2017 News and Updates


The deadline has passed for the national call for session proposals.



Grants range from $500 to $2,000
Project Period: May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
Activities may take place in U.S. or internationally

Download the slides and recording from the recent information session.

APPLICATIONS DUE - March 29, 2017 at Noon PT / 3pm ET

NET is hiring! 

We're adding two new part-time staff positions (click through for full job descriptions and how to apply):

Finance & Operations Manager
(0.5 FTE, 20 hrs/wk)

Web & Data Manager
(0.5 FTE, 20 hrs/wk)

Closing date is April 18, 2017. Early submission strongly encouraged.

NET is committed to creating and fostering diversity at every level of the organization including but not limited to our staff, Board, and membership. We value collaboration, equity, access, inclusion, and multiple perspectives. Our hiring goal is a pool of highly qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of our country and the communities we serve. Candidates from under-represented
populations are strongly encouraged to apply.


About Network of Ensemble Theaters


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MicroFest USA Documentation

How do you capture the rich experiences, discussions, learning, and reflections inspired by Detroit, Appalachia, and New Orleans and that are all part of MicroFest USA? Animating Democracy, a program of Americans for the Arts, is pleased to be partnering with NET to help with the somewhat daunting task of documenting MicroFest USA.

For each festival, we are engaging two individuals, one who is of the host community or region, and another from outside, to write about their experiences. They may be artists, activists, journalists, planners, scholars, or other. Each writer is capturing not only the stories and dialogue, but encouraged to bring his or her unique local and national perspective, knowledge, experiences, and point of view to the task and to add to the discourse.

INQUIRING – A Quest to Know
by Pam Korza
Making Art, Making Detroit, Making a Difference
by Eddie B. Allen Jr.
Re-imagining Revitalization – Thoughts on MicroFest Detroit
by Michael Premo
Microfest: Democratic Arts in Appalachia’s Coal Country
by Mark W. Kidd
Creative Engagement and a Moral Economy in Appalachia
by Caron Atlas
A Community of Practice: NET Learning in Place
by Gerard Stropnicky


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