News from the National Endowment for the Arts

by Molly Rutledge

Guidelines and application materials for two National Endowment for the Arts funding categories, ArtWorks and Challenge America, have been posted on the NEA’s website.

The NEA and California Arts Council will host From Surveys to Solutions: Engaging Audiences in the Arts which will include an announcement by Chairman Chu of three new NEA research reports that explore who participates in the arts and why, as well, how the arts act as an economic engine.

“Imagine Your Parks,” a new grant initiative created in partnership by the NEA and the National Park Service, will provide $1 million in funding through the NEA Art Works grant category to projects that use the arts to engage people with memorable places and landscapes of the National Park System.

Community Partnership for Arts and Culture was featured in NEA Arts Magazine for their white paper, Creative Minds in Medicine: A Cleveland Creative Intersection. The case studies examined the impact of the arts on healing in Cleveland, Ohio.

About the National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $5 billion to strengthen the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector. To join the discussion on how art works, visit the NEA at


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