Apply for a Grant

The National Endowment for the Arts continues to operate as usual and will do so until a new budget is enacted by Congress. The Arts Endowment continues to make FY 2019 grant awards and will continue to honor all obligated grant funds made to date. Additionally, the agency will continue to accept grant applications for FY 2020 at our usual deadlines.

The National Endowment for the Arts awards matching grants to nonprofit organizations, literature fellowships for published creative writers and translators, and partnership agreements for state arts agencies and regional arts organizations in support of arts projects in thousands of communities across the country.

Guidelines and application instructions are available here:

  • Grants for Organizations (for a wide variety of arts projects)
  • Grants for Individuals (for literature fellowships in creative writing and translation only)
  • Partnership Agreements (for state and jurisdictional arts agencies and regional arts organizations)(new guidelnes will be available soon)