National Performance Network

Knowledge Building Initiative (KBI)

Media Documentation Research Lead (2016-2018)

The National Performance Network and Visual Artists Network (NPN/VAN) seeks to provide risk-taking performing and visual artists with the resources needed to develop and tour new work, to ensure arts leaders have the skills and opportunities to be change-makers in the arts presenting field, and to influence cultural policy for more just and artist-centered practices. The Knowledge Building Initiative (KBI) maps critical relations and histories of the National Performance Network, with focuses on partnerships, community, cultural policy, heritage and cultural equity.


  • Manage research media documentation – interviews and national convening
  • Edit and organize media documentation files and deliverables
  • Conduct oral history interviews for organizational legacy archive
  • Participate in national and regional organizational partner/artist meetings
  • Contribute to and support final organizational evaluation with Prof. Paul Bonin-Rodriguez (University of Texas in Austin)

Additionally, actively involved in affiliate organization NextGen National Arts Network