ARTS WORKS Guidelines: Application Calendar

There are two Art Works application deadlines and one deadline for Creativity Connects projects:

First Art Works Deadline:

Step 1 - Submit SF-424 to Grants.gov February 16, 2017
Register/renew by at least January 25
Submit by at least February 7
Step 2 - Submit Materials to NEA-GO February 23, 2017 to March 2, 2017
Earliest Announcement of Grant Award or Rejection November 2017
Earliest Beginning Date for National Endowment for the Arts Period of Performance January 1, 2018

Second Art Works Deadline:

Step 1 - Submit SF-424 to Grants.gov July 13, 2017
Register/renew by at least June 21
Submit by at least July 4
Step 2 - Submit Materials to NEA's New Applicant Portal July 20, 2017 to July 27, 2017
Earliest Announcement of Grant Award or Rejection April 2018
Earliest Beginning Date for National Endowment for the Arts Period of Performance June 1, 2018

[NOTE: All Artist Communities and Design applicants must apply at the February 16, 2017, deadline.]

Art Works: Creativity Connects Deadline:

Step 1 - Submit SF-424 to Grants.gov May 4, 2017
Register/renew by at least April 12
Submit by at least April 25
Step 2 - Submit Materials to NEA-GO May 11, 2017 to May 18, 2017
Earliest Announcement of Grant Award or Rejection April 2018
Earliest Beginning Date for National Endowment for the Arts Period of Performance June 1, 2018

See "How to Prepare and Submit an Application" for application instructions.

An organization may submit only one application under these FY 2018 Art Works guidelines (see "Application Limits" for the few exceptions to this rule).

Late, ineligible, and incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

In the event of a major emergency (e.g., a hurricane or Grants.gov technological failure), the NEA Chairman may adjust application deadlines for affected applicants. If a deadline is extended for any reason, an announcement will be posted on our website.

Please do not seek information on the status of your application before the announcement date that is listed above.

If you have questions:

Call or email: see "Agency Contacts."

If you have a question about access for individuals with disabilities:

  202/682-5496 Voice/T.T.Y. (Text-Telephone, a device for individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.)

Information symbol  Individuals who do not use conventional print should contact the Arts Endowment's Accessibility Office at 202/682-5532 for help in acquiring an audio recording of these guidelines.

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