The New England Foundation for the Arts is accepting applications from performing arts presenters for its New England States Touring (NEST) grant program.
The NEST program supports presentations of New England-based performing artists from outside a presenter's state. Grants are available in amounts of up to 50 percent of the artists' fees and typically range from $400 to $4,000. Requests below $400 will not be accepted. Artists’ fees may include costs associated with the creation of new work, travel, and per diem.
To be eligible, applicants must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, school, federally-recognized Indian tribal government, or unit of state or local government. (Nonprofit organizations do not have to be arts organizations. Organizations that do not have a federal tax identification number may apply if part of an official government agency.) In addition, applicant organizations must be based in New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont).
Applications must be received no later than April 2, 2018, for projects beginning on or after July 1, 2018.
See the NEFA website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.