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E-Newsletter / February 2012

Posted: Monday, February 20th, 2012 at 12:55 pm in E-Newsletters

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E-Newsletter / February 2012

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AXIS Dance Rolls into New Collaboration

AXIS Dance (, the Oakland-based company that pioneered integration of wheel-chair-using dancers into an award-winning body of work, received a Creation Fund award in November 2011, accompanied by a Forth Fund grant. Read how the Creation Fund made AXIS’ artistic dreams come true and how TigerTail Productions of Miami is using their Forth funds to extend the reach of the new work from choreographer Mark Brew ( Read more…

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

The Forth Fund is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Japanese and Korean Curators Reflect on Annual Meeting

A delegation of nine representatives from the Korean Arts Management Services and the Japan Contemporary Dance Network traveled a long and exhausting distance to join their U.S. and Latin American/Caribbean colleagues at NPN’s Annual Meeting in Tampa in December 2011. With varying abilities to speak English, the delegation nonetheless made valuable contacts and reported “great joy” at the gathering. Read their first-hand reports…

The delegation’s participation was supported by the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and the Japan Foundation’s Center for Global Partnerships.

New Funding Confirmed

NPN is pleased to announce a continuation of funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts (view list of awarded grants) for its Visual Arts Network. And read more about VAN…

“Doin’ It on the Road” — Workshop for Touring Artists

NPN’s signature workshop for touring artists — those who are ready to tour or those who want to step up their touring — will be offered:

Milwaukee WI
Saturday March 24, 2012

The 2-hour workshop is open to the public, but attendance is limited and pre-registration is strongly recommended.

Upcoming workshops will also be offered during the spring and summer in Portland ME, Seattle WA and Houston TX. Watch this space, or check NPN’s website ( for the latest registration information.


NPN is very grateful for the support of so many individuals in 2011. See the list here — and remember it’s never too early in 2012 to make a difference with your contribution.

NEA Offers New Free Resource

Interested in how to make the case about the impact of arts on human development?

Read the proceedings from National Endowment for the Arts’ conference last year, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.