Application Deadlines

The NEA has set the deadlines for FY15 Grants for Arts Projects, the Endowment's major support category for organizations. As a reminder, the Access to Artistic Excellence and Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth categories have been replaced with the funding category called Art Works, with outcomes of Creation, Engagement, Livability, and Learning.   

  • Art Works, Part 1: February 20, 2014
  • Art Works, Part 2: July 24, 2014
  • Challenge America Fast-Track: May 8, 2014

The NEA has released guidelines for applying for FY15 Grants. The League’s guidance specific to orchestras has been updated and is posted on our Tips for your application page.

Orchestras may be interested in exploring two additional opportunities for Our Town funding, which supports 1) Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects that represent the distinct character and quality of their communities; and 2) Projects that Build Knowledge About Creative Placemaking. Grants will range from $25,000 to $200,000, with applications due December 15, 2014. Updated guidelines and further program descriptions are available online.

NEA Research: Art Works grants support research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts. These grants typically range from $10,000 to $30,000, with applications due on October 21, 2014.