Calendar of Events

NET/TEN Grants 

Full applications for Exchange Grants are due on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015, Noon PT/ 3pm ET 

RECENT MicroFests

We do it together!


Help keep our network strong.


Please consider a gift to NET

and propel us into 2015.




Mark your Calendars!


Announcing the dates for the Ensemble/Playwright Collaboration Grant! This grant is made in partnership with the Playwrights' Center.


February 16, 2015 - NET ensemble members and Playwrights’ Center playwrights identify their interest in participating (no need to have a partner selected, just express that you are interested in participating)

March 4, 2015 - List of interested ensembles and playwrights made available so that conversations can begin about potential collaborations

May 7, 2015 - Applications due

June 15, 2015 - Notifications

Go to this page for more info and past recipients.

About Network of Ensemble Theaters


About Network of Ensemble Theaters from Network of Ensemble Theaters on Vimeo.


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


Site design by Design for Social Impact
Technology by Vernal