This Funder Tool Kit specifically highlights the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). It includes news, priorities, funding opportunities, and award history, as well as proposal guidance and resources. The Funder Tool Kits are a collaborative effort between the UCF Libraries and ORC Research Development Team.
Cross search the UCF Libraries Catalog and the many databases, journals, magazines, newspapers and ebooks available.
NEA Facts & Figures - Includes fact sheets by discipline/field, reports, and more.
NEA Informational Videos - A selection is included below. Many more available.
Publications - Hard copies and PDFs
NEA Budgets, Planning, and Other Resources:
Pivot database (NEA saved search) - find, track, and share current/anticipated funding opportunities
Grants.gov (NEA search) - Browse current/forecasted NEA funding opportunities
Recent Grant Announcements - View PDFs from individual grant announcements made in a fiscal year, as provided at the time of the announcement (2013-2017).
NEA Grant Search - A searchable database of all awarded NEA grants.
Sample NEA Application Narratives:
The ORC Research Development Team maintains a library of internal/external submitted proposals and can assist with securing a sample and submitting FOIA requests. Contact Madhavi (Maddy) Chokshi for more information.
Note: See each tab for program-specific instructions and resources.
The ORC Research Development Team can provide support with proposal coordination, templates, samples, supplemental documents, reviews, and more. Visit our website for more information.
This resource tab provides specific information on two NEA programs:
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. Matching grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000. A minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount is required.
Research: Art Works
Awards to support research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. Research: Art Works offers support for projects in two areas:
How to Apply:
To support projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations. Matching grants are for $10,000. A minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount is required.
How to Apply:
Organizations may apply for creative placemaking projects that contribute to the livability of communities and through strategies that leverage arts, culture, and/or design toward achieving community goals. Our Town offers support for projects in two areas:
Important Our Town Information (both areas):
Our Town: Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects
These projects represent the distinct character and quality of their communities. They require a partnership between a nonprofit organization and a local government entity, with one of the partners being a cultural organization. Matching grants range from $25,000 to $200,000.
Our Town: Projects that Build Knowledge About Creative Placemaking
These projects are available to arts and design service organizations, and industry, policy, or university organizations that provide technical assistance to those doing place-based work. Matching grants range from $25,000 to $100,000.
POINTS OF CONTACT
This point of contact is very familiar with NEA priorities/processes and can give helpful advice to increase the competitiveness of your proposal.
Director of Research Programs/Services
College of Arts & Humanities
University of Central Florida
Additionally, information on ORC points of contact related to contracts, proposal submission, compliance, tech transfer, IRB, and IACUC is available at research.ucf.edu
Now that you have found the perfect funding opportunity, let us help you build the perfect proposal. The ORC Research Development team can help with planning, preparation assistance, draft review feedback, informational resources, and more! Visit our website for next steps information.
See awardees using the NEA Award Database - Search all NEA Awards
The ORC Research Development Team would be happy to help search for potential collaborators at UCF. Visit our website for more information.