About Us

National Native Artist Exchange grant recipient Emily Johnson. Photo: Vermont Performance Lab.

Our mission at NEFA is simple: to cultivate and promote the arts in New England and beyond. Our programs support artists across many forms of expression and many geographies, connecting them with collaborators and communities, fueling creative exchange and public discourse, and strengthening the creative economy.

Each program and project that is brought to life at NEFA builds a stronger and more dynamic infrastructure for the arts. Through grants, convenings, online tools, and research, NEFA continues a 35+ year history of pioneering partnerships and programs supporting the arts.