March 2020
NEFA staff are doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 by working remotely. Please reach out to us and visit for resources. Stay safe and healthy.

Current grantees can expect to hear from NEFA very soon as we try understand the impact of this crisis on funded activities. Learn why that input is critical.
What Cheer? Brigade  of Providence, RI | courtesy the artists.
New Grant: New Work New England
Dance, film, interdisciplinary, music, musical theater, opera, poetry, storytelling and theater artists creating new work in New England are invited to apply to New Work New England .
National Dance Project Advisors last June | photo by Jeffrey Filiault/NEFA
National Dance Project Welcomes New Advisors, Thanks Outgoing Advisors
Five new folks will review National Dance Project Production Grant applications and work with finalists on their full proposals.
CreativeGround Turns Six
Are you listed on CreativeGround , the cultural directory of creative people and places at work in New England? After six years of CreativeGround, the site has some exciting changes ahead.
(First photo) Larry Simpson accepts award; (second photo L to R) Kate Gilbert, Newell Flather, and Silva López Chavez | photos by (l-r) Jeffrey Filiault and Ann Wicks/NEFA 
'Celebration of Leadership' Highlights Arts Leaders & New Opportunities
At the Celebration of Leadership , NEFA honored arts leaders Larry Simpson and Newell Flather; launched a new grant, New Work New England ; and awarded the inaugural Newell Flather Leadership in Public Art Award to Silvia López Chavez and Kate Gilbert/Now + There.
NEFA Welcomes Elizabeth Timmerman
Elizabeth Timmerman joins NEFA as the new Technology & Data Coordinator.

Previously, Elizabeth has worked at the Boston Center for Adult Education and Boston Ballet School.
Want to join our team? NEFA seeks a Program Officer, Creative Economy. Apply by April 3, 2020 .
Elizabeth Timmerman | photo by Jeffrey Filiault/NEFA
Event Updates
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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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