(Boston, MA) The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) has awarded $404,000 through the National Dance Project (NDP) to support production residencies and touring by contemporary dance companies in 2015-16. NEFA’s National Dance Project fuels the creation of new dance works and brings the work of the most compelling dance artists of our time to audiences across the nation.
Seven dance companies have received NDP Touring Awards of up to $35,000 each that will support U.S. tours of the awarded projects during the newly-extended 18-month tour period of June 1, 2015-November 30, 2016. These projects were selected from a highly competitive pool of 67 U.S. and international applicants and are now available to tour with NDP support. They join the previously awarded Production Grant recipients, who also received up to $35,000 in touring support, as projects that U.S. nonprofit organizations may present with NDP subsidy. A publication of the seven Touring Award projects will be available in January, 2015, and will include tour coordinator information for presenters; a publication of the 24 Production Grant recipients with video work samples is currently available on NEFA’s website. Organizations interested in presenting any of these projects should contact the tour coordinators listed in the publications prior to March 9, 2015, in order to be considered for funding through NDP Presentation Grants.