Grind Arts Initiatives
Nurturing emerging, innovative artists adds fresh energy to the theater scene and encourages new audiences to attend. In a world that stifles scary, new ideas, we hope to give those artists the tools to succeed. This is our dream.
Grind Arts is bolstering collaboration between great minds through its social element. Creative conversation between varied, passionate artists and patrons is what leads to forward momentum in the art world. Grind House hosts parties, roundtables, and talkbacks to support socialization between forward thinking artists so that they might trade insight, resources, and eventually collaborate. Down the road, Grind House will be a physical space for the Grind Membership to both mingle and work.
The theater industry as we know it forces emerging artists into a hierarchy that is often discouraging and restrictive. Innovative work created by early-career artists is often dubbed as “risky” and rarely gets produced. We’d like to break this cycle by offering promising talent the resources to make their visions come to life. If a young artist’s work aligns with Grind Arts’ mission to break theater open so it might reach new audiences, we will happily provide equipment and space, host readings and workshops, and introduce them to our network of talent and mentors.
Grind Arts Company is currently fulfilling the need for artists on Princeton University campus push the boundaries of theater and find their voices. Grind Arts Company would like to foster that ambition beyond Princeton University, offering college level students access to professional experience on Grind Arts productions, ranging from summer assistantships, internships, and equity-point opportunities. This will help outstanding student artists forge connections and build the confidence necessary to take risks with their art and embark on a successful theater career