We’re excited to bring the
2018 National Performance Network Conference to Pittsburgh, December 13-16!
Every year, we bring together 350+ arts leaders from around the country to explore building a more just and equitable world through the arts. This isn’t your typical conference experience – it’s a vibrant exchange of ideas that includes plenaries, sessions, workshops, performances, tours and special events. Come ready to learn, connect and be inspired by our community of creative minds. 
This year’s gathering is truly special. After a months long strategic planning process, the 2018 conference marks the start of a new chapter for our network, comprised of 77 Partner organizations and our diverse community of fearless artists and colleagues working in communities across the country.
Pittsburgh provides a fitting backdrop for this important moment. Local artists, cultural organizations and activists are playing a crucial role it the city’s revitalization. Our partner at Kelly Strayhorn Theater and host committee of local arts leaders are our guides to the city, highlighting the people, places and experiences that color the Pittsburgh arts landscape.
Two rivers meet in this “City of Bridges” to create a third, a symbol of the spirit of convergence and collaboration that gives life to our work. This year’s conference will feature more opportunities than ever to connect – with the local community, with each other and with our mission. Sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media for the latest conference updates, and send your questions to info@npnweb.org
See you in the Pittsburgh!


1000 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA
Kelly Strayhorn Theater
5941 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
All Are Welcome!
In alignment with our commitment to creating an arts sector rooted in justice, we are dedicated to ensuring a space that is free of racism, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, misogyny, classism or other bias. Our hope is that all conference participants – whether leading a discussion, performing/presenting work, or simply attending – honor and accept a shared commitment to this ethic, and join us in a spirit of openness, learning and respect.