The Artist Engagement Fund advances racial and cultural justice, increases artist mobility, models equitable artist fees, and centers community engagement through the support of artistic activity taking place in NPN National Partner communities.
Through the AEF, NPN gives grants of up to $5,000 to NPN National Partner organizations, supporting artist fees for newly commissioned and touring works.
The program focuses on support for projects that:
- address issues of racial or cultural justice;
- prioritize meaningful engagement between communities, artists, and presenters;
- and result in a live public exchange.
Currently, the Artist Engagement Fund supports artists from the United States and Mexico and can only be accessed through an NPN National Partner organization.