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.