Independent Publishing Resource Center
The mission of the IPRC is to nurture collaboration, creativity, and community-building through writing, printmaking, & publishing. We provide equitable access to tools, resources, and unconditional support to Portlanders to share their stories & the causes closest to their hearts through the production of independently-published books, prints, posters, zines, and comics.
Bottom Line for Portland
By donating to the IPRC, you ensure people of all ages and abilities have access to equipment and materials that they wouldn’t have otherwise. The IPRC makes a special effort to support artists of color and creative individuals who live on low incomes and who experience other barriers to making. Giving to the IPRC makes it possible for us to offer generous scholarships and sliding scale pay structures. Art created at the IPRC makes it out into every corner of Portland.
"The IPRC is a vital community institution that brings together artists of many mediums and experiences into one intentional, accessible space, and that has personally fostered my ongoing development as a writer, teacher, and occasional printmaker for half a decade. Through a combination of listening, radical leadership, and a deep commitment to community care, they've proven to be a mainstay, growing and changing alongside Portland. Our contributions help ensure it remains a fixture!"
— Emilly Prado, Portfolio Program Prose Instructor
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The IPRC exists to be an equalizer and to provide opportunities, tools, and resources for everyone. The belief perpetuates in the Literary, Publishing, and Visual Art worlds that the “best” art rises to the top. But we know that we don’t live in a meritocracy but a competitive capitalist system, and people don’t “make it” without a lot of resources and support. We know that talent and skill are created through practice and that talent and skill don’t discriminate. We also know that access to art-making is critical to the well-being of communities and people. This vision of a healthier Portland is what the IPRC strives to be a part of and contribute to.
The IPRC has benefitted from and contributed to the centering of whiteness within the Portland arts community. It is with this understanding that we now strive to create policies and programming, and a creative environment that is attuned to the needs of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BI/POC) communities. We wish to empower BI/POC artists to make the IPRC space their own. We commit to building a staff, board, and community driven by social justice through art. We commit to equity and inclusion as central motivators for our work. We strive to be a collaborative resource for groups who wish to join us in transforming the Portland community into the most equitable version of itself. The IPRC welcomes people of all races, ethnicities, abilities, sizes, ages, gender identities, sexualities, and citizenship statuses.
The IPRC Staff has dreamed up this year’s incentives to encourage reflection and connection—and to showcase some of our very favorite tools at the IPRC! The first 10 Donors will receive a $25 gift certificate to Egg Press, and we’ll also be sweetening your chances on Big Give Days with opportunities to win special IPRC Packages— including 4 chances to win Gift Certificates from business partners Gluten Free Gem and Portland Stamp Company.
$10-20 A 1’’ button designed by IPRC Studio Manager Jakelen Diaz
$20-35 A poster print designed by IPRC Community Projects & Membership Manager Emmeline Eao
$35-50 A foil-stamped notebook designed by IPRC Program Director Harper Quinn
$50-75 A limited edition set of custom bookplates printed on stamp paper thanks to a generous donation from Portland Stamp Company
$75-200 IPRC Basic Membership. Comes with a limited edition set of bookplates.
$200-500 IPRC Studio Membership. Comes with all 4 print incentives.
$500+ A group print-pull for 4! Bring along 3 friends for a 90 minute printmaking & production demo with IPRC staff members! Make your own button, bind your own journal, and print your own poster. Includes a set of special edition Book Plates and Studio Membership.