Program Summary

Program Summary

"Art Works" refers to three things: the works of art themselves, the ways art works on audiences, and the fact that art is work for the artists and arts professionals who make up the field. 

Art works by enhancing thevalue of individuals and communities, by connecting us to each other and to something greater than ourselves, and by empowering creativity and innovation in our society and economy. The arts exist for beauty itself, but they also are an inexhaustible source of meaning and inspiration. 

The NEA recognizes these catalytic effects of excellent art, and the key role that arts and design organizations play in revitalizing them. To deepen and extend the arts' value, including their ability to foster new connections and to exemplify creativity and innovation, NEA welcomes projects that:

  • Are likely to prove transformative with the potential for meaningful change, whether in the development or enhancement of new or existing art forms, new approaches to the creation or presentation of art, or new ways of engaging the public with art; 
  • Are distinctive, offering fresh insights and new value for their fields and/or the public through unconventional solutions; and 
  • Have the potential to be shared and/or emulated, or are likely to lead to other advances in the field. 

Beyond encouraging projects that demonstrate these characteristics, NEA wants to achieve the following four objectives through the Art Works category:

  • Creation: The creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, 
  • Engagement: Public engagement with diverse and excellent art,
  • Learning: Lifelong learning in the arts, and 
  • Livability: The strengthening of communities through the arts. 

AWARDS:  Upper  $100,000USD Lower  $10,000USD

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. 

Grants generally will range from $10,000 to $100,000. No grants will be made below $10,000. Grants of $100,000 or more will be made only in rare instances, and only for projects that the Arts Endowment determines demonstrate exceptional national or regional significance and impact. 

Application Limits

Application Limits

One per institution 

Additional Information

Deadlines

UIC Letter of Intent
May 25, 2016
UIC Internal Competition
TBD
Sponsor Letter of Intent
N/A
Sponsor Application
July 14, 2016

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent (LOI) Form

 

Depending upon the number of LOIs submitted, OVCR might be required to facilitate an internal peer review process to select UIC’s submission(s) to this program.  White paper instructions will distributed to those who have submitted LOIs.

 

Please contact Tony Halford at RDS@uic.edu or 6-7036 with any questions.

 

If an authorized principal investigator is not listed above, please consider the limited competition still open. Contact RDS@uic.edu for further information.