From the Ground UP is NOW accepting applications for their Young Women's Residency Program. This program will give 10 participants the opportunity to train with several professional female artists from around the state of Oregon. Workshops will include Improv, Movement for the Performer, Dance, Songwriting, Rhetoric, Creative Writing and much more. Utilizing these new found skills each resident, under the mentorship of the Program Director and Assistant Program Director, will create and perform a solo piece in a public performance at the end of the program.
Anyone who identifies as female or non-binary and are between the ages of 18-25 yrs old. This program is open to anyone interested who meets the above qualifications. NO EXPERIENCE is necessary and you DO NOT need to be a ‘actor/actress to participate. If you are interested in the exploring the world of the performing arts and storytelling and would like to share your story and worldview with your community this program is for YOU!
Weekly Meetings will begin January 12th and we will meet once weekly, Sundays from 3pm-7pm. A second weekly session will be added in May in preparation for the performance in June.
There will be a open workshop and interview in the first week of January. Time and date to be announced.
New Expressive Works , 810 SE Belmont St. Portland Or, 97232
A weekend trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland Oregon to see shows and take workshops.
(Note: there will be a fee for this trip but we offer scholarships to residents to make sure everyone can attend)
Attending other arts events, dance, theater, music that are created and performed by women here in Portland.
Professional headshots, documentation of their process and work and professional references.
Individual mentorship both during and after the program to help residents realize professional and personal goals.
Note: the program has a value of $2,500 per participant but thanks to From the Ground UP's community, funders and partners this program will be almost entirely subsidized.The only cost to residents is for the trip to Oregon Shakespeare Festival. No applicant will be deferred due to lack of funds and scholarships are available.
This program aims to give young women in the Portland community the opportunity and training to craft and perform solo performance pieces. Performance themes will center on participants lived experiences and the social themes surrounding young women. This program is in response to the particular need to amplify young female voices in our social climate.