CEC awarded the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) National Theater Project Grant


We’re happy to announce that Cloud Eye Control has been awarded the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) National Theater Project Grant. Funding will support the creation and touring of our new project, Half Life.

The National Theater Project (NTP) promotes the development and touring of artist-led collaborative, ensemble, and devised theater works. Modeled on NEFA’s National Dance Project, NTP functions as a full system of support for devised theater, which not only provides funding but animates an informed, interactive network of producing theaters, presenters, and ensembles. Leadership support for NEFA’s National Theater Project is generously provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

“We are delighted to announce these selections—exciting, original theater in the making that will tour to connect with a range of audiences across the U.S.” said NEFA executive director Rebecca Blunk. “We are eternally thankful for the Mellon’s leadership and support.”

Grants for this round ranged from $85,000-$120,000. The six grant recipients are:

  • Aion Productions, LLC (NC) for The Clothesline Muse
  • Cloud Eye Control (CA) for Half Life
  • Complex Movements (MI) for Beware of the Dandelions
  • Elevator Repair Service (NY) for Arguendo
  • En Garde Productions/Ed Bilous (NY) for BASETRACK
  • Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental (PA) for RED-EYE to HAVRE de GRACE

Organizations interested in presenting any of these works – or works from previous grant rounds – may apply on a rolling basis for support; NTP also provides travel support for arts presenters interested in seeing projects. Contact program manager Quita Sullivan atqsullivan@nefa.org or 617.951.0010 x531 or visit www.nefa.org to learn more.