Second round of FY09 NEA Grants Announced - (May 13, 2009)

NEA Announces 2nd Round FY09 Grants

Orchestras in 50 communities will provide educational activities, workshops, master classes, and concerts with the support of $1,411,500 in grants recently awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The second round of FY09 NEA grant awards was announced on April 30 in the major funding categories of Access to Artistic Excellence Part Two and Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth.

In addition to these larger grant categories, funding through Save America's Treasures will enable the Rosenthal Archives Collection to advance preservation and conservation efforts documenting the history of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Arts on Radio and Television grants will support radio broadcasts by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and the San Francisco Symphony.

The League has compiled the project descriptions for grants to orchestras and grants related to the orchestra field in the major grant categories. Complete lists of grants to all organizations in all funding areas may be found on the NEA web site.

View Orchestra Project Descriptions

FY10 Application Deadlines
Below are upcoming deadlines for FY10 Grants for Arts Projects:

  • Challenge America Fast-Track Review Grants: May 28, 2009
  • Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth: June 11, 2009
  • Access to Artistic Excellence, Part Two: August 13, 2009

pdf Review the League's Tips for Preparing an FY10 NEA Grant Application

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