NEA Art Works: Limited Grants in Multiple Disciplines
Slots: One total (NOT one per discipline)
Internal Deadline: April 12, 2019, noon PT. NOTE: The NEA lists an earlier deadline but since the NEA only accepts one proposal per year, the Office of Research is only sponsoring a competition with the later deadline.
External Deadline: July 11, 2019
Added Note from NEA: To allow time to resolve any problems you might encounter, we strongly recommend that you register/renew your Grants.gov/SAM registration by at least June 19, 2019 and submit to Grants.gov by at least July 2, 2019.
Award Information: Type: Grant
Anticipated Amount: Range from $10,000 to $100,000.
Cost Sharing: Our grants cannot exceed 50% of the total cost of the project. All grants require a nonfederal match of at least 1 to 1. For example, if an organization receives a $10,000 grant, the total eligible project costs must be at least $20,000 and the organization must provide at least $10,000 toward the project from nonfederal sources.
Submission Process: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/apps/art-grants/
Materials to submit:
- Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
- CV – (5 pages maximum)
Link to Award: https://www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/art-works/grant-program-description
Who May Serve as PI:
To be eligible, the applicant organization must:
- Meet the National Endowment for the Arts’ “Legal Requirements” including nonprofit, tax-exempt status at the time of application. (All organizations must apply directly on their own behalf. Applications through a fiscal sponsor/agent are not allowed. See more information on fiscal sponsors/agents.)
- Have a three-year history of arts programming prior to the application deadline.
- Have submitted acceptable Final Report packages by the due date(s) for all National Endowment for the Arts grant(s) previously received.
NOTE: Only the following disciplines are limited to one candidate per institution.
Art Works is the National Endowment for the Arts’ principal grants program. Through project-based funding, we support public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation, the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. Projects may be large or small, existing or new, and may take place in any part of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.
We encourage applications for artistically excellent projects that address any of the following activities below:
- Honor the 2020 centennial of women’s voting rights in the United States (aka the Women’s Suffrage Centennial).
- Engage with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Hispanic or Latino organizations; or the Native American, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian arts.
- Celebrate America’s creativity and cultural heritage.
- Invite a dialogue that fosters a mutual respect for the diverse beliefs and values of all persons and groups.
- Enrich our humanity by broadening our understanding of ourselves as individuals and as a society.
The NEA funds projects only.
- A project may consist of one or more specific events or activities; it may be a part of an applicant’s regular season or activities. Organizations that undertake a single short-term project in a year — a ten-day jazz festival, for example — could apply for that event, or they could identify certain components (such as the presentation of a key artist and the associated activities) as their project. Describe the activities for which our support is requested, and provide specific information on the artists, productions, venues, distribution plans, etc., that will be involved.
- Organizations may apply for any or all phases of a project, from its planning through its implementation.
- A project does not have to be new. Excellent existing projects can be just as competitive as new activities.
- Projects do not need to be large. We welcome small projects that can make a difference in a community or field.
- Projects may be in any of the Arts Endowment’s artistic disciplines.
For more information about each separate artistic discipline eligible through this call, please follow the links below for more information:
LAST NOTE: The “Design” and “Artist Communities” disciplines are not listed here as they are not institutionally limited and require an earlier deadline. The “Museums” award is limited per museum, not per institution.
Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for updates and other announcements.