We invite you to distribute this announcement to eligible faculty.  Faculty and administrators may also sign up to receive these announcements directly. 
FAS Research Development
Call for Pre-Proposals for the National Endowment for the Arts: Art Works Grants

National Endowment for the Arts
Grants for Art Projects: Art Works
Harvard Pre-Proposal Deadline: January 19, 2015 by 11:30PM
NEA Full Proposal Deadlines: February 19, 2015 or July 23, 2015
Award Amount: $10,000-$100,000 (1:1 match of non-federal funds is required)
Categories: Artist Communities, Arts Education, Dance, Design, Folk & Traditional Arts, Literature, Local Arts Agencies, Media Arts, Museums, Music, Opera, Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works, Theater & Musical Theater, and Visual Arts


The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is seeking proposals for Grants for Art Projects: Art Works. These grants are intended to support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. A project may consist of one or more specific events or activities or it may be a part of an applicant's regular season or activities. Organizations may apply for any or all phases of a project, from its planning through its implementation. 


All grants require a nonfederal 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. 


Application Process:


Harvard may submit only one application per year to the NEA Art Works program.  The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) will administer an internal competition to select one proposal to be submitted to the NEA in 2015.  The OVPR requests that potential Harvard applicants submit a brief pre-proposal here by January 19 in order to be considered for this opportunity.

An exception to the institutional limit on applications is in the category of Media Arts, for which applicants do not need to seek the Harvard nomination and instead may apply directly to the NEA after consulting with NEA Media Arts staff (metzs@arts.gov).  Additionally, Harvard Art Museums and A.R.T. are considered independent organizations as defined by the NEA, and therefore may submit separate nominations for this award. 


More information on the program, including information on previously funded projects, can be found  here