New England Foundation for the Arts: Winter 2014: Launching CreativeGround, and more!
CONNECT WITH NEFA
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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.
Become a part of the work that we do to sustain the arts in New England and beyond. Support NEFA today!
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 involved by sharing CreativeGround with your community.
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
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 :
- $5.2 million from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
for the National Dance Project
- $130,000 from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation
for Center StageSM
NEFA has recently awarded a total of $649,546 in grants. Click below for details.
- Fund for the Arts
- National Dance Project Production Residencies for Dance
- National Dance Project Touring Awards
- National Theater Project Presenter Travel Fund
- New England States Touring
- New England Presenter Travel Fund
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.
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.
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
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
MARCH 3, 2014
MARCH 24, 2014
MARCH 31, 2014
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)
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
who were recently appointed to NEFA's Board of Directors.
Welcome to new staff member Meena Malik, Program Coordinator, National Theater Project