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
The IPRC supports writers & artists by providing access to print & publishing resources, learning opportunities and shared studio space.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.
"The IPRC is a vital space for creative connection. On any given day, it’s a place where you can learn a new skill, dream up a project with a new friend, find inspiration in the zine library, or get your hands inky in the studios. Becoming a member transformed my creative and professional practices — offering me the space, skills, and community to bring my first book to print. Your support helps the IPRC strengthen its commitment to radical print access across our city."
— Rimona Eskayo, IPRC Community Member
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.
This year’s incentives highlight moments of everyday creativity, and the ways that the IPRC creates opportunities to make creative expression a part of our daily lives. Incentives are made lovingly by hand at the IPRC, and showcase the artwork of IPRC Community Members.
- * Special Countdown Incentive: Top 10 Zine for Contributors who give in the last 10 days!
$10 Limited Edition Letterpress-printed Bookmark
$25 Limited Edition Gocco-printed Postcard Print
$50 Limited Edition Set of Bookplates, Riso-printed at the IPRC, and perforated by the Portland Stamp Company
$75 Ledger Editions Pamphlets Volumes I & II (Limited to 25)
$100 IPRC Basic Membership; Includes Bookmark & Postcard Print
$200 IPRC Studio Membership; Includes Bookmark, Postcard Print, Bookplates AND a Set of 5 Letterpress-Printed Cards (Limited to 40)
Portland Stamp Company creates limited edition, commemorative poster stamps.