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


Director of State, Regional & Local Partnerships, and International Activities

Michael Orlove
Michael Orlove currently serves as the Director of State, Regional & Local Partnerships. In that capacity, Orlove provides direction concerning...


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.

National Initiatives

Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network
Creative arts therapies at the core of patient-centered care for military members, veterans, and their families.

Poetry Out Loud
High school students memorize and perform great poems.

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Joe Riley headshot
Charleston Mayor and 2009 National Medal of Arts recipient


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...

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.