On October 1, 2019, NEFA announced a series of changes to the Expeditions and New England States Touring (NEST) programs, merging the two under the NEST moniker and sunsetting the Expeditions program. Please visit the NEST Grant page to learn about tour support for artists from inside or outside of New England.

Requirements & Reports for Grant Recipients


Grant payments will be made upon receipt of the following which must be submitted within 40 days after the funded event:

  1. A completed Expeditions Touring Grantee Report Form for each grant.  Click "Return to your grant form" below to log-in to your portal account to find and submit your online grantee report form(s). If you need technical assistance, please email Falyn Rose Elhard (they/them/theirs).  

    RETURN TO YOUR GRANT Application
  2. A copy of the signed contract or letter of agreement between your organization and the artist(s) presented with the artist fee and scope of work.
  3. Copies of letters of appreciation sent to your federal and/or state legislators. This is to inform them about the purpose of this award, and the impact it will have on your organization’s activities and service to the community. 
  4. Copies of program and publicity materials showing acknowledgement of NEFA’s funding. See NEFA logo download and crediting information for details.

Failure to provide these materials within 40 days of the event may result in cancellation of the grant and all pending NEFA grants. If the performance date is changed or cancelled, or if you anticipate a delay in submission of materials, please contact Daniela Jacobson.

Reductions in Artist Fees

Expeditions grant amounts are determined based on the proposed artistic fee; therefore, reductions in artist fees may result in the reduction or cancellation of your grant. Grant recipients must notify NEFA of any changes in fees paid to the artist(s) as soon as possible in advance of the event.