Collage of a photo of folks sitting in a circle on some blankets over a blue galaxy.
Strengthens collaborations to collectively imagine creative, impactful, accountable public artmaking in Massachusetts.
October 17, 2022
Jazz artists, apply for a grant to explore your work in new ways. Grants of $5,000-$40,000 available to support a residency you propose & develop for artistic creation or connecting with audiences.
On an outdoor stage, three men play brass instruments.
Designed for emerging and mid-career artists around the entire country, Jazz Road Tours supports small, three- to six-site tours at an array of venue types, often in rural communities and other areas traditionally underserved by the genre.
A standing dancer pushes a dancer on wheels by his feet.
Presentation Grants are made to eligible organizations to support up to 50% of the artist fee and travel expenses per engagement of NDP awarded projects on tour.
By invitation only
On a street, a dancer, in traditional Indigenous performance garb, jumps.
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 15, 2022
Four dancers, wearing gray, leap up, forward, or along the floor in front of a white backdrop.
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
In front of a dancer and in pink light, a Black woman reads from a book.
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.
In front of a black curtain, four folks in different colored satin sashes pose. Two pose with their drum or drumsticks.
Presentation Grants are made to invited U.S. presenters and support up to 50% of the artistic fee for NTP projects.
By Invitation Only: Rolling Deadline
In casual attire, five folks pose in front of a water tower.
Grants provide monetary assistance for travel to promote the touring of NTP funded projects.
Rolling Deadline
Puppeteers and an orchestra are on either side of a projection of a TV that shows a character running.
Transition Grants are awarded to NTP Creation & Touring Grant recipients to support continuity for ensembles following the completion of touring.
For select NTP Production grantees by invitation only
On a stage, five dancers wear color costumes.
Offers grants for stabilizing New England nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and planning for the future. Not currently accepting applications.
Outside, a light-skinned woman in all navy holds her arms out; she stands in front of a structure that's white and has holes and spikes in it.
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.
September 23, 2022
Outside, on a balcony, two dancers, in bright costumes, perform.
Presenter Travel Fund enhances the performing arts in the region by supporting travel costs associated with researching artistic work that may eventually be presented in New England.
Closed through May 2022
A group of 7 Black dancers on an outdoor stage; they wear soft colors and are surrounded by musicians  and leafy green trees.
Funds nonprofit organizations to present touring artists in venues across New England.
March 1, 2023
Andre sings amid a large crowd of people.
Provides grants to New England performing artists for the creation and production of new work
In a red galaxy, a yellow swing with English, Spanish, and Chinese characters carved into the back.
Supports public art that creatively expresses and embodies a more just version of what’s possible in public.
October 17, 2022
Around folding tables, five women engage in conversation. There are shelves lined with books behind them and, through tiled windows, the sun shines bright.
The Public Art Learning Fund aims to strengthen the field of public art in New England by providing professional development support directly to artists.
Rolling thru December 19, 2022
Jin Hi Kim plays the electric komungo, a long stringed instrument.
The Rebecca Blunk Fund was established in memory of Rebecca Blunk (1953-2014), celebrating her 29 years of service to NEFA and her abiding passion for the arts.
By nomination only