National Endowment for the Arts: Art Works
Art Works is the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA’s) principal grants program. Through project-based funding, the NEA supports 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.
The NEA encourages applications for artistically excellent projects that:
- 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 humanity by broadening the understanding of ourselves as individuals and as a society
Discipline areas through which applicants may apply include:
- Artist Communities
- Arts Education
- Folk & Traditional Arts
- Local Arts Agencies
- Media Arts
- Musical Theater
- Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works
- Visual Arts
Amount: Grants generally will range from $10,000-$100,000 and are typically for amounts less than $25,000. All grants require a non-federal match of at least 1 to 1.
Eligibility: 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.
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