Native American Arts

Basket by Eric Otter Bacon (Passamaquoddy)

Watie Akins (Penobscot)

Robert Peters (Mashpee Wampanoag)

Native Arts Program Update

NEFA is currently in a planning phase to determine how our programs and services can serve the Native arts community in New England. In the meantime, we encourage you to explore grant opportunities and services in other NEFA programs, and contact us with questions. Learn more.


For presenters


  • Supports artists and nonprofit organizations in the creation and touring of contemporary dance.

  • Supports the development and touring of artist-led collaborative, ensemble, and devised theater work.

  • Supports Native American artists and Native-led nonprofit organizations through grantmaking and network development.

  • Using CreativeGround, a searchable directory of Native American artists and Native-led nonprofit organizations in New England.

  • Funds nonprofit organizations to present New England performing artists.

  • Supports the field of public art through professional development, networking, and grantmaking.