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E-Newsletter / April 2012

Posted: Monday, April 23rd, 2012 at 12:33 pm in E-Newsletters

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E-Newsletter / April 2012

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NPN Announces Winter Creation Fund Awards

Nine artists/companies received a total of $120,000 to support the development of new work in the latest round of Creation Fund awards. Funded artists include:

  • Emily Johnson (Minneapolis)
  • Kate Weare Company (New York City)
  • Letta Neely & Company (Boston)
  • Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People (Brooklyn)
  • Paul Flores (San Francisco)
  • Sharon Bridgforth (Chicago)
  • So Percussion (New York City)
  • The Hinterlands (Detroit)
  • Turner World Around Productions (Raymond, MS)

Read more about each project and the co-commissioners who will make it all possible…

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

Mentorship and Leadership Award is Catalyst for Learning

Read how MLI helped build the career knowledge of an emerging leader:

“It was actually fun to reflect on how much I valued the NPN MLI experience,”

said Jesse Leaneagh after he wrote this reflection on his work at the Walker Art Center.

The Mentorship and Leadership Initiative is funded, in part, by MetLife Foundation, American Express, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the NEA.

NPN Supports New Orleans’ Art in Action

Need a striking poster or a quick flyer? Want to learn more about photography?

The New Orleans Community Printshop offers these services — and more! — during their weekly free drop-in nights.

Read more about NPN’s newest Local Network member, doing business on Elysian Fields for three years.

Theatre + Collaboration + Devised Work =
New Funding Opportunity

The National Theatre Project, a project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, is offering grants for the creation and touring of collaborative, devised projects. These grants are highly competitive and are awarded to approximately 6 projects annually. Grants generally range from $80,000 to $130,000.

Learn more:

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Announces New Program

Doris Duke has launched a new Artist Residency Program, designed to develop demand for jazz, theatre and/or contemporary dance (creative time or the creation of new work cannot be the primary residency goal).

This new initiative, part of a larger special $50 million allocation to the arts, will award $1,500,000 in grants in early 2013.

An Intent to Apply form must be submitted by June 1, 2012. For more information, visit