Meet the 2020 recipients of NEFA's two national grant programs, National Dance Project's Production Grant and National Theater Project's Creation & Touring Grant.

Watch or read a message from the program directors, Indira Goodwine and Quita Sullivan

National Dance Project

Five dancers, two of which are in wheelchairs, dance in front of a white backdrop.
AXIS Dance Company; photo by David DeSilva


National Dance Project (NDP) supports the creation and touring of new dance works and connects artists, cultural organizations, and audiences across the nation.

2020 NDP Production Grant Recipients

Organizations interested in presenting any of these works – or works from previous grant rounds – may apply for an NDP Presentation Grant after contacting its tour coordinator; to learn more about the projects visit the directory of NDP projects with tour support

See All NDP projects with Tour Subsidy Available

 

National Theater Project

A drag queen kneels before a choir.
Black Benatar's Black Magic Cabaret; photo by Jolene Engo

National Theater Project (NTP) promotes the development of artist-led, ensemble, and devised theater work while extending the reach and life of these projects through touring.

2020 NTP Creation & Touring Grant Recipients

Organizations interested in presenting any of these works – or works from previous grant rounds – may apply for an NTP Presentation Grant after contacting its tour coordinator; to learn more about the projects visit the directory of NTP projects with tour support

See All NTP Projects with Tour Subsidy Available

 

Dance and Theater at NEFA

Six people pose on a deck.
NEFA Dance and Theater teams (from left): Kristin Gregory, Indira Goodwine, Cheri Opperman, Derek Schwartz, Quita Sullivan, and Meena Malik.

NEFA offers grants and opportunities for dance-makers and theater ensembles across the country.

Grants and Opportunities

Grants for Artists

Grants for Organizations

Program Initiatives

  • National Dance Project Regional Dance Development Initiative: New England Now
  • National Theater Project Regional Convenings
    NTP regional convenings expand knowledge and experience of ensemble and devised theater in regions of the U.S. that are less well known and resourced. NTP seeks to bridge this knowledge gap through co-hosting regional convenings where regional artists, presenters, funders, and service organizations share experiences and learning about distinct local contexts and discuss geographically specific challenges to creating and presenting work. Participants engage in discussion with NTP advisors and staff about issues of equity around access to production and touring resources. Convenings also include performances by local artists to raise familiarity with the aesthetics of the region and to help inform future NTP project selection.
  • National Theater Project Transition Grant
  • National Theater Project Artist Development Grant
    Artist Development Grants are small grants that offer development support between $5,000 and $10,000 to as many as five NTP Creation & Touring projects reviewed in the final application round. Advisors select projects and recommend specific developmental work that would advance the project, regardless of whether it ultimately receives an NTP Creation & Touring award. Grantees have used the support for the creation of better work samples, construction of crucial set elements, dramaturgical assistance, and the creation of workshop opportunities to generate interest in the project.

Contact

Dance

Questions about the program or eligibility:

Indira Goodwine
Program Director, Dance
igoodwine@nefa.org
617-951-0010 x512

Kristin Gregory
Program Manager, Dance
kgregory@nefa.org
617-951-0010 x521

Questions about the application process or grant forms:

Cheri Opperman
Grants Manager, Dance
copperman@nefa.org
617-951-0010 x524

Theater

Quita Sullivan
Senior Program Director, Theater
qsullivan@nefa.org
617-951-0010 x531

Meena Malik
Program Manager, Theater
mmalik@nefa.org
617-951-0010 x516 

Derek Schwartz
Program Coordinator, Theater
dschwartz@nefa.org
617-951-0010 x537

Accessibility 

NEFA accepts grant applications via an online form. If you require an alternate format or assistance to access the application, please contact:
Jane Preston
Interim Accessibility Coordinator
jpreston@nefa.org
617-951-0010 x528.

View NEFA's ADA Grievance Policy

Funders

National Dance Project

NEFA's National Dance Project is generously supported with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with funding for special initiatives from the Barr Foundation, the Boston Foundation, and the Aliad Fund at the Boston Foundation.

National Theater Project

NEFA's National Theater Project is made possible with lead funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and additional support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

 

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