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 GrantsOnline™ System (NEA-GO). We urge you to read these instructions in their entirety before you begin the application process.


Step 1 - Submit SF-424 to October 11, 2016 by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time
Step 2 - Submit Materials to NEA-GO October 18, 2016 to 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time on October 25, 2016
  1. View the Research: Art Works Guidelines Webinar:

    • We will conduct a live webinar on September 7, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time featuring an overview presentation followed by a Q&A session. Click here to register for the upcoming webinar and for an archive of the webinar after it is concluded.
  2. Step 1 – Submit the SF-424 to

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

  4. Step 2 – Submit Materials to NEA-GO:

  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