A space in the heart of the midwest founded as a place where artists learn from each other, teach, and create new works.

Learn and create in Muncie, Indiana, home to the North American Laboratory for The Performing Arts.

All are welcome here!

A space created for change.

“The man who is born with a talent which he is meant to use finds his greatest happiness in using it.”  — Johann von Goethe

The North American Laboratory for the Performing Arts (NALPA) is dedicated to the exploration of expression across artistic forms, styles, and genres. NALPA brings together regional, national, and international artists, scholars, teachers, and students. NALPA empowers its participants to collaborate on new work and in doing so, become agents of change.