GRANTS FOR ARTS PROJECTS

Woman singing at the mike in a nightclub with people dancing in front of her.

Montego Glover (center) and the cast of La Jolla Playhouse's Tony Award-winning production of Memphis, directed by Christopher Ashley. Photo by Kevin Berne

These grants support arts projects that use the arts to unite and heal in response to current events; celebrate our creativity and cultural heritage; invite mutual respect for differing beliefs and values; and enrich humanity. Applicants may request cost share/matching grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. Designated local arts agencies eligible to subgrant may request from $10,000 to $150,000 for subgranting programs in the Local Arts Agencies discipline. A minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount is required.

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Deadlines:

First Grants for Arts Projects Deadline:

IMPORTANT: Finalize your Grants.gov/SAM registrations and submit early to Grants.gov to allow time to resolve any issues you might encounter during the submission process.

SAM.gov: No later than January 20, 2021

Grants.gov: No later than February 2, 2021

Part 1 - Submit to Grants.gov

February 11, 2021 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Prepare application material so that it’s ready to upload when the Applicant Portal opens

Part 2 - Submit to Applicant Portal

February 16-23, 2021 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Earliest Announcement of Grant Award or Rejection

November 2021

Earliest Start Date for Proposed Project

January 1, 2022

Second Grants for Arts Projects Deadline:

IMPORTANT: Finalize your Grants.gov/SAM registrations and submit early to Grants.gov to allow time to resolve any issues you might encounter during the submission process.

SAM.gov: No later than June 16, 2021

Grants.gov: No later than June 29, 2021

Part 1 - Submit to Grants.gov

July 8, 2021 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Prepare application material so that it’s ready to upload when the Applicant Portal opens

Part 2 - Submit to Applicant Portal

July 13-20, 2021 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Earliest Announcement of Grant Award or Rejection

April 2022

Earliest Start Date for Proposed Project

June 1, 2022