The mission of the IPRC is to nurture collaboration, creativity, and collective healing through writing and print. We provide equitable access to the tools, resources, and unconditional support our Portland community needs to share their stories and the causes closest to their hearts, far and wide.
Bottom Line for Portland
The IPRC has supported 35,000 people in the production of books, zines, posters, and other printed materials over the past 22 years. We support working artists and keep people connected & learning through community events. Many of the works created at the IPRC represent otherwise erased or marginalized experiences and narratives. Many are calls to action. We know that access to art-making is critical to the well-being of communities and people.
Every donor will receive a 4x4” folk surrealist print by Erika Rier plus a high-quality cloth mask from our generous business partners at Portland Garment Factory, a women-owned, zero-waste B-Corp studio. (while supplies last).
$40-75: A special package with The Alignment Oracle Deck and booklet, which was designed by graduates of the IPRC Certificate Program (Image + Text and Poetry tracks) and their instructors Stephanie Adams-Santos, Coleman Stevenson, and Aspen Farer.
$76-$200: A packet of three limited edition 11x17” prints by JoJo Baccam, Jillian Barthold, and Liz Yerby, plus an upgrade on your Portland Garment Factory mask to include a special screen printed design.
$200-400: A personalized, safely-distanced risograph or screen printing workshop for you and a friend at the IPRC (available to schedule on Thursdays & Sundays).
$400+: A New Year’s care package with items curated by IPRC staff from vendors in the Mercatus directory. Mercatus elevates entrepreneurs of color in Portland.
“I’ve worked in places where there’s a high level of skill, but I’ve never worked in a place before where that’s happening and there’s also such openness. When I’m here there are people from all kinds of backgrounds and so many interests supporting each other. There’s a real openness to the people at the IPRC around developing skill, and I’ve never felt judgement about needing extra help or finding my own way.” –Crystal Thomas, IPRC BIPOC Artist in Residence