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NEA 2023 Grant Opportunity: Grants for Arts Projects
By National Endowment for the Arts

Grants for Arts Projects is our largest grant program for organizations, providing expansive funding opportunities for communities across the nation in a wide range of artistic disciplines. Through project-based funding, the program supports opportunities for public engagement with the arts and arts education, for the integration of the arts with strategies promoting the health and well-being of people and communities, and for the improvement of overall capacity and capabilities within the arts sector.

This grants program also welcomes projects that engage with individuals whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, race or ethnicity, economics, or disability. 

  • We encourage projects that address any of the following:
  • Elevate artists as integral and essential to a healthy and vibrant society
  • Celebrate the nation’s creativity and/or cultural heritage
  • Facilitate cross-sector collaborations that center the arts at the intersection of other disciplines, sectors, and industries
  • Contribute to healthy and thriving local, regional, state-wide, and national arts ecosystems and arts infrastructures
  • Invest in organizational capacity-building and leadership development for arts organizations, arts workers, and artists
  • Build arts organizations’ capacity to serve a broad public through digital or emergent technology and/or support tech-centered creative practices across all artistic disciplines and forms
  • Originate from or are in collaboration with the following constituencies encouraged by White House executive orders: 
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • Tribal Colleges and Universities, 
  • American Indian and Alaska Native tribes,
  • Predominantly Black Institutions,
  • Hispanic Serving Institutions, 
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, and
  • Organizations that support the independence and lifelong inclusion of people with disabilities.

In recognition of the United States of America’s 250th anniversary in 2026, we also welcome arts projects that educate and engage communities in dialogue about the past, present, and future of our nation.

Cost share/matching grants range from $10,000 to $100,000. Designated local arts agencies that are eligible to subgrant may request from $30,000 to $150,000 for subgranting projects. A minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount is required.

Application Deadlines: February 9 and July 6, 2023 for projects taking place beginning in 2024. 

Sign up for a guidelines webinar on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at 3:00 pm ET. (An archive of the webinar will be available.) Additional discipline-specific webinars will also be available; visit for more details and to register.

Register for the Grants for Arts Projects Webinar

Are you a first-time applicant? Applying for a federal grant is a multi-step process that is always entirely free. Visit our resource guide for new applicants to access information on required registrations, the application process, things to know before you apply, and information on managing your award.