The National Performing Arts Convention (NPAC) is a collaboration among national service organizations for all of the performing arts. Founded in a realization that there are many issues that are common to all of the performing arts and that can be more effectively addressed together, the NPAC partners work to take action to build a better future for and with the performing arts.

NPAC’s constituency represents a universe of diverse performing arts enterprises with a combined annual operating budget of more than $5 billion, employing over 100,000 artists and administrators and creating arts experiences for millions of people annually. While the economic impact of this industry is tremendous, the sector's importance as steward of our nation's cultural richness, source of artistic expression and provider of lifelong educational services is even greater.

The NPAC coalition came together first to join forces for the National Performing Arts Convention, the first gathering of all of the performing arts in a convention in Pittsburgh in 2004. At the 2008 National Performing Arts Convention gathering in Denver, almost 4,000 members of the performing arts community met in a series of caucuses and in a Town Hall session and identified five priority areas which all of the performing arts must take action on together: Advocacy, Artists, Arts Education, Diversity and Technology.

NPAC’s ongoing work, including this website, is to address those priority areas - together - to build a better future for the performing arts in America.