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What do artists need?

Artists answer “What do you need?” What do artists need? NPN reached out to artists in New Orleans and nationally with the question, What do you need? Here are their responses. Beyond adding captions, NPN has not edited or abridged these videos in any way. Join the conversation! Upload a video to social media and…

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Fall 2020 Creation Fund Deadline

The Fall 2020 Creation Fund guidelines are now available! Applications are due October 11, 2020 for projects premiering between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2023. The NPN Creation Fund supports new work in its earliest stages, centering relationship building between artists, presenters, and communities. The Creation Fund is Phase I of a three-part program…

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Announcing the Spring 2020 Creation Fund Awards

The National Performance Network (NPN) is awarding $135,000 and leveraging an additional $630,000 in support of the creation of eight new artistic works.  The spring 2020 grantees include projects that exorcise colonial ghosts, embody ancestral knowing, reimagine family relationships, support communities in dreaming about their futures, and experiment with new technologies to bring us together…

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Creative Place(s)

A collection of stories of, by, and for the artists, organizations, and community members at the center of civic practice. Read more

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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