Applications for Fertile Ground 2021 are now closed.
Thank you to all who applied!
2021 Fertile Ground Producer Information
The Fertile Ground Festival of new works will be held January 28 - February 7, 2021.
For more information, on events and Festival Pass Donations please visit www.fertilegroundpdx.org.
This year's Fertile Ground will be a virtual event. Pre-recorded “acts of creation” submitted by producing organizations and artist-producers will be presented. Recorded “premieres” will be live-dropped at scheduled intervals over the course of the 11-day festival, and streamed on Fertile Ground’s Facebook and YouTube channels.
Diverging from the past 11 years, FG21 will be curated with attention to the inclusion of under-represented communities, a desire to select interesting and culturally relevant “acts of creation,” and projects that pay specific attention to an innovative concept for a recorded piece intended for a digital media platform. Fertile Ground is seeking submissions from a wide range of artists on a variety of topics and welcomes an array of artistic genres and disciplines.
In addition, Fertile Ground was recently awarded Regional Arts & Culture Council Equity & Access Funding. These funds are intended to formalize and expand our initiatives to address equity and access barriers to participation in the festival that exists for underrepresented artists. Five artist/producers will receive a $500 GROW Award to be used in production of their Fertile Ground project. Click here for more information and to apply for the GROW Award.
A curation panel has been formed, comprised of individuals whose identities encompass a spectrum underrepresented voices, along with Fertile Ground and PATA representatives. This decision-making body will curate Fertile Ground 2021.
FERTILE GROUND TEAM
Nicole Lane, Festival Director
Dre Slaman, Managing Director
Sara Jean Accuardi, Committee Chair (PATA Board Member, Secretary)
Matthew Miller, Committee Member (PATA Board Member, Vice President)
Open, Social Media Manager
Jessica Gleason, Website & Graphic Design
Gary Corbin, Festival Pass Coordinator/BOT Specialist
Jenni Green-Miller, Volunteer Coordinator
Maddie Odegaard, Marketing Assistant
Lilo Alfaro, Fertile Ground Archivist
Chris Rentzel, Photographer
Trisha Mead, Founder
Committee at large: Carol Kimball, Nancy Matthews, Karen O'Donnell Stein, Scott Stephens