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Watch our 2022 Annual Conference Keynote Panels!

Thank you to all who attended our first-ever virtual conference. Your registration fees went directly to the artists who spoke, performed, or presented at the conference. In total, $35,000 in honoraria and artists fees were paid to artists. All three keynote panels from our 2022 Annual Conference are now available to view!  The opening panel “How…

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Announcing the Spring 2022 Development Fund Awards

The National Performance Network (NPN) is pleased to announce we are awarding $110,000 and leveraging more than $224,000 through the Spring 2022 Development Fund to further support twelve Creation Fund projects. The Development Fund, which is phase 2 of NPN’s Creation & Development Fund (CDF), helps offset managerial, artistic, or technical needs when developing a…

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NPN and 17 Partner Organizations Awarded American Rescue Plan Funding

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recently announced $57.75 million in direct grants to 567 arts organizations, including awards to the National Performance Network and 17 of its member organizations, totaling $1,950,000. The awards represent the third and final round of funding through the historic American Rescue Plan (ARP), signed into law in March…

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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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