National Endowment for the Arts: Seeking Applications for NEA Art Works I

Deadline: 15 February 2018

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is seeking applications for its grant program entitled “NEA Art Works I.”

Art Works is the National Endowment for the Arts’ principal grants program. Through project-based funding, 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.

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 our humanity by broadening our understanding of ourselves as individuals and as a society.


  • Artist Communities
  • Arts Education
  • Dance
  • Design
  • Folk & Traditional Arts
  • Literature
  • Local Arts Agencies
  • Media Arts
  • Museums
  • Music
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
  • Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works
  • Theater
  • Visual Arts

Funding Information

  • Award Ceiling: $100,000
  • Award Floor: $10,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • State governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • City or township governments
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • County governments
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Special district governments
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Independent school districts

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligible Country: United States

For more information, please visit

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