Wednesday, June 11, 2008

NEA American Masterpieces: Visual Arts Touring, FY2008

American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius is a major initiative to acquaint Americans with the best of their cultural and artistic legacy. Through American Masterpieces, the National Endowment for the Arts will sponsor performances, exhibitions, tours, and educational programs across all art forms that will reach large and small communities in all 50 states.

This component of American Masterpieces will celebrate the extraordinary and rich evolution of the visual arts in the United States. Through the creation and touring of major exhibitions, art of the highest quality will be experienced by Americans in communities across the nation. Exhibitions may focus on schools, movements, traditions, subject areas, and themes that include but are not limited to: The Hudson River School American Impressionism Native American Art American Masterworks from Unique Collections including private collections Aspects of American Art Post-1945 to the Present Art of the W.P.A. Latino Art The Portrait in America American Naïve Art African American Art American Photographers and Photography American Decorative Arts The Art of the American West Industrial Design Architecture Costume and Textiles Folk Arts The tour of an existing exhibition is eligible. Applications are due by September 19, 2008.

Exhibitions must be: Scaled so they can be shown in small and mid-sized exhibiting institutions. Shown for a period of 8-12 weeks at 2-5 venues which may include the organizing institution. The number of venues should be appropriate to the nature of the works on view. Accompanied by related educational and interpretive components including brochures and catalogues. Educational material for children and youth must ensure the application of national or state arts education standards. Substantial efforts should be made to reach underserved communities.

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: 2008NEA01AMVAT
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posted Date: Jun 09, 2008
Creation Date: Jun 09, 2008
Original Closing Date for Applications: Sep 19, 2008
Current Closing Date for Applications: Sep 19, 2008 Application Deadline: Organizations are required to submit their applications electronically through, the federal government’s online application system. The system must receive your application no later than 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on September 19, 2008.
Archive Date: Oct 19, 2008
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Arts (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Award Ceiling: $300,000
Award Floor: $30,000
CFDA Number: 45.024 -- Promotion of the Arts_Grants to Organizations and Individuals
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes

Complete grant announcement for NEA American Masterpieces: Visual Arts Touring

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