The National Endowment for the Arts is committed to providing assistance to artist communities for projects that encourage and nurture the development of individual artists and foster and inspire their creative processes. For the Arts Endowment's purposes, an artist community is defined as an organization, whether focused on a single discipline or multidisciplinary, whose primary mission is to provide artist residencies.
Support is available for artist communities that:
Funding Opportunities in Artist Communities
Grants for Arts Projects
The National Endowment for the Arts' primary funding opportunities for organizations can be found here. An organization may submit only one application through the following FY 2014 Grants for Arts Projects category (see "Application Limits" for the few exceptions to this rule). For most organizations, this category represents the full range of funding options for the entire year.
Organizations may apply for creative placemaking projects that contribute to the livability of communities and place the arts at their core. An organization may request a grant amount from $25,000 to $200,000. (Deadline: January 14, 2013)
National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards
Outstanding community arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of America's young people may apply for these awards. (Receipt deadline: February 4, 2013)
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