The New England Foundation for the Arts announced that Summer Confuorto (Gros Ventre/Mi'kmaq)

has joined the organization as Program Associate, primarily supporting NEFA’s Native Arts and Public Art programs.
Originally from Falmouth, MA, and currently a resident of Brookline, MA, Summer holds a B.A. in Spanish and a Certificate in Native American Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2006).  “Summer’s experience working in cultural organizations and knowledge of the region’s Native communities are great assets, and we are thrilled to welcome her to NEFA,” said Native Arts program manager Dawn Spears (Narragansett). 

About NEFA
The New England Foundation for the Arts creatively supports the movement of people, ideas, and resources in the arts within New England and beyond, makes vital connections between artists and communities and builds the strength, knowledge, and leadership of the region's creative sector.  NEFA is a nonprofit organization that operates with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New England state arts agencies, and from corporations, foundations, and individuals.

NEFA administers grantmaking programs that support the performing arts, public art, and Native American artists. NEFA also leads projects and initiatives that range from the analysis of the impact of the creative economy to the creation of online tools which link and advance the regional, national, and international cultural community. For more information, please visit or call 617.951.0010.