From: Proposal Development Office
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2010 4:42 PM
Subject: Limited Submission - National Endowment for the Arts: Grants for Arts Projects
The National Endowment for the Arts' primary funding opportunity (Grants for Arts Projects) has been
announced for projects in FY2010. An organization may submit only one application through one of
the three Grants for Arts Projects categories (see below). For most organizations, these categories
represent the full range of funding options for the entire year. Applicants should examine the goal and
purposes of their project as well as the review criteria of these three categories, and apply to the one
category that is most relevant. The Arts Endowment will not transfer applications between categories.
Access to Artistic Excellence: To encourage and support artistic excellence, preserve our cultural
heritage, and provide access to the arts for all Americans. This category supports projects that provide
short-term arts exposure or arts appreciation for children and youth as well as intergenerational education
projects. An organization may request a grant amount from $5,000 to $150,000. (Deadlines: March 11
and August 12, 2010. (See NEA websites below to determine which deadline is appropriate for your
Website: If you wish to apply under Access to Artistic Excellence, click on the discipline that is most
appropriate to your project. If you have a project that is multidisciplinary, click on Presenting.
Artist Communities | Dance | Design | Folk & Traditional Arts
Literature | Local Arts Agencies | Media Arts | Museums | Music
Musical Theater | Opera | Presenting | Theater | Visual Arts
Challenge America: Reaching Every Community Fast-Track Review Grants: For support, primarily to
small and mid-sized organizations, of projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved
populations. Grants are for $10,000. (Deadline: May 27, 2010).
Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth: To advance arts education for children and youth in
school-based or community-based settings. This category supports in-depth, curriculum-based arts
education experiences that occur over an extended period. Projects must provide participatory learning
and engage students with skilled artists, teachers, and excellent art. All projects must include the
following components: 1) the opportunity for students and their teachers to experience exemplary works
of art, in live form wherever possible; 2) study of the art experienced including the acquisition of skills for
practicing the art form where appropriate; 3) the performance/making of art within the discipline(s)
studied; and 4) assessment of student learning according to national or state arts education standards.
An organization may request a grant amount from $5,000 to $150,000. (Deadline: June 10, 2010).
All grants require a nonfederal match of at least 1 to 1.
Due to NEA’s limit of one application from an institution for Grants for Arts Projects for the entire year, the
University of Kentucky will hold a single internal competition for all the grant opportunities and
deadlines listed above. All faculty and staff interested in submitting to any of these NEA grant
competitions are asked to submit the following information electronically to the Office of the Vice
President for Research at email@example.com and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by
Monday, February 15, 2010]:
Name and department of project director and participating faculty (if any)
Specific NEA program: 1) Access to Artistic Excellence; 2) Challenge America; or 3)
Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth
Discipline: (e.g., music or design)
One page abstract or description of the project
Budget, including the University’s match and potential source of funds
The Vice President for Research will appoint a committee to review this material and make a
recommendation. All applicants will be notified in time to prepare and submit the application and
supporting material electronically through Grants.gov for the appropriate NEA deadline.
Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the
Vice President for Research (firstname.lastname@example.org or 257-1663.)
Sent to: Chairs – A&S Humanities, Design, Education, Fine Arts, VPR Cabinet, Res. Mgmt. Group,
OSPA, PDO, LS; dept. lists, subject lists: archaeology, architecture, education, fine arts, humanities,
international arts, international humanities, international languages
Proposal Development Office
Office of the Vice President for Research
346 Bowman Hall
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0059
Phone: (859) 257-2861; FAX: (859) 323-1464