National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
08/06/20 11:59 PM ET - Grants.gov submittal; Submit applications to the Applicant Portal by 08/18/20, 11:59 PM ET.
Grants to USA and territories government agencies and nonprofits for collaborative arts and cultural projects that address community issues. Applicants are advised that required registrations must be completed prior to applying. Eligible projects are those that utilize a partnership between a local government entity and nonprofit organization, one of which must be a cultural organization, and should engage in partnership with other sectors, such as agriculture and food, economic development, education and youth, environment and energy, health, housing, public safety, transportation, and workforce development.
Our Town is the National Endowment for the Arts’ creative placemaking grants program. Through project-based funding, NEA supports projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes. Successful Our Town projects ultimately lay the groundwork for systemic changes that sustain the integration of arts, culture, and design into local strategies for strengthening communities.
NEA encourages applications for artistically excellent projects that:
Projects can include activities such as:
Our Town project outcomes may include:
For additional information about these activities and outcomes, see the URL for Full Text link below.
The Our Town program seeks to leverage creative placemaking and innovative partnerships in responding to evolving and emerging local community needs. These may include efforts to support artists and cultural organizations in addressing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, artist unemployment, racial inequity, and other needs that may not be clear at this specific time.
GrantWatch ID#: 172667
Cost share/matching grants range from $25,000 to $150,000, with a minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount.
You must request a grant amount at one of the following levels: $25,000, $50,000, $75,000, $100,000, or $150,000.
NEA support of a project may start on July 1, 2021, or any time thereafter. A grant period of up to two years is allowed. Allow sufficient time to plan, execute, and close out your project. The two-year period is intended to allow an applicant sufficient time to plan, execute, and close out its project, not to repeat a one-year project for a second year.
Any planning costs that are included as part of the project must be incurred during your established period of performance.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Application Portal (available beginning on June 19):
Individuals who do not use conventional print should contact the Arts Endowment's Accessibility Office at 202/682-5532 for help in acquiring an audio recording of the guidelines.
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