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National Endowment for the Arts’ Grants for Arts Projects


National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Grants for Arts Projects to supports public engagement with, and access to, various forms of art across the nation, the creation of art, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life.

Donor Name: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Country: United States

State: All States

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 02/10/2022

Size of the Grant: $10,000 to $150,000

Grant Duration: 2 Years


Grants for Arts Projects is their principal grants program for organizations based in the United States.

The fund arts projects. Select the discipline that most closely aligns with your project. Discipline descriptions and project types:

The National Endowment for the Arts’ support of a project may start on or after January 1, 2023. Generally, a period of performance of up to two years is allowed.

Funding Information

  • Grants range from $10,000 to $100,000.
  • Designated local arts agencies eligible to subgrant may request from $10,000 to $150,000 for subgranting in the Local Arts Agencies discipline.

Eligibility Criteria

The following are eligible to apply:

  • 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 NEA’s goals.

To be eligible, the applicant organization must:

  • Meet the NEA’s “Legal Requirements” including nonprofit, tax-exempt status at the time of application.
  • Have completed a three-year history of arts programming prior to the application deadline.
    • For the purpose of defining eligibility, “three-year history” refers to when an organization began its programming and not when it incorporated or received nonprofit, tax-exempt status.
    • You will be asked to provide examples of previous programming in the application. For applicants to the February 2022 deadline, programming must have started in or before February 2019; for applicants to the July 2022 deadline, programming must have started in or before July 2019.
    • Programming is not required to have taken place during consecutive years.
    • Organizations that previously operated as a program of another institution may include arts programming it carried out while part of that institution for its three- year history.

The following are not eligible to apply:

  • Individuals;
  • Applications through a fiscal sponsor/agent (organizations must apply directly on their own behalf; or
  • Designated state and jurisdictional arts agencies (SAAs) and their regional arts organizations (RAOs).

For more information, visit Grants.gov.

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