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tp advance the performing arts of the Pacific Northwest through the development of contemporary performance, artists and audiences. As an artist-run inc

Performance Works NorthWest (a 501(c)(3) arts nonprofit) and Linda Austin Dance advance the performing arts of the Pacific Northwest through the development of contemporary performance, artists and audiences. As an artist-run incubator for work covering a range of performance styles, genres and interdisciplinary approaches, PWNW simultaneously nurtures local artists and provides opportunities for Portland audiences and artists to engage with nationally renowned performers and their work.

HISTORY
Performance Works NorthWest was founded by Linda Austin & Jeff Forbes in 1999 and received its 501(c)(3) status the same year. Our SE Portland space opened in 2000 and since then has been producing and hosting rehearsals, workshops, classes and performances. PWNW has also produced events in other venues such as Conduit and the Echo Theatre and, in addition to the work of Linda Austin Dance, has presented work involving performers such as NYC-based artists Sally Silvers and Clarinda MacLow, Portland artists Linda K. Johnson, Cydney Wilkes, Glenn Moore, Carla Mann, Gregg Bielemeier, and Joe Van Appen; and Seattle-based artists Crispin Spaeth & Corrie Befort, to name just a few.

1. we foster the creation of performance

2. we support artists

3. we engage audiences