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E-Newsletter / January 2011

Posted: Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 at 4:08 pm in E-Newsletters

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E-Newsletter / January 2011

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25th Anniversary Annual Meeting: “the best ever”

With a record attendance of more than 350, its first fully produced performance showcase by an international artist, and live streaming of ten performances (including four of the Re-Creation Projects), the 25th Anniversary NPN Annual Meeting was an unparalleled success. Fold in lively Idea Forums, a stirring keynote by NPN Founder David White, a variety of networking opportunities, and an on-going celebration of the 25th Anniversary, and the recipe is complete. Read more…

Robert Sterling Clark Foundation Steps Up for Performing Americas

In a first-ever grant to NPN, the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation has awarded $100,000 to strengthen international opportunities for U.S. artists and presenters. Read more…

“NPN was in the delivery room when Stretch Marks was born”

Hip-hop spoken word performer Angela Kariotis had every intention of creating a work based on the Odyssey with a female protagonist. She was even awarded a commission from NPN’s Creation Fund…but then motherhood intervened. Read this very personal story about how the program’s flexibility enabled Angela to give birth to a new work.

Annual Report and Directory Now Online

In addition to profiles of the NPN/VAN Partners, program reports, financial data, lists of funders, staff and board, this year’s Directory boasts a ton of other content: original essays, quotes, stories, reflections and a 25-year NPN time-line. You can download a copy for free, or request a bound printed copy for $10 by contacting