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The National Endowment for the Arts awards Grants for Arts Projects each year as its major support category for organizations. Awards have been available in the following disciplinary areas: Arts Education, Dance, Design, Folk & Traditional Arts, Literature, Media Arts: Film/Radio/Television, Museums, Music, Musical Theater, Opera, Presenting, State/Regional, Theater, and Visual Arts. In 2007, awards were available in three programmatic categories:

  • Access to Artistic Excellence - To encourage and support artistic excellence, preserve our cultural heritage, and provide access to the arts for all Americans. An organization may request a grant amount from $5,000 to $150,000. (Deadlines: March 12 and August 13, 2007)
  • Challenge America: Reaching Every Community Fast-Track Review Grants - For support, primarily to small and mid-sized organizations, of projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations. Grants are for $10,000. Funding is not available for curriculum-based instruction in the arts.
  • Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth - To advance arts education for children and youth in school-based or community-based settings. An organization may request a grant amount from $5,000 to $150,000. (Deadline: June 11, 2007)

New guidelines for Grants for Arts Projects (GAP) are expected in January 2008. In past years, MU could submit only one application through the Grants for Arts Projects program (including all of its disciplinary and programmatic components) as a “parent” organization and one application as a member of a consortium. In addition, “separate and identifiable” components of MU could each submit one application. To sort through the potential applications for 2008 and to maximize MU’s opportunities, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 14, 2007. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include the following: 1) Disciplinary and/or programmatic component of the Grants for Arts Projects program to which the application will be submitted; 2) whether the application will be submitted by MU, a consortium (list the anticipated members), or a separate and identifiable component of MU; 3) the NEA-specified outcome to be addressed by the project; and 4) the anticipated project activities and how they will accomplish the selected outcome.


$5,000 to $150,000, depending upon the category and program

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, November 23, 2007

Sponsor Deadlines:


URL for more information: for 2007 guidelines

This notice is being sent to faculty members in arts and humanities disciplines. Please forward it to others who may be interested.

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