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NPN Announces New Board Officers

The National Performance Network is thrilled to announce its new Board officers, as of July 2021, leading the board’s Executive Committee and serving as leadership liaisons to NPN’s senior staff. Chair Joan Osato is Producing Director at Youth Speaks (San Francisco), providing free arts education to youth with limited access, in order to empower young…

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Save the Date for NPN’s 2022 Conference!

Save the date for the National Performance Network’s virtual conference Jan 26–Feb 1, 2022! Join artists, arts presenters, activists, funders, organizers, and more as we reimagine a more just and equitable field together. NPN’s conference is an opportunity to collectively build our learning and practice to build artists’ power and advance racial and cultural justice…

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Announcing the Spring 2021 Creation Fund Awards

Leila Awadallah researching movement in the Mediterranean Sea for TERRANEA: hakawati of the sea at Amalgam in Beirut. Photo: Romy Lynn Attieh.The National Performance Network (NPN) is awarding an initial $345,000 and leveraging an additional $2,030,000 in support of the creation of 22 new artistic works. In addition to Creation Fund support, each project will…

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International Exchange

NPN supports international engagement in a variety of ways: in our convenings, through the artistic programming of presenters and artists in our network, through professional development opportunities, and within NPN’s cultural policy work. Read more


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