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E-Newsletter / August 16, 2017

Posted: Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 10:54 am in E-Newsletters

Meet the 2017 Live and On Stage Artists

Join us in congratulating nine Bay Area artist companies on their selection for the Live & On Stage performances at the NPN/VAN 2017 Annual Conference in San Francisco. The performances will be presented over two nights at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, December 15 & 16.

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NPN/VAN Announces the LANE Beta Cohort

The National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network is excited to introduce the next cohort of organizations to join Leveraging A Network for Equity (LANE): Coleman Center for the Arts, York AL; Hayti Heritage Center, Durham NC; La Peña Cultural Center, Berkley CA; Native American Community Development Institute/All My Relations Arts, Minneapolis MN; Pangea World Theater, Minneapolis MN; and The Theater Offensive, Boston MA.

In partnership with the Nonprofit Finance Fund and with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these organizations will engage in a four-year process to develop sustainable business models that are rooted in their cultural and community strengths. The process includes cohort convenings, subsidized consultancy, general operating support, recovery capital and change capital.

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It’s Not Goodbye, It’s Thank You

Outgoing board members Rosie Gordon-Wallace and Shannon Daut have played an important part in the continued development and overall impact of NPN/VAN in the world. The NPN/VAN family proudly say thank you to two beloved board members for their leadership, vision and overall commitment to NPN/VAN. We asked these amazing women a few questions and hope you are as inspired and amused with their responses as we were.

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Physical Translation: Conversations about the U.S-Japan Connection Cultural Exchange

Grace Walters and Milena Berbenkova of Links Hall, Chicago IL, document conversations between artists Darrell Jones, Justin Mitchell, and J’Sun Howard and their experiences in the U.S.-Japan Connection program. The exchange project was part of a three-year commitment to foster meaningful artistic and cultural exchange between Japan and the U.S.

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Local Program Receives Lambent Foundation Grant

Lambent Foundation—a project of The Tides Fund—has generously renewed its support to NPN/VAN’s Local Program. The program received a $100,000 grant for its efforts and involvement supporting local artists and smaller art organizations in its home city. Lambent Foundation awards grants to artist-centered organizations to promote sustainable artistic and cultural practices in New York City, New Orleans, and Nairobi, and we are proud to be among Lambent’s New Orleans grantees.

Cheers to Tigertail

NPN/VAN wants to acknowledge longtime NPN Partner, Tigertail Productions, which is bidding farewell after 38 years of innovative programming. Led by the fearless Mary Luft, Tigertail has supported presentations and performances by more than 670 artists and served as an incubator for Miami arts leaders. Thank you and cheers to Mary and her team as she retires and Tigertail sunsets.

Ana & Adeline Foundation Announces Grants and Scholarships to YAYA Alumni

The Ana & Adeline Foundation (formerly the Adeline Edwards Foundation) is excited to announce new grants and scholarships to visual artists who are alumni of the New Orleans youth arts organization, YAYA. Fourteen visual artists are the recipients of the 2017-2018 awards totaling $92,000 for creative work, professional and entrepreneurial development, and scholarships.

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