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NEA Grants

Art Works

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. Matching grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000. All Art Works application deadlines can be found at .

Challenge America Grant Program

The Challenge America Fast-Track category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations -- those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does not qualify a group as underserved; at least one of the underserved characteristics noted above also must be present. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development. Grants are for a fixed amount of $10,000 and require a minimum $10,000 match. Deadline for 2015 has passed; deadline for 2016 TBD. 

Our Town

Organizations may apply for creative placemaking projects that contribute to the livability of communities and place the arts at their core. An organization may request a grant amount from $25,000 to $200,000. See for application deadlines.

Research: Art Works

The Research: Art Works category supports research projects to analyze the value and impact of the arts in the United States. Generally range from $10,000 to $30,000. Deadline: July 23, 2015.

TARGET Field Trip Grants Program

Target Corporation is now accepting applications from education professionals for the Target Field Trip Grants program, an annual program designed to bring K-12 students in the United States to museums, historical sites, and cultural organizations.  The deadline for applications is September 30, 2015.

The Disneyland® Resort CREATE Grants program is now accepting applications!

The Disneyland Resort CREATE Grants program provides Orange County teachers with classroom materials that support visual and performing arts. In honor of the Disneyland Resort 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration, we will provide up to $60,000 in grants to help fund creative and innovative projects!
From June 8, 2015 - October 16, 2015, visit to complete your project request.