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NPN Remembers Ed Noonan

Ed Noonan was born and raised in Butte, MT, and lived for 36 years in Helena. He was a city commissioner and an adjunct professor at Carroll College teaching courses in Liberal Arts Studies, Theater and Film, Writing, Literature, and Business. Starting in 2000, Ed worked as Executive Director of the Myrna Loy Center for…

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Johnson Fellowship for Artists Transforming Communities Recipient – Hannibal Lokumbe

Composer and jazz trumpeter, Hannibal Lokumbe, an NPN supported artist, is the recipient of the 2020 Johnson Fellowship for Artists Transforming Communities given by Americans for the Arts. The $65,000 annual award honors an individual artist who demonstrates a sustained commitment to civic participation through their work, and who has made a positive and meaningful…

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Thank You Samuel

I have been a part of NPN for the last 10 years, a place I can call home. Through the organization I have found great friends and colleagues who I have collaborated with in several ways and will continue doing so. Some have been through performances at their theater spaces, and others have been working…

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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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