Cultivating long-term relationships and collaborations, NPN’s Annual Conference is a dynamic forum for artists, arts leaders, activists, organizers, funders and colleagues. All are welcome! The conference is held in a different city each year.
For more than 35 years, the Annual Conference has provided an opportunity to:
- share insights,
- celebrate creative work,
- examine social justice and politics,
- seek alternative models,
- explore local communities,
- and address the most critical issues of our time…
…all in an environment that welcomes participation, peer-to-peer exchange, challenging discourse, and joyful celebration.
At the conference, artists are integral to the meeting, and great care is taken to create a respectful and equitable atmosphere where their voices are heard. The Annual Conference directly addresses artist equity issues by subsidizing artists’ attendance, creating a platform where artists and presenters are equal participants, and by partnering with the local community.