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E-Newsletter / May 4, 2015

Posted: Monday, May 4th, 2015 at 5:28 pm in E-Newsletters

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NPN Local Partner New Orleans Airlift Launches City-Wide Art Installation — The Roving Village

Part installation, part performance: Music Box New Orleans. Photograph: Rush Jagoe

NPN/VAN’s Local Network Partner New Orleans Airlift has been getting quite the buzz for their recently completed Prospect 3 shows: Space Rites, interactive music concerts in a deconsecrated church located in the Lower 9th Ward and Public Practice, a procession that showcased New Orleans’ ceremonial street culture with an anti-violence theme. Read here to see how they are keeping the momentum going with the recently opened Roving Village residencies.

Doin’ it on the Road Free Workshops! Don’t Miss Out!

There are two Doin’ it on the Road workshops in May. The sessions provide basic information for performing artists that are interested in national touring. One will be held on Thursday, May 7 at Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), 415 SW 10th Ave #300, Portland, OR 97205; and another will be held on Wednesday, May 27 at Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N Hackberry, San Antonio, TX 78202.

The free workshops are held from 4-6:00 p.m. RSVP here for PICA and RSVP here for Carver.

National Performance Network 2015 Creation Fund/Forth Fund Awards

Moby-Dick, Blair Thomas & Company, photo courtesy of the artist

NPN is thrilled to announce its 2015 Creation Fund/Forth Fund artist recipients. Creation Fund/Forth Fund awards are given annually to a diversity of artists that reflect NPN’s commitment to equity and access through the arts. The Creation Fund allows NPN, its Partners, and colleagues across the field to collaborate with performing artists and artist companies by contributing a minimum of $13,000 to the development of new works across disciplines, and provides valuable presentation and touring opportunities. The Forth Fund leverages an additional $15,000 in support for new works and allows artists and commissioners access to critical artistic, technical and managerial resources to fully prepare a new work for touring.

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

Mark Your Calendars for May 5th GiveNOLA Day!

NPN/VAN is excited to be one of 550 organizations participating in New Orleans’ 24-hour community online giving event, GiveNOLA DAY, organized by the Greater New Orleans Foundation. Find out more about GiveNOLA Day and about how you can support us.

NPN Supported artists honored by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Guggenheim Foundation

NPN loves when artists who’ve received support from us in the past are recognized by other national funders and colleague institutions, so naturally we were thrilled this month to see so many of our friends and past collaborators named award recipients by both the Guggenheim Fellowship Foundation, and the Doris Duke Performing Artists Awards.

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Developing Asian Network in Yokohama, Marie Casmir

Marie Casmir is the associate director at Links Hall, an NPN partner in Chicago. Recently she was selected to represent NPN as part of a curatorial delegation to Yokohama, Japan. The goal was primarily to attend the Tokyo Performing Arts Meeting (TPAM) where the focus of the conference was on the future of performing arts in Asia and the effects of natural disasters in the arts. The trip was sponsored by the Japan Foundation’s Center for Global Partnerships. To learn more about the Asia Exchange program click here to experience the arts culture and sounds of Yokohama vicariously through Marie’s words.

Alliance of Artists Communities “Artist Residencies and Social Practice” Survey.

EDIBLE FOREST GARDEN — Katherine Ball | Atlantic Center for the Arts, Community Artist-in-Residence

Our friends at Alliance of Artists Communities, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, are calling on artists to share their perspectives on social practices and community engagements. Take a minute and click through to the following survey.

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