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E-Newsletter / May 2011

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 at 1:02 pm in E-Newsletters

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NPN E-Newsletter / May 2011

National Performance Network (NPN)25th AnniversaryVisual Artists Network (VAN)
E-Newsletter / May 2011

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Creation Funds Deadline for Letter of Intent

Calling all U.S. presenters! Interested in co-commissioning new work? Letters of intent for Creation Fund are due July 8, 2011.

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New Video

See the next installment of NPN’s Re-Creation project! This month’s feature (2nd in a series of 5) is Elia Arce talking about her seminal work, First Woman on the Moon, with commissioner Fred Salas of MACLA and Raelle Myrick-Hodges.

As the Worm Turns…til July 10 in Cleveland

As a part of the upcoming exhibition Farmed: The New Agronomists,
SPACES in Cleveland Ohio invited Amy Youngs to create a living,
sustainable installation in the gallery as part of her Exhibition
Residency through VAN (Visual Artists Network). Using electronics and
recycled home goods, Youngs created a vermiponic system: water is
cleaned, edible plants are grown, and the whole thing is maintained by
worms! Youngs’ work often examines the relationship between technology
and nature, and can be further explored at The exhibition will be at SPACES from May 13 – July 10, 2011.

Funding for VAN is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts and the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

Community Fund

NPN awarded $15,301 to four NPN Partners for Community Fund projects
extending an artist’s reach into a variety of local communities, from
Cultural Odyssey’s residency in two Anchorage correctional facilities,
to Women and Their Work in Austin TX pairing young African American
artists with mentors to develop new performance. See the entire list of
new awards at

The Community Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable
Foundation, the MetLife Foundation, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, and
the National Endowment for the Arts.

Soul to Seoul

Seoul, South Korea hosted a six-person delegation as NPN expands its
international exchange activities into Asia. Elizabeth Doud and John
Herbert reflect on their exploratory trip to Seoul in October, 2010. Read more…

Gone with the Wind

VAN Partner in Birmingham AL, Space One Eleven (SOE), stepped up in
the wake of late April’s tornadoes to offer assistance to visual artists
in the South, aided by the Joan Mitchell Foundation and CERF+ (Craft
Emergency Relief Fund + Artists’ Emergency Resources)

Emergency funding is available.
Contact SOE: or (205) 328-0553 x 23. Spread the word to visual artists who have been hit hard by the recent natural disasters!

How Strong is Your Social Net?

Take part in a national survey looking at marketing efforts in digital
and social media. The survey takes about 15-20 minutes and “explores
adoption and usage of digital and social media, measurement tactics,
platforms, and ROI, among many other topics of interest to our field.”

COO Position at NPN is Open

Interested in leading the NPN staff to new heights of efficiency and
excellence? Applications are now being accepted for the position of
Chief Operating Officer.

Read more about responsibilities, benefits and how to apply. Live in New Orleans and work with a vibrant arts service organization!

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