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 creative placemaking projects in which communities collaborate with their arts and design organizations and artists to enhance community vibrancy in a variety of ways. Grants will range from $25,000 to $200,000, with applications due January 13, 2014.

NEA grants for Research: Art Works may also be of interest. Research grant support ranges from $10,000 to $30,000; the most recent round of applications closed on November 5, 2013. Stay tuned for updates.