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...


Emma Bartley
Assistant Grants Management Specialist,
Toniqua Lindsay
Museums Specialist,
Patricia Loiko
Indemnity Administrator,
Tamika Shingler
Museums and Visual Arts Specialist,

Recent Grants

Medal of Arts

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

National Initiatives

Blue Star Museums
Museums in all 50 states offer free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

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Wil Haygood
Journalist, author, and cultural historian


The 2019 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...
This booklet provides national statistics on visual and performing arts attendance and literary reading rates using the 2017 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts and comparing the results with...

Arts & Artifacts Indemnity Program

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

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International Indemnity >>