NEA Grants for Arts Projects
- Changes to NEA Grants for Arts Projects Application Guidelines
The National Endowment for the Arts will be changing the application guidelines for the Grants for Arts Projects program. To help you plan for your application to the NEA in 2011, here is a preview of some changes to the guidelines that will be posted on www.grants.gov in January 2011.
An important change to consider:
The Access to Artistic Excellence and Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth categories have been replaced with a new funding category called Art Works, which will support the four outcomes mandated by the Agency's 2010 Strategic Plan:
* Creation: The creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence,
* Engagement: Public engagement with diverse and excellent art,
* Learning: Lifelong learning in the arts, and
* Livability: The strengthening of communities through the arts.
Applicants must select the outcome that is most relevant to the project and that reflects the results expected to be achieved by the project. Grant recipients must provide evidence that the outcome was achieved.
What this means for you:
* If you've been applying to Access to Artistic Excellence, you now will apply to Art Works.
* If you've been applying to Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth, you now will apply to Art Works through the Arts Education discipline.
* If you will be applying for an official Consortium project in Art Works, you must apply for an innovative project.
Once the Grants for Arts Projects guidelines are posted in January, take a look, and if anything is unclear, contact the discipline staff that is appropriate to your project (see "Agency Contacts").