Meg Brennan

Acting Director Museums, Visual Arts, Visual Arts Specialist

Meg Brennan was appointed acting director of Museums and Visual Arts at the National Endowment for the Arts in February 2020. She oversees the NEA’s grantmaking in visual arts and museums, and manages the NEA Blue Star Museums program.

Brennan has worked as a Visual Art Specialist at the National Endowment for the Arts for ten years. In her role at the agency she advises applicants on how to request support for their project-specific visual arts activities which focuses on the work of contemporary artists and the projects they undertake, such as: exhibitions, residencies, publications, commissions, public art works, conservation, documentation, services to the field, and educational public programming. At the Endowment since 2008, Brennan worked previously on the design program, overseeing grants in planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, product design, and communications and graphic design.

Prior to joining the NEA, she completed her Master of Arts degree in Visual Communication/Publication Design at the University of Baltimore, and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.