MRG Foundation is seeking a female spoken word artist who lives in Oregon to perform at MRG’s Justice within Reach fundraising party in Portland on Saturday, May 10, 2014. The selected artist will receive a $2,500 award and can include the use of music and/or mixed media in her performance. Deadline for applications is Monday, November 18th!

Justice within Reach is MRG’s annual fundraising party where 400 people come together from across Oregon’s progressive movement for an evening of celebration, inspiration, and joy. Justice within Reach raises money for Oregon’s cutting edge social change work. The selected artist will work closely with MRG to create an inspiring experience for all the people at the event. Detailed description of the performance contract is here.

Who Should Apply

The Lilla Jewel Fund for Women Artists will fund this performance. The Lilla Jewel Fund for Women Artists at MRG promotes the work of women artists, particularly women of color and queer women. In order to be selected for this performance opportunity, an applicant must:

  • Identify as a woman
  • Live in Oregon
  • Have excellent spoken word and performance skills.
  • Be able to work collaboratively with MRG staff and volunteers to create an event that will inspire MRG’s audience.
  • Perform work that addresses progressive social, racial, economic and/or environmental justice issues.
  • Have demonstrated success as a spoken word artist and experience performing spoken word in front of a large (200+) audience.

MRG prioritizes supporting women artists who are of color or identify as LBTQ.

Click here for the application.

Deadline for Submissions: Monday, November 18, 2013

Applications (including work samples) need to be in MRG’s office by 5:00 PM, or postmarked by that date. Late applications will not be considered. Please read the full description of the project before submitting your application.

For more information on the event space, click here for the venue floorplan.


The chosen artist will receive $2,500. Please review the full description of the project for details.

About Lilla Jewel Fund for Women Artists

Funding for this award is made possible by MRG’s Lilla Jewel Fund for Women Artists. Lilla Jewel was an artist, a mother and a suffragist. She was a radical during the wave of feminism that took place at the turn of the twentieth century. She fought for the rights of women, and was a founding member of the National Women’s Party.

Questions? For any questions, please conact Sheryl Sackman or call 503-289-1517.

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