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National Subsidy Programs

National Performance Network provides support for established and emerging artists in the performing and visual arts.

  • NPN provides funding directly to the NPN/VAN Partners (members) through its subsidy programs.
  • NPN brings people together at the Annual Meeting and Mid-Year Meetings.
  • NPN takes part in the conversation representing its segment of the contemporary arts field.

Subsidy Programs
As an artist-centered network, NPN is deliberate in crafting its programs to reflect basic principles of equitable standards for artists while creating and touring their work. NPN has established a distinct yet inter-related cluster of Subsidy Programs that both reflect its mission and add value to the ongoing work of presenter, artist, audience, and community constituencies. The major programs include:

  • Artist Engagement Fund: increases artist mobility, models equitable artist fees, and centers community engagement through the support of artist’s fees for artistic activity taking place in NPN/VAN Partner communities.
  • Creation & Development Fund: provides commissioning support to local or out-of-town artists toward the creation of new work.
  • LANE: in partnership with the Nonprofit Finance Fund, is a years-long initiative to move talk about cultural equity into action by providing training and resources to NPN/VAN Partners.

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