Bringing Choral Music to the MANNA Many

In 2016, Eve Boltax of the chamber music duo Patchtax met Libby Gatti, a chaplain in the MANNA community (Many Angels Needed Now and Always) at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in downtown Boston. Through many conversations, they decided to offer more music in the MANNA community-- a group of homeless and recently housed adults. Read more »


Creative City Grantee Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol's Premiere of DEVRAN

In November 2017, Creative City  grantee Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol premiered his new composition entitled DEVRAN: Music of Islam, Turkey & Renaissance Europe for two free public performances in Boston, at NEC’s Jordan Hall and at First Church in Roxbury. The aim of the composition and the concerts was to connect diverse people and cultures through enjoying live music.Read more »


Creative City Summer Info Sessions

The Creative City application is now live, and with the final application deadline of the program’s pilot phase just over two months away (11:59PM EDT on Monday, September 25, 2017, to be exact), it’s not too early for Boston-area artists to start thinking through their projects! NEFA is hosting a series of information sessions for those interested in learning about and applying for the program.Read more »


Collaborating for Maximum Impact: Presenting the Nile Project at Boston University

The Provost and Chief Academic Officer of Boston University, Jean Morrison, created the BU Arts Initiative in September of 2012 to engage all BU students in the arts so that “the arts are fundamental to the BU student experience” (J. Morrison, personal communication, March 19, 2013), to encourage interdisciplinary arts programming, and to raise the profile of the arts at Boston University. Part of our programming is to present a campus Signature Event - a major artist or arts scholar, each semester. The Nile Project residency served as our Spring 2015 Signature Event.Read more »


Creative City June 2016 Public Events

Two cohorts of Creative City grantees are starting to hit the streets of Boston with their projects this month!  Last Saturday Denise Delgado hosted a Poetry Block Party with a performance by El Hombrecito at the Egleston Square Peace Garden as a part of her Creative City project, Bodega Signs + Wonders.

Check out the listing below with details about upcoming Creative City projects this month!

Saturday, June 11, 2016
12:00 - 6:00 PM
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On the CreativeGround with Czésare Santana

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage month, CreativeGround talked with Czésare Santana, a Latin musician based in Providence, Rhode Island for our “On the Ground With” blog. Born in the Dominican Republic, Czésare writes and performs alternative, folk, and world music style music, and took the time out of his busy day to answer a few questions about his life as a musician in New England.

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NEFA on the road: September 2014

NEFA staff will be out and about attending regional booking conferences this September as the 2014-2015 season kicks off.  There are opportunities to attend panels and meet individually; see below for details.

September 2-5, 2014

Western Arts Alliance (WAA) Annual Conference | Seattle, WA
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November 2014 Opportunities

No tricks--just treats! This month, we bring to you several events and one call to artists that may be of interest to some of you. Take a look while you nosh on your Halloween candy, and email us if you know of any opportunities (professional development events or calls to artists) that we should consider posting!

And of course, be sure to visit NEFA's events calendar for even more professional development opportunities.

november 2014 opportunities

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October 2014 Professional Development Events

With the back-to-school season in full swing, there's no better time to brush up on your skills. Below are some professional development opportunities that may interest you. Email us if you know of an event that we should consider posting!

october 2014 EVENTS

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NALAC Regional Arts Training Workshop

June 2014 Professional Development Events

Check out the workshops, conferences, and other opportunities happening this month and beyond, and email us if you know of an event that we should consider posting!

Also, check out our events calendar to see if NEFA is holding an info session in a town near you!

june 2014 EVENTS

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