NEA Grants for Art Projects

Funding Opp.:

Grants for Arts Projects

Opp. Website:


National Endowment for the Arts


An organization may submit only one application for the FY 2025 Grants for Arts Projects opportunity (i.e., one application per calendar year).



Grants of up to two years are available for arts projects in a wide variety of artistic disciplines. Through project-based funding, the program supports opportunities for public engagement with the arts and arts education, for the integration of the arts with strategies promoting the health and well-being of people and communities, and for the improvement of overall capacity and capabilities within the arts sector. Arts projects are funded in the following disciplines: Artist Communities, Arts Education, Dance, Design, Folk & Traditional Arts, Literary Arts, Local Arts Agencies, Media Arts, Museums, Music, Musical Theater, Opera, Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works, Theater, and Visual Arts.


Applicants may request grants from $10,000 to $100,000; most request under $50,000.

All grants require a nonfederal cost share/match of at least 1 to 1. For example, if an organization receives a $10,000 grant, the total eligible project costs must be at least $20,000 and the organization must provide at least $10,000 toward the project from nonfederal sources. NEA grants cannot exceed 50% of the total cost of the project.


Dates and Deadlines


05/06/2024          Notice of Intent (NOI) Due to ORSP Research Development (RD)

05/20/2024           Internal Pre-Proposal Due to ORSP RD (if necessary)

05/24/2024           Earliest Announcement of Rejection or UM Selection to Move Forward

06/03/2024           Latest Announcement of Rejection or UM Selection to Move Forward

06/04/2024           Latest Date to Submit SPAN Form Notice to ORSP SPA

07/11/2024          Proposals Due to NEA

06/01/2025           Earliest Project Start Date

Notice of Intent to ORSP RD


Prepare a short (< 100 word) description of the envisioned project, the estimated budget request, and a description of where the matching/cost share is expected to come from. Submit via the Ole Miss InfoReady Review portal at If multiple viable notices of intent are received, ORSP RD will organize an internal competition to select the proposal to move forward.



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