(Boston, MA) The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) is pleased to announce that Natalya Tausanovitch has joined the organization in the role of Program Administrator, Creative Economy.

In this role, Natalya will coordinate the operations of the creative economy program’s technology and data projects and tools, including the growth and development of CreativeGround, NEFA’s online creative economy directory and research database. “With her passion about the relationship of the arts to thriving communities and project management experience, Natalya will help us support a visible, inclusive, and connected New England creative economy that can strengthen and sustain itself,” said Dee Schneidman, senior program director, research and creative economy. “We are excited to have her be a part of the team.”

Prior to NEFA, Natalya served as the programs and database manager at community-based nonprofit English At Large, where she supported ESL programs for adult English language learners across Middlesex County, MA. Before moving to the nonprofit sector, Natalya worked in a client-facing role at a Boston retail tech startup working with major consumer brand clients. She also served as a Teaching Fellow with national nonprofit Breakthrough Collaborative, and as a volunteer, delivered 100+ hours of English language tutoring in the greater Boston area. Pursuing her intersecting interests in language and teaching, she earned her CELTA credential in teaching adult ESL in 2019.

Natalya earned her B.A. in English Literature from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, where she completed a minor in music and performed as a flutist with the University of Rochester Symphony Orchestra for five years. Originally from New Hampshire, she currently resides in Melrose, MA.

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 www.nefa.org.