In a white void, two dancers (in brightly colored costumes) dance with orange and beige fabric.

National Dance Project-supported BANDALOOP | photo by Krystal Harfert

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.

Full proposal deadline, by invitation only: June 15, 2022
NDP Production Grants fund the creation and U.S. touring of new dance works. Grants are highly competitive and are awarded to 20 projects annually.
Full proposal deadline, by invitation only: June 21, 2022
Provides funds for creation and U.S. touring of artist-led, ensemble, devised projects. These grants are highly competitive and are awarded to ten projects annually.
August 1, 2022
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 works.
Rolling Deadline
Grants provide monetary assistance for travel to promote the touring of NTP funded projects.

What's happening

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Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, & Accessibility
In January, I shared with the NEFA community that I would be leaving my position as Executive Director at the end of May, 2022. As May 31 approaches...
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Public Art
We were honored when we were invited to help the NEFA public art team review the nominees for the 2022 Newell Flather Award for Leadership in Public Art - but also nervous. Making decisions about who should be given accolades as part of an awards process is always tricky. While reviewing this year’s
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Public Art
NEFA is pleased to announce the four Massachusetts-based recipients of the Newell Flather Award for Leadership in Public Art.
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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 events, calls to artists, or cultural events that we should consider. The format for the listings is as follows: "deadline/date of event | location of

Fostering regional, national, and international connections


CreativeGround spotlights the creative people and places at work in New England: cultural nonprofits like libraries and theaters, creative businesses like recording studios and design agencies, and artists of all disciplines such as performing arts, visual arts, and crafts.

Center Stage

Center Stage is among the most successful programs to bring contemporary international performing artists into direct contact with people across a wide range of U.S. communities, and to share these experiences globally.