National Performance Network

Links Hall is proud to be a member of the National Performance Network. Our NPN Residencies and Creation Fund support is invitation only and Links Hall will only serve as lead Commissioner for Creation Fund applicants who are based in Chicago IL.

The National Performance Network and Visual Artists Network (NPN/VAN) believes artists and arts organizations are essential for creating a just and sustainable world, and we believe communities deserve broad access to art and culture that reflect their own experiences and inform about the experiences of others.

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.

Past NPN Residencies

  • Darrell Jones

    2018: CLUTCH, Co-Commisined by Dance Box, Kyoto Experiment, and Links Hall through the National Perfomance Network Asian Exchange.

  • Kaori Seki

    2018: water and tears, Co-commisioned by DanceBox, The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Fusebox Festival, and Links Hall.

  • Walkabout Theater Company

    2018: The Brink! or Nobody Has Ever Kiss Me Like That, Co-Commisoned by Links Hall, DCASE, Dartmoth University, and Cricoteka

  • Carla Harryman

    2016: Curated by Curatorial Resident Devin King & Patrick Durgin for the Festival of Poets Theater.

  • Dahlia Nayar

    2016: 2125 Stanley Street, curated by Resident Curators A-Squared Theater for the A-Squared Asian American Performing Arts Festival.

  • Tea Project

    2016:Aaron Hughes & Amber Ginsburg.

  • Hedwig Dances & DanzAbierta

    2015: Trade Winds, co-commisioned by Center of Creative Arts, Kate Corby & Dancers, and Links Hall.

  • Ananya Dance Theatre

    2015,Neel: Blutopias of Radical Dreaming, curated by Roell Schmidt.

  • Lucky Plush

    2015: The Queue, co-commisioned by Out North Contemporary Art House, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, and Links Hall.

  • Sharon Bridgforth

    2014: River See, co-commisoned by Links Hall, Living Arts of Tulsa, Diaspora Vibe, Pillsbury House Theater.

  • Ananya Dance Theatre

    2014:Mohona: Estuaries of Desire, curated by Resident Curator Emma Draves for the Braiding Rivers Festival.

  • Sean Dorsey

    2013: Secret History Of Love, co-commisioned by The Theater Offensive, Links Hall, and the Queer Cultural Center.

  • Elia Arce

    2012:First Woman On The Moon, presnted as a part of the National Performance Network’s 25th Anniversary.

  • Holly Hughes

    2012:The Dog and Pony Show (Bring your own Pony), presented as a part of the Standing Heat festival.

  • Tim Miller

    2011: Glory Box

  • Chris Aiken & Angie Hauser

    2012:Utopia Parkway,curated by Lisa Gonzales.

  • Sharon Bridgforth

    2011: Finding Voice Workshop Series, produced by Links Hall and The Theatre School at DePaul University.

  • Tim Miller

    2008: Charged Bodies, artist mentorship program, createdin partnership withThe Center on Halsted.

  • Cupola Bobber

    2009: Way Out West, the Sea Whispered Me, co-commisioned by PS122, and Links Hall.