University of Southern California


NEA Art Works: Limited Grants in Multiple Disciplines

Slots:                                                  One total (NOT one per discipline)                         

Internal Deadline:                          Contact the Office of Research if interested. 

LOI:                                                     N/A      

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 registration by at least June 19, 2019 and submit to 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:

Materials to submit:

Link to Award:                       

Who May Serve as PI:                  

To be eligible, the applicant organization must:



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:


The NEA funds projects only.


For more information about each separate artistic discipline eligible through this call, please follow the links below for more information:


Arts Education


Folk & Traditional Arts


Local Arts Agencies

Media Arts



Musical Theater


Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works


Visual Arts


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.