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January 09, 2019

Join AAC and your residency colleagues for a series of online meet-ups on the Zoom video...

December 20, 2018

The Alliance of Artists Communities consortium programs and regranting partnerships have...

December 20, 2018

Check out the following grant opportunities specifically suited for artist residency programs:...


Apply for an NEA Art Works Grant!

Guidelines and applications for National Endowment for the Arts' Art Works and Challenge America grant programs are now online.

Art Works is the NEA's largest funding category, supporting the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, and promoting public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. The NEA supports projects in any part of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. In fiscal year 2019, support given through Art Works' Artist Communities division totaled over $700,000, with futher grants for residency programs under other discipline grant categories.

For FY 2020 Art Works applicants, the National Endowment for the Arts is encouraging artistically excellent projects that address any of the following activities below:

  • Honor the 2020 centennial of women’s voting rights in the United States.
  • Engage with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Hispanic or Latino organizations; or the Native American, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian arts.
  • Celebrate America’s creativity and cultural heritage.
  • Invite a dialogue that fosters a mutual respect for the diverse beliefs and values of all persons and groups.
  • Enrich our humanity by broadening our understanding of ourselves as individuals and as a society

If you are applying in the Artist Communities division, don't hesitate contact new director Jennie Terman at or for other divisions use the NEA’s website to determine your appropriate staff contact.


    Art Works
    Application Deadlines: February 14 & July 11, 2019
    A guidelines workshop webinar is scheduled for January 9, 2019 at 3:00pm ET. Click here to register.
    Challenge America

    Application Deadline: April 11, 2019
    A guidelines workshop webinar is scheduled for February 27, 2019 at 3:00pm ET. Click here to register

Visit the NEA’s recent grant search for examples of past NEA grants.