New England

7.5.16

Call for Local Host: CCX 2017

It’s time to start planning the next iteration of NEFA's biennial regional creative economy convening, the Creative Communities Exchange! Prior events have traveled around the region to Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire, and we hope it will take place in Connecticut in June of 2017.

To that end, we are looking for the right location and local host; criteria and responsibilities are listed in detail below. Any groups or organizations interested in hosting CCX 2017 should...Read more »
6.16.16

Collaborating for Maximum Impact: Presenting the Nile Project at Boston University

The Provost and Chief Academic Officer of Boston University, Jean Morrison, created the BU Arts Initiative in September of 2012 to engage all BU students in the arts so that “the arts are fundamental to the BU student experience” (J. Morrison, personal communication, March 19, 2013), to encourage interdisciplinary arts programming, and to raise the profile of the arts at Boston University. Part of our programming is to present a campus Signature Event - a major artist or arts scholar, each semester. The Nile Project residency served as our Spring 2015 Signature Event.Read more »

5.9.16

June AFTA convention is around the corner

The Americans for the Arts convention is coming to Boston in June! NEFA has been hard at work to encourage regional participation in this annual conference.

We have awarded 11 scholarships to the main conference to arts leaders from Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, and 15 scholarships to the public art pre-conference to constituents in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

NEFA’s deputy director Jane Preston is...Read more »

4.22.16

Inaugural Native Arts in New England Gathering

On Saturday April 9th amid much camaraderie, Northeast Indigenous Arts Alliance (NIAA) in partnership with New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) joined for the inaugural Native Arts in New England Gathering. With over 55 artists registered to attend and many last minute inquiries, we had a fantastic turnout. From the very beginning of the day, there was a clear sense of connectedness between all the participants and a quick viewing of one episode of APTN’s Askiboyz series.  As the meeting opened, I shared how NIAA was born from my prior work as the Program Manager for the Native Arts program at NEFA. This was a moment of reckoning for me. For so long, I had been working toward making NIAA a reality. Finally I could share my vision with those who the work was intended to assist.Read more »

4.13.16

CreativeGround Office Hours - Hartford, CT

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Connecticut Office of the Arts
One Constitution Plaza, 2nd Floor | Hartford, CT 06103

Hosted by Connecticut Office of the Arts

Artists, cultural nonprofits, and creative businesses are invited to CreativeGround's Office Hours workshop. Sign up for a free one-hour time slot to work with a NEFA staff member to walk through how to create or update your profile and use CreativeGround to locate others for potential collaborations.  It is...Read more »

4.4.16

CreativeGround Survey

CreativeGround, NEFA's free, online directory of artists, cultural nonprofits, and creative businesses is two years old! We're constantly seeking feedback from users in order to continue to improve the site and insure it is a useful tool for those looking to promote themselves or their organization, search for partners and collaborators, explore their New England creative community, and more. Last year, we received over 200 responses to the 2015 survey and learned a tremendous amount about how people are using the site and what...Read more »

3.16.16

NEFA and CreativeGround Workshop - St. Johnsbury, VT

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Hosted by 
Catamount Arts
115 Eastern Avenue | St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
FREE

Presentation: 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Questions & Office Hours: 4:30 - 5:00 PM

Artists, cultural...Read more »

3.16.16

NEFA and CreativeGround Workshop - Burlington, VT

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Hosted by Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
153 Main Street | Burlington, VT 05401
FREE

Presentation: 9:00 - 10:30 AM
Questions & Office Hours: 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Artists, cultural nonprofits, and creative businesses are invited to the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts to learn about NEFA's...Read more »

3.15.16

Equitable Arts-Based Community Development

Thank you to those who attended the recent New England Foundation for the Arts and PolicyLink webinar, Equitable Arts-Based Community Development. For you - and for those who could not attend - here are many of the resources that were discussed.

The webinar featured great presentations by Rebecca Berrios from Metro Nashville Arts Commission, Jeremy Staab from...Read more »

3.4.16

RFP for Creative Economy Employment Study & Artist Survey

NEFA is seeking research proposals for the third installment of the Creative Economy Employment Report of the New England creative sector to be published on NEFA’s website in spring 2017. Submissions are due March 31, 2016.

Lead funding for the project activities in this RFP is provided by the Barr Foundation. Project partners...Read more »

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