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Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America.

Grants for Organizations

The NEA funds projects only. Projects may consist of one or more specific events or activities. Projects do not have to be new. Excellent existing projects can be just as competitive as new activities. Projects do not need to be big either; small projects that can make a difference in their community or field are welcome.


Grants support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Matching grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000. A minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount is required. The NEA will again offer funding for Creativity Connects projects through the Art Works category.

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First Art Works Deadline: February 16, 2017
Second Art Works Deadline: July 13, 2017

Recent Art Works grants are posted on the NEA website.
Guidelines workshop webinar is scheduled for January 18, 2017.

Art Works Creative Connects Deadline: May 4, 2017
Recent Creativity Connects grants are posted on the NEA website.
Guidelines workshop webinar is scheduled for March 22, 2017 (Details will be posted soon.)


Grants support projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations. Matching grants are for $10,000. A minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount is required.

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Challenge America Deadline: April 13, 2017
Recent Challenge America grants are posted on the NEA website.
Guidelines workshop webinar is scheduled for March 1, 2017 (Details will be posted soon.)


Grants for organizations to apply for creative placemaking projects that contribute to the livability of communities and place the arts at their core. Our Town offers support for projects in two areas:
  • Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects that represent the distinct character and quality of their communities. These projects require a partnership between a nonprofit organization and a local government entity, with one of the partners being a cultural organization. Matching grants range from $25,000 to $200,000.
  • Projects that Build Knowledge About Creative Placemaking. These projects are available to arts and design service organizations, and industry, policy, or university organizations that provide technical assistance to those doing place-based work. Matching grants range from $25,000 to $100,000.

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Our Town Deadline: TBA


Grant awards to support research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. Research: Art Works offers support for projects in two areas:
  • Track One: Value and Impact. These research projects aim to examine the value and/or impact of the arts in any topic area(s) by using data and methods appropriate to the proposed research questions. Matching grants range from $10,000-$30,000.
  • Track Two: Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs. These research projects aim to test the causal or inferred-causal impact of the arts on individual or cohort outcomes by using experimental or quasi-experimental design methods appropriate to the proposed research questions. Matching grants range from $30,000-$100,000.

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Research Art Works Deadline: TBA


Art Works Guidelines Workshop January 2017
Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 1:00 – 2:00pm MST

Online Tutorial: Using the Grant Application Form (GAF)
If you apply to the February Art Works, Creativity Connects, or Challenge America programs, you will use the GAF. Beginning with the July 2017 Art Works deadline, the NEA will switch to a new applicant portal to complete Step 2. More information on this will be posted on the website later this year.

Grants for Individuals

Creative Writing Fellowships
Fellowships in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Non-matching grants are for $25,000.

Application Deadline: March 8, 2017
The NEA’s Writers’ Corner features many of the past fellows and their work.

Translation Projects
Translation Projects enable recipients to translate work from other languages into English. Non-matching grants are for $12,500 or $25,000, depending upon the artistic excellence and merit of the project.

Application Deadline: TBA

Photo: Aerial of Scottsdale Cultural Council’s Canal Convergence Water + Art + Light, a 2016 NEA grant recipient. Photo by Dayvid Lemmon, courtesy Scottsdale Cultural Council.


Details

Organization/Company: National Endowment for the Arts
Website: https://www.arts.gov/
Location: Nationwide
Deadline: Next Deadlines: February 16, 2017
How to Apply: Guidelines and application materials can be found at https://www.arts.gov/grants/apply-grant/grants-organizations.