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2019-2020 PlayGround PlayGroup
FGP’s season-long collaborative workshop for writers, directors, and writing/directing teams.

Now in it’s fifth year, The PlayGround PlayGroup meets monthly to share work, commiserate about writing and life, and eat lots of snacks, enforcing Fresh Ground Pepper’s mission to provoke artists to take risks, and to bring artists together and present work mid-process to supportive audiences. Their projects will debut at the first ever Fresh Ground Pepper Festival in Spring 2018.

Applications are open to both emerging artists who have complete drafts of their work and those whose ideas are very fresh. Established artists trying their hand at a new craft are also welcome to apply.
Get to know our 2019-2020 Playground Playgroup!
Creative Leadership Lab
A space to examine and expand the artistic vision of leadership

The new Fresh Ground Pepper Creative Leadership Lab is a free quarterly workshop for people who currently hold or aspire to hold leadership roles within creative or collaborative processes. It is a place for those who identify as Creative Leaders to converse about creative industries, ask more of them, and expand our abilities to inspire change within them. Over shared snacks, coffee, and tea, attendees will engage with prompts that are part of Fresh Ground Pepper’s methodology of delighted process. Together, we will examine our responsibility to artists and the arts, learn more about our approach to new work and new collaborations, and gain new artistic networks and new metrics for creative process.

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In House Artists
FGP will collaborate with a select group of unique artists to develop a brand-new project from the ground up. These artists will directly work with FGP’s Creative Directors and utilize the company’s delighted feedback model to nurture development over the course of a year, or longer. The goal of the residency is to delve deeper into FGP’s process for creation and to provide an opportunity for artists within our community to continue to grow, alongside our creative team.

Get to know our past ARTISTS!