Adele Bauman Joins NEFA's Board of Directors

(Boston, MA) The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) announced that Adele Bauman has joined NEFA’s board of directors.

A woman with long dark hair, glasses, a gold pendent and a yellow blouse.
Adele Bauman | courtesy photo

Bauman was recently appointed executive director of the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, one of NEFA’s six state arts agency partners.

Prior to this role at the NHSCA, Bauman spent ten years supporting New Hampshire families through her work with the state’s Department of Health and Human Services, where she identified strategic priorities and developed programming that drew on the arts’ ability to transform lives. As a social worker, she saw firsthand the impact of the arts on children’s mental health and development. Bauman has also worked as a professional photographer and as a graphic designer. She holds a master’s from Northeastern University, a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College, and studied at the New England School of Photography.

“The arts are essential to strengthen our communities, economies, and ourselves as individuals,” said Bauman. “Strong partnerships are important to that success, and I’m excited to join NEFA’s Board of Directors on behalf of the NHSCA.”

About NEFA

The New England Foundation for the Arts invests in artists and communities and fosters equitable access to the arts, enriching the cultural landscape in New England and the nation.  NEFA accomplishes this by granting funds to artists and cultural organizations; connecting them to each other and their audiences; and analyzing their economic contributions. NEFA serves as a regional partner for the National Endowment for the Arts, New England’s state arts agencies, and private foundations. Learn more at

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