Leveraging a Network for Equity (LANE)

Origins of LANE
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Leveraging a Network for Equity amplifies the leadership of arts organizations of color and rural organizations to bolster a thriving and innovative field.

The effects of systemic racism and other oppressions on arts and philanthropy have left organizations of color under-resourced and undervalued for decades. Over the course of four years, the LANE program provides needed assets — including general operating support, recovery and change capital, technical assistance, and consulting — to ensure these organizations can thrive in ways that are consistent with their values.

To date, there are two cohorts of six organizations each that participate in LANE. Meet our cohorts.

LANE shares its work through its TACtile podcast and other resources created by NPN staff, cohort members, and others in the field.

The Resource Disparity Challenge

People of color are


of the U.S. population


of art funding goes to groups who serve communities of color

Staff Contacts

Sage Crump
Program Specialist, LANE
504.595.8008 ext 706

“One of the tasks of any revolutionary movement is to turn thinkers into fighters and fighters into thinkers.”
General Baker

In social justice and Black liberation movements, the month of August is a time for reflection, training, and study. In solidarity with Black August everywhere, LANE is inviting you into a moment of collective study to grow the political analysis in our field and connect our work with the larger movement for racial justice.

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LANE Podcast


LANE Podcast: TACtile

Sharing LANE knowledge and journey with the NPN National Partners and the field

Our LANE team has launched a new monthly podcast exploring practical tools and concepts designed to transform the arts and culture field toward equity and justice.