National Sawdust is more than just a venue: it is a curator and incubator of revolutionary artistry.
At National Sawdust we let artists lead the way, not algorithms. Master artists (with expert taste) function as artistic guides, presenting new, often undiscovered artists throughout the season.
The most extraordinary artistic experiences take months, even years to hatch. At the helm of our incubation model is the National Sawdust Residency Program, a cumulative $450,000 per year program which provides individual artists, groups and composers with rehearsal space, technical and marketing staff support, our performance venue, and a monetary commission to incubate their work for one year.