NEA Taking Applications for Research: Art Works Grants
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
The National Endowment for the Arts' Office
of Research & Analysis announces that grant application guidelines are
available for Research: Art Works. This program supports research that
investigates the value of the U.S. arts ecosystem and the impact of the arts,
either as individual components within the U.S. arts ecology or as they
interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life.
The NEA encourages applications from diverse
research fields (e.g., sociology, economics, anthropology, psychology, medicine
and health, education, communications, and urban and regional planning) in
addition to projects that address a diverse array of topics concerning the
value and/or impact of the arts. Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S.
organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized
tribal communities or tribes may apply. This may include, but is not limited
to, colleges and universities.
The NEA anticipates awarding up to 25 grants
in the range of $10,000 to $30,000. The deadline
for application submission is Nov. 5, 2013 and projects can begin as early
as May 1, 2014.
This year, there have been several major
changes to the Research: Art Works grant program:
- Priority is given to applications that
present theory-driven research questions and methodologies that will yield
important information about the value and/or impact of the arts.
- The 2012 Survey of Public Participation in
the Arts and the 2012 General Social Survey's Arts Supplement are cited as
secondary data sources of special interest to the NEA.
- Primary data collection is now an eligible
activity type. Those projects may be of three years in duration. Other projects
now may be of two years in duration.
- New sections of the guidelines address the
responsible conduct of research, and data management and sharing. There is a
corresponding review criterion about applicants’ data management plans.
- Grants require a match and indirect costs
The NEA will hold an informational webinar for potential applicants on Sept.
18, 2013. More information is forthcoming.
For grant application information and
guidelines, please go to
see project descriptions of the grants awarded in previous years of Research: Art
Works, click here <http://apps.nea.gov/GrantSearch/>.
To see samples of previous successful
applications, please click here<http://arts.gov/about/FOIA/FOIARoom.html>,
and choose "Sample Application Narratives – Research."
If you have any questions or concerns,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org.