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National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America.

Funding Opportunities

NEA funding opportunities
NEA offers grants for organizations and individuals.

Selected Programs and Initiatives

  • The Arts Education Collective Impact Grants were specifically developed to help strengthen states’ art education policies. This resource provides a list of the most recent and currently active grants.
  • The Leveraging Change – Increasing Access to Arts Education in Rural Areas webinar and working paper provide information on arts education access in public schools located in rural areas of the U.S. These resources give comprehensive information on the rural context of arts education, barriers, and the creation of rural networks.
  • This FAQ fact sheet provides information on the President’s budget for the NEA and what this means for current and potential grantees.
  • This webpage provides research reports from the NEA on Artists in the Workforce, Arts Participation, Arts and the Economy, and Arts And…
  • The National Archive of Data on Arts and Culture (NADAC) is a repository that facilitates research on arts and culture by acquiring data, particularly those funded by federal agencies and other organizations, and sharing those data with researchers, policymakers, people in the arts and culture field, and the general public.