NEA's Federal Interagency Coordination

The National Endowment for the Arts works to enhance coordination across federal agencies to improve interactions with local government, non-profits, businesses, and other stakeholders, with a commitment to drive meaningful outcomes alongside local community partners. Through these federal, state, and local partnerships, NEA delivers direct technical assistance on best practice models and ideas, assists communities to develop successful grant applications, and facilitates new relationships with arts and cultural partners to address the priorities of local communities.

NEA has been actively engaged in working with its fellow federal agencies on many of the place-based initiatives, including:

Federal, State, and Local Agency Coordination: Community of Practice

Over 700 federal staff actively participate in a community of practice to exchange ideas, inspiration, and resources via a website, list serve, webinars, and staff training. The community of practice strengthens interagency federal, state and local government coordination and alignment. Webinars are hosted on a bi-weekly basis by federal agencies, and Delivering Outcomes with Communities training is offered three times annually to federal staff. In October 2016, NEA hosted a webinar on the role of arts and culture in community revitalization, featuring Theaster Gates and Calvin Holmes.

For more information, contact: Jen Hughes, Community Solutions Specialist, 202.682.5547,