NET/TEN Travel Grants


NOTE: In keeping with the emergent moment, NET has been slowing down internally to make decisions a few months at a time, and with great intention. Therefore—rather than announcing the full year's 2020-2021 NET/TEN grant cycle (as we usually would have in the Fall)—we will share details early in 2021 about additional NET/TEN opportunities for Winter/Spring 2021.

Please keep an eye on our website here and our social media to stay updated!


About NET/TEN Travel Grants

Travel Grants are available to NET members in all categories: Ensembles; Individuals; Students, and Affiliates.

NET/TEN Travel Grants support activities to initiate new relationships or further develop existing relationships.

  • Activities may take place in U.S. or internationally
  • Awarded twice a year (Fall / Spring)
    - suspended for Spring and Fall 2020 and replaced with Remote Connection Mini-Grants
  • Grants range from $500 to $2,000

Travel Grants are intended to:

  • initiate and strengthen relationships;
  • remove the barriers of distance and travel;
  • meet potential cross-sector and cross-discipline partners (i.e. collaborations with those outside the arts, or from arts disciplines or genres beyond your own);
  • explore new practices, ideas, or methods.

Eligible Activities

Activities may include (but are not limited to) observerships, shared rehearsals, planning, training, and/or other exploration with outside partners who are not part of the ensemble. Artistic, administrative, and technical/production-based projects are welcome.

Here are a few examples:

-Visit an artist or company you’ve always wanted to get to know or observe;
-Bring in a guest artist to guide or lead a rehearsal;
-Plan a future project with another artist, ensemble, or presenter;
-Explore a theme, challenge, or technical element of an upcoming project;
-Host online conversations or e-meetings leading up to an in-person rehearsal;
-Get to know a potential cross-sector or cross-discipline partner (i.e. someone from outside the arts, or from an arts discipline or genre beyond your own).

Please click HERE to see more examples of previously funded Travel Grant activities.

Eligible Expenses

Click here to see a chart comparing eligible expenses for each program.

Production expenses, production tours, equipment purchases, and publicly-available professional development offerings (e.g. using funds to register for conferences, festivals, or other pre-existing public workshops or trainings) are not supported by this program.


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