The Nat’l Endowment for the Arts opens the FY 2015 competition for Art Works II (CFDA Number: 45.024) (Funding Opportunity Numbers: 2015NEA01AW2) that supports educational and related activities for children, adults, intergenerational groups and schools. Grantees will use the funds to support creation of art meeting the highest standards of excellence and public engagement.
Eligibility: State and local governments, public and private colleges and universities and nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 each.
Final FY 2015 Deadline: July 23.
Art Works supports: (1) creating art that meets high standards of excellence; (2) public engagement with art; (3) lifelong learning in the arts; and (4) strengthening communities through the arts. Applicants have several different arts fields and disciplines to choose from in applying for a grant. School-based and youth programs have won awards in the past. For example, the AjA Project, San Diego, won a $30,000 grant for PhotoCity, a visual arts-based after-school program for underserved youth.
The Capitol Region Education Council, Hartford, CT, won a $30,000 grant for the Center for Creative Youth. The program is a pre-professional intensive summer arts residency program for high school students at Wesleyan U. Students take classes in creative writing, dance, filmmaking, instrumental and vocal music, musical theater, taught by professional resident arts instructors and guest artists. For a list of past winners.
GA Tip: Applicants should familiarize themselves with the NEA-GO online application system. Applicants will submit the substantial part of their application through NEA-GO rather than Grants.gov.