NEA Announces 2nd Round FY14 Grants

April 23, 2014

NEA Announces Second Round of FY14 Grants

Orchestras in 51 communities will offer a variety of engaging, educational and innovative programming, as well as bring music to underserved regions and populations thanks to $1,237,500 in Art Works, Part 2 grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This essential support will enable orchestras to present live music experiences, make recordings and broadcasts, and provide valuable music education programs. NEA funding increases access to music in communities of all sizes nationwide, and in addition to providing direct support for local projects, the award of an NEA grant also enhances the ability of grantees to pursue support from other sources like private foundations, corporations, and individual contributors. The NEA requires at least a one-to-one match of federal funds from all grant recipients, and on average, each NEA grantee far exceeds that requirement and generates at least nine dollars for every one dollar the NEA gives.

The League submits written testimony to Congress in support of NEA funding every year, provides orchestras with customized tips for applying for an NEA grant, and complies the project descriptions for grants awarded to orchestras and projects related to the orchestra field. Complete lists of grant amounts and project descriptions for awards in all disciplines may be found on the NEA website in a state-by-state listing or a discipline/field listing. In addition, the NEA maintains an online grant search system which allows members of the public to search all of the NEA's grants since 2000 using a variety of attributes to customize search results.

View Complete Orchestra Project Descriptions


FY15 NEA Grant Application Deadlines

The NEA’s next FY15 Application deadlines are May 8, 2014 for Challenge America Fast-Track and July 24, 2014 for Art Works, Part 2.

Members attending the League’s national Conference this June may schedule a one-on-one appointment to discuss the NEA grant process with an NEA music specialist. Both Court Burns and Anya Nykyforiak will be at the League’s Conference in Seattle this year, so please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Read the League’s Tips for Orchestras Preparing an FY15 Application