NEA Grants for Arts


  • Type: Foundations
  • Category: Not Stated
  • Source: National Endowment For The Arts


  • Award Min: $10,000.00
  • Award Max: $100,000.00
  • Quantity: Between 15 and 30


  • Deadline: Aug 08, 2013
  • Funding Available: Not Stated
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Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes may apply. Applicants may be arts organizations, local arts agencies, arts service organizations, local education agencies (school districts), and other organizations that can help advance the goals of the Arts Endowment. In addition, an organization must have at least a three-year history of programming by the application deadline to be eligible.

School-based Projects Must Be Directly Connected To The School Curriculum And Instructional Program. Activities May Take Place In Or Outside Of The School Building At Any Time Of The Day, Including After-school And Summer Enrichment Programs Formally Connected To School Curricula.

The Guiding Principle Of "Art Works" Is At The Center Of Everything We Do At The NEA. "Art Works" Refers To Three Things: The Works Of Art Themselves, The Ways Art Works On Audiences, And The Fact That Art Is Work For The Artists And Arts Professionals Who Make Up The Field.

To Make "art Work," The NEA Has Included The Advancement Of Innovation As A Core Component Of Its Mission As A Way To Ensure The Vitality Of The Arts. We Recognize That Arts And Design Organizations Are Often In The Forefront Of Innovation In Their Work And Strongly Encourage Innovative Projects Which Are Characterized As Those That:

Are Likely To Prove Transformative With The Potential For Meaningful Change, Whether In The Development Or Enhancement Of New Or Existing Art Forms, New Approaches To The Creation Or Presentation Of Art, Or New Ways Of Engaging The Public With Art;
Are Distinctive, Offering Fresh Insights And New Value For Their Fields And/or The Public Through Unconventional Solutions; And
Have The Potential To Be Shared And/or Emulated, Or Are Likely To Lead To Other Advances In The Field.
Through The Projects That We Support In The Art Works Category, We Want To Achieve The Following Four Outcomes:

Creation: The Creation Of Art That Meets The Highest Standards Of Excellence,
Engagement: Public Engagement With Diverse And Excellent Art,
Learning: Lifelong Learning In The Arts, And
Livability: The Strengthening Of Communities Through The Arts.

Additional Info:
Dance, Music, Opera: Denise Brandenburg, or 202/682-5044

Literature, Theater & Musical Theater: Nancy Daugherty, or 202/682-5521

Folk & Traditional Arts, Local Arts Agencies, Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works: Terry Liu, or 202/682-5690

Design, Media Arts, Museums, Visual Arts: Lakita Edwards, or 202/682-5704