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California Consulting is pleased to announce the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA): Art Works Grant Program

California Consulting is pleased to announce the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA): Art Works Grant Program

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA): Art Works

Amount: $10,000 to $100,000 (average $25,000)

Due: SF 424 Due 02/15/2018 Materials and Attachments due 2/20-2/27/18

Match: Yes. Equal to grant amount requested.

Eligibility: Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes may apply. 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.

Description: The Arts . . . belong to all the people of the United States”

Art Works is the National Endowment for the Arts’ principal grants program. Through project-based funding, we support 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. Projects may be large or small, existing or new, and may take place in any part of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.  Encourage 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 and enrich our humanity by broadening our understanding of ourselves as individuals and as a society.  Grants generally will range from $10,000 to $100,000. No grants will be made below $10,000. Grants of $100,000 or more will be made only in rare instances, and only for projects that we determine demonstrate exceptional national or regional significance and impact. In the past few years, well over half of the agency’s grants have been for amounts less than $25,000.

To apply, choose a discipline: Click on link of interest or visit the NEA website for detailed info

Applications will be reviewed on the basis of the following criteria:

The artistic excellence of the project, which includes the:

  • Quality of the artists, arts organizations, arts education providers, works of art, or services that the project will involve, as appropriate.
  • Artistic significance of the project.

The artistic merit of the project, which includes the:

  • Potential to:
    • Celebrate America’s creativity and cultural heritage,
    • Invite mutual respect for differing beliefs and values, or
    • Enrich humanity.
  • Extent to which the project serves the organization’s community or constituency.
  • Potential impact on artists (including evidence of direct payment) and the artistic field.
  • Appropriateness of the project to the organization’s mission, audience, community, and/or constituency.
  • Appropriateness of any proposed performance measurements. This includes, where relevant, measures to assess student and/or teacher learning in arts education.
  • Plans for documentation and dissemination of the project results, as appropriate.
  • Ability to carry out the project based on such factors as the appropriateness of the budget, the quality and clarity of the project goals and design, the resources involved, and the qualifications of the project’s personnel.
  • Where appropriate, potential to reach underserved populations such as those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited.

If you or your entity would like California Consulting to write this application, please contact our Southern California office at (323)728-9002.