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Join our 2019 New Orleans Host Committee!

Posted: Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at 4:10 pm in News

National Performance Network is thrilled to return to New Orleans for its 2019 Annual Conference December 10-13 in collaboration with local Partners Ashé Cultural Arts CenterContemporary Arts Center NOLA and Junebug Productions

There are many ways you can help us shape our 2019 NPN Conference, which brings together 350+ arts leaders from around the country to explore building a more just and equitable world through the arts. Please fill out our interest form to let us know how you’d like to get involved, including our host committee.


NPN staff relies on the generosity and knowledge of the host community in order to ensure that the meeting reflects and respects its community members’ voice and expertise. The list of roles and expectations below serve as guidelines for participation.

  • Commitment to anti-oppression and freedom of expression: In alignment with our organizational commitment to creating an arts sector rooted in justice, we are committed to ensuring a space that is free of racism, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, misogyny, classism, or other bias. Likewise, NPN supports the creation and touring of diverse original work and we encourage artists to show that work without compromise. We expect any work presented in any space hosted by NPN, as well as any hosts and partners in our convenings and other activities, will honor these ethics.
  • Participate in ongoing planning in advance of the conference (no more than to two full committee meetings with NPN staff; periodic sub-committee meetings as needed)
  • Attend the Annual Conference (Host Committee members are waived registration)
  • Help inform NPN’s understanding of goals and issues critical to the local community
  • Help identify members of the local community as attendees, speakers, panelists, etc.
  • Help promote the conference to the local community

In addition to the above general expectations, we also have three identified subcommittees:

  • ARTIST SELECTION: Nominate and select local artists for showcases, performances, workshops, etc.; and help identify local artists as attendees, speakers, and panelists
  • AMBASSADORS: Help organize art/culture tours, neighborhood tours, or other activities that showcase the city beyond the conference meeting site
  • SPONSORSHIP: Assist in making contacts with potential funders, identify opportunities for in-kind support, and help develop sponsorship strategies


  • MAY: Host Committee members finalized
  • JUNE: Circulate call for content to local community; Invite/nominate local artists as featured performers
  • JULY: Select local artists as featured performers
  • AUGUST: All content finalized; all culture tours finalized
  • AUGUST: Circulate call to local artists for attendee scholarships; selection in September
  • SEPTEMBER: Registration opens
  • SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER: Circulate conference promotion to local community
  • DECEMBER 10-13: NPN 2019 Conference!

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