This area is for projects and organizations that embrace multiple disciplines from the performing, visual, media, design, and literary arts. These projects and organizations support every stage of the artistic process including arts services, training, residencies, commissioning, presentations, touring and access, documentation, and preservation.
Projects that present or otherwise feature a single discipline (e.g., dance, music, visual arts) should apply through that discipline. There is one exception, however, for outdoor historical dramas; for more information see the description of project types accepted under the March 8, 2012, Art Works application deadline.
Funding Opportunities in Presenting
Organizations may apply for creative placemaking projects that contribute to the livability of communities and place the arts at their core. An organization may request a grant amount from $25,000 to $200,000. (Deadline: January 14, 2013)
Grants for Arts Projects
The National Endowment for the Arts' primary funding opportunities for organizations can be found here. An organization may submit only one application through one of the following FY 2013 Grants for Arts Projects categories (see "Application Limits" for the few exceptions to this rule). For most organizations, these categories represent the full range of funding options for the entire year. Applicants should examine the goal and purposes of their project as well as the review criteria of these categories, and apply to the one category that is most relevant. The Arts Endowment will not transfer applications between categories.
National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards
Outstanding community arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of America's young people may apply for these awards. (Receipt deadline: January 31, 2012)
The Arts in Media
In 2010, the National Endowment for the Arts evolved the category of “Arts on Radio and Television” to “Arts in Media.” This change reflects the variety of media through which artists are now creating and the public are consuming art. This initiative has been an overwhelming success yielding more than twice the number of applications received under the previous category. The proposals that will be recommended for support under Arts in Media ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to experience great art whether on television, radio, the Internet, or on their mobile phones. We are now moving the specifications for Arts in Media under our umbrella of “Art Works” with the deadline of August 9, 2012.
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