Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Creativity and Aging in America

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Creativity and Aging in America initiative is designed to actively engage older Americans in quality arts programs. Through this initiative, the Arts Endowment will support exemplary projects in the disciplines of literature and music. Projects must be conducted by professional artists and engage older adults as students, artists, and/or teachers. For the purposes of these guidelines, older adults are age 65 and above.

Projects must

  • be limited to the disciplines of literature and/or music;
  • focus on the involvement of older adults in the art form(s);
  • employ professional artists;
  • be planned and implemented in cooperation with the target population, including local organizations that address aging-related issues;
  • engage older adults as resources such as artists, program planners, or trainers; and
  • be fully accessible to individuals with various disabilities.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 pm Friday, May 2, 2008. Letters of intent should be limited to a 3-page summary of the proposed project, including 1) involvement of the target population; 2) involvement of any local organization(s) with which you will work; and 3) quality of the artists, arts organizations, works of art, and/or services that the project will involve; and 4) anticipated outcomes for your target population.


$15,000 or $25,000. All grants require a nonfederal match of at least 1 to 1.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, May 2, 2008

Sponsor Deadline:

May 23, 2008

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in literature, music and outreach disciplines. Please forward it to faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at