The application period for the pilot round of NET/TEN Grants is now closed.
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After a year-long inquiry with the national ensemble field, NET designed NET/TEN to create new opportunities for reciprocal exchanges with peers and colleagues. These guidelines introduce the resulting 2012-2013 pilot round of the NET/TEN grant program, which is supported by lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
The purpose of the NET Touring & Exchange Network (NET/TEN) grant program is to share techniques, inspiration, expertise, and performances among ensembles in the United States, in order to strengthen the work of individual ensembles and the field as a whole.
In order to maximize the program’s impact, grants awarded through NET/TEN will prioritize the strengthening of existing relationships, and the initiation of new ones.
The initiative aims to:
By focusing on exchanges in this pilot round, the program serves ensembles that are ready to share work and practices; emphasizes mutuality, reciprocity, and human connection (artist-to-artist and artist-to-audience); and elevates participants from where they began. In future rounds, NET also expects to support more conventional, multi-city tours.