University of Southern California

Research

NEA Grants for Arts: Museums

Slots:                                                     1 across all sub-categories listed.

Internal Deadline:                           Contact the 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: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants

Materials to submit:

Link to Award:                                   https://www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/gap/museums

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.

Purpose:

The nation’s museums face a tall and challenging order, increasingly called upon to be civic anchors, community gathering places, and stewards of our most prized artistic and cultural heritage. Museums are visited by millions of people each year — more than those that attend all major sporting events and theme parks combined.

The National Endowment for the Arts is committed to supporting museum activity that demonstrates exceptional aesthetic investigation and meaningful community engagement. Specifically, the National Endowment for the Arts assists museums through the support of exhibitions, care of collections, conservation, commissions, public art works, community engagement, education activities, and other museum work. Museum projects funded by the National Endowment for the Arts demonstrate artistic excellence in and across a variety of mediums, movements, eras, and cultures.

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

Project Types:

* 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.