Risk/Reward champions artists and audiences who push the boundaries of the performing arts.

We strive to:

  • Empower artists who live and work in our region.
  • Cultivate audiences that are hungry for adventurous performance work.
  • Forge collaborations across artistic disciplines and communities.
  • Ignite ideas and provoke possibilities. 

Risk/Reward's primary activities are our: 1) Festival of New Performance - an annual festival that supports the creative process as a launch point for short new works. 2) Our Presenting Series - bringing new full-length contemporary performances to Portland stages. 3) Our Video Vault - making live events accessible online to audiences everywhere. 4) Our Dialogue Series - community events to expand the knowledge of and appreciation for adventurous performance work.