Apply to be a SHIFT 2019 Designer!


Please join the Regional Arts & Culture Council, along with some of the region’s most innovative design thinkers for our 3rd annual celebration of equitable education, creativity in the classroom, and innovative fashion benefiting The Right Brain Initiative! During the show, designers and design teams will debut runway garments made from nontraditional and found materials. Each piece will display inventive form, style and a creative juxtaposition—shifting the materials from their original form into wearable couture.


We are excited to announce this year’s theme, House of the Absurd! Inspired by the nonsensical imaginings of the Dada art movement, we invite designers to explore this whimsical world of the unexpected. Check out our Pinterest mood board to spark some ideas!


THE 2019 APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED. Thank you to all who applied!

In addition, we will also be offering two SH/FT Designer Info Sessions. In each session we share information about the application process, design inspiration, info about the event itself and answer any questions. Info sessions are free and open to all. Please RSVP via Eventbrite links below:


INFO SESSION 1: Thursday April 4, 5:30-6:30 PM (Location – Regional Arts & Culture Council)

INFO SESSION 2: Thursday May 16, 5:30-6:30 (Location – PICA)



Please direct inquiries to:


Mia Braverman

The Right Brain Initiative | Regional Arts & Culture Council

411 NW Park Ave, Suite 101 | Portland, OR 97209

503.823.5428 |