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Accepting nominations for Board of Directors

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at 5:22 pm in News

Nominate yourself or your peers for the NPN Board of Directors! Board service offers individuals an opportunity to deepen their voice on behalf of our network, to shape and guide our future direction, and to engage with peers from across the country on the most pressing issues facing our sector.

The NPN Board is comprised of representatives from our national Partner organizations, artists, and nonprofit and business leaders. Our Board is a reflection of our commitment to racial and cultural equity, and we seek a dynamic Board that represents the diverse demographics, aesthetics, backgrounds, geographies, and skill sets essential to a healthy and informed organization. [see NPN’s current board]

Deadline for submissions is May 31, 2019.

Terms of service:

  • Board service begins September 1, 2017
  • Trustees are elected to a 3-year term, and may renew for a second 3-year term.
  • Trustees are expected to participate in 3 face-to-face Board meetings a year: March/April (2 days), September (2 days), and
  • December (half-day during the Annual Conference). NPN underwrites travel expenses for Board members and provides an honorarium to Board members who are independent artists.

Board members are asked to:

  • Maintain a commitment to the mission and values of NPN
  • Make a gift to the organization in an amount that is personally meaningful
  • Engage in leadership development and Board learning
  • Represent the interests of the organization as a whole, rather than individual interests
  • Advocate on behalf of NPN
  • Oversee the President & CEO
  • Accept fiduciary responsibility for the organization
  • Ensure the organization is in accordance with legal and ethical practices


NPN seeks arts presenters, artists, as well as other leaders from the arts, philanthropy, nonprofit, and business sectors, and individuals working outside these systems. We welcome emerging and experienced leaders, including those who have not served on Boards previously. In particular, we seek:

  • Representatives from our national Partner organizations, including staff at all levels of leadership (executive, artistic, programming, educational, administrative and other staff) and individuals who serve on Partner organization’s boards
  • Independent artists of any discipline
  • Movement-leaders, activists, and organizers from social justice sectors outside of the arts
  • Individuals interested in new approaches to leadership, planning, and systems change
  • Individuals who bring critical perspectives from historically marginalized communities — in particular, trans folx, people with disabilities, and Native/Indigenous peoples
  • Leaders from remote rural communities
  • Leaders from New Orleans and the South
  • Individuals with experience and commitment to international engagement and exchange

NOMINATE NOW! Nominations deadline is May 31, 2019

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