NEA American Rescue Plan Funding Information Session

Thursday, July 29 at 12pm ET
ACA Staff
July 2, 2021

The Alliance of Artists Communities will partner with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) on Thursday, July 29 at 12pm ET for an informational session specifically for residencies who are considering applying for an American Rescue Plan grant.


The National Endowment for the Arts recently announced guidelines for American Rescue Plan grants for nonprofit arts and cultural organizations. Organizations can apply for $50,000, $100,000 or $150,000 grants to cover general operating expenses. All organizations are eligible for this funding regardless of whether they have received NEA funding in the past, and first-time applicants are encouraged to apply! Additionally the NEA is encouraging applications from organizations that are focused on addressing a range of equity issues that impact their audiences, artists, and communities, and organizations with small and mid-sized budgets.

Brandon Gryde — Director of Presenting and Multidisciplinary Works and Artist Communities at the NEA — will share updates on grant guidelines, the application process, and how residencies can approach this new funding stream. A brief presentation will be followed by open Q + A.

Free + open to the public. Any and all staff, leadership, and boards of artist residencies are encouraged to attend!

ACCESSIBILITY: This session will be live-captioned and ASL interpreted. AAC is committed to providing full access to all. Please send accessibility inquiries and requests in your registration. AAC staff will reach out to you to meet your accommodations.