1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
Portland Parks & Recreation’s Urban Parks and Summer Free For All programs produce over 200 free community events each year. These events build community, activate public spaces, and celebrate Portland! We are looking to highlight and support local talent – artists, bands, performers – from the Portland Metro Area. Performances should be high-quality, reflect the diversity of our community, and appropriate for audiences of all ages. We are specifically looking for:
Our programming is community-driven and community-focused. We strive to keep our selection process fair, transparent, and consistent. We work collaboratively across programs to create a well-rounded menu of arts and culture opportunities for all Portlanders. All artists are selected based on interest and input directly from our community partners. Occasionally, we will present artists who have not applied, but have been specifically requested by the community.
Our goal is to be equitable and book as many performers as possible each year. Because our programming is community-driven, and we receive more artist applications than event opportunities, selection to perform one year does not guarantee placement the next year.
Most of performance opportunities happen in the summer. Applications must be submitted by February 15, 2018, to be considered for our 2018 summer event season, which runs approximately May through September. We will keep applications for one year for consideration for special events and programs throughout the year.
Artists and performers may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-823-5059 with questions about this application process.
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Applications must be submitted by February 15, 2018 to be considered for our 2018 summer event season.
These are paid performances with set artist fees for each series, program, and event.
Located in the heart of downtown Portland at 877 SW Park Avenue
A new 3.2 acre neighborhood park located on the corner of NE 106th Avenue and Halsey Street. Opening in spring of 2018.
Located in the heart of the Lloyd district at NE 11th Avenue and Holladay Street
Empowering Portlanders to create and cultivate community by providing free, accessible, family-friendly summer activities that celebrate our city’s growing cultural diversity.