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New England States Touring (NEST) supported Bates Dance Festival presents Aretha Aoki and Ryan MacDonald | photo by JHsu Media

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.

Grantmaking for art making. What will you create?

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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.

NEST 1 and 2: December 1, 2023
Funds nonprofit organizations to present touring artists in venues across New England.
December 4, 2023
Supports public art that creatively expresses and embodies a more just version of what’s possible in public.
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.
Rolling Deadline
Presenter Travel Fund enhances the performing arts in the region by supporting travel costs associated with researching artistic work that may eventually be presented in New England.

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Professional Development
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On behalf of the National Dance Project Advisor Cohort, we are pleased to share the 2023 National Dance Project (NDP) Production Grantees. Stewarded by 12 NDP Advisors , the two-stage grantmaking process results in 20 new dance projects receiving an NDP Production Grant comprised of the following
NEFA has awarded $2,030,000 through the National Dance Project (NDP) to support the creation of 20 new dance projects that will be shared across the United States. In addition, NDP has awarded $200,000 in Finalist Awards to 20 new dance projects.
NEFA is pleased to announce that Saejin Yoo has joined the organization in the role of Program Coordinator, Regional Initiatives.

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