As an organization that champions ensemble practice and collaborative creation, NET advocates for access, inclusion, and the empowered agency of multiple voices. NET’s commitment to equity and justice is rooted in a holistic vision of cultural pluralism that values diversity of place, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexuality, physical/mental/sensory dis/ability, class, national origin, religion, language, cultural heritage, age of individuals and ensembles, organizational size and structure, artistic form, and aesthetic orientation.
Addressing systemic inequities by supporting a diverse group of grantees, projects, and activities is one of the NET/TEN program’s goals. To achieve this goal and support the equitable review of submitted applications, NET strives to select peer panels that reflect and represent the widest diversity possible. Panels review applications and make funding recommendations independently to the NET staff in accordance with the program’s selection criteria and goals; all selection criteria (including the diversity of grantees and supported projects/activities) receive equal weight during the review process. Applicants are asked to demonstrate thoughtful anti-oppression and EDI practices, or progress toward them, in alignment with NET’s values.