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Guidelines and application deadlines for 2018-19 will be announced in early August.


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  • National Gathering & Symposium
    Tempe & Tucson // Oct 31 - Nov 5, 2018



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Save the Date (Oct 31-Nov 5):
2018 NET National Gathering in Arizona!

The next NET National Gathering & Symposium will be a two-city experience in Tempe & Tucson, Arizona from October 31 - November 5, 2018.

Join us in the desert for reflection, conversations, sunsets, workshops, local community highlights, leg-dangling poolside hangouts, panels, performances, networking, and Tucson’s renowned All Souls Procession Weekend (a city-wide series of grassroots, art-infused ceremonies, celebrations, and events culminating in a community ritual Procession & Finale performance, produced by NET member Flam Chen/Many Mouths One Stomach)!

Keep a look out...Gathering event registration information, rates (including special early-bird and NET member discounts), and hotel booking links will be available in mid-June.

Community/Host Partners:
Arizona State University; Borderlands Theater; Childsplay;
Flam Chen/Many Mouths One Stomach; Performance in the Borderlands ASU;
Tempe Tourism; Visit Tucson

Event Sponsor: 


REIGNITED for 2018!



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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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