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A list of resources for local and regional creatives.

Emergency economic resources for creatives

Diversity resources for creatives

  • How to Find and Hire Diverse Talent from OMPA
    Given the opportunity to hire someone, most never look much beyond their circle or list of go-to professionals. OMPA has gathered a list of 15+ sources to help you find diverse talent and minority-owned businesses to hire, in Portland and beyond.
  • Brown Girls Doc Mafia
    Brown Girls Doc Mafia is an initiative advocating for women and non-binary people of color working in the documentary film industry around the world. They fight inequality by building community and sharing resources.
  • Black in Film Database
    Black in Film is a community-run and public self-submission database for black filmmakers and writers. If you are a Black filmmaker or writer you can submit yourself.

Community-building resources for creatives

Skills-building resources for creatives

    • Co:Laboratory: Virtual Classes via NW Film Center
      Expansive in genre, mediums, and ideas, the NWFC’s Co:Laboratory is one grand experiment. Continuously offering online and IRL connection to people, ideas, and innovations in the media arts that help artists and art lovers sustain their curiosity.
    • Online Filmmaker Workshops via NW Film Forum
      Learn from local industry professionals in workshops that cover every aspect of media-making, from introductory to advanced courses.
    • Berkley Extension
      Mental Health Resources to Prevent Creative and Professional Burnout


COVID-19 safety resources for creatives

Local filmmaker resources

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.