NET/TEN Travel Grants



**No March 24, 2020 application deadline for NET/TEN Travel Grants**

The NET/TEN Spring 2020 Travel Grant round
was suspended a
nd reimagined as...

NET/TEN Spring 2020 Remote Connection Mini-Grants
for long-distance relationship building

**Rolling deadline and streamlined, quick-response application process**



Given the likely impact of Covid-19’s travel restrictions over the coming months, NET has reimagined our NET/TEN Spring 2020 Travel Grant funding round to meet the immediate challenges and unique opportunities of this moment, and respond to our members’ urgent needs and concerns.

The previously announced NET/TEN Spring 2020 Travel Grant application process (with March 24, 2020 deadline) has been suspended, and will be replaced with a one-time round of NET/TEN Spring 2020 Remote Connection Mini-Grants for long-distance relationship building.

A simple online application for this special Spring 2020 Remote Connection Mini-Grant round will open no later than March 27, 2020; submissions will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the funding pool is depleted, with applicants receiving rapid-response notification of awarded funds.

Current NET members in good standing are eligible to apply. Mini-Grant amounts will be based on membership category ($250 for Individual and Student Members; $500 for Ensemble and Affiliate Members).

More information and application coming soon!

NET/TEN Travel Grants are expected to resume in Fall 2020.

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 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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