- A high level of artistic quality, exploration, and creativity.
- Evidence of collaborative planning in key areas among project partners and artists. The featured artist(s) should be included in project planning.
- Contextual, educational, and adjunct activities featuring the artist(s) in the project (e.g., workshops, lecture-demonstrations) which meaningfully engage various sectors of the community. Cross-sector exchange (connecting arts and non-arts organizations) and collaboration is strongly encouraged.
- Extend the arts to populations whose opportunities are limited by geography, economics, or disability.
- Evidence of well-planned promotion and marketing, including linkages that extend and deepen the reach of the project.
- Potential to attract diverse funding in support of the project (e.g., local, municipal, state, or national public funding, foundation support, commercial/business sponsorship, etc.)
Expeditions will not fund
- Fundraising events or activities
- Organizations or activities occurring outside of the six-state New England region
- Events designed exclusively for students in school during class time
- Performances that are not open to the public and advertised accordingly
If a project changes after funding has been awarded, the applicant must notify NEFA as soon as possible. NEFA does not guarantee funding if the project differs substantially from the original application. Requests for changes to a tour or tour planning grant will be considered on a case by case basis and may change the amount of the grant award.