New Work New England

Artistic fields
Applied Arts, Architecture, Curating, Dance, Design, Digital, Drawing, Education, Fashion, Film, Installation, Interdisciplinary, Painting, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Public Art, Research, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textiles, Video, Visual Arts, Writing
Older than 18
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island & Vermont., United States
Be a practicing artist(s) in dance, film, interdisciplinary work, music, musical theater, opera, poetry, storytelling and/or theater. There is no minimum for years of experience. Applicants may be individual artist(s), collectives, or artists with their own 501(c)(3) organization.
Cash Prize
1500 USD New Work New England grants will range from $7,500-$15,000 and will be awarded through a competitive selection process. Approximately 10-15 grants will be awarded annually during the initial 3-year pilot.
Priority will be given to artists who have not previously received direct funding through NEFA programs including the National Dance Project, National Theater Project, Creative City, New Work New England, and through The Boston Foundation’s Live Arts Boston. Final grant decisions will take geographic diversity into account, including all New England states, rural and urban communities.
New Work New England provides grants of $7,500-$15,000 directly to New England artists in dance, film, interdisciplinary work, music, musical theater, opera, poetry, storytelling, and theater to support creating and producing new work that the artist intends to share with multiple New England communities. The focus of this pilot program is on artists and the creative process and projects that further equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.  In addition to grant funds, NEFA will provide networking and visibility opportunities for artists through the annual Idea Swap, and other opportunities to develop relationships with New England organizations to further support the development, production, presentation and future touring of new work in New England communities. Support for organizations, and for subsequent presentation and touring will be available through the New England States Touring Program (NEST).
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Required documents
Artist Statement
Artwork / Portfolio
Application Forms
Project Description
Project Sketch
Cost Estimation
Application type
Online Form
Jury Members
Previous Winners
Selection Date