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E-Newsletter / January 2015

Posted: Monday, February 2nd, 2015 at 5:45 pm in E-Newsletters

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Living Arts of Tulsa Hosts VAN Exhibition

The Visual Artists Network (VAN) was proud to present the work of three artists in the 2014 VAN Annual Meeting Exhibition:

  1. Akiko Kotani (Slippery Rock, PA)
    Soft Walls, 2013, crocheted plastic, 96 x 216 x 18″ and 96 x 156 x 18″
    photos: (top), Alec De León (bottom)
  2. Laurie Spencer (Tulsa, OK)
    Sensual Earth, 2012, ceramic, dimensions variable), 19 x 8.5 x 9″
    photos: (top), Alec De León (bottom)
  3. Steve A. Prince (Meadville, PA)
    Lamentations: Send Your Rain, 2013, linoleum cut on paper, 24 x 36″
    photos: Alec De León (top), Phil Schaafsma (bottom)

This multi-disciplinary group exhibition featured two artists who have participated in the VAN Residency program and a Tulsa-based visual artist. The exhibition was held in conjunction with the National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network (NPN/VAN) Annual Meeting — a national gathering of artists, curators, partner organizations, presenters and colleagues — and was hosted by Living Arts of Tulsa, an NPN Partner. Participating artists were engaged under a VAN Exhibition Residency contract and participated in a week-long residency at the NPN/VAN Annual Meeting. For more information about the artists, please visit their websites.

We’re Doin’ It On the Road, Again

For NPN/VAN, the arrival of spring signifies more than irises, robins and warm breezes. For us, it means that our popular — and free — Doin’ It On the Road (DIOTR) workshops are coming to an NPN/VAN Partner near you! DIOTR is an incredible resource for new or experienced performers who tour or who are interested in touring their work.

Held in conjunction with NPN/VAN’s Mid-Year meetings, workshops will be held on:

Information on exact times and how to register will appear in future issues.

7th Annual Nonprofit Sector Survey

Nonprofit Finance Fund ( is conducting its seventh annual nationwide survey examining the state of organizations in the nonprofit sector. You can contribute to this collective effort to ensure that the voices of arts and culture groups are well represented. The survey, which is anonymous and takes about 10-15 minutes to fill out, collects data on challenges and trends among nonprofits. NFF is committed to putting the data into action and shares the results openly. Please take the survey and share it with other nonprofits.

New Cultural Mobility Funding Guide

On the Move, Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, the Graduate Center, CUNY and Theatre Without Borders present the “Guide to Funding Opportunities for the International Mobility of Artists and Cultural Professionals United States of America.” Building upon On the Move’s existing guides for Europe, Asia, and Arab countries, this guide lists national, local and international resources from both governmental and private institutions for international exchange for artists (traveling to and from the USA). The focus has been placed on opportunities related to theatre, dance, performance, and multi-disciplinary practices even if other disciplines can be covered as well. To download the guide, go to:

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