The Rising Tide Grant is offered by All Classical Portland and provides the equivalent of the All Classical Portland Arts Partner Sponsorship Package. This grant is awarded annually to small arts organizations to support and promote creative projects that enrich the artistic landscape and strengthen the community. The Rising Tide Grant carries a value of $10,000 and may include artist promotion though the station’s on-air announcements, various programs such as Thursdays @ Three and Where We Live, email marketing, and social media campaigns.


  • Must be an established 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization, in operation for at least two years
  • Must be located in Oregon or Southwest Washington
  • Must have a budget of less than $500,000
  • Must be able to provide reciprocal promotion for All Classical Portland

Application information for the next round of grants will be posted here in early 2021. Stay tuned!



Future Prairie, Livin' in the Light
2020 Rising Tide Grant Recipient

Directed by Emmanuel Henreid (also known as Onry) and produced by Portland-based nonprofit organization Future Prairie, Livin’ in the Light documents Onry’s experience as a Black, male, professional opera and crossover singer in Portland, OR. The documentary aims to shed light on the effects of the 2020 global health crisis and racial inequity and injustice.

Livin’ in the Light documents the joy, perseverance, and struggle of being a Black male artist in what is often called “the Whitest City in America,” while honoring the timeless art form of opera.

Photo Credit: Tiana Avila