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April 2016
Creative City Announces Second Round Of Grants
Native Arts Convening
NTP Advisors
CreativeGround Survey
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Grants Awarded
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Board Members Attend Wu Man + The Shanghai Quartet

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April 2016 Opportunities   
NEFA and CreativeGround workshop - St. Johnsbury, VT
NEFA and CreativeGround workshop - Burlington, VT 
Creative City announces second round of grants to Boston artists

Ten Boston artists received Creative City grants totaling $100,000. Grantees will create art experiences that engage public participation and animate neighborhoods and communities throughout Boston, including Mattapan, South End, East Boston, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, and Allston. Read more and learn about grantees at

Image: Creative City-supported The Pineapple Diaries: Season Two, by Paloma Valenzuela.
Native Arts community members convened at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum

NEFA partnered with the Northeast Indigenous Arts Alliance (NIAA) to bring the region's Native Arts community together on April 9 at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center. Thirty eight artists and cultural organizations gathered for discussion and updates on NIAA activities, including organizational membership and bringing the IFAM(E) (Indigenous Fine Art Market) to the region in May 2016, and NEFA's CreativeGround, and sharing resources in addition to highlighting the need for convenings and professional development.

Images provided by Tailinh Agoygo.
National Theater Project welcomes new advisors, thanks former advisors

National Theater Project (NTP) is pleased to announce new advisors:
  • Alison Carey, director, American Revolutions: The United States History Cycle, Oregon Shakespeare Festival
  • Patricia Cruz, executive director, Harlem Stage
  • Shoshona Currier, director of performing arts, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
  • Clyde Valentin, director, Arts + Urbanism Initiative, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University
We would like to express our deep gratitude to the advisors who rotated off earlier this month:
  • Lane Czaplinski
  • Colleen Jennings-Roggensack
  • Mike Ross
  • Meiyin Wang
Image: NTP-supported 600 Highwaymen, photo by Maria Baranova.
Take the CreativeGround survey

Your feedback is vital to the constant improvement of CreativeGround and how it serves site users. Please take 5 minutes to fill out this survey and be entered to win a $50 gift card! 
 Survey closes on April 27. Take the survey here.
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APRIL 20, 2016 | Hartford, CT
CreativeGround Office Hours 


NEFA and CreativeGround Workshop

NEFA and CreativeGround Workshop
Grants awarded
NEFA recently awarded grants supporting theater:
Image: National Dance Project-supported Sidra Bell Dance, by Jubal Battisti.

Apply for a grant
Upcoming application deadlines: (learn more at Grant deadlines are at 11:59PM EST, with staff available until 5:00PM EST.
National Dance Project Production Grant 
Full proposal deadline, by invitation only

JUNE 8, 2016
National Theater Project Creation & Touring
Full proposal deadline, by invitation only

SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
Creative City Grant 

OCTOBER 11, 2016
National Dance Project Touring Award

National Theater Project Presentation Grant
National Theater Project Presenter Travel Fund
New England Presenter Travel Fund applications will be available in mid-May for travel opportunities in June 2016 and later.

Image: Expeditions-supported Roger Guenveur Smith, by Caitlyn Doherty. 
NEFA board members attend Wu Man performance at Wellesley

NEFA board members attended a Wu Man & The Shanghai Quartet performance for our annual board social event. The performance was part of a four state, six site Expeditions-supported tour.
Image: Cathy Edwards, NEFA executive director; Wu Man; and Lawrence J. Simpson, board chair.

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