Supporting a Thriving, Creative Future

NEFA invests in artists and communities and fosters equitable access to the arts, enriching the cultural landscape in New England and the nation.

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Upcoming Grant Application Deadlines

NEFA offers grants to artists and organizations to support the creation and presentation of work. These are the grants with upcoming deadlines.

March 1, 2023
Funds nonprofit organizations to present touring artists in venues across New England.
Preliminary application: March 1, 2023
NDP Production Grants fund the creation and U.S. touring of 20 new dance projects annually.
By invitation only: Rolling Deadline
Presentation Grants are made to eligible organizations to support up to 50% of the artist fee and travel expenses per engagement of NDP awarded projects on tour.
By Invitation Only: Rolling Deadline
Presentation Grants are made to invited U.S. presenters and support up to 50% of the artistic fee for NTP projects.
Rolling Deadline
National Dance Project Travel Fund provides monetary assistance for U.S. based presenters, curatorial staff, and residency directors or for current NDP artist grantees to connect in person to explore feasibility of presenting NDP-funded works.
Rolling Deadline
Grants provide monetary assistance for travel to promote the touring of NTP funded projects.

What's happening

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Creative Economy
NEFA is pleased to announce that Sharon Amuguni has joined the organization in the role of Program Officer for NEFA’s Creative Economy program.
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Professional Development
Here are opportunities for this month; check them out and pass them along to your colleagues. Email us if you know of any professional development opportunities, calls to artists, or cultural events that we should consider. The format for these listings is: "deadline/date of event | location of host
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Public Art
NEFA announces the recipients of 23 Spatial Justice grants for Massachusetts-based artists and collaborators. The grants enable communities to imagine and create public art that fosters more just, vibrant, and welcoming public spaces.
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National Dance Project Production Grants are made to projects led by professional choreographers or companies to support the creation and U.S. touring and/or sharing of a new dance project. Download the webinar slide deck Learn more Video Content 07:20 | About the New England Foundation for the Arts

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