Foundation / Corporation
New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA)
02/20/19 11:59 PM ET
Grants of up to $10,000 to USA nonprofits, schools, and government agencies in the New England area to present high-quality artists on tours. Eligible touring projects exhibit strong collaboration between nonprofits, artists, and presenters, and bring the arts to local communities in creative ways. Funding is intended for projects that include at least three New England nonprofit partners in geographically separate communities from at least two states.
- Build cultural vitality in New England by supporting the planning and implementation of arts projects that engage audiences and communities across New England through public presentation of artists from New England, the United States, and the world.
- Encourage projects that provide meaningful interaction between artists and communities, extending beyond the stage.
- Stimulate opportunities for collaboration and partnerships among New England cultural organizations and with artists.
- Remove barriers to participation due to race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, class, age, and geography.
Projects will be assessed on the individual strength of each partner’s application and the collective strength of the tour. The funding criteria are:
- A high level of artistic quality, exploration, and creativity.
- Collaborative planning in key areas among project partners and artists. The featured artist(s) should be included in project planning.
- Contextual, educational, and adjunct activities featuring the artist(s) in the project which meaningfully engage various sectors of the community. Cross-sector exchange (connecting arts and non-arts organizations) and collaboration is strongly encouraged.
- Increase access to the arts in communities by removing barriers to participation due to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, nationality, geography, language, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, mental and physical status, or age.
- A budget that reflects revenue from a variety of sources including admissions, sponsorships, private foundations, individuals and/or government agencies.
Artist fees may include the cost for performances, residencies and other contextual outreach activities, travel, accommodations, and per diem. Each of the tour partners must include public performances, and additional community engagement activities.
GrantWatch ID#: 168831
Expeditions Touring grants provide up to 50% of artist fees (with a maximum grant of $10,000 per tour partner).
Touring period begins in June (and continues through August 2020) for touring grant recipients. Expeditions Touring projects must occur within the June 1-August 31 time frame following award notification.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Click here to log in and return to your grant application: https://newenglandforthearts.foundationconnect.org/GrantsManager/pages/Login/Login.aspx?OrgID=00Dd0000000c44Z
Daniela Jacobson Plotkin, Program Coordinator, New England Presenting & Touring
617.951.0010 x 528
Adrienne Petrillo, Program Director, New England Presenting & Touring
617.951.0010 x 527
145 Tremont Street, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
USA: Connecticut; Maine; Massachusetts; New Hampshire; Rhode Island; Vermont