We are delighted, and grateful, to share that the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) has awarded New England States Touring funds to the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine to bring the Guy Mendilow Ensemble to Portland, Maine for a performance and community engagement.
NEST (New England States Touring) funds presentations of New England-based performing artists from outside of a presenter’s state. NEST grants are awarded through a competitive selection process. Selection criteria include :
- Contextual, educational, and adjunct activities featuring the artist(s) in the project (e.g., workshops, lecture-demonstrations) which meaningfully engage various sectors of the community. Cross-sector exchanges (connecting arts and non-arts organizations) and collaboration are strongly encouraged.
- Collaborative planning to extend the arts to populations underrepresented due to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, nationality, geography, language, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, mental and physical status, or age.
- Well-planned promotion and marketing, including linkages that extend and deepen the reach of the project.