The next deadline for a New England States Touring (NEST) grant is September 1, 2011. The NEST grant program provides support to nonprofit organizations based in New England for community-related activities by select New England performing artists from outside of the presenter's state.
NEFA also has a Presenters Travel Fund to provide monetary assistance to arts programmers or curatorial staff in New England. Applicants may apply for funding to help cover the expense of attending festivals, showcases, conferences, or other cultural events where they can see artistic work. Applications must be sent to NEFA at least one calendar month prior to the departure date of the proposed trip.
Its never too soon to think about Meet The Composer funds. Designed to increase opportunities for New England composers and encourage meaningful interactions between composers, their music, and the citizens of New England. Eligible projects encompass the full range of music composition, including jazz, classical, and songwriting. Grants range from $200 to $2,500 and are available in amounts of up to 50% of the composer's fee, inclusive of honoraria, travel, and per diem. Deadline December 1, 2011.