Mali sings and holds a bass next to a man who plays a brass instrument.
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New Work New England-supported Mali Obomsawin | photo by Nolan Altvater, Passamaquoddy Tribe

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.

August 1, 2022
Funds nonprofit organizations to present touring artists in venues across New England.
September 23, 2022
The New England Dance Fund awards grants to New England-based choreographers of all genres and backgrounds who identify an opportunity that will advance their careers in dance.
October 17, 2022
Supports public art that creatively expresses and embodies a more just version of what’s possible in public.
October 17, 2022
Strengthens collaborations to collectively imagine creative, impactful, accountable public artmaking in Massachusetts.
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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Public Art
To get a quick introduction to our three Public Art grant programs, watch the video above, read the transcript below, or visit their respective grant pages: Collective Imagination for Spatial Justice - apply by October 17 Public Art for Spatial Justice - apply by October 17 Public Art Learning Fund
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Dance
The New England Dance Fund awards grants to New England-based choreographers of all genres and backgrounds who identify an opportunity that will advance their careers in dance. Learn more about New England Dance Fund Video Content 00:00 Welcome & Land Acknowledgement 06:32 NEFA's Dance Department
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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
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Public Art
(Boston, MA) Wild Rumpus is an invitation for Boston of to join a joyous gathering at The Steps at Downtown Crossing. Hosted by the Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI), in collaboration with New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) and Downtown Boston BID, Wild Rumpus is curated by a

Fostering regional, national, and international connections

CreativeGround

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.