The New England Foundation for the Arts announced that Kelsey Colcord has joined the organization as program coordinator for Center StageSM, a U.S. Department of State initiative in international engagement and cultural diplomacy.

Originally from Barrington, NH, and currently a resident of Dorchester, MA, Kelsey is a 2009 graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design and holds a BFA in Art History. Her prior work experience includes Boston Ballet’s Summer Dance Program and in an art consulting firm, Boston Art Inc. “Kelsey’s experience working with artists – both from the U.S. and abroad - is an asset to the Center Stage program, and we are thrilled to welcome her to NEFA,” said program manager Adrienne Petrillo.

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.

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Contact: Ann Wicks, 617.951.0010 x534