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National Endowment for the Arts: Art Works Creativity Connects Projects

Deadline: May 4, 2017

Creativity Connects is an initiative that shows how the arts contribute to the nation’s creative ecosystem, investigates how support systems for the arts are changing, explores how the arts can connect with other sectors that want and utilize creativity, and invests in innovative projects to spark new, collaborative ideas.

A key component of Creativity Connects is a grant opportunity in the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works category to support collaborative, mutually beneficial partnerships between the arts and non-arts sectors, specifically: agriculture; business and economic development; science; technology; healthcare; community; education; environment; military; and transportation.

Art Works: Creativity Connects grants will seek to benefit the arts and non-arts sectors by:

  • Demonstrating the beneficial contributions of artists and creative work to societal health
  • Supporting the infrastructure for the arts to work in new ways with new sectors
  • Building bridges that create new relationships and constituencies
  • Creating innovative partnership projects to advance common goals

Amount: Grants will generally range from $20,000 to $100,000. A non-federal match of at least one to one is required.

Eligibility: Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes. 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 applicant organization must have a three-year history of programming prior to the application deadline. A partnership between an arts program and an organization from a non-arts sector must be confirmed at the time of application.

Link: https://www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/art-works/creativity-connects-projects

Note: The May 4 deadline is for submission to Grants.gov. Applicants must submit additional information to NEA-GO by May 18, 2017.

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