.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: August 17, 2015
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE: October 9, 2015

Thursday, May 14
6:00-7:30 PM
Ditch Projects
303 S. 5th Ave, #165, Springfield

Downtown Portland
Saturday, June 6
Info Session: 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Budget Workshop: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
PICA, 415 SW 10th Ave (Ste. 300), Portland

Thursday, July 9
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Clatsop Community College
Columbia Hall, Room 219
1651 Lexington Ave, Astoria

East Portland
Thursday, July 16
6:00 – 7:30 PM
ArtHaus at Milepost 5
850 NE 81st Ave, Portland

North Portland / St. Johns
Saturday, August 1
Info Session: 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Budget Workshop 2:30 – 4:00 PM
7326 N Chicago Ave, Portland OR 97203

We are grateful to host sites Ditch ProjectsClatsop Community College Art Department, Artists Milepost, and c3:initiative, whose partnerships help us expand awareness of the Precipice Fund among artists, neighborhoods, and regions.

About the Precipice Fund
Administered by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), the Precipice Fund awards grants to unincorporated, collaborative visual art projects, programs, and alternative spaces in Portland, Oregon. Precipice Fund is made possible with lead support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Calligram Foundation/Allie Furlotti. For more information, visit precipicefund.org