Our work at NEFA is simple: to cultivate and promote the arts in New England and beyond. Our programs support artists across many forms of expression and many geographies, connecting them with collaborators and communities, fueling creative exchange and public discourse, and strengthening the creative economy.

Each program and project that is brought to life at NEFA builds a stronger and more dynamic infrastructure for the arts. Through grants, convenings, online tools, and research, NEFA continues a 40 year history of pioneering partnerships and programs supporting the arts.

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Read about NEFA's commitment to the arts and equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.
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At the New England Foundation for the Arts, we believe that one of the roles of the arts is to make the invisible, visible.
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Our work is generously supported by the following funders.
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Download NEFA's annual report and strategic plan.
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Who is NEFA? Here is a list of the people on our staff and on our board and advisory council.
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NEFA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and is invested in creating an equitable and inclusive working environment and organizational culture.
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Crediting of grant programs in print and on the web is an important way to acknowledge NEFA and its funders.