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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. 


10 NPN Artists Receive Creative Capital Awards

NPN celebrates the announcement of the 2019 Creative Capital Awards, including 10 Network-supported artists and projects. The projects were selected from a pool of over 5,200 applications, and they represent “some of the most exciting work being conducted in all disciplines,” according to Creative Capital’s press release.

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NPN is ________.

We're reimagining a brand that embodies our values, and we need your help!

Please take this short survey to join our efforts or send your ideas to Our new brand identity and website will be unveiled in 2019.

2018 Annual Conference

Thank you to all who attended the 2018 Annual Conference in Pittsburgh! Check out some of our favorite lessons and memories, captured by our friends at HowlRound Theatre Commons here and view our photo album on Facebook. 

Stay tuned for information about our 2019 conference in New Orleans!

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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Join our Fight for Equity! 

As we plan for the future, we seek both steadiness and readiness to make change in our field and in the world. We know that future is only possible with the generosity of supporters like you. Your support will directly impact artists and organizations creating and engaging in diverse communities across the country. Every dollar counts, and every donation fuels our fight for a more just and equitable world.

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