(BOSTON) The New England Foundation for the Arts was the recipient of a $75,000 grant from The Boeing Company Charitable Trust for the National Dance Project.  The grant will support the production and touring of contemporary dance works in the United States for the 2010-2011 season.

Launched in 1996, NEFA’s National Dance Project enables communities across the nation to experience the work of the most creative and compelling dance artists of our time.  “NDP is a critically important national program supporting individual dance artists and companies across the spectrum,” said NEFA executive director Rebecca Blunk. “We are grateful to the Boeing Company Charitable Trust for recognizing the importance of this work.”

In addition to this award, NDP is generously supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the MetLife Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, with additional funding for special initiatives from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the French American Cultural Exchange, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

About NEFA
NEFA 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 creative sector.  NEFA is a 501(c)(3) that operates with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New England state arts agencies, and from corporations, foundations and individuals.

NEFA currently administers grantmaking programs of regional, national, and international scope 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 cultural community. For more information on NEFA’s grant programs and services, please visit www.nefa.org or call 617.951.0010.