Open Call for Site-Specific performances
CALL FOR ARTISTS: Risk/Reward seeks individual artists or collectives that would like to create a short form ( under 10 minute) performance in a site-specific location along the First Thursday Gallery walk in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon on August 2nd. Longer or durational performance will be considered on a case by case basis. One development workshop will be offered to discuss and workshop your piece prior to the festival.

About Risk/Reward:
Risk/Reward champions artists and audiences who push the boundaries of the performing arts. We promote a supportive and equitable arts ecology that: Empowers artists who live and work in our region. Cultivates audiences that are hungry for adventurous performance work. Forges collaborations across artistic disciplines and communities. Ignites ideas and provokes possibilities.

About PAVEMENT: National and local artists will engage with the environment and the community through short form site-specific performances in public spaces throughout the First Thursday gallery walk enlivening our streets with unexpected images and experiences.

Submissions should:
Be site-specific
You don’t need to know the exact site of your performance, but please put any architectural elements that your piece requires ( sidewalk, stairs, elevated platform, tree etc.)
Be self contained ( any technical elements/props must be part of the performance and require no prior set up or clean up)
- All types of performances will be considered including dance, performance art, theatre, etc.)

Artists are required to:
-Attend meeting/workshop on July 30th at Artists Rep to rehearse and get feedback.
-Be available at least two hours before the start of the event for a dry run/walk through.

To Submit please fill out this form by July 13th at noon PST

* please direct any questions to

*if you don’t want to create your own piece but you would be interested being put on a list of available performers for other artists please email your headshot/resume to

Name: *
Your answer
Organization ( if you are in individual artist leave blank)
Your answer
Address: *
Your answer
Email: *
Your answer
Phone number *
Your answer
A short bio outlining your background as an artist and your past work. *
Your answer
A short description of your proposed performance *
( Why are you making this specific piece? How will you do it? what will the experience be like for the audience? )
Your answer
What is the ideal environment or space for your performance? *
( sidewalk, stairs, elevated area, pole, grass, dirt, tree, etc)
Your answer
What is the estimated length of your performance? *
Performances should be around 5 minutes and no longer than 10 minutes. However, durational or longer performance will be considered on a case by case basis.
Your answer
Roughly how many performers will be in your piece? *
Your answer
Please provide links to 1-2 video samples of your work *
This can be past work and does not have to be the performance you are submitting , if you don't have video photos can substitute.
Your answer
Please provide a link to your website if you have one
Your answer
Anything else we should know about you or your proposed project?
Your answer
Never submit passwords through Google Forms.
This content is neither created nor endorsed by Google. Report Abuse - Terms of Service