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New England Foundation for the Arts: Winter 2014: Launching CreativeGround, and more!

New England Foundation for the Arts: Winter 2014: Launching CreativeGround, and more!  

CONNECT WITH NEFA

NEFA'S BLOG

View upcoming professional development events.

Read about international performing arts resources.

 

Why use puppetry to tell stories? NEFA grant recipient Leslee Asch tells all.

      

ABOUT NEFA

NEFA builds connections among artists, arts organizations, and funders, powering the arts to energize communities in New England, the nation, and the world. 

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

Learn more about NEFA.

Become a part of the work that we do to sustain the arts in New England and beyond. Support NEFA today!

LAUNCHING CREATIVEGROUND

We're pleased to announce the launch of CreativeGround, NEFA's newest online tool to connect and promote New England's creative economy.

Search and explore the 30,000 profiles in the directory, including artists of all disciplines, cultural nonprofits like libraries and theaters, and creative businesses like recording studios and design agencies.

Get listed by adding or updating a profile for your creative enterprise. (You could win a 32GB Nexus 10 tablet!)

Get involved by sharing CreativeGround with your community. 

Read the full release. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUP

Thank you to all who contributed to NEFA's year-end annual appeal campaign! Your support helps make all of NEFA's work possible, and on behalf of artists and communities in New England and beyond, we thank you!  

Did you miss NEFA's year-end appeal? It's not to late to give. Make your gift to NEFA today. 

IDEA SWAP 2013 HIGHLIGHTS

Watch a video and read program manager Adrienne Petrillo's recap of the event, a centerpiece of NEFA's presenting and touring program.

 

Image: 2013 Idea Swap attendees by Ann Wicks

NEW GIFTS TO NEFA

Special thanks to New England's six state arts agencies for their support of New England partnership programs. Additional grants awarded include :

GRANTS AWARDED

NEFA has recently awarded a total of $649,546 in grants. Click below for details. 

CROWDFUNDING & NEFA

NEFA recently joined two distinct crowfunding platforms to further support grantees and participants' efforts.

Through Hatchfund, a nonprofit crowdfunding site dedicated to supporting artists, you may affiliate your profile with NEFA directly. Get started here.

For those using Kickstarter, an independent company whose mission is to help bring creative projects to life, please contact us if you would like be included on NEFA's Curated Page.

Learn more about crowdfunding. 

NATIVE NEW ENGLAND NOW

January 4, 2014, marked the end of a three month collaboration with the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, and included an exhibit, workshop, panel, and market. 

Read more on our blog.

Did you attend the Native New England Now exhibit or any of the special events? If so, share your thoughts by completing our brief survey by Feb. 1.

Image: Artists of the Native New England Now exhibit by Ann Wicks

APPLY FOR A GRANT

 

Upcoming application deadlines (learn more at www.nefa.org):  

FEBRUARY 10, 2014

French-U.S. Exchange in Dance 

FEBRUARY 19, 2014

Expeditions Tour Planning 

Expeditions Touring

MARCH 3, 2014

National Dance Project Production (Preliminary Inquiries)

New England States Touring

MARCH 24, 2014

National Theater Project Creation & Touring (Preliminary Inquiries)

MARCH 31, 2014 

Fund for the Arts

ROLLING DEADLINE

National Theater Project Presenter Travel Fund

NATIONAL DANCE PROJECT PARTNERS

 

  • Neil Barclay, Director and CEO
    Contemporary Arts Center (New Orleans, LA)
  • Sara Coffey, Director
    Vermont Performance Lab (Guilford, VT)
  • Sean Dorsey, Artistic Director
    Sean Dorsey Dance (San Francisco, CA)
  • Tonya Lockyer, Executive/Artistic Director
    Velocity Dance Center (Seattle, WA)
  • Pamela Tatge, Director
    Wesleyan University, Center for the Arts (Middletown, CT)

View the full list of NDP Partners.

And warmest thanks to those who are rotating off: Erin Boberg Doughton (Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)), Paul Brohan (Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland), Laura Faure (Bates Dance Festival), Adele Myers (Adele Myers and Dancers), and Michael Reed (Arizona State University Gammage). 

BOARD & STAFF NEWS

Welcome to Amy Zell Ellsworth and Elizabeth Theobald Richards,

who were recently appointed to NEFA's Board of Directors. 

Welcome to new staff member Meena MalikProgram Coordinator, National Theater Project 

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