Network Performing Arts Production Workshop 2020 (NPAPW) – Call for Participation

The NPAPW invites submissions of papers, demonstrations, presentations, installations and multi-site performance proposals. We encourage submissions that explore the use of advanced networking and interactive technologies for performing arts production and education with partners across the globe.

NPAPW 2020 will be held Tuesday, April 21 through Thursday, April 23, 2020 on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, USA. The event will take place in the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) and the newly-renovated Media Studio of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.

How do I present at NPAPW 2020?

There is a peer review submission process. The Call for Participation proposal submissions is now closed, the deadline was October 15, 2019.

You may submit live musical and cultural performances for any instrumentation. Performers provided by NPAPW 2020 are listed below. Please visit our webpage for the most up-to-date list of performer/instrument possibilities and their home institution.

     Soprano Voice
     Soprano Saxophone
     Alto Saxophone
     Piano (jazz and classical)
     Drum Set (jazz and classical)


Submission deadline: Due October 15, 2019
Submission fee: none
Anticipated notification date: January 15, 2020


Selected participants are required to register for NPAPW 2020 no later than March 15, 2020. Registration is required for all persons whose works are programmed. To register, click here.

NPAPW20 Program Committee

  • Claudio Allocchio, GARR
  • Jesper Andersen, Royal Danish Academy of Music
  • Maria Isabel Gandia Carriedo, CSUC
  • Ann Doyle, Internet2
  • Tom Gorman, Coventry University
  • John Kieser, New World Symphony
  • Renata Kreil, ACOnet
  • Faridah Noor, APAN
  • Mary Simoni, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute *2020 host*
  • David Spencer, University of Memphis 
  • Justin Trieger, New World Symphony
  • Sven Ubik, CESNET
  • Domenico Vicinanza, GÉANT & Anglia Ruskin University
  • Genevieve Williams, University of Exeter

Rensselaer Organizing Program Committee

  • Curtis Bahn
  • Jonas Braasch
  • Graham Doig
  • Rob Hamilton
  • Mary Simoni
  • Andrew White