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NEA: National Endowment for the Arts

Wednesday Feb 9, 2011

LIMITED SUBMISSION

Sponsor:        NEA: National Endowment for the Arts

Program:        Grants for Arts Projects

Art Works OR
Challenge America Fast Track
 
Materials are due electronically to Jeff Meserve (meserve@austin.utexas.edu <mailto:meserve@austin.utexas.edu> ) by Wednesday, February 9, 2011 @ noon.

Please submit:
Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims of/need for the proposed research project.
Short biosketch of PI

***PROGRAM SYNOPSIS***

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.
Introduction
The NEA's guiding principle is embodied in one sentence: "Art works."

"Art works" is a noun; the creation of works of art by artists. "Art works" is a verb; art works on and within people to change and inspire them. "Art works" is a statement; arts jobs are real jobs that are part of the real economy.

Art Works encourages and supports the following four outcomes:
Creation: The creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence,
Engagement: Public engagement with diverse and excellent art,
Learning: Lifelong learning in the arts, and
Livability: The strengthening of communities through the arts.

Art Works supports programs in the areas of:
 
Artist Communities <http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/ArtistsCommunities.html>

Arts Education <http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/Artsed.html>

Dance <http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/Dance.html>

Design <http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/Design.html>

Folk & Traditional Arts <http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/Folk.html>

Literature <http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/Lit.html>

Local Arts Agencies <http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/Locals.html>

Media Arts <http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/Media.html>

Museums <http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/Museums.html>

Music <http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/Music.html>

Musical Theater <http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/Musictheater.html>

Opera <http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/Opera.html>

Presenting <http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/Presenting.html>

Theater <http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/Theater.html>

Visual Arts <http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/Visualarts.html>


Challenge America Fast-Track
Introduction
The Challenge America Fast-Track category 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. Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does not qualify a group as underserved; at least one of the underserved characteristics noted above also must be present. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development.

This category encourages and supports the following two outcomes:
Engagement: Public engagement with diverse and excellent art.
Livability: The strengthening of communities through the arts.


***PROGRAM GUIDELINES***

The complete solicitation is here: http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/index.html <http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/index.html>