The National Endowment for the Arts is the only arts funder in America—public or private—that provides access to the arts in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. Each year, we award thousands of grants to provide all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.
We award cost/share matching grants to nonprofit organizations for a wide variety of arts projects, literature fellowships for published creative writers and translators, and Partnership Agreements with the 62 state/jurisdictional arts agencies and regional arts organizations.
We are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and fostering mutual respect for the diverse beliefs and values of all individuals and groups. See the wide variety of projects and grant recipients we have funded.
We’re here to help you, and we welcome your calls or emails. Contact us if you have questions or need more information. We can explain and clarify funding opportunities, eligibility requirements, how to apply, and how your application will be reviewed.
To get started, select from the options below to get the information you need to apply. Guidelines and application instructions are available here for:
- Grants for Organizations
- Grants for Individuals
- Partnership Agreements
- Program Solicitation