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Check back in early August for 2019-20 Guidelines and Timeline!




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Summer 2019
NET TLC Ensemble Exchange Lab!

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


2019 Ensemble/Playwright Collaboration Grant


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.


Check back in early August for 2019-20 Guidelines and Timeline!

FAQs (Updated for 2018-19)
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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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