Andrew Street Mural by artist Michael Aghahowa and youth from Gregg Neighborhood House | photo by Spenser Hasak
Spatial Justice Grants Awarded to Artists & Collaborators Across Massachusetts

NEFA awarded $264,000 to Massachusetts-based artists and collaborators to imagine and create public art that fosters more just, vibrant, and welcoming public spaces.

“As we reckon with complex histories and continued legacies of racism and white supremacy culture, we refocused our public art grantmaking towards spatial justice. Public art has the ability and responsibility to creatively engage important and timely conversations, bring healing to space and place, and foster public imagination for a more just version of what is possible.” - Kim Szeto, NEFA public art program director
Center Stage Ensembles from Colombia & Perú Booking Now
On Tour in the U.S. from February - June 2022

Interested? Share your new reality, talk specifics, and explore possibilities directly with Lisa Booth & Deirdre Valente. Email Lisa Booth Management now to set up a time to chat this month or in January - including at the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) Conference or International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA).
Photo by Courtney Leonard; BREACH: Logbook 14 "Archetype" | The Path We Share Residency Photo Documentation | July 2014 | Deanery Project, Ship Harbour, Nova Scotia | Mi'kmaq Territory
Erin Genia has three new blog posts as part of the Centering Justice series, featuring artists Bruce F. Curliss (a.k.a. Star), Courtney Leonard, Lily E. Manycolors, Jenny Oliver, and Dawn Spears:
Your generous gifts to the New England Foundation for the Arts contribute to a nation where artists flourish and communities celebrate art as essential.
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In FY20, NEFA joined our State Art Agencies partners in artist relief funds in response to the global pandemic; celebrated arts leaders Larry Simpson and Newell Flather; the National Theater Project celebrated ten years of supporting the field; and so much more.
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The following grant applications will open in 2021:

Rolling Deadlines

By Invitation Only

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

NEFA accepts grant applications via an online form. If you require an alternate format or assistance to access the application, please contact:

Jane Preston
Interim Accessibility Coordinator

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Find New England creatives and cultural organizations to support on CreativeGround. Give the gift of memberships to local museums, works by visual artists, charitable gifts to dance companies, and so much more.
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NEFA invests in artists and communities and fosters equitable access to the arts, enriching the cultural landscape in New England and the nation.

The New England Foundation for the Arts invests in artists and communities and fosters equitable access to the arts, enriching the cultural landscape in New England and the nation. NEFA accomplishes this by granting funds to artists and cultural organizations; connecting them to networks and knowledge-building opportunities; and analyzing their economic contributions. NEFA serves as a regional partner for the National Endowment for the Arts, New England’s state arts agencies, and private foundations. Learn more at