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Announcing the Spring 2021 Development Fund Awards

The National Performance Network (NPN) is pleased to announce it is awarding $135,00 and leveraging an additional $291,000 through the Spring 2021 Development Fund to further support sixteen Creation Fund projects.

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Announcing the 2020 Southern Artists for Social Change

In its inaugural year, NPN’s Southern Artists for Social Change program awarded $300,000 through 12 project grants to artists and culture bearers of color engaging in social change in urban, rural, and tribal communities of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

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NPN Announces Fall 2020 Professional Development Initiative Recipients

NPN’s vision includes a strong network that maximizes collective wisdom, resources, and leadership. Strong networks, organizations, and movements are comprised of individuals, and NPN invests in the people who shape our field. The Professional Development Initiative, one of NPN’s special initiatives for Fall 2020, recognizes leadership within all levels of an organization and seeks to…

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Voices from the Network

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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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