New for the 2022 Fertile Ground Festival of New Works: GROW Light selections!

The GROW Panel for the 2022 festival created this category to “shine a light” on projects aligned with their mission to uplift and center artists and content that express significant representation of underrepresented communities, and that would do so in an artistically notable manner.

Fertile Ground 2022 GROW Light selections:
COCOA Knowledge of Good and Evil
DM & Associates PLEDGE
Do It For Mead Misadventures of Missy Black
Fools House Heart of Stone
Leaven Dream Puppets Alma’s Wish
Polaris Dance Theatre Groovin’ Greenhouse
+Street Scenes The Enemy of the People
Vanport Mosaic SOUL’D
Yantra Productions Cosmogonos
Echo Theater Company Touch and Go

Fertile Ground’s GROW Panel for the 2022 festival made the GROW Light selections. They reviewed each Fertile Ground 2022 project based their submitted project description and scored projected on a 1-10 scale evaluating the involvement of artists and stories from underrepresented (Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQ2IA+, Disabled) communities. These GROW Light Selections are the top 10 scored projects, that also surpassed a 70% cumulative score average. The GROW Light list includes GROW Award recipients, which was a separate adjudication process.  Scores were collected through a secret ballot voting system, panelists recused themselves from projects in which they were involved, and a proxy vote by non-voting members was cast in their place.