National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
07/19/22 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, agencies, and tribal entities for arts initiatives and events. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Eligible disciplines include media arts, dance, design, musical theater, arts education, artist communities, folk and traditional arts, literary arts, local arts agencies, media arts, museums, music, opera, presenting and multidisciplinary works, and visual arts.
For more information on eligible artistic disciplines, see https://www.arts.gov/grants/grants-for-arts-projects/artistic-disciplines.
A project may consist of one or more specific events or activities; it may be a new initiative or part of your organization’s regular season or activities. Organizations that undertake a single short-term program in a year could apply for that event, or they could identify certain components (such as the presentation of a particular artist and the associated activities) as their project. Organizations may apply for any or all phases of a project, from its planning through its implementation.
NEA encourages projects that use the arts to unite and heal, as well as address any of the following:
In recognition of the United States of America’s 250th anniversary in 2026, NEA also welcomes arts projects that educate and engage communities in dialogue about the past, present, and future of the nation.
GrantWatch ID#: 189889
Grants range from $10,000 to $100,000. In the past few years, a majority of the agency's grants have been for amounts less than $25,000. In addition, designated local arts agencies eligible to subgrant may request cost share/matching grants ranging from $10,000 to $150,000 for subgranting programs in the Local Arts Agencies discipline.
Support of a project (i.e., “Earliest Start Date for Proposed Project”) can begin no sooner than:
- January 1, 2023 (for applicants at the February 10 deadline), or
- June 1, 2023 (for applicants at the July 7 deadline)
Grants awarded under these guidelines generally may cover a period of performance of up to two years. The two-year period is intended to allow an applicant time to plan, execute, and close out its project, not to repeat a one-year project for a second year.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
If you have questions, call or email the appropriate staff contact: https://www.arts.gov/grants/grants-for-arts-projects/contacts
The National Endowment for the Arts
400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506
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