Artist Communities

Artist Communities

The National Endowment for the Arts is committed to providing assistance to artist communities for projects that encourage and nurture the development of individual artists and foster and inspire their creative processes. For the Arts Endowment's purposes, an artist community is defined as an organization, whether focused on a single discipline or multidisciplinary, whose primary mission is to provide artist residencies.

Artist Communities Fact Sheet

Staff

Dance Director, Acting Director Artist Communities

Sara Nash
Sara Nash was appointed director of Dance in August 2018, In this position, she manages the NEA's grantmaking for dance...

Staff

Jennie Terman
Artist Communities, Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works Specialist, termanj@arts.gov

Recent Grants

Recent Grants

An online grant search is available to find information on NEA grants from 2000 to the present.

Lifetime Honors

Medal of Arts

National Medal of Arts

The National Medal of Arts is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States government and is awarded by the President of the United States.

Publications

The devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 dramatically exposed the vulnerability of the arts and cultural sector in emergency preparedness and emergency response. To strengthen the understanding and readiness of...
This report presents results from an initial analysis of the 2012 SPPA. It contains statistics with demographic insights about U.S. adults' participation across five modes of art activity: attending; reading...