Category Application Deadline Earliest Announcement of Grant Award or Rejection Earliest Beginning Date for National Endowment for the Arts Period of Performance
Partnership Agreements September 29, 2017 April 2018 July 1, 2018

Applicants are required to use See "How to Prepare and Submit an Application" for further information.

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

If you have questions:


Laura Scanlan at or Andi Mathis at

Clifford Murphy at or Cheryl Schiele at, for questions specific to Folk Arts Partnership


Laura Scanlan at 202/682-5583 or Andi Mathis at 202/682-5430

Clifford Murphy at 202/682-5726 or Cheryl Schiele at 202-682-5587, for questions specific to Folk Arts Partnership

  202/682-5082 Voice/T.T.Y. (Text-Telephone, a device for individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.)

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June 2017