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. 

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) Presenting Series - bringing new full-length contemporary performances to Portland stages. 3) Risk/REWIND - making live events accessible online to audiences everywhere. 4) Dialogue Series - community events to expand the knowledge of and appreciation for adventurous performance work.