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International Program

NPN/VAN’s International Program is based on core values of partnership, equity, and leadership development, and rooted in the belief that engagement with others outside our boundaries – whether political, geographic, national, aesthetic, or otherwise – is critical to building our empathy for others, our understanding of ourselves, and a more just world.

Our International Program focuses on two synergistic priorities:

  • Critical curatorial exchanges that emphasize exploration, discovery, and collaboration
  • Artist touring/exhibitions and engagement between countries

The International Program is open to curators from NPN/VAN Partner organizations who:

  • share the values of our International Program
  • are committed to presenting international artists
  • are interested in collaborating with the other curators to select and host artists
  • are able to travel outside the U.S.
  • have the capacity to host one or more artists/companies in a U.S. tour
  • are committed to NPN/VAN’s fee structure to ensure equitable pay to artists

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