Limited Submission Programs - NEA - Grants for Arts Projects

Summary of Opportunity
NEA - Grants for Arts Projects
OSP Deadline


02/17/14 by 8:30 a.m.

05/05/14 by 8:30 a.m.

07/22/14 by 8:30 a.m.

Funding Agency Deadline





Funding or Award Criteria

Grants for Arts Projects support exemplary projects in artist communities, arts education, dance, design, folk and traditional arts, literature, local arts agencies, media arts, museums, music, opera, presenting and multidisciplinary works, theater and musical theater, and visual arts.

Art Works

This category supports 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.

Grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000

Challenge America Fast-Track

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.

Last year's Challenge America Fast-Track guidelines are here:

Applicable Field(s)  
Number of Nominees Allowed

One (1) application on behalf of The University per year through one of the above programs (Not through each of the above programs)

Required Internal Review Documents

Associate Deans or Designates should submit the following materials electronically to by the target date of Friday, January 17, 2014: Should there be a significant change in the guidelines, this date is subject to change to allow investigators time to revise accordingly.

  1. Dean's or ORU Director's Letter of Nomination
  2. Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims/needs of the proposed research project.
  3. Short bio sketch/CV of the UT PI

Each college may submit one (1) nomination for consideration.


Separate and Identifiable Components

Under The University (such as a presenting organization, radio station, museum, or UT Press) may submit a separate proposal for each program. Each Independent component must send information pertaining to their vetted candidate/project to to ensure that application is recognized as the official component nominee. An academic department is NOT an independent component. Please clear independent component proposals through the limited submission email address. If you are unsure you are a separate component, please contact OSP immediately at or by phone at (512) 471-6424.

Nominee(s) Selected to Advance Dr. Deborah A. Paredez, College of Liberal Arts
Posting Date 12/17/13