State & Regional

State & Regional

By supporting the state arts agencies (SAAs) and regional arts organizations (RAOs) through Partnership Agreements, the National Endowment for the Arts makes the arts available in more communities than it could through direct grants.

State and Regional Fact Sheet | State Art Facts


State & Regional Director, Partnership Team Leader

Laura Scanlan
Laura Scanlan serves as the director of State and Regional Partnerships. In that capacity, Scanlan provides direction concerning NEA funding...


Andi Mathis
State & Regional Specialist,

Recent Grants

Medal of Arts

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


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Charleston Mayor and 2009 National Medal of Arts recipient


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...

State & Regional Partners

In partnership with the state and jurisdictional arts agencies and regional arts organizations, the NEA provides federal support for projects that benefit local communities.