The Latest in Portland Arts News—Bitch Media’s New Writers Fellowships

Plus Artists Rep's ambitious new musical, Cuba Libre, extends its planned run ahead of opening night.

By Fiona McCann October 8, 2015

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Bitch Media Announces New Fellowships For Writers

Portland-based Bitch Media has announced new fellowships for writers. The four three-month fellowships will pay $1500 each over that period, with a goal to developing “emerging, diverse voices in feminist, activist, and pop-culture media.”

 The program will be directed by Bitch cofounder Andi Zeisler, with fellowships selected bi-annually. Those selected will work on one of four subject areas during their time there with a view to publication in the magazine and online: reproductive rights and justice, pop-culture criticism, technology, or global feminism. More details at Bitch Media

Five Portland Artists Get Rainmaker Residencies

Five Portland artists have been selected for Rainmaker Artist Residencies, a 12-month program that provides studio space and support to visual arts graduates from Oregon colleges and universities. JEa Alford, Jonathan Gann, Michael Horowitz, Leif j. Lee, and Kaila Farrell-Smith were all awarded residencies in this second year of the Rainmaker Artist Residency program.

Cuba Libre Extends Its Run

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Portland’s new Broadway-scale musical, Cuba Libre, is still gearing up for its official opening night on Saturday, but has already extended its planned run at the Winningstad. The company announced this week that the world premiere production is adding a full week of performances due to “robust advance ticket sales.” The show will now run through November 15 at Portland’5 Winningstad Theatre, with additional shows within the previously announced run also added.

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