Call for Applications: 2019/20 Naked Stages


Naked Stages, a 7-month Jerome Fellowship for emerging performance artists at Pillsbury House Theatre, is now accepting applications for 2019/20. Three emerging artists will be selected. Download the Application (PDF) »
Deadline for Submission:
Applications must be received by 5 PM on Monday, April 1, 2019.
Email completed applications to [email protected] or deliver to:
Pillsbury House Theatre, Attn: Naked Stages
3501 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Info Session:
Sunday, February 24, 2019 | 3 PM at Pillsbury House Theatre
This Info Session will cover the history of the program, the goals of the fellowship, and what the panel looks for in making its selections. We will also cover the difference between applying to create a performance art piece for the stage verses a site-specific piece.
Feedback Sessions:
Saturday and Sunday, March 10 & 24, 2019 | 2 – 4 PM at Pillsbury House Theatre
The Feedback Session is an opportunity for applicants to drop in and have the draft of their grant reviewed by Program Director Pramila Vasudevan, who will suggest revisions.
View past Naked Stages artist applications (PDF) »
Contact [email protected] with any questions or help with your application process.

About the Naked Stages Program

The goal of this program is to assist artists in acquiring tools to opportunities in performance, critical response skills, marketing, and technical production. This program emphasizes the development of artistic process rather than technical production. To this end, artists are not permitted to supplement their technical budget with additional grant funds. Artists are expected to be in residence in the Twin Cities for the mentorship program and production period. This is a time intensive program and artists should consider their ability to commit to the program prior to the application process.

The selected artists meet as a group to participate in workshops and provide a critical and supportive environment for creating work. All parts of this process will be coordinated and facilitated by the Program Director. Artists receive support for marketing, technical production, and photo and video documentation from the Pillsbury House Theatre staff. Stage artists will share a two-weekend run at Pillsbury House Theatre January 16 -25 2020, and site-specific artists will set their own schedule depending on their concept.

Selections will be announced by early May, 2019.

Opportunity Opens

Friday, Feb 15th 2019

Opportunity Closes

Monday, Apr 1st 2019, 5:00pm

Application Location

External Site
MN Artists