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For the last seven years, New Expressive Works (N.E.W.) has been growing as a vital hub in Portland, Oregon. We strive to continue providing affordable incubation, rehearsal, and performance spaces for diverse professional independent professional artists to unleash their creative power and make bold work!

All this work is centrally located in two studios in the city:-

Studio 1 – a 750-square-foot accessible dance studio.
Studio 2 – a 2,240-square-foot, accessible, 75-seat, fully equipped studio-theater.

At the core, all N.E.W. programs are deeply committed to honoring and supporting the diverse needs of performing artists, who are forging paths to keep making bold new work through a variety of artistic processes. N.E.W. is currently the ONLY centrally located venue in Portland fulfilling this critically needed function.

We need your financial support now more than ever so that we can:-

  • Suniti Dernovsek, N.E.W. Resident March - Oct 2014. Photo Credit: Meghann Mary Gilligan

    Suniti Dernovsek, N.E.W. Resident March – Oct 2014. Photo Credit: Meghann Mary Gilligan

    Sustain our urban residency program that annually supports eight diverse choreographers with free rehearsal space, professionally facilitated feedback sessions, a modest stipend, and a showcase performance.

  • Maintain and improve our affordable, intimate, and versatile performance venue where annually 20 new works, spanning cultural, artistic genres and physical ability, are premiered.
  • Capoiera Batizado in Studio 2. Photo Credit: Julio Mendoza

    Capoiera Batizado in Studio 2. Photo Credit: Julio Mendoza

    Allow us to continue offering deeply subsidized rentals for artistic research and education. Annually, 200 performing artists use the studios to incubate, teach, rehearse, and present public performances. N.E.W. has thus far been able to rigorously maintain rates for artists at about one-third of the current commercial real estate rates in the Central East Side.

  • Disability Arts And Culture Project Performance. Photo Credit: Shannon Knight Photography.

    Disability Arts And Culture Project Performance. Photo Credit: Shannon Knight Photography.

    Expand the diverse (cultural and genre) regular class offerings that welcome students of all ages, ability, races, and walks of life to celebrate movement arts through a variety of lenses. Today over 15 weekly classes at N.E.W. offer exposure to forms such as Capoeira, Japanese Taiko, Belly Dance, Argentine Tango, Western Contemporary, Modern, and Post-Modern performance art forms.

  • Continue expanding our collaborative partnerships through relationships with national and local organizations to increase opportunities for artists & audiences. Some of our current partners include the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), Alliance of Artists’ Communities, the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC), and Obo Addy Legacy Project to name a few.
  • Natya Leela dancers. Photo Credit: Subashini Ganesan

    Natya Leela dancers. Photo Credit: Subashini Ganesan

    Continue fostering Natya Leela Academy, N.E.W.’s Resident Company. N.E.W.’s Founder Subashini Ganesan’s innovative contemporary Bharatanatyam artistic practice and dance school, Natya Leela Academy, is the only South Indian Classical venue in Multnomah County and brings classes and performances to audiences of all ages, abilities, and walks of life.

To donate by check:-

Please make checks payable to “New Expressive Works.”

Mailing address:-
Subashini Ganesan
Founder/Executive Director
New Expressive Works
3737 SE Caruthers Street
Portland, OR 97214

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If you have any questions about our programming please contact Subashini Ganesan at subashinig@gmail.com.

New Expressive Works is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.