We are a vibrant network of artists and organizations committed to advancing racial and cultural justice through the arts.

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Envision a world in which:

  • artists have greater power and resources for meaningful, sustainable careers;
  • strong networks maximize their collective wisdom, resources and leadership;
  • cultural infrastructure reflects deeper partnerships and more equitable practices;
  • and communities have greater opportunity and capacity for civic engagement, representation and joy.
  • Learn more about us and our mission
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How to Get Involved


Annual Conference

NPN Annual Conference, Nov/Dec 2021, Chicago

Previous conference

  • View recordings from 2019 in New Orleans

Access to NPN's network and programs

  • National Partners
  • New Orleans Partners
  • New Partner Selection Process
  • Fiscal Sponsorship
  • Artists

VOICES FROM THE NETWORK


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“Heroes Among Us”
Caitlin Strokosch, President & CEO of NPN talks about cultural policy, NPN’s vision, and strategic direction.
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jumatatu m. poe takes us inside “Let 'im Move You”
2018 Creation and Development Fund grant recipient's collaboration with Dallas-based J-Sette artist Jermone “Donte” Beacham.
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“We Have Iré”
Paul S. Flores shares his artistic process for his recent Creation Fund project.
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“Opportunity to Exchange”
Linda Parris-Bailey, Executive/Artistic Director of Carpetbag Theatre talks about NPN's value and bringing her whole self.
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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS


Jalisa Roberts, The Cocoon

Southern Artists for Social Change program

May 27, 2020

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Announcing 2020 Professional Development Initiative Recipients

May 1, 2020

Photo from The Wait Room, Flyaway Productions, credit: Austin Forbord.

NPN Announces 2020 Community Fund Recipients

Apr 24, 2020

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Announcing 2020 Documentation & Storytelling Fund Recipients

May 1, 2020

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