Currently, NPN/VAN does not have an open call for the 2017-2018 grant cycle. Check back for new guidelines for future grant cycles. Please refer to past guidelines below for more information on the program, or contact program coordinator, Elizabeth Doud at with further questions.

NPN’s Performing Americas Program offers grants for Creative Exchange residencies and mobility travel for performing artists and performing arts curators.

Performing Americas Program
Creative Exchange Timeline 2016-2017

July 2016 Guidelines and Application forms are posted online and e-mailed to NPN and La RED members and other associate organizations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean
July 1 – September 15, 2016 Required phone or email consultation with PAP staff
September 16, 2016 Deadline for completed applications
October 1, 2016 Earliest date for projects to begin and disbursement of funds
September 30, 2017 Latest end date for projects

Download 2016-2017 Guidelines, Application and Budget Template:

  • Creative Exchange Guidelines: English
  • Creative Exchange Mobility Application: English
  • Creative Exchange Residency Application: English
  • Creative Exchange Instrucciónes: Español
  • Creative Exchange Solicitud para Residencias: Español
  • Creative Exchange Diretrizes: Portugues
  • Creative Exchange Formulario para Residências: Portugues

Link here for a list of previously funded projects.

Final Report Forms:

Both artists and presenters agree to submit final reports as a condition of participating in Performing Americas Tours or Creative Exchange.

Final report forms are due 30 days after the last day of residency activity for a tour or a Creative Exchange. All final reports should be emailed to Elizabeth Doud, program coordinator for Performing Americas Program.  Supplemental materials (press, fliers, brochures) and photos from this project should be mailed to:

National Performance Network
ATTN:  PAP Final Report
P.O. Box 56698
New Orleans, LA 70156-6698

Download Final Report Forms:

For all questions regarding Creative Exchange, contact Elizabeth Doud at (305) 519-6877 or write to

Funding for the Performing Americas Program is provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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