NW New Works Festival

NW New Works Festival
NW New Works 2018 artists Fausto Rivera and Cheryl Delostrinos of Au Collective (photo by Frank Correa)


Since 1983, the NW New Works Festival (NWNW) has showcased artists from all performance disciplines and celebrated the dynamic arts community of the Pacific Northwest. The festival has featured established artists from a variety of performance disciplines, upholding its goal to create a platform for artists within our region’s creative community.

This 2018 festival will explore the history, geography, and culture of the changing Pacific Northwest and include video screenings, artist talks, and opening and closing celebrations highlighting the festival’s 36-year history. Works featured in the festival are new and/or in-progress multidisciplinary performance works, all under 20 minutes in length. NWNW is selected by a panel of curators and artists from across the region. Festival participants receive an honorarium, performance documentation, and rehearsal time at On the Boards. 


2019 NWNW Application deadline
Mon, Oct 29, 2018


Application portal via Submittable will be open Fall 2018.
Performances will take place in June 2019; dates will be confirmed Fall 2018.


The NWNW Festival is produced by Charles Smith, Director of Program Management. 

On the Boards’ 18/19 season is supported by the Garneau-Nicon Family Foundation, Microsoft, The Tulalip Tribe, and ArtsFund. 



Past Festivals

2018 NW New Works Festival
2017 NW New Works Festival

Choose your shows, dates, and times. The Pick-6 offers the greatest flexibility for art lovers! 

Tickets to all performances in the 18/19 Subscription series + all lectures for only $120

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