Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius

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

American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius is a major initiative to acquaint Americans with the best of their cultural and artistic legacy. Through American Masterpieces, the National Endowment for the Arts will sponsor performances, exhibitions, tours, and educational programs across all art forms that will reach large and small communities in all 50 states.

This component of American Masterpieces will celebrate the extraordinary and rich evolution of the visual arts in the United States. Through the creation and touring of major exhibitions, art of the highest quality will be experienced by Americans in communities across the nation. Exhibitions may focus on schools, movements, traditions, subject areas, and themes that include but are not limited to

- the Hudson River School;
- American Impressionism;
- Native American Art;
- American Masterworks from Unique Collections including private collections;
- aspects of American Art Post-1945 to the present;
- art of the W.P.A.;
- Latino Art;
- the Portrait in America;
- American Naive Art;
- African American Art;
- American Photographers and Photography;
- American Decorative Arts;
- the Art of the American West;
- industrial design;
- architecture;
- costume and textiles; and
- folk arts.

Exhibitions must be
- scaled so they can be shown in small and mid-sized exhibiting institutions;
- shown for a period of 8-12 weeks at two to five venues which may include the organizing institution (the number of venues should be appropriate to the nature of the works on view); and
- accompanied by related educational and interpretive components including brochures and catalogues.

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 p.m., Friday, July 31, 2009. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include 1) a summary of the proposed project, 2) and explanation of the artistic excellence and merit of the project, and 3) the anticipated source(s) of the required cost match.


From $30,000 to $300,000. All grants require a non-federal match of at least 1 to 1

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, July 31, 2009

Sponsor Deadlines:

September 17, 2009

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other 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