RESEARCH: ART WORKS: Application Calendar

Deadlines have been extended due to Hurricane Harvey:

Step 1 - Submit SF-424 to October 17 by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time (new deadline)
Step 2 - Submit Materials to Applicant Portal October 20, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Time, to October 27, 2017 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time (new)
Earliest Announcement of Grant Award or Rejection April 2018
Earliest Beginning Date for National Endowment for the Arts Period of Performance May 1, 2018

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

Before you apply through for the first time, you must be registered. Registration with

  • Is a multi-step process.
  • Takes time; allow two weeks.
  • Must be completed before you can submit your application.

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

In the event of a major emergency (e.g., a hurricane or 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.

If you have questions:

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

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August 2017