New England Foundation for the Arts

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New England Foundation for the Arts
Abbreviation NEFA
Formation 1976; 41 years ago (1976)
Founded at Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Headquarters Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
New England

The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, is one of six not-for-profit regional arts organizations funded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and by private foundations, corporations and individuals.

Founded in 1976, NEFA functions as a grantmaker, program initiator, regional laboratory, project coordinator, developer of resources, and builder of creative partnerships among artists, arts organizations, and funders.[1] The Foundation serves the state arts councils of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, which comprise New England. NEFA also has national programs in contemporary dance and Native arts, and has partnered on several international dance programs.

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  1. ^ A Survey and Analysis of Regional Traditional Arts Programs and Services