For the second year in a row, NSP had the honor of serving as Producing Partner of United States Artists' Artists Assembly, with Kristen Kaza as Creative Director of the three-day convening.
USA is a national organization that supports the work of this country’s most accomplished living artists by making unrestricted $50,000 awards across all 50 states and creative disciplines. USA Fellows celebrate the broad diversity of American artistic practices from coast to coast, cultivating a creative ecology that is diverse in age, race, religion, gender, and sexual orientation. USA has invested in over 400 artists, distributed over $20 million directly to artists, made awards in 47 states and US territories, and funded 9 creative disciplines.
In April 2016, USA gathered 100 of its 2016 Fellows, alumni, board, key funders, and Miami artists & cultural leaders for the 2nd Annual Artists Assembly for three days of conversation, collaboration and community building. During the three-day event, the following outstanding actions took place:
- Engaging events at cultural institutions: Perez Art Museum, Little Haiti Cultural Center, New World Center & Young Arts, including over 30 performances & presentations by artists, engagement of Miami’s cultural community, and more
- Announcement of $20 million operations endowment delivered by Alberto Ibaraguen of Knight Foundation at the New World Center Celebration of the USA Fellows; subsequently covered by: New York Times, Forbes, Art Net, Miami Herald, and more
- Performances by celebrated Fellows & Alumni: Dancer Camille Brown, cellist Maya Beiser, musician My Brightest Diamond, rapper/activist Jasiri X, blues musician Joe Louis Walker & many more