NPN engages locally while acting nationally and internationally, sharing its resources with its home community — the organizations and artists of New Orleans. Since 2004 when NPN inaugurated the practice and principles underlying its local involvement as a fiscal sponsor and intermediary partner, 17 projects have benefited from NPN’s services.
In 2011 the National Performance Network expanded its level of support by creating an intentional learning community with its locally sponsored projects, called the NPN Local Network. NPN offers technical assistance, educating artists and staff about planning, financial management, and resource development. The Local Network’s goals are to encourage these organizations to develop effective management and planning tools; become familiar and comfortable with standard fiscal controls; successfully seek grants and contributions; develop good governance structures; and be powerful advocates on their own behalf in local and state policy arenas. NPN has created a peer network among the sponsored projects, built on a framework that encourages collaboration and exchange, developing a learning community in New Orleans that works together to strengthen organizational practices.
Currently, NPN is working with the following artists and organizations. Click on the links to learn more about them.
- Africa NOLA
- Artist Corps New Orleans
- CANO (Creative Alliance of New Orleans)
- Dawn DeDeaux’s projects: The Goddess Fortuna, Project Mutants
- The Drop
- The Front
- Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame
- Mel Chin’s Operation Paydirt/Fundred Dollar Bill Project
- New Orleans Community Printshop
- One Million Bones
- Pelican Bomb
- Skin Horse Theater
- Youth Orchestra of the Lower 9th Ward
Projects that achieved their goals and concluded programming:
- Contemporary Visual Arts Association of New Orleans (CVAANO)
- Home, New Orleans?
- Lisa Silvestri’s Portrait Project
- Porch 7th Ward Cultural Organization
- Transforma Projects
These organizations have developed the capacity to operate independently:
Indefinitely ceased programming: