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Promotion of the Arts_Grants to Organizations and Individuals - #45.024

The NEA's grants support projects that include: opportunities for artists to create, refine, perform, and exhibit their work; the presentation of artistic works of all cultures and periods; the preservation of significant works of art and cultural traditions; opportunities for arts organizations and artists to expand and diversify their audiences; opportunities for individuals to experience and participate in a wide range of art forms and activities; opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of arts organizations and artists; the strengthening of communities through the arts; the recognition of artists for their contributions to our nation's cultural heritage; nationally distributed television, radio, and Internet programs on the arts; the acquisition by children and youth of knowledge, skills, and understanding of the arts consistent with national or state arts education standards; partnerships with other federal agencies to carry out quality projects or initiatives of mutual interest; activities, carried out in partnership with foundations or other government agencies, which provide increased opportunities for international cultural exchange; activities that acquaint foreign artists and cultural officials with the best of American culture; and NEA initiatives intended to advance the arts significantly, demonstrate national or field-wide importance, and benefit Americans in communities throughout the country. Consult the current funding opportunities, guidelines, or program announcements for the area of interest for complete information (see Grant funds must be used for the purposes outlined in the relevant guidelines or program announcement, and in accordance with the National Endowment for the Arts General Terms and Conditions for Grants and Cooperative Agreements. All of the funds under 'Promotion of the Arts - Grants to Organizations and Individuals' are discretionary.

Applicants should review relevant funding opportunities, guidelines, or program announcements at for full requirements. For individuals, Literature fellowship applicants must be published writers. Nominators of candidates for NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships, NEA National Heritage Fellowships, or NEA Opera Honors must document the candidate's contribution to the art form. For institutions of higher education, allowable costs will be determined according to OMB Circular No. A-21; for other nonprofit organizations making application, allowable costs will be determined according to OMB Circular No. A-122. For local and state governments:. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

The primary criteria by which all applications are assessed are artistic excellence and artistic merit. For additional criteria, consult respective funding opportunities, guidelines, or program announcements available at

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