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E-Newsletter / September 2011

Posted: Monday, September 19th, 2011 at 4:00 pm in E-Newsletters

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E-Newsletter / September 2011

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NPN Welcomes Steve Bailey as Chief Operating Officer

After 26 years at Jump-Start Performance Co. in San Antonio, Bailey jumps to start a new position at NPN, leading internal operations at NPN’s New Orleans office.

Bailey comes well-prepared for his new leadership role: read more about his experience and background…


Creation Fund to Support 11 New Works

This July NPN awarded a total of $132,000 to 11 artists/companies across the country to create new work. A total of thirty-three co-commissioners will leverage another $766,090. Grantees include:

  • AXIS Dance Company (Oakland, CA)
  • Body Cartography Project (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Nora Chipaumire (New York, NY)
  • Desmar Guevara (Bronx, NY)
  • Aaron Landsman (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Liz Lerman Dance Exchange (Takoma Park, MD)
  • Lionel Popkin / Guy Klucevsek
    (Santa Monica, CA)
  • Augusto Soledade (Miami, FL)
  • Morgan Thorson (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Katie Ka Vang (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Nejla Yatkin (New York, NY)

For details about each new work, go to

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

Creation Fund: “Room for Radical Growth”

Creation Fund grants are designed with maximum flexibility, to respond to the evolution — or revolution — of a new piece.

Adeline Anthony tracks the development of JOTALOGUES: Talking Taboo in the LGBTQAI—U!, a new work she developed with D’Lo, under the direction of Mark Valdez, for La Peña Cultural Center and allgo, a Texas statewide organization for queer people of color.

Read about her journey…

Photo credit: Anjali Alimchandani
Pictured: Adelina Anthony (top), D’Lo (bottom)

Ethiopia and Hartford Connection

During his VAN Residency at Real Art Ways, Eric Gottesman created a short film with Hallelujah, an Ethiopian boy from the village featured in Gottesman’s work, Tinsae, currently on exhibition at RAW through October 2nd. Gottesman and Hallelujah worked with RAW’s ParkArt program, which has, for the past 21 summers, offered free summer workshops for neighborhood kids.

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