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Getting creative is what we do: This year, we’ve brought our first-ever Tax Day Telethon to Portland virtual audiences, plus we’ve held another wonderful installment of Renée’s Queer Cabaret, AND a drive-in style/virtual Festival of New Works. Help us keep the momentum rolling throughout 2021.

The Risk/Reward Festival started in 2008 to help visionary artists get new projects off the ground. Now we’ve gone beyond the festival, helping performing artists develop and tour new work from ideas to execution. We want to continue surprising you, bringing more riveting work to Portland stages, and acting as a lightning rod for indescribable artistic experiences.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve had the opportunity to continue serving our artistic community by honoring the artist contracts we signed throughout the last nearly two years. We’ve been able to adjust programming to virtual settings, including several installments of Renee’s Queer Cabaret, as well as host COVID-safe in-person performances of PAVEMENT in 2020, and our 13th annual Risk/Reward Festival of New Performance as a drive-in-style experience (along with a virtual option!). We’re continuously experimenting with how to bring you urgent, fun, of-this-moment art and experiences.

Next year, we’re planning on bringing even more artistic work from Pacific Northwest artists Allie Hankins and Unit Souzou, as well as a return to form with our 2022 Risk/Reward Festival of New Performance at Portland Center Stage in June. Plus, we’ll host another Cabaret, a super fun fundraising event, and we’ll be premiering a wild and spectacular holiday extravaganza… HoHoHomo!

You can help us raise the bar for the performing arts in the Northwest.

Join our FAMILY. Help us launch this little grassroots arts organization into a broader force with a regular monthly contribution of $5 or more. Recurring donations give us a predictable budget that we can turn into sustainable programs. For your ongoing support (of any amount), we’ll acknowledge you as a member of our FAMILY. A donation of any amount makes you a FRIEND. Any one-time or recurring pledge of $240+ per year makes you a FOUNDER.

Risk/Reward is a registered 501c3 public charity, as such contributions are eligible for tax-deductible contributions. CLICK HERE to make a donation online. You can also contact us by phone or mail if preferred.

Want to double your impact? Give a matching gift to Oregon Cultural Trust for a tax credit in return! It’s like giving twice… for free! Learn more and make your matching gift at OregonCulturalTrust.org.

Thank you for making Risk/Reward a priority! People like you make our work possible.