AGE in the Arts Awards

Age & Gender Equity for Women in the Performing Arts

The AGE in the Arts Awards are presented annually to Portland-area theatres that demonstrate a commitment to age and gender parity in programming, leadership and casting.

The recipients of the inaugural AGE in the Arts Awards were announced on Monday, July 27, 2016 at the 2015-2016 Drammy Award Celebration in Portland, Oregon. A total of $30,000 was awarded as follows:

2016 AGE in the Arts Awards Recipients

$20,000 – CoHo Productions
$10,000 – Profile Theatre

An outstanding group of Portland-area theatres applied for the inaugural AGE in the Arts Awards. We are pleased to acknowledge our other semi-finalists:

2016 AGE in the Arts Awards Semi-Finalists

Artists’ Repertory Theatre
Milagro Theatre
Portland Playhouse
Third Rail Repertory Theatre

AGE in the Arts Awards Selection Process

The AGE in the Arts Awards recipients were selected following a rigorous three-phase application and review process. The 2016 Selection Committee was made up of thirteen theatre industry professionals from across the country — women and men of diverse ages, ethnicities and races with an interest in age and gender issues. We are honored by their commitment to the AGE mission and grateful for their dedication and hard work to bring the 2016 AGE in the Arts Awards to fruition.

Our thanks to all who so generously gave of their time and expertise in making the 2016 Awards a success. A special thank you to Portland State University Office of Global Diversity and Inclusion for its support.

The 2017 AGE in the Arts Awards application window is
March 20-May 1, 2017.

Click here for Guidelines and information.