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The NPN COVID-19 Artist Relief Fund: A Trust-Based Model

With seed funding from the Ford Foundation, the National Performance Network (NPN) has awarded nearly $200,000 to Louisiana-based artists and cultural organizations of color experiencing significant financial losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. One fund provided $150,000 to independent artists of color in the amount of $1,500 per artist to offset financial losses…

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NPN Announces Spring 2020 Development Fund Awards

The National Performance Network (NPN) is pleased to announce it is awarding $70,000 and leveraging an additional $495,000 through the Spring 2020 Development Fund to further support nine NPN Creation Fund projects. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, NPN increased the number of Development Fund awards in this cycle from six to nine, reflecting its…

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NPN Receives National Endowment for the Arts Art Works Grant

Earlier this month, the National Endowment for the Arts announced its second round of fiscal year 2020 funding, which included an Art Works award for $60,000 to NPN. NPN’s “Connecting Communities” project supports new artistic work that fosters engagement between individuals, institutions, and communities rooted in reciprocity and exchange. By deepening the community-based practices in…

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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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