MRG Foundation is seeking two women performers who live in Oregon to sing or perform music/spoken word at MRG’s Justice within Reach party in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Each of the two chosen artists will receive $2,000.

Justice within Reach is an annual fundraiser where people from across Oregon’s progressive movement come together, and we expect three hundred people to attend. Each performer 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.

The two selected artists will have:

  • Excellent artistic and performing abilities
  • Demonstrated success as a performing artist
  • Proven experience performing in front of a large (200+) audience

Who Should Apply

The Lilla Jewel Fund for Women Artists will fund these performances. 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
  • Be able to work collaboratively with MRG staff and volunteers to create an event that will inspire MRG’s audience
  • Perform either music or spoken word that addresses progressive social, racial, economic and/or environmental justice issues
  • Have a level of accomplishment in your chosen artistic direction

Deadline for Submissions: Monday, November 14, 2011

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.


Each of the two chosen artists will receive $2,000. Please review the full description of the project for details.

More About the 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.

Photo from Justice within Reach 2011, courtesy of Izzy Ventura

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