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NET/TEN Grants

2018-19 Guidelines now available! 

Spring Travel Grants NOW OPEN!
Due - Tues, April 2




NET News & Happenings

Apply Now for the Summer 2019
NET TLC Ensemble Exchange Lab!

Application deadline:
March 25, 2019 (Monday) at 11:59pm PT

In response to NET members’ requests
for more art-focused, hands-on opportunities
to connect, learn, and share together,
NET is excited to partner with Tofte Lake Center
to host our first Ensemble Exchange Lab
this summer in Ely, Minnesota
to support collaborative knowledge-sharing
and field cross-pollination. 

NET TLC Ensemble Exchange Lab week:
July 1-7, 2019

(arrive Monday 7/1, depart Sunday 7/7)


2019 Ensemble/Playwright Collaboration Grant:
Learn More &
Identify Your Intent to Apply!


March 20, 2019 (Wednesday) - Information Session

March 28, 2019 (Thursday) - Quick ID Deadline
(email us to identify your interest in applying)


Now in its 9th year,
the Ensemble/Playwright Collaboration Grant
is offered jointly by NET and the Playwrights' Center
to support collaborations between ensembles and playwrights. 

One $4,000 grant is awarded annually. 

Eligible applications feature creative exchange between
NET members in the Ensemble category and
members of the Playwrights' Center's Core Writers Program.


Spring 2019 Travel Grant Applications are now open! 
Applications are due April 2, 2019 (Tuesday)
at 12pm PT / 3pm ET


FAQs (Updated for 2018-19)
By the Numbers
Past Recipients



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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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