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E-Newsletter / December 2007

Posted: Wednesday, December 26th, 2007 at 4:56 pm in E-Newsletters

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


 

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THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS
NPN NATIONAL PARTNERS NEWS
NPN’S OFFICE CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS
NPN PROGRAM SPECIALIST ELECTED TO AFTA COUNCIL
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

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December 2007

THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS

THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS

The National Performance Network is honored to announce that it has received a core support grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Support for National Organizations Initiative.  In November, DDCF awarded core support grants totaling $5 million to eight national organizations. In addition to NPN, our colleagues who also received this prestigious support include:  Association of Performing Arts Presenters, Chamber Music America, Creative Capital Foundation, Dance/USA, National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, Nonprofit Finance Fund and the Theatre Communications Group.

The mission of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is to improve the quality of people’s lives through grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research and the prevention of child maltreatment, and through preservation of the cultural and environmental legacy of Doris Duke’s properties.

We are very grateful to the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation for this valuable funding opportunity which was designed to support national arts organizations who play a critical role in the dance, jazz, presenting and/or theatre fields.

The Louisiana Division of the Arts has awarded NPN a Special Initiatives grant for the 2007 Annual Meeting.  These funds helped to support the participation and performances of 60 Louisiana artists during the 23rd Annual Meeting which was held December 6-10 in New Orleans. Thanks to the Division for this award as performances are a major aspect of the meeting which this year included a full day of performances, Saturday Live!  Performances at the Annual Meeting are an invaluable opportunity for artist work to be seen by other artists, colleagues and a pool of national and international presenters who are most likely to be interested in their work, possibly fostering future touring and residency opportunities.

The Louisiana Division of the Arts in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council is the catalyst for participation, education, development and promotion of excellence in the arts. It is the responsibility of the Division to support established arts institutions, nurture both emerging arts organizations and our overall cultural economy, assist individual artists, encourage the expansion of audiences and stimulate public participation in the arts in Louisiana.

 

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS

NPN is seeking a Chief Operations Officer to manage its internal operations, work collaboratively with the CEO and serve as the staff team leader. Click here for complete job announcement.

NPN NATIONAL PARTNERS NEWS
NPN NATIONAL PARTNERS NEWS

Fractured Atlas Partnership
NPN has formed a collaborative partnership with Fractured Atlas (www.fracturedatlas.org), a non-profit organization that serves a national community of artists and arts organizations by offering services such as affordable healthcare, liability insurance, and fiscal sponsorships. Through this partnership Fractured Atlas is offering free Associate Memberships to NPN Partners and Artists who have been contracted through NPN Subsidy Programs. Click here for more info.

Mark your calendars! NPN Winter 2008 Subsidy Deadlines:

COMMUNITY FUND
Winter Fiscal Year 2008 Deadline: February 18, 2008
For projects occurring between July 1, 2008 – December 31, 2008

MENTORSHIP AND LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE
Winter Fiscal Year 2008 Deadline: February 4, 2008
For projects occurring between July 1, 2008 – December 31, 2008

ARTIST-OF-COLOR PERFORMANCE RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Winter Fiscal Year 2008 Deadline: February 11, 2008
For projects occurring between July 1, 2008 – December 31, 2008

CREATION FUND
Winter Fiscal Year 2008 Letter of Intent Deadline: January 28, 2008
Winter Fiscal Year 2008 Application Deadline: February 25, 2008

For projects not premiering before July 1, 2008 or after June 31, 2010

Guidelines and Applications will be available for download from the website on Friday December 21, 2007.

NPN’S OFFICE CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

NPN'S OFFICE CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

NPN will be closed for the holidays from December 21, 2007 through January 1, 2008.

NPN PROGRAM SPECIALIST ELECTED TO AFTA COUNCIL

NPN PROGRAM SPECIALIST ELECTED TO AFTA COUNCIL

Stanlyn BrevĂ©, NPN’s Program Specialist, has been elected to the Americans for the Arts Emerging Leaders Council.  The council advises in the implementation of programs and development of organizational vision that engages, develops and sustains emerging arts professionals nationwide.

www.AmericansForTheArts.org/services/councils/members/2008.asp

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

Funding Opportunity – Deadline: February 1, 2008 U.S./Japan Creative Artists’ Program

The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission works cooperatively with the National Endowment for the Arts to sponsor The U.S/Japan Creative Artists’ Program.  The program provides support for up to five outstanding contemporary and traditional artists from the United States to spend a five-month residency in Japan to pursue creative work.  The next deadline for this program is February 1, 2008 for residencies beginning any time between January 1 and December 31 of 2009.

The U.S./Japan program is extremely competitive; applicants should have regional or national recognition and anticipate a highly rigorous review of their work.  Artists should also present compelling reasons for wanting to work in Japan.

Selected artists will receive:

  • A monthly stipend for living expenses and a housing supplement, as well as an allowance for professional support services
  • Up to $6,000 for round trip transportation for the artist, domestic partner and/or dependent children, and a baggage/storage allowance
  • A stipend for pre-departure Japanese language study in the United States

Additional information, including guidelines and the application, can be found at www.jusfc.gov/creativeartists.asp