Pending the pandemic, Step Afrika! will come to Portland in 2021 as part of a new performing arts series by Portland Ovations. Photo by Sekou Luke, courtesy of Portland Ovations

Portland Ovations will use a $50,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant to partner with Indigo Arts Alliance and Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center to present the work of artists of color in a new performing arts series that will launch in 2021 – from the stage of Merrill Auditorium, if possible, or by whatever means necessary.

The project will span two years and will include mainstage or virtual performances,

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