NEA ALERT: Upcoming grant funding initiative to celebrate the arts and National Parks
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
"Imagine Your Parks" is a new
grant initiative created in partnership by the NEA and the National Park
Service to celebrate the intersections between the two agencies in honor of the
NEA's 50th anniversary in 2015 and the National Park Service's centennial in
2016. "Imagine Your Parks" will provide an anticipated $1 million in
funding through the NEA Art Works grant category to projects that use the arts
to connect people with memorable places and landscapes of the National Park
"Imagine Your Parks" will support
art projects that encourage the creation of and greater public engagement with
art around the National Park System. The National Park System includes not only
National Parks, but also national historic sites, trails, rivers, seashores,
landmarks and national monuments, heritage areas, preserves, battlefields,
recreation areas, and more.
Funding will encourage partnerships with
park areas or programs and will also support projects that promote public
engagement in urban environments, or that engage younger generations with the
National Park System. Projects may take place at and around the National Park
System, or may take place elsewhere in the United States with a focus on the
work and mission of the National Park Service.
"Imagine Your Parks" is funded
through the NEA Art Works grant category. New Art Works grant guidelines are
available at http://arts.gov/grants/apply-grant/grants-organizations.
Projects in all art disciplines are eligible for consideration for the
"Imagine Your Parks" funding. Prospective grantees can join a January
21 webinar < see http://arts.gov/event/2015/art-works-guidelines-workshop>
to learn about Art Works applications and guidelines, including the
"Imagine Your Parks" opportunity.
The formal announcement will be released in January.
To join the discussion on how art works,
visit the NEA at arts.gov,
Pinterest <http://www.pinterest.com/artsgov>, iTunes <http://www.itunes.com/affiliates/download>,
and YouTube <http://www.youtube.com/user/NEAarts>.