NEA Accepting Applications for Art Works Grants
Thursday, June 28, 2012
National Endowment for the Arts - Art Works:
To support the creation of art that meets the highest standards
of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong
learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts.
Within this category, all Arts Education projects will have Learning as their
primary outcome. Innovative projects are strongly encouraged. Grants generally
range from $10,000 to $100,000.
August 9, 2012, Application Deadline
June 1, 2013, Earliest Beginning Date for Arts Endowment Period
School-based projects must be directly connected to the
school curriculum and instructional program. Activities may take place in or
outside of the school building at any time of the day, including after-school
and summer enrichment programs formally connected to school curricula.
Projects must be based on a curriculum that aligns with
either national or state arts education standards and include assessment of
Learning project types may include,
but are not limited to:
- School-based arts education activities for children and
youth, generally between ages 5 and 18, that demonstrate increased
knowledge and skills in the arts. Projects should engage children and youth
over an extended period to increase their proficiency in and understanding
of an artistic discipline, genre, or form.
- School-based arts education professional development
activities for teachers, teaching artists, and other education providers
in which participants demonstrate increased knowledge and skills necessary
to engage children and youth in school-based arts learning. Professional
development projects may include training in how to design and implement
high quality assessment of student learning in the arts.
- Projects that explore ways to integrate school-based
arts learning in other content areas.
- Projects that provide rigorous, challenging
school-based summer arts education that enables children and youth to
acquire knowledge and skills in the arts as well as continued learning in
- Innovative school-based projects that explore new
models for engaging children and youth with the arts, or that keep arts
education providers abreast of the latest advances in both art forms and
In addition, the NEA is particularly interested in:
- Projects that incorporate the use of digital learning
in the arts or media literacy in the arts.
- Projects that use arts learning to build creativity,
critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaborative
- Projects for children and youth that highlight the role
arts learning plays in supporting livable communities
Please visit the NEA's website to learn more about the grant application process: http://www.nea.gov/grants/apply/index.html.