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 OR Research Development Team.
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 for Organizations: Eligibility, by program, for Organizations:
Grants.gov (NEA search) - Browse current/forecasted NEA funding opportunities
Recent Grant Announcements - Information about individual grant announcements, grants made to individuals, and review panelists.
NEA Grant Search - A searchable database of all awarded NEA grants.
Sample NEA Application Narratives:
The OR Research Development Team maintains a library of internal/external submitted proposals and can assist with securing a sample and submitting FOIA requests. Contact Research Development for more information.
National Endowment for the Arts Guide - the NEA Guide provides details on the programs and activities that the NEA supports, as well as funding deadlines for our various grants.
Note: See each tab for program-specific instructions and resources.
The OR 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:
Grants for Arts
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: Grants in the ArtsResearch Grants in the Arts support research studies that investigate 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.
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:
Our Town is the National Endowment for the Arts’ creative placemaking grants program. These grants support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes. These projects require a partnership between a local government entity and nonprofit organization, one of which must be a cultural organization; and should engage in partnership with other sectors (such as agriculture and food, economic development, education and youth, environment and energy, health, housing, public safety, transportation, and workforce development). Cost share/matching grants range from $25,000 to $150,000, with a minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount.
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 Office of Research 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 OR 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 OR Research Development Team would be happy to help search for potential collaborators at UCF. Visit our website for more information.