We are pleased to announce recent awards from:
Anonymous ($20,000) for Native Arts
Native Arts & Cultures Foundation ($14,000) for the Native Arts Master Apprenticeship program; contact Dawn Spears for more information or visit nefa.org.
Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art ($100,000) for Center StageSM
CONGRATULATIONS TO RECENT GRANT RECIPIENTS
NEFA has awarded a total of $210,875 in grants since October 2011.
Meet the Composer/New England
National Dance Project Touring Awards
Native Arts New England
New England States Touring
Presenter Travel Fund
Production Residencies for Dance
OUT IN THE FIELD
Here’s a sampling of what NEFA has been up to in recent months.
10th Annual Idea Swap | Worcester MA
Thanks to Eastern Bank and other Idea Swap sponsors and participants for making this year’s event a huge success! Read what long-time participant Margaret Lawrence (Dartmouth College’s director of programming, right) has to say about how the Idea Swap benefits her work.
Public Art Discussion Series
Last November, over 100 artists gathered at the Artisan’s Asylum in Somerville, MA, for NEFA’s Public Art Discussion Series, Materials Mania. Attendees received tutorials on plastics, glass, and mosaic from local fabricators.
NEFA’s 35th Anniversary Reception
NEFA celebrated 35 years with a December reception at ArtsEmerson’s Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theater, featuring the Berklee student group, the Hailey Niswanger Quartet, and special guest, award-winning choreographer Liz Lerman.
Public Art in Somerville, MA
Ripplerun, a public art project by artist Bevan Weissman, created with support from NEFA’s Fund for the Arts, was installed permanently on December 22 in Union Square, Somerville, MA. View photos from the installation’s ribbon cutting and check it out if you’re in the area!
NEFA hosts workshops, convenings, and informational/professional development sessions throughout New England. Check out NEFA’s Facebook page, YouTube channel, events calendar, and the NEFA Network to find out about projects and events happening near you!
Visual artist Robert Peters (Mashpee Wampanoag) benefits from NEFA’s Native Arts services!
Public Art Discussion Series: Strategies for Community Engagement
January 23, 2012 | Roxbury MA
Native Arts Workshops
January 25, 2012 | Boston MA
January 28, 2012 | Mashantucket CT
Contact Dawn Spears if you’re interested in hosting a workshop in your area.
Massachusetts Recreation and Park Association Showcase
February 22, 2012 | Plymouth MA
Meet NEFA staff and learn more about MatchBook.org and funding through NEST!
Native Arts Folklorist Convening
April 20-21, 2012 | Mashantucket CT
CREATIVE COMMUNITIES EXCHANGE 2013
Attention creative and cultural leaders in New England!
SAVE THE DATE!
Creative Communities Exchange 2013
June 6-7, 2013 | Portland ME
Share practical information about implementing creative economy projects and actionable tools for strengthening communities at the Creative Communities Exchange 2013 (produced by NEFA and local hosts, the Creative Portland Corporation, the Maine Center for Creativity, and the Greater Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau).
Event inquiries: Nella Young 617.951.0010 x529
Sponsorship inquiries: Liz Epsen 617.951.0010 x532
GRANTS & SERVICES UPDATES
Due to high demand, the Presenter Travel Fund has been disbursed through May 31, 2012. The Fund will accept applications beginning June 1, 2012.
Support is available to presenters to see projects funded by the National Theater Pilot. Contact Quita Sullivan for details.
The federal government now requires that all NEFA organizational grantees supported by federal funds register for DUNS numbers. More specifics on the requirement will be included in all NEFA grant applications. Applicants who are individuals are exempt from this requirement.
NEFA updates guidelines annually; be sure to review carefully before applying. Click below for details.
February 1, 2012: NDP/FUSED Application
February 15, 2012: Native Arts New England Application
February 17, 2012: Expeditions Application
March 1, 2012: NDP Production Round 1 Application
March 1, 2012: New England States Touring Application
April 1, 2012: NDP Presentation Grant Application
June 1, 2012: New England States Touring Application
Rolling deadline: National Native Artist Exchange Application
Rolling deadline (after June 2012): Presenter Travel Fund
NDP PARTNERS UPDATE
NEFA welcomes National Dance Project’s new Hub Sites and Advisors, a group of dance field experts who help to guide NDP:
Emil J. Kang, Executive Director for the Arts, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Director, Carolina Performing Arts
George Lugg, Associate Director, REDCAT
Michael Reed, Senior Director of Cultural Participation and Programming, Arizona State University Gammage
Martin Wechsler, Director of Programming, The Joyce Theater
Thank you to those who served NDP and are rotating off:
Ella Baff, Executive Director, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival
Zane Booker, Executive/Artistic Director, Smoke, Lilies and Jade
Anna Glass, Managing Director, 651 Arts
Bridgette Kohnhorst, Assistant Director of Arts and Cultural Programs, Great Performances at Vanderbilt
Angela Mattox, Artistic Director, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art