American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ("Recovery Act") recognized that the non-profit arts industry is an important sector of the economy. The National Endowment for the Arts is uniquely positioned to fund arts projects and activities that preserve jobs in the nonprofit arts sector threatened by declines in philanthropic and other support during the current economic downturn. As part of this important investment, the Arts Endowment has made grant awards to distribute critical funds at the national, regional, state, and local levels for projects that focus on the preservation of jobs in the arts.