Featured News | January 10, 2014
From a National Endowment for the Arts press release:
The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce that application guidelines are now available for Art Works and Challenge America Fast-Track at the NEA’s website, arts.gov. These guidelines are for projects anticipated to take place in 2015. The Art Works and Challenge America Fast-Track programs constitute 75 percent of the NEA’s annual direct grantmaking.
Art Works is the NEA’s largest funding category, supporting the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, and promotes public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. In fiscal year 2013, the NEA supported more than 1,640 grants totaling $50 million through this category. Depending on the type of project in the application, the Art Works deadline is either February 20, 2014 or July 24, 2014.
Challenge America Fast-Track offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations—those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. These grants feature an expedited review process with approximately six months from application to notification. In fiscal year 2013, Challenge America funded 153 projects totaling $1.53 million. The deadline for Challenge America Fast-Track is May 8, 2014.
Guidelines and application materials are in the Apply for a Grant section.