Agency Contacts

If you have questions about your application, please use the list below to determine your appropriate staff contact. We also encourage you to check the "Frequently Asked Questions" for a particular category for information.

For Art Works, contact the staff for the field/discipline that is most appropriate for your project:

Artist Communities: Jennie Terman, or 202/682-5566

Arts Education (pre-K through 12 curriculum-based direct learning projects that align with either national or state arts education standards, professional development projects, or collective impact projects):

Direct Learning Projects:

Denise Brandenburg, or 202/682-5044: Music, Opera

Nancy Daugherty, or 202/682-5521: Dance, Literature, Musical Theater, Theater

Lakita Edwards, or 202/682-5704: Design, Folk & Traditional Arts, Local Arts Agencies, Media Arts, Museums, Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works, Visual Arts

Professional Development Projects:

Nancy Daugherty, or 202/682-5521

Collective Impact Projects:

Denise Brandenburg, or 202/682-5044

Dance (including dance presentation): Kate Folsom, or 202/682-5764; Juliana Mascelli, or 202/682-5656

Design (including architecture, communications and graphic design, fashion design, historic preservation, industrial and product design, interior design, historic preservation, landscape architecture, planning, universal design, rural design, social impact/public interest/human centered design, and urban design): Courtney Spearman, or 202/682-5603

Folk & Traditional Arts (including folk & traditional arts projects in any art form): William Mansfield, or 202/682-5678

Literature: Jessica Flynn, or 202/682-5011

Local Arts Agencies Local arts agencies generally are referred to as arts councils, departments of cultural affairs, or arts commissions. LAAs can be nonprofit entities or public sector municipal, county, or regional agencies that operate in cooperation with mayors and city managers. LAAs may present and/or produce arts programming, commission and manage public art, administer grant programs, provide technical assistance to artists and arts organizations, and guide cultural planning efforts. Still others may own, manage, and/or operate cultural facilities and be actively engaged in community development, and partner with entities in tourism, social services, public education, housing, economic development, and public safety. All strive to enhance the quality of life in their communities by working to increase public access to the arts. You will also find national and statewide arts service organizations in the LAA portfolio that work primarily with a network of LAAs. LAAs should submit applications through Local Arts Agencies regardless of project discipline, unless the project’s primary discipline is either Arts Education or Folk & Traditional arts. Please consult with staff prior to submission): Lara Holman Garritano, or 202/682-5586

Media Arts: Sarah Metz, or 202-682-5511; Sarah Burford, or 202-682-5591

Museums (including projects in any discipline that are submitted by a museum): Toniqua Lindsay, or 202/682-5529

Music (including music presentation):

Organizations with names that begin A through L: Court Burns, or 202/682-5590

Organizations with names that begin M through Z: Anya Nykyforiak, or 202/682-5487

Jazz Projects: Katja von Schuttenbach, or 202/682-5711

Musical Theater (including musical theater presentation): Carol Lanoux Lee, or 202/682-5020

Opera (including opera presentation): Georgianna Paul, or 202/682-5600

Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works (projects that involve multiple arts disciplines including multidisciplinary arts presenting and other types of multidisciplinary activities):

Organizations with names A-E: Jennie Terman, or 202/682-5566

Organizations with names F-Z: Lara Allee, or 202/682-5698

Theater (including theater presentation): Carol Lanoux Lee, or 202/682-5020

Visual Arts: Meg Brennan,, or 202/682-5703 



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