July 17, 2019

ADT receives NPN 2019 Creation & Development Fund Award

Ananya Dance Theatre (ADT) is one of 20 artists/arts organizations that will receive a 2019 Creation & Development Fund Award from the National Performance Network (NPN). The award will support the creation and touring of Āgun, the company’s 2020 production.

Commissioners with NPN are the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA, and the Bates Dance Festival, Lewiston, ME.

Ananya Dance Theatre congratulates the other 19 awardees, including Emily Johnson/Catalyst Dance, Minneapolis, and Mary Prescott, Minneapolis.

Through The Creation & Development Fund, the NPN awards $300,000 – and leverages an additional $1.6 million – in support of the creation of 20 new artistic works. 

Creation & Development Funds are awarded to artists across disciplines, geographies and cultures that reflect NPN’s commitment to advancing racial justice and cultural equity through the arts. Sixteen of the 20 artist companies are first-time Creation Fund recipients, and they hail from 16 cities across the country from Tucson, AZ to Bighill, KY.

The Fund supports the creation, development and mobility of new artistic work resulting in live experiential exchange between artists and community. It provides a framework for relationships to develop over time among diverse artists, arts organizations, and communities.

Through the investment of commissioning funds from cultural organizations and NPN direct subsidies, each project is eligible for multilevel support. Forty-seven organizations from Homer, AK to Wilmington, NC are participating as co-commissioners, which will result in more than 60 paid artist engagements over the next three years.

The Creation and Development Fund is made possible with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency) and Co-commissioners.