National Endowment for the Arts Strategic Plan FY 2022-2026 – Call for Public Input!

Deadline for comments: September 3, 2021

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is requesting public comments on its draft strategic plan for fiscal years 2022 through 2026.

In keeping with requirements for all federal agencies, the Arts Endowment produces or updates a strategic plan every four years. The current draft plan is intended to align the NEA’s strategic aims more closely with the needs of today, while elevating the vital and enduring role of the agency within government and society at large. In this plan, accordingly, are goals, objectives, and strategies that support and encourage the arts’ capacity to help rebuild the U.S. economy, to heal individuals and communities, to bridge social divides, and to offer positive, life-enhancing experiences—aesthetic, cultural, and educational—for Americans of all backgrounds.

With this call for comments, the NEA strives to reach arts organizations and artists of all types and locations, but, equally important, other segments of the creative economy as well as those outside it. Because the work of the NEA can and does benefit people and organizations throughout the U.S., it is critical to engage the broader public in this opportunity for re-evaluating agency priorities.

To view the draft strategic plan, please go here.

Submit comments or questions to by 5:00 pm ET, September 3, 2021.

Thank you for participating in the strategic planning process!