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
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.
March 1, 2021: New England States Touring (NEST) Grant: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impacts on the arts sector, there will be some important changes to the NEST grant guidelines for the March 1, 2021 deadline that will support projects occurring in June 2021 through August 2022. Please stay tuned for announcements in early January.
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.
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 nefa.org.