NPN contributes to a more just and equitable world by building artists’ power; advancing racial and cultural justice in the arts; fostering relationship-building and reciprocity between individuals, institutions and communities; and working towards systems change in arts and philanthropy.
We 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.
“NPN will always be those core values and the people around the table who practice them every day.”
—Sixto Wagan, University of Houston