Women Performance Grant

MRG Foundation is seeking two women performers who live in Oregon to sing or perform music/spoken word at MRG’s Justice within Reach party on Saturday, April 21, 2012 in Portland, Oregon. Each of the two chosen artists will receive $2,000.

“Justice within Reach” is an annual fundraiser where people from across Oregon’s progressive movement come together, and we expect three hundred people to attend. Each performer will work closely with MRG to create an inspiring experience for all the people at the event. A detailed description of the selection process and performance contract are available on the MRG website, along with an application.

The two selected artists will:Have excellent artistic and performing abilities, Demonstrated success as a performing artist, Proven experience performing in front of a large (200+) audience.

Who Should Apply
The Lilla Jewel Fund for Women Artists will fund these performances. The Lilla Jewel Fund for Women Artists at MRG promotes the work of women artists, particularly women of color and queer women. In order to be selected for this performance opportunity, an applicant must: Identify as a woman; Live in Oregon; Be able to work collaboratively with MRG staff and volunteers to create an event that will inspire MRG’s audience; perform either music or spoken word that addresses progressive social, racial, economic and/or environmental justice issues. Have a level of accomplishment in your chosen artistic direction. Deadline for Submissions: Monday, November 14, 2011.

Applications (including work samples) need to be in MRG’s office by 5:00 PM, or postmarked by that date. Late applications will not be considered. Please read the full description of the project before submitting your application.