Update on Native Arts Consortium Planning

Over the last several months, the development of a New England Native Arts Consortium has been underway. With a planning grant in hand, I, Dawn Spears, former Native Arts program manager at NEFA, have taken on the task of coordinating meetings to explore planning a consortium that will continue and build on the work that began at NEFA. The planning grant was given to five organizations, all former Native Arts program grantees/partners who represented the region and would be able to...Read more »


National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) Regional Arts Training Workshop

Our partners at RISCA are hosting the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC) 2-day Regional workshop on October 10 & 11, 2014 in Rhode Island.  This is the first time NALAC has been in New England, and it's a great opportunity to engage Latino artists throughout the entire region.

NALAC Regional Arts Training Workshops are convened throughout the nation to assist in strengthening local networks and build the leadership of Latino artists and...Read more »


Reflecting on the LEAD Conference: New insights on accessibility

As part of my role as NEFA’s accessibility coordinator, I have the opportunity to champion access to the arts for all people and especially the disability community. Last year when I first attended the Kennedy Center’s Leadership Exchange in Arts and...Read more »

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
You can set up individual consultations with NEFA staff during the conference. Email us directly...Read more »


New England Creative Economy Network: Focus on Establishing Creative Spaces

On a beautiful day in June, folks from around New England who are invested (or engaged) in space development for the creative sector met in Providence, RI. They came to meet their peers from other New England communities and to learn about two very different, but very complementary, organizations that have developed important spaces that have changed the landscape of Providence. The organizations are artist-driven, but they intentionally serve the entire Providence (and broader) community. Here are my notes from the day (with special thanks to Stephanie Fortunato and her intern Liza Yeager...Read more »


NTP Receives National Funder Award

On June 20, I was lucky enough to stand on the stage at the Theatre Communications Group's national conference and accept the National Funders Award on NEFA’s behalf, which was presented by NTP advisor and TCG board chair Diane Rodriguez of Center Theatre Group. This award was to acknowledge the work that NEFA has done, through the National Theater Project, and in part, to acknowledge the contributions made to the field by our former executive director Rebecca Blunk, who had retired...Read more »


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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May 2014 Professional Development Events

Greetings, all!

Here are a few professional development opportunities that may be useful to your work. Know of an upcoming event that we should consider posting? Email us!

Also, NEFA staff hits the road this month to spread the word about our grant programs and services. Check out our events calendar to see if NEFA is holding an info session in a town near you!

may 2014 EVENTS

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