The National Endowment for the Arts has a tremendous impact on the arts and culture of the United States. Since its start in 1965, the agency has awarded more than $5.5 billion to bring the arts to communities across this land. Below you can find some specific areas where the agency has had a large impact, or find your state and see highlights from the artworks we have supported there.
Find the Arts Endowment Impact in Your State or Region!
Find NEA-funded projects in your state, information on regional arts organizations and state arts agencies, fact sheets on NEA activities in each state, and more.
Research on the arts and its impact on and value to American communities.
Arts and Health
Improving health and well-being through the arts.
Making the arts accessible for all populations.
Strengthening communities with arts at the core.
Celebrating the literary arts as an essential reflection of our nation.
Supporting the dynamic, diverse, and evolving nature of the media arts field.
Ensuring every student has the opportunity for arts education.
Native Arts and Culture
Carrying out strategic outreach to Native communities and artists.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Partnering with the White House Initiative on HBCUs to further our outreach.
Equity Action Plan
Supporting equitable opportunities for arts participation and practice.
Providing national leadership through convenings on the arts.
Arts & Artifacts Indemnity Program
Indemnifying against loss or damage for eligible artworks and artifacts.