National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Funding Opportunities


Grants for Arts Projects is our largest grants program for organizations, providing expansive funding opportunities for communities across the nation in a wide variety of artistic disciplines.
* Deadlines: February 9 and July 6, 2023


Challenge America grants are awarded at $10,000 each to reach historically underserved communities with rich and dynamic cultural identities. This program may be a good entry point for organizations that are new to applying for federal funding. Grants are awarded in all artistic disciplines for a wide variety of arts projects.
* Deadline: April 27, 2023


Our Town is our creative placemaking grants program, using arts, culture, and design to strengthen communities and advance local priorities such as health, community development, environment/climate, and public safety, among other community issues and aspirations.
* New guidelines available in spring 2023


Two funding opportunities are available: Research Grants in the Arts funds research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts; and NEA Research Labs, which funds transdisciplinary research teams grounded in the social and behavioral sciences, yielding empirical insights about the arts for the benefit of the arts and non-arts sectors alike.
* Deadline: March 27, 2023