Fertile Ground Festival Fundraiser

Here’s to the NEXT GENERATION of Fertile Ground!

We ask that you join us in making a difference with our festival, continuing the legacy of supporting new work and emerging artists/ producers, and the electric vibrancy of our creative community!

After 13 years, change is happening, and you can be a part of it!

With this year of hiatus for 2023, we are raising funds to bring Fertile Ground back to the Portland community, with sustainable strength. We need you! Any donation of any amount will help us see our future. It is with gratitude that we thank you for your contribution to a Portland-centric intersectional arts festival that means so much to our (theatre/dance/film/music) community…our artists, our producers, and our delighted audiences.

Fertile Ground Festival of New Works, a program of the Portland Area Theatre Alliance (PATA), is an 11-day arts festival that has been held (pandemic or not) for the past 13 years from the end of January to early February, in Portland, Oregon. Fertile Ground serves our community’s artists and audiences by offering a wide swath of new works that feature a myriad of artistic endeavors by local artists.

The festival provides art-makers and producers with a marketing umbrella and professional development opportunities. The annual festival offers a platform that fosters relationships between artists, producers and arts patrons, and deepens an appreciation for the abundant “acts of creation” in our community. Fertile Ground is committed to the continued examination and expansion of efforts toward equity, inclusion, diversity, and accessibility at every level. The festival works toward creating an inclusive, welcoming festival platform shared by intersectional identities and underrepresented voices across race, ethnicity, color, age, gender identity and sexual orientation, and physical or intellectual ability.

We are proud that the Fertile Ground Festival of New Works is a program of the Portland Area Theatre Alliance (PATA) which is a nonprofit organization that supports and celebrates our region's vibrant theatre community by fostering opportunity, innovation, and collaboration.

Truly, it is only with the support of our community that we can plan for the FUTURE of this quintessentially Portland festival. Any gift, no matter how small (or large!), will pave the way for how we can plan ahead, and bring Fertile Ground back for 2024.

In Earnest,

The PATA Fertile Ground Festival Committee

P.S. we will be sharing FG testimonials on our social media channels. Take a peek!
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Fundraising team (3)

Fertile Ground
Raised $1,955 from 20 donations
Portland, OR
Portland Area Theatre Alliance
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
Nicole Lane
Team member
Raised $719 from 9 donations
Jessica Wallenfels
Team member
Raised $435 from 5 donations

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