The Northampton Arts Council is an organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Call to performing artists: New England States Touring (NEST) Grant

WHAT: New England States Touring (NEST) Grant
WHEN: Application Deadline: August 1, 2019, 11:59 PM ET
              for projects beginning on or after November 1, 2019

New England States Touring (NEST) provides support to New England-based nonprofit organizations for public presentations and activities by New England artists listed on the CreativeGround directory.
Program Goals:
- Give the communities of New England direct access to the artistic excellence and diversity available in this region.
- Provide New England artists with the opportunity to build audiences through touring to a variety of communities, thereby increasing demand for their work.
- Encourage thorough planning of projects that provide meaningful interaction between New England artists and communities.
- Remove barriers to participation due to race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, class, age, and geography.

NEST artists are performing artists from New England who meet the NEST artist requirements. They represent a wide range of disciplines, including dance, folk art, interdisciplinary work, media, music, musical theater, opera, poetry, and storytelling. NEST artists must be available for public performances and must maintain a permanent residence in New England.

CreativeGround houses the directory of all artists who may be chosen by NEST applicants for funding.

Visit the NEST grant page for information about finding NEST artists or becoming a NEST artist.

August 1, 2019, 11:59 PM ET, for projects beginning on or after November 1, 2019

Preview application questions

NEFA accepts grant applications via an online form. If you require an alternate format or assistance to access the application, please contact:
Daniela Jacobson
Accessibility Coordinator
617.951.0010 x528.

Photo credit: Boston's The Theater Offensive is among the 24 finalists, photo by Lennelle Moises

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