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Accepting Board Nominations

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.

Deadline for submissions is May 31, 2019.

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2019 Creation Fund Application 

The Creation & Development Fund supports the creationdevelopment and mobility of new artistic work that advances racial and cultural justice and results in live experiential exchange between artists and community.

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Check out our podcast! 

Our LANE team has launched a podcast exploring practical tools and concepts designed to transform the arts and culture field toward equity and justice. In Episode 1, Alpha Cohort members share their stories of transformation in a session recorded at our 2018 conference in Pittsburgh.


Decolonizing Alaska 

“As a white person, even if I was raised here, what claim to I have to this land?” asked Carla Cope, a Bunnell Street Arts Center board member. 

“It’s not about who owns this land,” said Martha Crow (Igiagik - Alaska). “When you love this land, it owns you.”

Bunnell Artistic Director Asia Freeman 
explores a process of self-definition and transformation happening in tandem with the decolonizing methods of the artists they present. Read more

NPN's Next Chapter 

Our strategic plan was born in a time of disruption, not just at NPN, but all around us — in our country, our communities and throughout our world. Over the last two years, this spirit has carried us through a holistic process of transforming the way we work. We’re excited to share some of the major changes and lessons from our planning process as well as what to expect from NPN moving forward. 


Creation & Development Fund Awards 

The Creation & Development Fund supports the creation, development and mobility of new artistic work resulting in live experiential exchange between artists and community. This year, we've awarded $305,000 in support of 14 new artistic works across disciplines, geographies and cultures. The selected artists reflect NPN’s commitments to equity and access through the arts.

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