NOTE: The information below is taken from the 2013 guidelines and will be updated as soon as the 2014 guidelines have been released in January. Please click here for additional information on upcoming changes recently released by the NEA.
The National Endowment for the Arts invites applications for its Art Works program. "Art Works" refers to three things: the works of art themselves, the ways art works on audiences, and the fact that art is work for the artists and arts professionals who make up the field.
Grants are available for projects in the following areas (to be submitted through one of the two categories listed below):
For most organizations, the following categories represent the full range of funding options for the entire year. Applicants should examine the goal and purposes of their project of the following categories and apply to the one category that is most relevant. The Arts Endowment will not transfer applications between categories.
An organization may submit only one application to either Art Works OR Challenge America Fast-Track.
Exceptions to One-Application Rule
Media Arts: An organization may submit more than one application under the Art Works category through the Media Arts discipline. Organizations that are considering more than one Media Arts Art Works project under the August deadline must consult the Media Arts staff before applying. The 2013 deadline was August 8. The 2014 deadline is July 24 although updated guidelines regarding the number of Media Arts submissions allowed have not yet been released by the NEA.
Independent Component Status: A parent organization that comprises separately identifiable and independent components (e.g., a university campus that has a presenting organization and a radio station) may submit an application for each such component. In addition, a parent organization also may submit one application on its own behalf for a distinctly different project. The University of Iowa Press, The Iowa Writers Program, The Iowa Review, Hancher Auditorium, and the University of Iowa Museum of Art are considered separate entities for NEA purposes and may each submit one program application.
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