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How It Works

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.

Application Process 

Step 1  

Download the Application & return it to fertileground@portlandtheatre.com by 9/4/20 at 5:00pm. We request that artists/producers submit their ONE best concept for Fertile Ground curation consideration.

Step 2 

A Curation Panel will review all applications. Producers will be notified of the Curation Panel's decision by 9/16/20.

NO Late Applications will be accepted.


    After Project Acceptance

Registration Deadline 9/28/20

Once you have been notified that your project has been accepted into Fertile Ground 2021, you will:

1) Receive a link to pay the Registration Fee of $100.

2) Be required to sign the Fertile Ground 2021 Hold Harmless Agreement. 

As a confirmation of your registration, you will receive a unique link to a designated folder for your project only!  We'll exchange all documents using this folder. 

Marketing Materials Deadline 11/1/20

1) Project Description: Upload a 200 word (or less) project description to your project folder. This description is for marketing on the Fertile Ground Website, social media, and source material for other marketing efforts. 

2) Submit an image or photo to represent your project.

3) Submit a donation link. This will be a part of your listing and will be shared for direct donations to your project.

Press Photos 11/1/20 - ongoing

Submit press photos as soon as you have strong images.  Photos are critical to marketing your project. The earlier the better! 

Official Lineup Announcement 12/1/20 

This is the public announcement of the festival. Once this is announced, you can start advertising your Fertile Ground appearance!

Recording Submission Deadline 12/TBD/20 

The exact format and date of this final step will be communicated to all producers in the coming weeks. We anticipate the submission date will be in December.

                     FAQs                Download the Application  

Important Dates  

8/1/20 Application Submissions Begin

9/04/2020 Application  Deadline

9/28/20 Registration Deadline 

11/1/20 Marketing Materials Deadline 

Read our Fertile Ground FAQs for more info or email fertileground@portlandtheatre.com


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

Portland Area Theatre Alliance

(503) 449-6270


Mailing Address:

3121 South Moody Avenue, Suite 200

Portland, OR 97239

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