The folk and traditional arts are rooted in and reflective of the cultural life of a community. Community members may share a common ethnic heritage, cultural mores, language, religion, occupation, or geographic region. These vital and constantly reinvigorated artistic traditions are shaped by values and standards of excellence that are passed from generation to generation, most often within family and community, through demonstration, conversation, and practice. Genres of artistic activity include, but are not limited to, music, dance, crafts, and oral expression.
Art Works applications will be accepted under two deadlines. All project types are accepted under both deadlines.
First Art Works Deadline:
|Step 1 - Submit SF-424 to Grants.gov||February 18, 2016|
|Step 2 - Submit Materials to NEA-GO||February 25, 2016 to March 3, 2016|
|Earliest Announcement of Grant Award or Rejection||November 2016|
|Earliest Beginning Date for National Endowment for the Arts Period of Performance||January 1, 2017|
Second Art Works Deadline:
|Step 1 - Submit SF-424 to Grants.gov||July 14, 2016|
|Step 2 - Submit Materials to NEA-GO||July 21, 2016 to July 28, 2016|
|Earliest Announcement of Grant Award or Rejection||April 2017|
|Earliest Beginning Date for National Endowment for the Arts Period of Performance||June 1, 2017|
- Broadcasts (both radio & TV).
- Websites (this includes creating, maintaining, and upgrading the sites).
- Exhibits (this includes research for the exhibit, construction of the exhibit, touring the exhibit, catalogs, and ancillary events, such as lectures, concerts, screenings, panel discussions, workshops, and demonstrations).
- Apprenticeship programs.
- Workshops/classes offering instruction in various folk arts to the general public.
- Folk Arts in Education programs (folk arts are used to augment regular curriculum).
- Training for teachers and/or folk artists to incorporate folk arts into the classroom.
- Creation of educational material for incorporating folk arts into the classroom curriculum.
- Publications (both hard copy and digital).
Services to the Field
- Training and support to folklorists, folk artists, and folk arts organizations.
- Archival research and fieldwork to identify and document folk arts and artists.
- Marketing research to identify audiences for folk & traditional arts.