University of Southern California


NEA Grants for Arts: Dance

Slots:                                                    1 slot across all sub-categories listed

Internal Deadline:                          Contact Office of Research if interested.

LOI:                                                        N/A

External Deadline:                          July 9, 2020

Award Information:                        Type: Grant

                                                                Award Amount: Cost share/matching grants will range from $10,000 to $100,000

Submission Process: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal:

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:                         

Who May Serve as PI:                    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 National Endowment for the Arts.


The National Endowment for the Arts seeks to sustain and nurture a multiplicity of American literary traditions, including, but not limited to:

In addition to offering Grants for Arts Projects grant opportunities for organizations, the National Endowment for the Arts offers fellowships to published creative writers and translators in the areas of prose and poetry.

While we welcome applications for a variety of artistically excellent projects, we encourage projects that address any of the following activities below:

Project Types

Literary Publishing Projects: These projects focus on print and/or digital literary magazines and independent and university presses that publish poetry, fiction, drama, and/or creative nonfiction by contemporary writers and translators.

Projects may include but are not limited to:

NOTE: Literary publishing projects must focus primarily on contemporary literature and/or writers.

* See “We Fund/We Do Not Fund” to make sure your project is eligible.


We fund nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes.

We fund projects only.

Budgetary Requirements:

Our grants cannot exceed 50% of the total cost of the project. All grants require a nonfederal cost share/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.

Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for updates and other announcements.

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