NEA Posts FY13 Grant Guidelines

by Laurie Baskin

in Advocacy

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The NEA recently posted its FY13 Grants for Arts Projects guidelines.

  • As first reported in November, the NEA has confirmed that it will no longer be accepting consortium applications for FY13 grants. In the past, an organization could apply up to two times – once on its own, and a second time in partnership with other organizations. The new single-application rule means that applicants must choose to apply either for an Art Works or Challenge America grant, with the additional important change that Arts in Media (formerly known as the Arts on Radio and Television) is now incorporated into the Art Works: Media Arts category and therefore also subject to the single-application rule.
  • Art Works applications will be accepted under two deadlines: March 8, 2012, and August 9, 2012. You will apply under the deadline with the NEA outcome and project example that most closely corresponds to the primary focus of your proposed project. The Challenge America Fast-Track deadline is May 24, 2012.
  • Another important change is that work samples can only be submitted electronically from now on. Detailed information and a breakdown of the schedule for submitting work samples via the new NEA GrantsOnline™ System (NEA-GO) are available on the NEA website.
  • Art Works: Arts Education grantees should know that they will need to submit their assessment tools in the final report, and these tools may be shared publicly.
  • Selected grantees involved in the presentation of art will be required to conduct surveys of audience members to gauge the nature and extent of audience response to these art experiences. These selected grantees will receive materials, technical assistance, and up to $1,000 in nonmatching supplemental funding from the NEA.

Find more details and contact information for NEA program specialists on the NEA website.


Laurie Baskin is TCG’s  Director of Government and Education Programs.