45.024: Promotion of the Arts Grants to Organizations and Individuals
Aug. 19, 2022
Aug. 19, 2022
To support public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation; the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence; learning in the arts at all stages of life; the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life; and increased public knowledge and understanding about the contributions of the arts.
Type of Assistance
B - Project Grants (Discretionary)
Tax-exempt organizations meeting the following conditions may apply: (1) No part of any earnings may benefit a private stockholder or individual, and (2) donations to the organization are allowable as charitable deductions under Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. Examples of eligible organizations are arts institutions, arts service organizations, local arts agencies, official units of state and local governments, federally recognized tribal communities, and Indian tribes. Generally, an organization may submit only one application for a single project under one of the category deadlines; must have a three-year history of arts programming prior to the application deadline; and must have submitted acceptable final reports by the due date for all National Endowment for the Arts grants previously received. Individuals must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and, according to 20 U.S.C. 954 (c), must demonstrate exceptional talent. Currently, the only individuals eligible to apply directly are published creative writers and translators. Certain master artists who have made extraordinary contributions to the arts in the United States are eligible for honorary fellowships awarded on the basis of nominations. See respective funding opportunities, guidelines, or program announcements for further information.
Through activities and services supported, beneficiaries include the general public and artists as well as nonprofit organizations, state and local governments, local arts agencies, local education agencies (school districts), federally recognized tribal communities and Indian tribes, literary artists, and master artists.