During the National Performance Network/ Visual Arts Network Annual Meeting in November 2013 in New Orleans, LA, there was a need expressed from many participants to have a place for emerging artists and administrators to gather, connect and be represented.

A group of fifteen or so met for an initial meeting, in Mimi Zarsky’s presidential suite, and the seeds of national young emerging artists, administrators and managers network began coming together. Here Next Generation National Arts Network was born. We have built a coalition of 200 plus artists and administrators practicing domestically and internationally. We are a nation wide network that continues to support artists and administrators through learning calls, facilitated workshops and research and planning for leadership in the field.