RESEARCH: ART WORKS: How to Prepare and Submit an Application

These instructions provide all of the information that you need to submit an application. Submitting an application is a multi-step process. You will interact with the NEA's website,, and the NEA's Applicant Portal. We urge you to read these instructions in their entirety before you begin the application process.

Part 1 - Submit SF-424 to October 9, 2018 by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time
Part 2 - Submit Materials to Applicant Portal October 12, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Time, to October 19, 2018 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time
  1. View the Research: Art Works Guidelines Webinar:

    • We will conduct a live webinar on September 5, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time featuring an overview presentation followed by a Q&A session. Click here for information for the upcoming webinar and for an archive of the webinar after it is concluded. 
  2. Part 1 – Submit the SF-424 to

  3. View the NEA Grant Application Form (GAF) Tutorial:

  4. Part 2 – Submit Materials to the Applicant Portal:

  5. Application updates after submission

    Send new information that significantly affects your application (such as changes in project personnel, confirmed funding commitments, or IRB status) as soon as possible to the staff. Remember to include your organization’s name and NEA application number.

If you have questions about your application, please contact the staff at