Promotion of the Arts Grants to Organizations and Individuals

To support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, the strengthening of communities through the arts, and increased public knowledge and understanding about the contributions of the arts.

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Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: Listings for FY 2017 will be posted on www.arts.gov as grants are obligated.

Fiscal Year 2018: Listings for FY 2018 will be posted on www.arts.gov as grants are obligated.

Fiscal Year 2019: No Current Data Available


Agency - National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts; bringing the arts to all Americans and providing leadership in arts education. The Endowment is the largest national source of funds for the arts.

Website Address

http://www.arts.gov


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Arts Midwest $ 2,944,000   2018-07-012021-10-31
Multiple Recipients $ 25,000   2019-08-012021-07-31
Multiple Recipients $ 25,000   2019-08-012021-07-31
Multiple Recipients $ 12,500   2019-05-012021-04-30
Colorado State University $ 90,000   2018-05-012021-04-30
Multiple Recipients $ 25,000   2019-05-012021-04-30
Carnegie Hall Corporation, The $ 90,000   2018-05-012021-04-30
Multiple Recipients $ 25,000   2019-03-012021-02-28
Lafayette City Parish Consolidated Government $ 20,000   2019-01-012021-01-31
Multiple Recipients $ 25,000   2019-02-012021-01-31



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: The National Endowment for the Arts anticipates receiving more than 6,400 applications and making approximately 2,500 awards in all 50 States and six special jurisdictions for a broad variety of arts projects. Fiscal Year 2018: The National Endowment for the Arts anticipates receiving more than 6,400 applications and making approximately 2,300 awards in all 50 States and six special jurisdictions for a broad variety of arts projects. Fiscal Year 2019: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

The National Endowment for the Arts' grants support projects that include: opportunities for artists to create, refine, perform, and exhibit their work; the presentation of artistic works of all cultures and periods; opportunities for arts organizations and artists to expand and diversify their audiences; innovative uses of new models or technology to create work or engage audiences; the preservation of significant works of art and cultural traditions; innovative creative placemaking that contributes to community livability; opportunities for individuals to experience and participate in a wide range of art forms and activities; opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of arts organizations and artists; development, production and national distribution of innovative media projects about the arts and of media projects that can be considered art; standards-based arts education activities for K-12 students; lifelong learning in the arts for individuals of all ages; professional development for artists and arts-related educators; the recognition of artists for their contributions to our nation's artistic heritage; partnerships with other government agencies and foundations to carry out quality projects or initiatives of mutual interest including international cultural exchange; other activities that acquaint foreign artists and cultural officials with the best of American culture; research that analyzes the value and impact of the arts in the United States; access to creative arts therapies and evidence-based programs in the arts and health; and initiatives intended to address special needs or opportunities; .

Consult the current funding opportunities, guidelines, or program announcements for the area of interest for complete information (see www.arts.gov).

Funds must be used for the purposes outlined in the relevant guidelines or program announcement, and in accordance with the National Endowment for the Arts General Terms and Conditions for Grants and Cooperative Agreements.

All of the funds under 'Promotion of the Arts - Grants to Organizations and Individuals' are discretionary.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Tax-exempt organizations meeting the following conditions may apply: (1) No part of any earnings may benefit a private stockholder or individual, and (2) donations to the organization are allowable as charitable deductions under Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Examples of eligible organizations are arts institutions, arts service organizations, local arts agencies, official units of state and local governments, federally recognized tribal communities and Indian tribes.

Generally, an organization may submit only one application for a single project under one of the category deadlines; must have a three-year history of programming prior to the application deadline; and must have submitted acceptable final reports by the due date for all National Endowment for the Arts grants previously received.

Individuals must be U.S.

citizens or permanent residents and, according to 20 U.S.C.

954 (c ), must demonstrate exceptional talent.

Currently, the only individuals eligible to apply directly are published creative writers and translators.

Certain master artists who have made extraordinary contributions to the arts in the United States are eligible for honorary fellowships awarded on the basis of nominations.

See respective funding opportunities, guidelines, or program announcements for further information.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Nonprofit organizations, state and local governments, local arts agencies, local education agencies (school districts), federally recognized tribal communities and Indian tribes, literary artists, and master artists. Through activities and services supported, beneficiaries include the general public and artists.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants should review relevant funding opportunities, guidelines, or program announcements at www.arts.gov for full requirements. For individuals, Literature fellowship applicants must be published writers. Nominators of candidates for National Endowment for the Arts honorary fellowships for master artists must document the candidate's significant contribution to the applicable art form. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Applicants should consult current funding opportunities, guidelines, or program announcements for the funding area under which they intend to apply.

Relevant items are available on the National Endowment for the Arts' website at www.arts.gov.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must obtain current National Endowment for the Arts funding opportunities, guidelines, or program announcements (available at www.arts.gov). Applicants must adhere to instructions, and must submit their applications through Grants.gov.

Award Procedures

Applications generally receive three independent levels of review. First, they are reviewed by independent, national panels of artists and other arts experts. Panel recommendations are forwarded to the National Council on the Arts, which then makes recommendations to the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. The Chairman reviews the Council's recommendations and makes the final decision on all awards.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, as amended, Public Law 089-209, 20 U.S.C 951 et seq.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Range of approval/disapproval time varies by funding category. Dependent on deadline dates and meetings of the National Council on the Arts. Details can be found in the funding opportunities, guidelines, and program announcements available at www.arts.gov.

Appeals

Information on requests for reconsideration may be obtained from the headquarters office.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Grant awards to organizations generally must have a cost share/ match of at least 1:1 with non-federal funds. Awards to individuals do not require a match. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The length of time the assistance is available and money awarded can be spent varies according to project or grant category. Most grants have a one-year period of performance; some extend longer. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grantees must submit a request for payment to cover immediate allowable project expenses. Generally, these requests for payment may be submitted at any time during the period of performance.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Grantees must submit a Final Descriptive Report no later than 90 days following the end of the grant period.

No reports are required from recipients of NEA honorary fellowships for master artists.

No cash reports are required.

Grantees must submit a Progress Report as part of the payment request at the point that the request exceeds two-thirds of the total grant amount.

No progress reports are required from recipients of National Endowment for the Arts honorary fellowships or master artists.

All organizational grantees are required to submit a Final Federal Financial Report no later than 90 days following the end of the grant period.

Performance monitoring may be applicable for certain awards.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. No audits are required for National Endowment for the Arts awardees who are individuals.

Records

Award-related records must be retained by the grantee for 3 years following submission of the Final Federal Financial Report.

Financial Information

Account Identification

59-0100-0-1-503.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 17 Not Available; FY 18 est $69,759,500; and FY 19 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Most of the National Endowment for the Arts' regular grants range from $10,000 to $100,000. Grants of $100,000 or more are made only in rare instances, and only for projects that the National Endowment for the Arts determines demonstrate exceptional national or regional significance and impact. In the past few years, well over half of our grants have been for amounts less than $25,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Visit our website at www.arts.gov for funding opportunities, guidelines, or program announcements.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Tony Chauveaux 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20506 Email: chauveauxt@arts.gov Phone: 202-682-5441

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The primary criteria by which all applications are assessed are artistic excellence and artistic merit. For certain project types that enhance the livability of communities, special preference may be given to projects that take place in designated Promise Zones. For additional criteria, consult respective funding opportunities, guidelines, or program announcements available at www.arts.gov.



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