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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 grant awards and will continue to honor all obligated grant funds made to date. Additionally, the agency will continue to accept grant applications at our usual deadlines.


NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the National Endowment for the Arts staff is working almost entirely off-site. As a result, we will not be able to accept and process postal mail and other deliveries in our usual manner. Because mail and other deliveries may be returned to sender, we ask that you not send us anything until the agency has resumed normal operations. We will update this notice as necessary to reflect evolving conditions.

The National Endowment for the Arts cost/share 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: