January 2018
IN THIS ISSUE    National Dance Project to Expand with Mellon Grant / Expeditions Program Deadline Approaches: 2.20.18 Read  About Recently Awarded Grants   | Apply for a Grant  On the Blog Staff News    
National Dance Project to Expand with Mellon Grant
The National Dance Project will provide new grantmaking and field-building elements, thanks in part to a $3.9 million three-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon FoundationNDP has invested more than $36 million in funding to 359 artists and companies and 787 cultural organizations to strengthen partnerships and bring dance into communities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam. 
Dancing Earth Creations (pictured) has received support from the National Dance Project; photo by Paulo T. Photography.
Expeditions Program Deadline Approaches: 2.20.18
Expeditions grants support New England nonprofit organizations to plan and implement tours of high-quality arts projects involving New England, national, and international artists. Expeditions has two grant programs with a deadline of February 20, 2018:
  •  Expeditions Touring Grants provide funding for presenting high quality artists in tours that exhibit strong collaboration between artists, presenters, and nonprofit organizations to creatively engage communities in New England.
  •  Expeditions Tour Planning Grants provide resources for projects that need additional planning time to build interest among tour partners, leading to an application for Expeditions Touring support.
So Percussion and BANDALOOP (pictured, left to right) have received support from Expeditions; photos by Stephanie Berger and Kimberly Maroon, respectively.
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Grant deadlines are at 11:59 PM ET, with staff available until 5:00 PM ET.


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Janusz Sulanowski has been appointed to the role of finance associate.  Prior to NEFA, Janusz served as a financial administrator for the Fund for Public Interest. His artistic passion is the bassoon, having played with the South Shore Conservatory in Duxbury, MA, as well as during his college years.

Morganna Becker has joined the organization as the associate to support CreativeGround, NEFA's free online directory of New England's creative sector.  She has served as the business coordinator for Green Street Studios in Cambridge. She also served as a manager at several cafes, where she coordinated staff and catering departments. As a Master Artist for Paint Nite, she continues to instruct large painting and other arts and crafts projects, encouraging self-described "non-artists" to explore their creativity.

Janusz Sulanowski and Morganna Becker (pictured) joined the organization at the start of the year; photos by Jeffrey Filiault/NEFA. 

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