PLEASE NOTE: During your visit, Convention Center Boulevard will be closed to traffic.  During this time, we are asking all guests to use our alternate hotel entrance located at 878 Fulton Street for arriving and departing.  This entrance will be used for valet parking, shuttle, taxi and shared ride service.  Our main entrance will remain open throughout the project for sidewalk use only.


Join us for the 2019 National Performance Network Conference in New Orleans, December 10-13! 

Every year, we bring together 350+ arts leaders from around the country for a creative exchange of ideas and experiences centered on advancing racial and cultural justice through the arts. 

This year is particularly exciting for us – our national office has been located in New Orleans for nearly two decades, and we’re thrilled to showcase our home community through plenaries, workshops, performances, tours and special events. Come ready to learn, connect and be inspired by our vibrant community.

All are welcome! Register before November 22, 2019 for the best pricing and availability.

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About NPN

NPN is a national arts service organization that believes artists and arts organizations are essential for creating a just and sustainable world. Our programs are built upon the belief that communities deserve broad access to art and culture that reflects their own experiences and informs about the experiences of others. 

NPN serves as fiscal agent to a number of New Orleans-based artist projects and individual artists. We invest in artists and their careers, collaborate and foster engagement among our 100+ organizations, offer leadership development and capacity building and work toward more equitable cultural policies and practices across the arts sector.

Learn more about our work at

We Are On Native Land

Through this conference, we gather together on the ancestral lands of the Atakapa-Ishak, Caddo, Chitimacha, Choctaw, Houma, Natchez, and Tunica peoples, and the petites nations. We also recognize the Alabama, Biloxi, Koasati, and Ofo peoples, and others who were pushed into Louisiana from their ancestral lands. We invite all attending the conference to learn with us about the Native and Indigenous peoples, histories, and present-day communities in Louisiana.

Artist Credit for Conference Logo

Katrina Andry, The Weeping Willows' Contrived Posture (detail), 2019.