It’s Jane’s birthday month and she’s celebrating BIG 🎉

“My birthday fundraiser is my party. I’ve set a HIGH goal, but after this pandemic, why not!? Many of you know that AGE just launched IGNITE, an incredible program that invests in the resilience and prosperity of emerging women and nonbinary artists of color. WHY? Because it’s past time to lift up these artists and say YES, you are worthy, you are glorious, you are the future of theatre. Join me in saying YES to IGNITE the arts. You are a gift to me. As a thank you and to make this extra fun, at the end of the month I will draw a name from my party people and send With Love, From PDX, an assortment of goodies curated by a BIPOC business that lets you know that I am spreading my joy to you and to as many people as I can.”

What are you waiting for? Come celebrate with us all month long by supporting our IGNITE program.

AGE proudly announces the launch of IGNITE, a national program for women and non-binary emerging theatre artists of color, 18+, who live or work in the United States who would like to be paired with a National Theatre Leader to engage in conversation about their artistic work and goals. Through this connection we create a brave space for shared experience, cultivation, and expansion.

The program format is that each pairing will have an introductory goal-setting session, followed by three 1-hr sessions. We will also be offering the IGNITE Spring Cohort 2 workshops and 1 panel based on their specific interests and needs. Our program leads with equity. We commit to providing our National Theater Leaders fair and equitable pay for their time and leadership and is free for all participating BIPOC artists and arts leaders. Everyone will be thoughtfully paired by our committee based on the interest and needs of the emerging artist. 

Duration of the 2021 IGNITE program:  April 2, 2021 – July 31, 2021

**We acknowledge that the term “emerging artist” embodies a range of experiences and is not just limited by age, or the number of years or professional experience in the field. We would like to encourage you to use your own judgement/discretion — if you identify as an “emerging artist” (recently changed career paths, limited access to certain opportunities, other barriers), then you are one!**

Submissions for the AGE: IGNITE SPRING 2021 COHORT are now closed.
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The IGNITE Pairing Committee works hard to find ideal thought partners for emerging artists. They work through a lens of equity and have been brought together consciously representing a wide variety of communities, networks and disciplines to best serve those who have submitted for the program.