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The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is interested in awarding Grants for Arts Projects that are of national, regional, or field-wide significance; that tour in several states; or that provide an unusual or especially valuable contribution because of geographic location. This includes local projects that can have significant effects within communities or that are likely to serve as models for a field. The Arts Endowment achieves its support of arts education through a focus on children, teachers, artists, arts organizations, and school leadership that will model best practices in arts education, disseminate those practices to the field, and build the case for quality arts education across the country. Critical to this strategy is the rigorous application of national, state, or local arts education standards.

Assistance is available in the following fields: Art Education, Dance, Design, Folk & Traditional Arts, Literature, Local Arts Agencies, Media Arts: Film/Radio/Television, Multidisciplinary, Museums, Music, Musical Theater, Opera, Presenting, Theater, Visual Arts.

Organizations may apply through one of the following categories:

  • Access to Artistic Excellence: To foster and preserve excellence in the arts and provide access to the arts for all Americans. This category supports projects that provide short-term arts exposure or arts appreciation for children and youth as well as intergenerational education projects. An organization may request a grant amount from $5,000 - $150,000. Please contact the Office of Research immediately if you intend to submit under this category.
  • Challenge America Fast-Track Review Grants: offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations - those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. This category, as an essential component of the Arts Endowment's goal of providing wide access to artistic excellence, supports local projects that can have significant effects within communities. Grants are for $10,000.
  • Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth: To advance arts education in the arts for children and youth in school-based or community-based settings. This category supports in-depth, curriculum-based arts education experiences that occur over an extended period. An organization may request a grant amount from $5,000 - $150,000.

Because MU is limited in the number of applications that can be submitted, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research, 203 Jesse Hall, or by email to no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2005. Letters of intent should only list the anticipated project director, the field of the project, the category in which the project will be submitted, and the deadline for submission. In the event that more letters are received than applications are allowed, we will contact the project directors for more information.

MU Internal Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 1, 2005

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This notice is being sent to all faculty in humanities disciplines.  If there are others who may be interested, please forward to them.


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