The National Endowment for the Arts is committed to supporting museum activity that reflects exceptional aesthetic investigation and meaningful community engagement, specifically through the support of exhibitions, care of collections, conservation, commissions, public art works, community engagement, education activities, and other museum work.

Museums Fact Sheet


Director of Museums, Visual Arts, and Indemnity

Wendy Clark
Wendy Clark was appointed director of Museums, Visual Arts, and Indemnity at the National Endowment for the Arts in July...


Toniqua Lindsay
Museums Specialist,
Kathleen Dinsmore
Museums and Visual Arts Specialist,
Lauren Miller
Asst. Grants Management Specialist,
Patricia Loiko
Indemnity Administrator,
Laura Bramble
Assistant Indemnity Administrator,

Recent Grants

Medal of Arts

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


Headshot of Johnnetta Cole
Director of Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art


The 2017 NEA Guide provides details on the programs and activities that the NEA supports, as well as funding deadlines for our various grants. Included is information on Grants for...
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...

Arts & Artifacts Indemnity Program

Provides indemnification against loss or damage for eligible art works, artifacts, and objects in domestic and international exhibitions.

Domestic Indemnity >>

International Indemnity >>