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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, 2024
Designed for emerging and mid-career artists around the entire country, Jazz Road Tours support small, three- to six-site tours at an array of venue types, often in rural communities and other areas traditionally underserved by the genre.
Preliminary Application: March 1, 2023
NDP Production Grants fund the creation and U.S. touring of 20 new dance projects annually.
NEST 1, 2, and 3: March 1, 2024
Funds nonprofit organizations to present touring artists in venues across New England.
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 projects.
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.

What's happening

The National Dance Project (NDP) Team is pleased to share the 2024 NDP Production Grant Advisor Cohort. The NDP Production Grant is an annual grant opportunity that provides support for the creation/development and U.S. touring/sharing of 20 new dance projects. Each year, grantees are selected via a
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
Public Art
(Boston, MA) The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) selected eight communities across Massachusetts – Belchertown, Chelmsford, Clinton, Everett, Montague, Peabody, Somerville, and Southbridge – after a competitive process for Making it Public 2024 , a training offered in partnership with the
Dear Colleagues, On behalf of NEFA’s board and staff, I’m thrilled to kick off our strategic planning by inviting you to share your thoughts and insights about what we might consider as we explore ways to make our work more relevant, engaging, and impactful. NEFA believes that successful and

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