Apply to be a Naked Stages 2023 Fellow!

Naked Stages, a 7-month Jerome Fellowship for three early career performance artists at Pillsbury House Theatre, is now accepting applications for 2023. 

Deadline for Submission

Applications are due by Friday, March 3, 2023 at 5 PM CST/
No late submissions will be accepted.
Applications are completed through Submittable: SUBMIT HERE

About the Naked Stages Program

Pillsbury House + Theatre (PH+T), with support from the Jerome Foundation, seeks to provide a fellowship opportunity for early career performance artists in Minnesota. This program is designed to give artists a supportive environment for building their performance and production skills while creating a solo stage or site-specific performance piece with PH+T as the venue.
Applicants must be Minnesota residents and considered early career artists. For the purpose of this program, early career artists are those who have produced/presented their own performance work at least 2-3 times in a non-student context, and who have not been recognized as established artists. Full-time students, tenured faculty at college/universities, staff or board members of PH+T, or artists who have received direct project Support from the Jerome Foundation for performing arts projects are not eligible to apply.


-An honorarium of $4000 to the artist(s).

-A program Director to coordinate the creative and production process with artist(s), technical staff, and director.

-An honorarium of $1200 for a Mentor/Performance Director to assist artist(s) with the development of their performance piece.

-The Mentor/Performance Director is selected by the artist in cooperation with the Program Director. The Performance Director must have experience in directing performance in a live venue.

-Critical response workshops preceding the presentation of the work, a facilitated critical response session with the audience, a post-production meeting with artistic, production and technical staff.

-Workshops in performance practice with accomplished artists.

-Promotional support, such as marketing photos, a promotional piece, and media relations.

-A budget of $1000 for artistic development and production-related expenses. A lighting designer, production manager, and stage manager will be provided for the stage performances. Artists also have access to the available lighting, sound, and audio/visual equipment inventory of PH+T.

-Access to the PH+T programs and space when available throughout the later part of the process.

-Photo and video documentation of the performances.

Artists are selected based on the merit of their proposal which can be performance art for the stage or site-specific.

The Program Director will facilitate a panel of 3 experienced artists and presenters who in turn will review proposals and select 3 artists to receive Fellowships to present their work at PHT in early December of 2022.

Selections will be announced by early April, 2023. Program begins at the end of April, 2023.



Download Application Guidelines Sheet Here
Download Info-Session Slide Presentation

In-Person Information Sessions

Saturday January 21, 10 am to noon
Monday January 30, 11 am to 1pm

At Pillsbury House + Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave S. Minneapolis
It takes place in the lobby with masked. Please bring yours or masks are available at the door.

Feel free to contact Masanari for general information about Naked Stages and feedback for proposals by appointment. You may contact him via email at

Virtual Information Session:

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