Program Manager, Regional Grants and Initiatives

The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) is a 501(c)3 organization with an annual budget of $11.25 million. NEFA invests in artists and communities and fosters equitable access to the arts, enriching the cultural landscape in New England and the nation. 

As an organization, NEFA values an equitable, diverse, and inclusive world, which we interpret as all people having fair access to the tools and resources they need to realize creative and community endeavors. We acknowledge structural inequities have excluded individuals and communities from opportunities based on race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, class, age, and geography and strive to counter those inequities in our work.  


The Program Manager, Regional Grants and Initiatives, manages and implements all aspects of NEFA’s suite of programs, services, and initiatives that build the capacity of New England artists and arts organizations through grantmaking, professional development, partnerships, and network building.  

These initiatives include grant programs, New England States Touring (NEST) and New England Presenter Travel Fund, the Idea Swap, an annual convening of artists and presenters from across the region, and other special or one-time projects. In addition, the Program Manager will lead the launch and implementation of two new multi-year initiatives in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), The Wallace Foundation, and NEFA’s fellow Regional Arts Organizations (RAOs). These new grant programs will support arts organizations founded by and for communities of color to achieve greater organizational resilience in the face of strategic challenges through investment of funding, network building, and technical assistance.  




Click here for more information or to apply. All candidates will apply using the application form at We ask all candidates to submit a current resume and a cover letter describing their interest in and preparedness for the role, and to respond to a limited set of questions about relevant skills. Contact information to request accessibility accommodations to participate in the application or hiring process is listed on the webpage above. 

The deadline to apply for this position is Friday, March 10, 2023. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and we encourage interested candidates to apply prior to the deadline. Applications received after the deadline may not be reviewed if the existing candidate pool is deemed sufficient. Requests for initial phone interviews will go out approximately one week after the application deadline.  


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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2023-02-10 11:53:32 -0500