September 2019
Photos from L-R: Ifrikya Spirit by Kevin Yatarola, Papermoon Puppet Theatre by Ehsun Mizra, Kurbasy by Ray Shaw, and Compagnie De Danse Jean-René Delsoin by James Moncrief. 
Center Stage: Nominate Ensembles from Colombia and Peru to Tour U.S. in 2021
Center Stage will support U.S. tours of five performing arts ensembles from Colombia and Peru during the period of June-November 2021. Since 2012, the program has welcomed important new voices into our national cultural dialogue, enlarging our world, and sharing diverse, global perspectives directly with communities in the U.S.

Nominate performing arts ensembles by October 15, 2019.
Photo credit: Assets for Artists' Building Knowledge and Networks for Performing Artists workshop, by Kim Szeto/NEFA
New Grant Opportunity:
Public Art Learning Fund
Public Art Learning Fund provides small grants of $500 to $2000 to support professional development opportunities for New England artists to strengthen their public art practices. Through the Public Art Learning Fund, NEFA intends to foster the continued development of more equitable, inclusive, and vibrant public spaces and public life throughout New England.
Photo credit: Idea Swap 2018, by Jeffrey Filiault/NEFA
Register for Idea Swap and Submit a Project Idea by October 9
Mechanics Hall | Worcester, MA
October 30, 2019

The Idea Swap is an annual event for New England-based nonprofit cultural organizations and touring artists to network and share ideas for touring projects. Meet new colleagues, learn about touring projects that could tour in New England, and spark conversations with potential new collaborators.

$40 if registered by October 9 | $60 after 
Photo credit: Larry Arrington's performance at LJ2018 © The Fleet courtesy of Lion's Jaw Festival
Attend 'New England Now' Info Session for Dance Makers
NEFA’s   Regional Dance Development Initiative   (RDDI) has worked to leverage and expand on existing regional resources, foster vital networks of artists and presenters, and to provide professional growth opportunities for different regions across the coutnry. Thirteen years after the last RDDI in New England, NEFA is excited to launch New England Now .

In addition to the information session, below, events in Maine and Vermont will be announced soon!
October 13, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Cambridge, MA
Apply for a Grant
*NEFA implemented a new and improved application system for New England States Touring (NEST) Grant deadlines. Other programs' applications will upgrade over the course of the next year.

Grant deadlines are at 11:59 PM ET. NEFA staff are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET.
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