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E-Newsletter / April 2010

Posted: Monday, April 26th, 2010 at 4:20 pm in E-Newsletters

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NEWSLETTER | APRIL 2010

 

NPN AWARDS $96,000 TO SUPPORT CREATION OF NEW WORK

One of NPN’s signature subsidy programs is the Creation Fund which provides direct, unencumbered assistance to the creation and touring of new work. Receiving grants in the latest round of funding are the following artists and commissioners:

  • Dance Theatre X (Philadelphia, PA)
    Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas, Painted Bride Art Center
  • Kristina Wong (Los Angeles, CA)
    Diverse Works, OCD Theater
  • Allison Warden (Anchorage, AK)
    FITLA (International Latino Theatre Festival of Los Angeles), OutNorth, Perseverance
  • inkBoat (San Francisco, CA)
    Highways Performance Space & Gallery, SF International Arts Festival
  • Danya Hanson (Seattle, WA)
    On The Boards, Under the Radar
  • Every House Has A Door (Chicago, IL)
    Performance Space 122, Fusebox Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago)
  • Q. Ragsdale (Garland, TX)
    South Dallas Cultural Center, DiverseWorks
  • Jess Curtis / Gravity Dance (San Francisco, CA)
    Tigertail Productions, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
  • Sarah Michelson / Richard Maxwell (New York, NY)
    Walker Art Center, On the Boards, ODC Theater

A complete list of project profiles and award amounts can be found at www.npnweb.org

The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

     

25TH ANNIVERSARY:
VOICES AND REFLECTIONS
PART 4 OF 12

Happy Birthday, NPN! Read the latest story from an artist who was impacted in a significant way by his NPN participation. This is the fourth of those stories, featuring a Tamil Sri Lankan, transgender, hip-hop performance artist who “stepped up his game” through NPN exposure. Read D’Lo’s story.

Top: D’Lo in an excerpt from Ramble-Ations: A One D’Lo Show, photo by Mondo Bizarro.

 

TWO YEARS LATER,
THE BEAT GOES ON…

Two years after the landmark National Performing Arts Convention in Denver, CO, NPAC continues to make an impact. Attended by over 4,000 artists, administrators and performing arts enthusiasts, NPAC articulated an ambitious agenda for the many arts organizations that contributed to the gathering’s success. NPAC will soon be launching a new website and is now Twittering. Before NPN CEO MK Wegmann left for a mini-sabbatical (April-May), she wrote a short update on NPAC’s activities.

     

NPN SEATS NEW BOARD

Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson of the Urban Institute has been elected as new Board Chair, effective July 1, succeeding Jordan Peimer from the Skirball Center who will continue to serve on the board as immediate past chair. Tamara Alvarado, Vicki Meek and Tanya Mote return for a second term, with Tanya continuing to serve as Board Treasurer. Returning to the board is Gregory Jackson of Miami, Florida. New to the board are Vallejo Gantner and Meena Natarajan who direct NPN Partner sites in New York City and Minneapolis. Read more about these diverse and accomplished board members who will serve NPN for the next three years, along with nine of their peers.

Rotating off the NPN board are Gayle Isa of the Asian Arts Initiative and Cynthia Oliver, choreographer and associate professor at University of Illinois/Urbana-Champagne. NPN thanks these women for their smart and dedicated service over the last six years!

 

TRANSFORMA PROJECTS AWARDS $35,000 TO CREATIVE RECOVERY PROJECTS IN NEW ORLEANS

This innovative, grassroots support system funds work that exists at the intersection of art, social justice and the rebuilding and recovery in New Orleans. The final round of thirteen projects (recycled glass art-making, drum-line camp, summer youth art programs, a variety of story gathering, public art installations, and more) received awards from $500 to $2,500. Read more about these vibrant, ground-level projects at www.transformaprojects.org/minigrant.

The Creative Recovery Projects were funded by the American Center Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Annenberg Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.