This year, 2015, is the 50th anniversary of the signing of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, which created the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. To better recount the story of the NEA and the arts in America, we want to share your story of how the arts have influenced your life.
Tell us how the arts are part of your day, how the arts have inspired you to do something unique, how they have made a difference among you and your family, as well as in the communities and neighborhoods in which you live. If there is a specific NEA grant that has had an impact on you and your community, let us know.
Simply complete this form and submit it to us. Starting September 29, the date the Act was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson, we will begin posting stories on our website and promoting them across our social media. Depending on the volume we receive, we may not be able to include all stories and material we receive. The NEA will determine which stories, photos, audio/video will be included and may edit text as necessary.
In addition to or instead of a narrative, you can include one to three photos and/or one video or audio of no more than five minutes. Only submit materials you have permission to use.