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NPN announces 2019 Creation Fund awards

Through The Creation Fund, the National Performance Network (NPN) awards $300,000 – and leverages an additional $1.6 million – in support of the creation of 20 new artistic works that advance racial justice and cultural equity. 

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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. Listen on Spotify, iTunes or Stitcher. 


New AEF Guidelines

The NPN Artist Engagement Fund (AEF) Guidelines and Applications are now available for projects occurring between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. Every NPN Partner will have guaranteed access to one AEF for projects that advance racial and cultural justice and center community engagement. Limited additional AEF support may be available, but will be prioritized for organizations of color and/or organizations with budgets less than $1 million.

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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. 


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