The inaugural three years (2015-2018) of the Creative City pilot supported artists of all disciplines to reimagine places for art in Boston, engage public imagination, and inspire community members to share in civic experiences. With acknowledgement of the Barr Foundation’s funding and thought partnership, NEFA is excited to share the pilot learnings through the Creative City Report. Learn more
On November 6-7, 2017, the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) convened New England dance cultural organizers (NEDCO) to brainstorm ways to increase connectivity and support for the region’s dance artists. The convening was hosted by Jacob’s Pillow and funded by the Barr Foundation and the Boston Foundation. View the report (accessible PDF format).
NEFA was among a cohort of 12 grant makers from the U.S. and Canada who came together with the purpose of examining and identifying ways to strengthen equity in grant decision making practices. Request a text version.
Read a summary of this convening inspired by five projects that received grants from NEFA's National Theater Project and National Dance Project; participants included artists, active military personnel, veterans, arts presenters, health care practitioners and funders.
Creative workers are employed in nearly every sector that powers New England, from education, to technology and science, to major global brands. The report shows how many New Englanders work in the sector and how much they add to the economy, how the region compares to the nation, what the employment trends show, and get a glimpse of the local landscape. Learn more about this research by reading the report and state highlight sheets
A summary of CCX 2015 that outlines the structure and goals of the CCX concept, shares participant feedback, and an analysis of the needs and suggestions made by leaders in arts-based community development work in New England. The goal is to help NEFA and other service providers advance the role that the creative sector plays in building healthy New England communities.
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