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E-Newsletter / October 2007

Posted: Friday, October 26th, 2007 at 5:14 pm in E-Newsletters

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National Performance Network (NPN) e-Update | October 2007 | Connecting artists with progressive presenters, arts organizations, and communities across the country.


In this Issue

Donor Spotlight
Annual Meeting–New Orleans
Last Shot
Summer 2008 Award Announcements
Taking Action Together
Job Opportunities




The National Performance Network (NPN) has received generous support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency), The Nathan Cummings Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, Altria Group, Inc., Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, Baton Rouge Area Foundation – Higher Ground Fund, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Arts Council of New Orleans, Iowa Arts Council, Brian J. Worley Fund for the Performing Arts, Altorfer, Inc. Fund, Leveraging Investments in Creativity, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, City of San Jose, Office of Cultural Affairs, and WESTAF.

October 2007

Donor Spotlight
Donor Spotlight

We are honored to have Regions Bank, formerly AmSouth, as one of our corporate sponsors for NPN’s 23rd Annual Meeting to be held in New Orleans, December 6-10.  Regions has a long tradition of supporting and being an active presence in the communities it serves. Through its support of arts organizations, Regions Bank helps thousands enjoy art in their communities. Regions’ community relationships reflect the corporation’s simple, yet powerful, commitment to service and belief in the power of the relationship. Thanks to Regions Bank for their continued support of NPN.

For a complete list of contributors please visit And if you would like to join these supporters of contemporary performance work please click Donate Now to be linked to Ground Springs’ secure site. It’s a safe and easy way to give to the National Performance Network.

Annual Meeting–New Orleans
Annual Meeting–New Orleans

  • Register online now
  • Hotel reservations, call 866.211.6411 (M-F 8am-6pm CST) and let them know you are part of the “National Performance block” to take advantage of the NPN rate
  • Last day to register and book your hotel room is October 12, 2007

NPN Partners must send an organizational leader who has the authority to make artistic programming decisions to the Annual Meeting.

Please visit for a complete list of volunteer opportunities for those who want to spend some extra time helping out in New Orleans.

Last Shot
Last Shot

The National Performance Network is currently assembling this year’s NPN Directory, and this is the last chance to include your photos. If you have images you would like included, please submit them using the online form by Friday, October 5, 2007.

NOTE: NPN Partners should use the ‘Other details’ or ‘Additional comments’ fields to note which photo should represent your organization in the NPN Partner Listings.

If after reviewing the submission requirements online you have any questions please contact NPN Designer, Bryan Jeffrey Graham, directly at or 504.595.8008 ext 310.

Summer 2008 Award Announcements
Summer 2008 Award Announcements

Creation Fund
with major funding provided by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts

  • Legion Arts, Hellenic Museum & Cultural Center: Angela Kariotis
  • Myrna Loy Center, Bates Dance Fest: Bebe Miller
  • Alverno Presents, Walker Art Center, Flynn Center: David Neumann
  • MECA, Dallas Black Dance Theatre: Elio Villafranca
  • La Peña Cultural Center, El Centro Su Teatro: headRush
  • Out North, Bunnell Street Gallery: James Luna/Guillermo Gomez-Peña
  • Tigertail Productions, Skirball Cultural Center: Jan Sebon
  • Youth Speaks, Hip Hop Theatre Festival, Miami Light Project, CAC: Jason Samuels Smith
  • DiverseWorks, Danspace Project: Jonah Bokaer/Chez Bushwick
  • PS122, Diverseworks: Morgan Thorson
  • Asian Arts Initiative, Asian American Theater Company: Regie Cabico
  • MACLA, La Peña Cultural Center, Kaotic Good, Sol & Soul: Robert Karimi


Community Fund
with major funding provided by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and The Nathan Cummings Foundation

Asian Arts Initiative, Junebug Productions, Tampa Bay Performing Art Center

Mentorship & Leadership Initiative
with major funding provided by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Nathan Cummings Foundation

El Centro Su Teatro, Intermedia Arts, Pat Graney Company


Artist-of-Color Performance Residency
A Partnership with the Network of Cultural Centers of Color with major funding from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Ford Foundation

  • Flynn Center: Teo Castellanos
  • MECA: Dallas Black Dance Theatre
  • Sandglass: John O’Neal
  • South Carolina State: Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater
  • St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation: Wideman/Davis Dance
  • Tigertail Productions: Dasha Kelly
  • Turner World Around Productions: Millicent Johnnie
  • Walker Art Center: Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Taking Action Together
Taking Action Together

The 2008 Regional Meetings will all converge at the National Performing Arts Convention in Denver from June 11-14. Be sure to save the dates for this exciting meeting focused on building and strengthening the performing arts field. Attendees will include constituencies of Theater Communications Group (TCG), Nat’l Guild of Community Schools of the Arts, Arts Presenters, Composers Forum, Dance USA, Chorus America, Opera America, American Symphony Orchestra League, among others.
Over the course of the 3-4 days, NPN Partners will have the opportunity to meet regionally about NPN business as well as attend plenaries, in-depth workshops, breakout sessions, and participate in the culminating America Speaks consensus-building plenary on June 14. Mark your calendars and visit for the most up to date news!

Job Opportunities
Job Opportunities

The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA has an opening for vice-president of programming.
Jump-Start, an NPN Partner in San Antonio, is seeking a Chief Operations Officer.
Urban Gateways in Chicago, is looking for a program manager.
Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago has two tenure-track faculty positions open.

Complete job announcements from NPN Partners and other organizations are available at