GRANTS FOR ARTS PROJECTS: Contacts

If you have questions about your application, 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.

Our staff experiences a high volume of calls. To help ensure a timely response to your inquiry, we encourage you to email a discipline specialist with your inquiry and contact information. Correspondence will be returned promptly.

For Grants for Arts Projects, contact the staff for the field/discipline that is most appropriate for your project:

Artist Communities | Arts Education | Dance | Design
Folk & Traditional Arts | Literary Arts | Local Arts Agencies
Media Arts | Museums | Music | Musical Theater | Opera
Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works | Theater
Visual Arts

Artist Communities (organizations and projects that offer artist residencies):

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, brandenburg@arts.gov or 202-682-5044: Music, Opera
  • Nancy Daugherty, daughern@arts.gov or 202-682-5521: Dance, Literary Arts, Musical Theater, Theater
  • Lakita Edwards, edwardsl@arts.gov or 202-682-5704: Design, Folk & Traditional Arts, Local Arts Agencies, Media Arts, Museums, Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works, Visual Arts

Professional Development Projects:

Collective Impact Projects:

Dance (including dance presentation):

Design (including architecture, communications and graphic design, fashion design, historic preservation, industrial and product design, interior design, landscape architecture, inclusive design, rural design, social impact design, and urban design):

Folk & Traditional Arts (including folk & traditional arts projects in any art form):

Literary Arts:

Local Arts Agencies (including projects by arts councils, department of cultural affairs offices, arts commissions, statewide service organizations partnering with local arts agencies, and arts projects by local government and special districts). Consult with staff prior to submission:

Media Arts:

Museums (including projects in any discipline that are submitted by a museum):

  • Organizations with names that begin A through N: Toni Grigsby, grigsbyt@arts.gov or 202-682-5529
  • Organizations with names that begin O through Z: Tamika Shingler, shinglert@arts.gov or 202-682-5577

Music (including music presentation):

Musical Theater (including musical theater presentation):

  • Organizations with names that begin A through L: Ouida Maedel, maedelo@arts.gov or 202-682-5509
  • Organizations with names that begin M through Z: Ian-Julian Williams, williamsi@arts.gov or 202-682-5020

Opera (including opera presentation):

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

  • Organizations with names that begin A through E: Jennie Terman, termanj@arts.gov or 202-682-5566
  • Organizations with names that begin F through Z: Katryna Carter, carterk@arts.gov or 202-682-5779

Theater (including theater presentation):

  • Organizations with names that begin A through L: Ouida Maedel, maedelo@arts.gov or 202-682-5509
  • Organizations with names that begin M through Z: Ian-Julian Williams, williamsi@arts.gov or 202-682-5020

Visual Arts:

  • Organizations with names that begin A through F: Tamika Shingler, shinglert@arts.gov or 202-682-5577
  • Organizations with names that begin G through Z: Meg Brennan, brennanm@arts.gov or 202-682-5703

Login.gov, SAM, and Grants.gov Help

The NEA does not have access to your Login.gov, SAM, or Grants.gov accounts. If you have any questions about or need assistance with these sites, including questions regarding electronic accessibility, contact them directly:

  • Login.gov Help: Consult the information posted in their Help Center, or use their online form to submit a question.
  • SAM Federal Service Desk: Call 1-866-606-8220 or see the information posted on the SAM website at SAM Help.

Grants.gov Contact Center: Call 1-800-518-4726, email support@grants.gov, or consult the information posted on the Grants.gov website at Support. The Grants.gov Contact Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.