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March 10, 2006

Grants for Arts Projects (NEA)

Access to Artistic Excellence

DEADLINES ANNOUNCED: 03/13/2006 and 08/14/2006

The National Endowment for the Arts is interested in projects, regardless of the size or type of applicant organization, that are of national, regional, or field-wide significance; that tour in several states; or that provide an unusual or especially valuable contribution because of geographic location. This includes local projects that can have significant effects within communities or that are likely to serve as models for a field. For the past several years, the guidelines have directed applicants to the Arts Endowment through a particular category of funding (e.g., Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth). Assistance is available to eligible organizations of all sizes for projects in: dance, design, folk & traditional arts, literature, local arts agencies, media arts: film/radio/television, multidisciplinary, museums, music, musical theater, opera, presenting, theater, and visual arts. Within each field or discipline above, organizations may apply through the Access to Artistic Excellence category which seeks to foster and preserve excellence in the arts and provide access to the arts for all Americans. The Arts Endowment is particularly interested in projects that reach and involve new audiences.

SUPPORT PROVIDED: All grants require a nonfederal match of at least 1 to 1. An organization may request a grant amount from $5,000 to $150,000. Most grant awards will range from $10,000 to $100,000. Few grants will be awarded below $10,000; grants of $100,000 or more will be made only in rare instances, and only for projects that the Arts Endowment determines demonstrate exceptional national or regional significance and impact.

Posted by sharum at March 10, 2006 2:21 PM