NEFA's National Dance Project and National Theater Project Directors Announce 2020 Grant Recipients

National Dance Project and National Theater Project have awarded over $3 million to support the creation and touring of 30 new works and over $250k to the remaining 36 finalists to develop their works.
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Our dance staff review Regional Dance Development Initiative (RDDI): New England Nows application form and answer questions about the program activities and experiences.

On September 23 and 24, Erin Genia co-hosted the symposium, as part of Centering Justice: Indigenous Artists’ Perspectives on Public Art with NEFA's public art department. The symposium aimed to create space for diverse Indigenous perspectives to collectively reflect on possibilities for more just public art practices to support Indigenous cultural expression to flourish in public. We welcome you to continue learning with us by (re)watching these conversations. 

Erin Genia, Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota, is a multidisciplinary artist, educator, organizer, and 2020 Artist-in-Residence with the City of Boston.

Co-hosted by Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and NEFA's public art department, Public Art, Public Memory explored the role that planners, artists, and community leaders can play in cultivating more just and inclusive public spaces through public art and collective memory. Artists and cultural organizers working at the intersection of creativity, history, and community-building, offered inspiring examples and practical tools to help shape more inclusive and expansive monuments in our region.
Five Remarkable Ensembles from Colombia and Perú to Tour U.S.

In a stressed and uncertain time for live performance around the globe, Center Stage is uniquely positioned to engage diverse communities in a variety of formats – on stage, offstage, on screen, and online.

Find out more about the artists in our digital booking brochure.
New England States Touring (NEST) supported Flynn Center for the Performing Arts' Community Artist-in-Residence Daniel Bernard Roumain of Massachusetts; photo by Madeline Bell
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Update: For the November 2020 grant cycle, in response to the COVID-19 crisis, New England States Touring (NEST) grants may support virtual online performances and community engagement activities. Applicants may also request a NEST grant amount that covers the full artist fee.
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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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