NEFA is currently partnering with the Northeast Indigenous Arts Alliance (NIAA) on ways to serve the Native arts community in New England. We encourage Native American artists to explore grant opportunities and services in all NEFA programs, and contact us with questions. 

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CreativeGround

CreativeGround is open to all artists and creative businesses in New England. It is also a way for Native American artists of New England to connect with each other and used as a resource to connect those outside the community to a vibrant New England culture. It has replaced the Native Arts Directory PDF, which has been used by various organizations throughout New England to find - and hire - Native American artists, including:

  • Boston Children's Museum
  • The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
  • Springstep Studios

View the Native Arts profiles on CreativeGround

 

Native Arts and Cultures Foundation

Native Arts and Cultures Foundation supports Native artists in the United States whose innovative and multifaceted approaches to literature, dance, visual arts, film, storytelling, music, and traditional arts strengthen culture, foster creativity and economic opportunity, and impact issues of social progress, environmental sustainability, and cultural equity. Visit www.nativeartsandcultures.org for more resources. 

Northeast Indigenous Arts Alliance (NIAA)

The Northeast Indigenous Arts Alliance (NIAA) strengthens and supports the Northeast Indigenous artist community by providing opportunities that will promote, protect, preserve, and continue the artistic vitality of work in the region. They are a consortium of Native organizations and artists that have joined together to support the cultural vitality of our region, by providing resources and opportunities, addressing needs, and connecting artists. ​

Western Arts Alliance's Advancing Indigenous Performance Program

The Advancing Indigenous Performance Program (AIP) is a new program established by the Western Arts Alliance with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. AIP deepens support for Indigenous performing artists and touring networks in ways that are rooted in the shared values of openness, inclusion, equity and generosity. The initiative aims to provide educational and professional development resources for US-based Indigenous artists that will build audiences for Indigenous performing arts. The program will include a Native Launchpad, Indigenous Performance Symposium, and travel and tour funding.