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national 

endowment 

for the arts 




guide to 



programs 







1975-1976 



Mailing Address: 

National Endowment for the Arts, 
Washington, D.C. 20506 

For Visitors: 

The Endowment's offices are located in 
the Columbia Plaza complex at 2401 E 
Street, N.W. in Washington, D.C. 

Guide to Programs is printed annually 
by the Program Information Office of the 
National Endowment for the Arts. 

August 1975 



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How to Use This Booklet 

National Endowment for the Arts 

Background 

History and Structure 

Funding of the Endowment 

Accessibility to the Arts for the 

Handicapped 

Essential Information for All 
Applicants 

Grants to Individuals 
Grants to Organizations 
Methods of Matching Grants 
How to Receive Application Forms 
Application Review Procedure 
Final Reports 
Fiscal Year Change 
Chairman's Grants 
Areas Generally Not Assisted 

Bicentennial Projects 

Architecture + Environmental Arts 
Program 

Academic and Professional Research 
American Architectural Heritage 
Cultural Facilities 
Design Fellowships 
Excellence in Federal Design 
General Programs 
National Theme: "Cityscale" 
Public Education and Awareness 
Services to the Field 
State Arts Agencies 

Dance Program 

Choreography Fellowships and 
Production Grants 
Dance/Film/Video 
Dance Touring Program 
General Programs 
Management and Administration 
Resident Professional Dance Companies 
Services to the Field 

Education Program 

Alternative Education Forms 
Artists-in-Schools Program 
Arts Administration 
General Programs 

Expansion Arts Program 

Arts Exposure Program 

Community Cultural Centers 

Instruction and Training 

Neighborhood Arts Services 

Special Summer Projects 

State Arts Agencies-Expansion Arts 

Tour-Event 



35 Federal-State Partnership Program 

36 Basic State Agency Grant 
36 Program Development 
36 Regional Development 
36 Special State Grants 

36 State Arts Agency Internships 

37 Strengthening Community Services 

39 Folk Arts 

41 Literature Program 

42 Fellowships for Creative Writers 
42 Literary Magazines 

42 Poetry in the Schools 

42 Readings and Residencies for Writers 

43 Services to the Field 

43 Small Presses 

44 Writers in Developing Colleges 

45 Museum Program 

46 Aid to Special Exhibitions 
46 Catalogue 

46 Conservation 

47 Fellowships for Museum Professionals 
47 General Programs 

47 Museum Purchase Plan 

48 Museum Training 

48 Renovation (Security, Storage, Climate 
Control) 

49 Services to the Field 

49 Utilization of Museum Collections 

49 Visiting Specialists and Technical 
Assistance 

50 Wider Availability of Museums 

53 Music Program 

54 Composers/Librettists Program 
54 General Programs 

54 Independent Schools of Music 

54 Jazz/Folk/Ethnic Music Program 

56 Opera Program 

57 The National Opera Institute 
57 Orchestra Program 

61 Public Media Program 

62 General Programs 

62 Media Studies 

63 Programming in the Arts 

64 Regional Development 

65 The American Film Institute 

67 Special Projects Program 

68 Arts Centers and Festivals (pilot) 
68 City Spirit (pilot) 

68 Community Residencies (pilot) 

69 Interrelated Programs and Special 
Services 

71 Theatre Program 

72 Professional Theatre Companies 



Theatre Program (continued) 
72 Professional Theatre Companies with 
Short Seasons (pilot) 

72 Developmental Theatre-New Plays, New 
Playwrights, New Forms 

73 Theatre for Youth 

73 Services to the Field 

74 State Arts Agencies-Theatre Projects 

75 Visual Arts Program 

76 Artists, Critics, Photographers, and 
Craftsmen in Residence Program 

76 Artists' and Craftsmen's Services 

77 Crafts Exhibition Aid 

77 Crafts Workshop Program 

78 Fellowships for Art Critics 
78 Fellowships for Artists 

78 Fellowships for Craftsmen 

79 Fellowships for Photographers 
79 Fellowships for Printmaking and 

Drawing 

79 Master Craftsmen Apprenticeship 
Program 

80 Photography: Exhibition Aid 

80 Visual Arts in the Performing Arts 

81 Works of Art in Public Places 

82 Workshop Program 

83 Work Experience Internship Program 
85 Calendar of Application Deadlines 
87 Index 

91 List of State Arts Agencies 

95 Publications and Films of Interest 



This booklet is designed to help 
individuals and organizations determine 
if their project is eligible for assistance 
from the National Endowment for the 
Arts. The Guide outlines the general 
requirements for assistance and is not 
to be considered as guidelines for 
actual application. 



Prospective applicants should first 
review the eligibility requirements and 
methods of funding described in 
Essential Information for All 
Applicants on page 5. Following this 
section are descriptions of the 
Endowment's Programs. Applicants 
should note that some projects not 
eligible for consideration in one 
Program area, may be eligible in 
another. 



How To Use This Booklet 



For quick reference, all application 
deadlines are listed in a calendar on 
page 85. Grant categories are indexed 
by project type and by arts discipline on 
page 87. 



Applicants are urged to contact the 
appropriate Program for their project. 
All mail, including requests for 
application forms, must be addressed to 
the attention of an Endowment Program 
office. General inquiries may be 
addressed to the Program Information 
Office. 



Program Information Office 

(202)634-6369 

National Endowment for the Arts 

Washington, D.C. 20506 



National Endowment 
for the Arts 



What It Is 



History and 
Structure 



The National Endowment for the Arts is 
an independent agency of the Federal 
Government which makes grants to 
organizations and individuals 
concerned with the arts throughout the 
United States. The major goals of the 
Arts Endowment are to make the arts 
more widely available to millions of 
Americans, to preserve our rich cultural 
heritage for present and future 
generations, to strengthen cultural 
organizations, and to encourage the 
creative development of our nation's 
finest talent. 

These aims are accomplished by 
awarding grants to individuals of 
exceptional talent and to nonprofit tax- 
exempt organizations representing the 
highest quality in the fields of 
architecture and environmental arts, 
crafts, dance, education, expansion arts, 
folk arts, literature, museums, music, 
public media, theatre, visual arts among 
others. A separate program provides 
matching bloc grants to official state 
arts agencies which also receive grants 
from other Endowment program areas. 
Grants to organizations, with some 
exceptions, must be matched at least 
dollar for dollar. Grants to individuals 
generally carry no matching 
requirement. 

On September 3, 1964, Congress 
established the National Council on the 
Arts to make recommendations on 
matters relating to the cultural 
development of the nation. The 
following year, the Congress created the 
National Foundation on the Arts and the 
Humanities as an independent federal 
agency in the executive branch of the 
government. In establishing the 
Foundation, the Congress declared that: 

". . . the practice of art and the study of 
the humanities requires constant 
dedication and devotion and that, while 
no government can call a great artist or 
scholar into existence, it is necessary 
and appropriate for the Federal 
Government to help create and sustain 
not only a climate encouraging freedom 
of thought, imagination and inquiry but 
also the material conditions facilitating 
the release of this creative talent. . . ." 

The Arts Endowment and its sister 
agency, the National Endowment for the 



Funding 

of the 

Endowment 



Humanities, are components of the 
National Foundation on the Arts and the 
Humanities. The two Endowments, 
advised by the National Council on the 
Arts and the National Council on the 
Humanities, respectively, formulate their 
own programs and policies while 
sharing certain administrative staff. 

The National Council on the Arts is a 
Presidentially appointed body 
composed of the Chairman of the 
National Endowment for the Arts and 26 
distinguished private citizens "who are 
widely recognized for their broad 
knowledge of, or expertise in, or for 
their profound interest in, the arts.'' By 
statute the Chairman of the National 
Endowment for the Arts is also 
Chairman of the National Council on the 
Arts. The Council advises the 
Endowment on policies, procedures, 
and programs in addition to making 
recommendations on applications. 
Current members of the National 
Council on the Arts are: 

Nancy Hanks (Chairman), Maurice 
Abravanel, Angus L. Bowmer, Richard F. 
Brown, Henry J. Cauthen, Van Cliburn, 
Kenneth N. Dayton, Charles Eames, 
Clint Eastwood, Judith Jamison, James 
Earl Jones, Charles K. McWhorter, 
Rosalind Russell, Thomas Schippers. 
Gunther Schuller, George C. Seybolt, 
Beverly Sills, Billy Taylor, E. Leland 
Webber, Harry M. Weese, Eudora Welty, 
Dolores Wharton, Anne Potter Wilson. 
Robert E. Wise, and James Wyeth. 

The National Foundation on the Arts 
and the Humanities also includes in its 
structure the Federal Council on the 
Arts and the Humanities composed of 
heads of twelve agencies and two 
members of Congress concerned with 
these fields. 

The United States Congress 
appropriates money to the Endowment 
in the following categories: 

Program Funds 

This money is available to the 
Endowment to award grants to artists 
and organizations (including state and 
regional arts agencies) located 
throughout the country Funds are 
generally awarded for fellowships and 
projects outlined in this booklet 



Accessibility 

to the Arts 

for the 

Handicapped 



The Treasury Fund 

This money only becomes available 
when private donations are received by 
the Endowment at which time this 
special fund matches the donor's dollar 
with a federal dollar. The doubled 
amount is then granted by the 
Endowment in the same way Program 
Funds are granted. These funds are to 
encourage new and increased non- 
federal support for the arts. See page 5 
on the Treasury Fund Method for 
detailed information. Please note that 
Treasury Fund grants are subject to the 
same review procedures and used for 
the same purposes as all other grants, 
and are generally for programs outlined 
in this booklet. 



At a meeting in September 1973, the 
National Council on the Arts adopted a 
resolution stating the policy of the 
National Endowment for the Arts 
regarding accessibility to the arts for the 
handicapped. 

"One of the main goals of the National 
Endowment for the Arts is to assist in 
making the arts available to all 
Americans. The arts are a right, not a 
privilege. They are central to what our 
society is and what it can be. The 
National Council on the Arts believes 
very strongly that no citizen should be 
deprived of the beauty and the insights 
into the human experience that only the 
arts can impart. 

"The National Council on the Arts 
believes that cultural institutions and 
individual artists could make a 
significant contribution to the lives of 
citizens who are physically 
handicapped. It therefore urges the 
National Endowment for the Arts to take 
a leadership role in advocating special 
provision for the handicapped in 
cultural facilities and programs. 



"The Council notes that the Congress of 
the United States passed in 1968 (PL. 
90-480) legislation that would require all 
public buildings constructed, leased or 
financed in whole or in part by the 
Federal Government to be accessible to 
handicapped persons. The Council 
strongly endorses the intent of this 
legislation and urges private interest 
and government at the state and local 
levels to take the intent of this 
legislation into account when building 
or renovating cultural facilities. 

"The Council further requests that the 
National Endowment for the Arts and all 
of the program areas within the 
Endowment be mindful of the intent and 
purposes of this legislation as they 
formulate their own guidelines and as 
they review proposals from the field. 
The Council urges the Endowment to 
give consideration to all the ways in 
which the agency can further promote 
and implement the goal of making 
cultural facilities and activities 
accessible to Americans who are 
physically handicapped.'' 

In view of the National Council on the 
Arts' interest in the accessibility of 
cultural facilities to the physically 
handicapped, the Architecture + 
Environmental Arts Program will 
continue to develop pilot studies and 
resource materials pertinent to this field. 
The primary emphasis of these efforts 
will be to increase public awareness of 
the need to eliminate the physical 
barriers facing the handicapped. In 
addition, reference materials will 
provide technical assistance to 
architects and planners by proposing 
exemplary models and design solutions 
for making cultural facilities accessible 
to all people. These materials will be 
made available to architects, planners, 
government officials, arts 
administrators, and arts organizations. 



National Endowment for the Arts 



Essential Information 
for All Applicants 



Grants to 
Individuals 



Grants to 
Organizations 



The Endowment awards a limited 
number of non-matching fellowships to 
professional artists of exceptional talent 
to enable them to set aside time to work 
and advance their careers. These grants 
are ordinarily made only to citizens or 
permanent residents of the United 
States. Although eligibility for an 
Endowment fellowship varies by art 
discipline, demonstrated seriousness of 
purpose and high quality of work are 
requirements in all fields. 

Presently, fellowships are available for: 

• Art Critics, see page 78. 

• Choreographers, see page 20. 

• Composers and librettists, see page 
54. 

• Craftsmen, see page 78. 

• Designers, see page 14. 

• Jazz/Folk/Ethnic musicians, 
composers, arrangers, see page 54. 

• Filmmakers, see The American Film 
Institute, page 65. 

• Museum professionals, page 47. 

• Opera singers and composers, see 
The National Opera Institute, page 57. 

• Photographers, see page 79. 

• Printmakers, see page 79. 

• Creative Writers, see page 42. 

For detailed information and 
instructions for applying, please refer to 
the above pages. 

The Endowment awards matching 
grants to organizations for arts projects. 
To be eligible, organizations must meet 
the following criteria: 

1) Only those organizations in which no 
part of net earnings inures to the benefit 
of a private stockholder or individual 
and to which donations are allowable as 
a charitable contribution under Section 
170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 
1954, as amended. Copy of Internal 
Revenue Service Determination letter 
for tax-exempt status must be submitted 
with each application. 

2) Only those organizations which 
compensate all professional performers, 
related or supporting professional 
personnel, laborers, and mechanics at 
the equivalent of the prevailing 
minimum compensation level or on the 
basis of negotiated agreements which 
would satisfy the requirements of Parts 
3, 5, and 505 of Title 29 of the Code of 



Methods of 
Matching 

Program 
Funds Method 



Treasury 
Fund Method 



Federal Regulations for the duration of 
any project supported in whole or in 
part by the National Endowment for the 
Arts. 

3) Only those organizations which 
conduct their operations in accordance 
with the requirements of Title VI of the 
Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the 
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 
which bar discrimination in federally 
assisted projects on the basis of race, 
color, national origin, or handicap. 

Grants to organizations are matched 
through one of the following methods: 

Many applications for assistance are 
funded through this method requiring 
the applicant organization to provide at 
least one-half the total cost of the 
project. 



Example: 




Grantee receives from the 




Endowment 


$10,000 


Required matching by the 




Grantee 


10.000 



Minimum Required Budget 
of Project 



$20,000 



The Endowment expects to make a 
substantial number of its grants — 
particularly large grants — through the 
Treasury Fund method. 

When the National Endowment for the 
Arts was created, Congress included a 
unique provision in its enabling 
legislation which, allows the 
Endowment to work in partnership with 
private and other non-federal sources of 
funding for the arts. Designed to 
encourage and stimulate increased 
private funding for the arts, the Treasury 
Fund allows non-federal contributors to 
join the Endowment in the grant-making 
process, generally for projects 
supported by the Endowment under the 
established program guidelines. 

The Endowment encourages use of the 
Treasury Fund method as an especially 
effective way of combining federal and 
private support, and as an encourage- 
ment to all potential donors, particularly 
those representing new or substantially 
increased sources of funds. 



The Endowment may accept gifts in the 
form of money and other property. 
Bequests may be made to the 
Endowment as well. Gifts to the 
Endowment are generally deductible for 
federal income, estate, and gift tax 
purposes. 

Gifts may be made to the Endowment 
for the support of a nonprofit, tax- 
exempt, cultural organization such as a 
museum, a symphony orchestra, a 
dance, opera, or theatre company which 
has been notified that the Endowment 
intends to award it a grant under its 
regular program guidelines or for an 
Endowment program, such as 
fellowships, touring, conferences, or 
workshops. 

When a restricted gift is received it frees 
an equal amount from the Treasury 
Fund, which is then made available to 
the grantee in accordance with the 
amount and conditions of the grant, as 
recommended by the National Council 
on the Arts and approved by the 
Chairman. 

The Endowment also accepts 
unrestricted gifts to be used for projects 
recommended to the Chairman by the 
National Council on the Arts. 

How a Treasury Fund Grant 
is Arranged: 

Those interested in giving for a specific 
purpose should note the step by step 
process described below. (We will use 
an orchestra as an example.) 

1) If the project is eligible for 
consideration (under the orchestra 
program guidelines), the orchestra 
submits to the Endowment a formal 
application, which may include a list of 
potential donors. 

2) The application is reviewed first by 
the appropriate Advisory Panel (in this 
case, the Music Advisory Panel) and 
then by the National Council on the Arts 
and is recommended for approval or 
rejection. Based on these 
recommendations, the Chairman makes 
the final determination and notification 
is sent to the orchestra. 

3) If the grant award is approved, the 
orchestra officials then request that the 



donors forward their gifts to the 
National Endowment for the Arts in the 
form of a gift transmittal letter 
specifying the amount and restricted 
purpose of the donation (i.e. the name 
of the orchestra and specific project 
supported), and date by which payment 
will be made to the grantee organization 
(see below). 

Handling Procedures: 

In order to simplify handling procedures 
for restricted donations which are to be 
matched by the Treasury Fund, grant 
recipients will receive payment directly 
from the donor (in cash or negotiable 
securities) on all restricted Treasury 
Fund gifts to the Endowment. Under this 
method, the following procedures apply: 

1) Gift transmittal letter is received by 
the Endowment from donor with above 
specified information. 

2) Upon receipt of payment on the gifts, 
grantee provides the Endowment with 
evidence of receipt of such payment as 
follows: 

a) In the case of individual gifts of less 
than $5,000, grantee will forward to the 
Endowment a list of donors' names, 
addresses, and amounts received, 
certified by an official of the 
organization and notarized. 

b) In the case of individual gifts of 
$5,000 or more, grantee will forward to 
the Endowment, within the grant period, 
a photostatic copy of the instrument of 
payment, i.e. the check or negotiable 
securities, with a covering letter. 

3) In cases where benefit proceeds are 
to be utilized for purposes of the 
Treasury Fund, evidence such as benefit 
announcement circulars, invitations, 
posters, etcetera (which indicate donors 
had prior knowledge that their 
contributions would be used for the 
Treasury Fund) must be retained by 
grantee as evidence of donors' intent. In 
these cases, the grantee organization 
will forward to the Endowment, within 
the grant period, a notarized letter 
requesting release of the Treasury 
matching funds, signed by an 
appropriate official, certifying that the 
benefit was held on a specified date, 
yielded a specified sum for Treasury 
Fund gift purposes related to the grant 
in question, and that evidence of the 



Essential Information for All Applicants 



How to 

Receive 

Application 

Forms 



Application 

Review 

Procedure 



Final 
Reports 



benefit will be retained by grantee 
organization in its files. 

4) In all cases, donors are to make 
payment on gifts at least 60 days prior to 
termination of the grant period, and 
grantee organizations will provide the 
Endowment with evidence of receipt of 
payment on gifts at least 30 days prior to 
the termination of the grant period. 

For Further Information 

Information may be obtained by 
contacting the Office of the General 
Counsel, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506. 

Prospective applicants should review 
the information contained in this 
booklet. Individuals should write directly 
to the appropriate fellowship program 
requesting application forms and 
guidelines. 

Organizations should first determine 
which Program would be the most 
receptive to its project. Then it should 
send a brief letter to that Program 
describing the proposed project and 
requesting application forms and 
guidelines. 

Completed application forms with 
required supplementary materials 
should be sent directly to: Grants 
Office, National Endowment for the Arts, 
Washington, D.C. 20506. 



Once an application is received by 
Endowment staff, it is reviewed and 
generally referred to an Advisory Panel 
of experts. The recommendations of 
staff and panels are presented to the 
National Council on the Arts for review 
and final recommendation. Action is 
then taken by the Chairman, and the 
Endowment notifies the applicant of 
approval or rejection. This process 
generally takes six to nine months. 

At the conclusion of the grant period, 
the Endowment requires final reports 
from all grantees. Complete instructions 
on final reporting will accompany the 
letter to the applicant notifying him of 
an Arts Endowment grant. 



Fiscal Year 
Change 



Chairman's 
Grants 



Areas 

Generally 

Not Funded 



The Endowment's Fiscal Year 1976 runs 
from July 1, 1975 through June 30, 1976. 

For Fiscal Year 1977, the entire Federal 
Government is changing its year to run 
from October 1, 1976 through 
September 30, 1977. There will be an 
internal transition period. This change 
should not affect any grantee's fiscal 
year and/or grant period. 



Because of the large number of 
applications received, the National 
Council on the Arts has requested that 
some smaller grants be processed 
under delegation of authority from the 
Council to the Chairman. "Chairman's 
Grants" are within Council-approved 
program areas and reviewed by the 
Endowment's staff, outside consultants 
(usually the Advisory Panel of the 
particular program) and, as law 
requires, subsequently by the Council. 
Applicants may not apply for a 
"Chairman's Grant." 

Although the Endowment may offer 
occasional grants on a special pilot 
basis, funds for projects outside 
established program areas described in 
this booklet are extremely limited. In 
general, the Endowment does not: 

1) Provide grants for deficit funding, 
capital improvements or construction, 
purchase of permanent equipment or 
real property. 

2) In the case of organizational grants, 
provide more than half the total cost of 
the project. 

3) Give tuition assistance for college 
and university study in the United States 
or abroad. 



ssential Information for All Applicants 



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Bicentennial Projects 



The link between the Endowment's 
programs and the bicentennial is 
entirely natural, for the goals of the 
Endowment parallel the thrusts now 
identified as bicentennial themes: 
recognizing and preserving our cultural 
heritage; celebrating creativity in 
American life today; and expanding 
cultural horizons for future generations. 



The Endowment recognizes that the arts 
will play an important role in the 
celebration of our country's 
bicentennial. The Endowment welcomes 
this involvement on the part of artists 
and cultural organizations. The 
Endowment has an active interest in 
participating in these efforts, within 
funds available to it, and insofar as they 
are directed to professional creation 
and presentation of new works, 
improvement of artistic standards, 
preservation of our cultural heritage, 
and increasing the availability of the arts 
for all Americans. 



The Endowment believes that creative 
and professional bicentennial projects 
can be developed by applicants within 
the Endowment's guidelines in all 
program areas. 

How to Applicants with bicentennial projects 
Apply should follow the instructions and take 
note of deadlines outlined under each 
program in this booklet. Applicants 
should state clearly on the application 
form any bicentennial implication(s) of 
the project. 



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Architecture* 
Environmental Arts Program 



The Architecture + Environmental Arts 
Program is concerned primarily with the 
improvement of the visible 
characteristics of our man-made 
surroundings. Thus the scope of the 
program is subject to broad 
interpretation. It is perhaps useful to 
associate the program's activity with the 
design professions, typically: 
architecture, landscape architecture, 
urban design, city and regional 
planning, interior design, and industrial 
design. The program attempts to 
encourage invention and innovation in 
design and to bring the very best design 
into the experience of every citizen. 

Grants in this program are available for 
research, program development, 
creative design studies, and 
improvement of public participation and 
awareness. In addition to specific 
categories, funds have been set aside to 
enable the Program to respond to new 
developments in the field of design (see 
General Programs, page 16). 



Please Note 

There are design-related grants 
available from other programs of the 
Endowment. For information see page 
87. 

For information on publications and 
films about projects assisted through 
the Architecture + Environmental Arts 
Program and other Endowment 
Programs, please see page 95. 

Areas Not Assisted 

The National Council on the Arts has 
recommended and the Endowment has 
adopted a policy not to support the 
acquisition of real property, capital 
construction or the modification of 
existing structures. No grant requests 
will be considered for these purposes. 

The categories of assistance for the 
Architecture + Environmental Arts 
Program are outlined on the following 
pages. 



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Academic 

and 

Professional 

Research 



Eligibility 



Grant 
Amounts 



Deadlines 



Matching grants are available for 
research projects conducted by 
professional schools or other research 
groups active in design fields, and 
qualified individuals who are normally 
associated with such organizations. 

Assistance is available for exploratory 
activity in design with emphasis placed 
on design as an aesthetic concern. This 
program is not intended for projects of a 
more technical or scientific nature. 
Since the total amount of money 
available is relatively small, special 
attention is given to this distinction. 

Projects for the development of new 
approaches to design which show 
promise of significant influence on the 
future quality of our surroundings are 
given highest priority. Those which seek 
to extend the state of knowledge in the 
field, assuming current design 
approaches, are also given 
consideration. Proposals in any of the 
following professional areas are 
appropriate: architecture, landscape 
architecture, urban design, city and 
regional planning, graphic design, 
interior design, and industrial design. 

Grants are available to universities, 
professional degree granting 
institutions, and other qualified 
nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations that 
meet the requirements listed on page 5. 
Exceptionally talented individuals in the 
academic community are eligible for 
individual grants under this category. 

Grants to organizations will generally 
not exceed $20,000 and must be 
matched by an amount at least equal to 
the amount requested from the 
Endowment. Grants to individuals will 
not exceed $10,000 and require no 
matching funds. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than January 2, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after August 1, 1976. 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before June 1976. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than June 2, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after December 1, 
1976. Notices of approval or rejection 
will not be sent before October 1976. 



How to 
Apply 



American 

Architectural 

Heritage 



Eligibility 



Application forms and guidelines may 
be obtained by contacting the 
Architecture + Environmental Arts 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
4276. Individual applicants should 
request form Individual Grant 
Application NEA-2(Rev.) and 
organizations should request Project 
Grant Application NEA-3(Rev.). 






Matching grants are available to assist 
planning for the conservation of historic 
and significant districts, and special 
landscapes. (No construction funds 
available.) 

America's cities and towns are rich in 
older areas valued for their historic or 
architectural significance, their scale 
and cohesiveness, their familiarity. 
These special places include both 
residential neighborhoods and 
commercial districts; they vary in age 
and distinction. But they share a sense 
of continuity which can serve as a 
stabilizing element in today's rootless 
society. Many of these areas lie 
neglected and untended. Some such 
settings, however, have emerged as 
renewed centers of activity and 
community appeal. 

Grants are being offered on a pilot basis 
for the development of new ways to 
regenerate older neighborhoods — 
through design studies, zoning 
revisions, economic incentives, and 
other legislative or administrative 
actions. Priority will be placed on 
action-oriented projects offering 
promise for implementation in the 
sympathetic reuse of older structures 
for community revitalization. A small 
number of grants will be available for 
the identification and evaluation of 
architectural resources within areas of 
special character. 

Grants are available to local government 
entities and to nonprofit, tax-exempt 
organizations that meet the 
requirements on page 5 and possess 
broad community support and 
demonstrated capability for 
implementation. Individuals may not 
apply. 



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Grant 
Amounts 



Deadline 



How to 
Apply 



Cultural 
Facilities 



Grants will generally not exceed $20,000 
and must be matched by an amount at 
least equal to the amount requested 
from the Endowment. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than November 3, 1975 for projects 
scheduled to begin after May 1, 1976. 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before March 1976. 

Application forms and guidelines may 
be obtained by contacting the 
Architecture + Environmental Arts 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
4276. Applicant organizations should 
request Project Grant Application NEA- 
3(Rev.) while governmental entities 
should request Application for Federal 
Assistance (Short Form). 



Assistance is available to communities 
to help plan exemplary cultural facilities. 
A limited number of pilot matching 
grants are available to encourage the 
commitment of local public and private 
money for implementation of the 
project. 

Architecture + Environmental Arts 
recognizes the necessity for the 
development and use of cultural 
facilities to meet the needs of an 
increasing public interest and 
participation in the arts. While the 
greatest needs are for financial 
assistance to support construction costs 
and professional design fees, limited 
resources restrict the Endowment's 
ability to respond to requests of this 
nature. 

Technical Assistance 

The focus of the Arts Endowment's 
program of technical assistance is on 
the development, under contract, of 
publications and reference materials 
pertaining to the design, planning, and 
use of facilities for the arts. Research 
initiated by Architecture + 
Environmental Arts Program will be 
directed toward the development of: 

• Information on the traditional settings 
for the arts, such as museums, galleries, 
and theaters. 

• Information on ways in which railroad 
stations and endangered old buildings 
can be rehabilitated and made 



adaptable for use as arts facilities. 

• Publications on specific technical 
requirements such as lighting, 
acoustics, air temperature control, 
security, and appropriate interior space, 
that must be considered in the design of 
facilities that house the arts. The aim of 
this program is to develop publications 
of a technical nature which will answer 
questions and serve as a directory to 
consultants in this field. 

• Reference materials that provide 
technical assistance to architects and 
planners by proposing exemplary 
models and design solutions for making 
cultural facilities accessible to all 
people, especially the physically 
handicapped. These materials will be 
made available to architects, planners, 
government officials, arts 
administrators, and arts organizations. 

Availability of reference materials 
pertaining to design, planning, and use 
of cultural facilities will be announced 
as they are published. See page 95 for 
list of publications and films presently 
available. 

Pilot Grant Program 

A small program of assistance to 
communities experiencing compelling 
need to establish, replace, or alter 
cultural facilities is also being offered. It 
is Endowment policy not to provide 
money for acquisition of real estate, 
construction, or renovation of buildings. 
Grants will be awarded for specific 
facilities to assist in payment of 
professional services for the following: 
feasibility studies, specification of 
facility requirements, technical studies 
of acoustics, studies for equipment 
needs, security and climate control (see 
Museums, page 48). fund raising 
promotion materials, and architectural 
design studies. 

In obtaining Endowment funds the 
following communities will be given 
highest priority: those which have lost 
their facilities due to unforeseen 
disaster: communities which have 
severely limited facilities, 
neighborhoods which are seeking 
economic and social revitalization 
through an arts program Communities 
which seek to institute design 
competitions to assure a high standard 
of design will be given priority as well 



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Eligibility 



Grant 
Amounts 



Deadline 



How to 
Apply 



Design 
Fellowships 



Grants are available to qualified 
organizations only. In general, to be 
eligible for consideration, projects 
should have aesthetic and cultural 
significance. Size of the institution is 
not a criterion but rather the nature of 
the project and the institution's capacity 
to carry it out successfully. 
Organizations must meet the 
requirements listed on page 5 and must 
have been in existence two years before 
applying. 

Grants will generally not exceed $20,000 
and must be matched by an amount at 
least equal to the amount requested 
from the Endowment. Exceptions to the 
matching requirement may be 
considered in the case of need to 
replace a facility because of a natural 
disaster. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than November 3, 1975 for projects 
scheduled to begin after August 1 , 1 976. 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before June 1976. 

Application forms and guidelines may 
be obtained by contacting the 
Architecture + Environmental Arts 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
4276. Applicant organizations should 
request form Project Grant Application 
NEA-3(Rev.) and government entities 
should request Application for Federal 
Assistance (Short Form). 

Fellowships are available to assist 
practicing professional designers of 
exceptional talent who wish to engage 
in independent work. 

The Architecture + Environmental Arts 
Program seeks to encourage talented 
persons to engage in independent 
projects or studies which will improve 
their capabilities in design. Men and 
women who could benefit in this way 
from an intensive "official sabbatical" 
are considered. Candidates must show 
sufficient experience and maturity in 
their own design work to assure a broad 
understanding of the field. Fellowships 
are not offered for the purpose of 
graduate study, or purchases of special 
equipment, but rather for the purpose of 
obtaining experience through 
independent work which broadens or 
deepens the Fellow's professional 



Eligibility 



Grant 
Amounts 



Deadline 



How to 
Apply 



Excellence 

in Federal 

Design 



awareness and capability. Each 
candidate is required to formulate a 
project which will be evaluated in terms 
of its potential impact on the profession 
and the applicant's personal 
development. Projects may extend for a 
6 to 12 month period. Although the 
program is addressed especially to 
persons involved in private practice, 
others will be considered. Persons who 
are associated primarily with a 
professional school must apply under 
the Academic and Professional 
Research category instead of this one. 
(See page 12.) 

Applicants must have been active 
continuously in any one of the design 
fields for the immediate past five years: 
architecture, landscape architecture, 
city and regional planning, urban 
design, interior design, and industrial 
design. They must have received at least 
a bachelor's degree or the equivalent in 
an accredited professional curriculum, 
and must hold a license for practice, if it 
is required in the applicant's profession. 

Grants to individuals will not exceed 
$10,000 and do not require matching 
funds. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than January 2, 1976 for work 
scheduled to begin after August 1, 1976 
Notices of approval or rejection will nol 
be sent before June 1976. 

Application forms and guidelines may 
be obtained by contacting the 
Architecture + Environmental Arts 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
4276. Applicants should request form 
Individual Grant Application NEA- 
2(Rev.). 

The Endowment recognizes that 
excellence in design related fields 
should be a major concern of public 
agencies at all levels of government. 

In May 1972 the President designated 
the National Endowment for the Arts as 
the lead agency to implement the 
Federal Design Program. In response to 
the President's initiatives, the 
Endowment is coordinating a number of 
efforts to improve the quality of design 
among federal agencies. In addition to 
these efforts, the Endowment is seeking 



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to encourage "design excellence" 
programs by state and local 
governments. 

While the following Endowment 
programs are directed to federal 
agencies, they may also serve as models 
to state and local governments desiring 
to initiate their own design improvement 
programs. These efforts have been 
designated as bicentennial programs by 
the National Council on the Arts. 

Design Assemblies 

In April 1973, the First Federal Design 
Assembly was held under the 
sponsorship of the Federal Council on 
the Arts and the Humanities and 
administered by the National 
Endowment for the Arts. With a theme, 
"The Design Necessity," the event 
provided a rare opportunity for 
interaction between professional 
designers and federal agency officials. 
In addition to drawing considerable 
professional and public attention to the 
importance of public design quality, the 
Assembly resulted in a number of 
actions by federal agencies to improve 
their design standards. 

The Second Federal Design Assembly 
was held in September 1974. Its theme, 
"The Design Reality," concentrated on 
elements of the design process, marking 
one more step in the Endowment's 
effort to improve design awareness on 
the part of federal agencies. 

Federal Architecture Project 

The Federal Architecture Project was 
established in October 1972 to review 
and expand the 1962 Guiding Principles 
for Federal Architecture and to conduct 
a thorough study of opportunities and 
constraints affecting the quality of 
federal architecture. An interim report, 
Federal Architecture: A Framework for 
Debate, and a staff report on multiple- 
use facilities have been issued. 
Additional staff reports will be published 
on adaptive use of older buildings and 
design competitions for architect- 
engineer selection. A book length visual 
history of federal architecture is being 
prepared for publication in 1976. The 
Project is guided by a task force 
composed of distinguished citizens and 
design professionals and is assisted by 
a committee of representatives from 20 



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federal agencies with major 
construction responsibilities. 

Federal Graphics 

The Endowment-sponsored program to 
achieve excellence in graphics 
throughout the Federal Government has 
gained momentum among federal 
agencies. Thirty-two agencies — about 
half of the total number — are moving 
forward to improve the visual impact of 
their publications and other graphic 
materials. Most of these agencies have 
had their graphic materials evaluated by 
a panel of experts and are presently 
implementing recommendations to 
improve and enhance communication 
effectiveness. 

Civil Service Task Force 

In a December 1973 report called 
Excellence Attracts Excellence, the Civil 
Service Task Force submitted its 
recommendations on federal 
recruitment, hiring, and training of 
design professionals. One of the task 
force's major recommendations was a 
program to recruit talented graphic 
designers, illustrators, and 
photographers. Such a program was 
initiated in the Washington, D.C. area 
during May 1975 with the 
announcement of a new designer s 
examination. For information on future 
recruitment efforts, please contact the 
Civil Service Commission, Washington, 
D.C. 20415 or the Federal Job 
Information Center in your area 

Continuing Federal Agency Efforts 

In conjunction with these activities, 
additional design-related programs are 
planned for the coming year. Federal 
Design Matters, a newsletter for 
designers and administrators, is 
published periodically. The newsletter 
seeks to publicize federal agency design 
accomplishments, as well as progress of 
the Federal Design Program. For 
information on how to receive the 
newsletter please see page 95. 

As a participant in continuing 
interagency design efforts, the 
Endowment is working with the Federal 
Prisons Industries (FPI), a government 
corporation, to improve the design 
quality, manufacturing processes, and 
marketing potential of products 
manufactured by the FPI 



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General 
Programs 



National 
Theme: 

Cityscale 



Eligibility 



Grant 
Amounts 



Another area of potential influence on 
the quality of public design is the 
Endowment's newly-acquired 
responsibility for commenting on the 
environmental impact statements 
required for all federal or federally 
funded projects. 

In order to ensure budgetary flexibility, 
funds have been set aside to enable the 
Architecture + Environmental Arts 
Program to respond to new 
developments in the field of design. 
Only applications which clearly do not 
fit under any other category may be 
submitted under this category, and only 
upon recommendation of the 
Architecture + Environmental Arts 
Program. 

As the third in a series of National 
Theme programs emphasizing the 
habitability of our cities, "Cityscale" 
calls attention to the details of the urban 
setting. It is an effort to restore the 
human scale to those items which 
furnish our public places — benches, 
street lights, signs, plantings, paving, 
screening, etcetera. It is through the 
careful and sensitive design of the little 
elements that lend character to our 
living places, that the vitality of life in 
public places, streets, and other open 
spaces, often missing from many 
contemporary projects, can be regained. 
It depends upon these small features as 
well as the comprehensive outlines. 

"Cityscale" grants are to provide 
assistance to communities in the 
planning, design, and promotion stages 
of the project. Communities will be 
expected to complete and finance the 
implementation of the project 
themselves. It is intended that these 
projects be assumed with the purpose 
of demonstrating the positive effect of 
improvements, thus encouraging similar 
projects to be initiated in other parts of 
the community. 

Grants are available to all local 
governmental entities. 

Grants will not exceed $50,000 and must 
be matched by an amount at least equal 
to the amount requested from the 
Endowment. 



How to 
Apply 



Public 

Education 

and 

Awareness 



later than November 3, 1975 for projects 
scheduled to begin after December 1, 
1976. Notices of approval or rejection 
will not be sent before October 1976. 

Application forms and guidelines may 
be obtained by contacting the 
Architecture + Environmental Arts 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
4276. Local governmental entities 
should request Application for Federal 
Assistance (Short Form). 



Matching grants are available to assist 
projects which will broaden public 
design awareness and participation in 
the resolution of design issues. 

The measure of a nation's beauty is a 
reflection of the attitude of its people. 
Therefore, the improvement of a 
country's physical fabric is dependent 
upon awareness, concern, and 
participation of its citizens. Many who 
are not professional designers are 
confronted daily with decisions which 
have important design consequences: 
consumers in their choice of goods and 
services, clients working with 
professional designers and persons 
engaged in the building industry. 









Deadline Applications must be postmarked no 



Therefore, the objective of this program 
is to assist projects which are directed 
to these ends: to provide information on 
design issues; to advance public 
appreciation of beauty in the man-made 
world; and to provide assistance for 
groups or individuals as they seek ways 
to improve the quality of their 
surroundings. 

Grants in this category will be awarded 
for preparation of publishable material, 
films, videotapes, exhibits, critical 
journalism, and other public 
communication devices. Generally, 
funds will not be granted for work which 
should be supported by a publisher or 
broadcasting organization. 

Priority will be given to proposals which 
can identify a specific audience clearly, 
and a well defined means for broad 
dissemination. Projects which initiate 
further action are considered important. 
Special care will be taken to provide for 
projects involving groups or 



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Projec 
'ben, 
action 

'976, 



Eligibility 



may 



ts 

Jrtfie 
2)634- 

5 



min 



pie, 



Grant 
Amounts 



Deadlines 



How to 
Apply 



Services to 
the Field 



communities which have had little 
previous exposure to good design. 

Grants may be awarded to individuals, 
universities, state and local government 
entities, and other nonprofit, tax-exempt 
organizations meeting the requirements 
on page 5. Individual applicants must be 
fully qualified to carry out the work 
proposed and be able to give evidence 
of experience. Applicant organizations 
must provide similar information about 
the principal consultants or other 
persons who may be engaged 
professionally in the proposed projects. 

Grants to organizations will generally 
not exceed $20,000 and must be 
matched by an amount at least equal to 
the amount requested from the 
Endowment. Most grants will be for less 
than this amount. Grants to individuals 
will not exceed $10,000 and do not 
require matching funds. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than January 2, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after August 1 , 1976. 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before June 1976. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than June 2, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after December 1, 
1976. Notices of approval or rejection 
will not be sent before October 1976. 

Application forms and guidelines may 
be obtained by contacting the 
Architecture + Environmental Arts 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
4276. Individual applicants should 
request form Individual Grant 
Application NEA-2(Rev.) and applicant 
organizations should request Project 
Grant Application NEA-3(Rev). 
Government entities including state arts 
agencies should request Application for 
Federal Assistance (Short Form). 

Matching grants are available to assist 
projects which improve the 
effectiveness ot design-related national 
professional membership organizations. 

In recognition of the part which the 
national professional organizations have 
in advancing the cause of good design, 
the Endowment has set aside funds to 



assist such groups. It is intended that 
only programs of highest national 
priority and most enduring benefit to the 
widest membership be supported by the 
Endowment. Appropriate projects are 
those that expand the organization's 
long term effectiveness in improving the 
quality of design in our surroundings or 
that assist its membership to 
accomplish this same goal. Programs 
that can operate potentially on a self 
supporting basis are encouraged. 

Eligibility This grant category is open to the 
established national membership 
organizations of the design professions: 
architecture, landscape architecture, 
city and regional planning, interior 
design, and industrial design. 



Grant 
Amounts 



Deadline 



Grants will generally not exceed $20,000 
and must be matched by an amount at 
least equal to the amount requested 
from the Endowment. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than January 2, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after August 1 . 1976. 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before June 1976. 



How to Application forms and guidelines may 
Apply be obtained by contacting the 

Architecture + Environmental Arts 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington. D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
4276. Applicant organizations should 
request form Project Grant Application 
NEA-3(Rev.). 

State Arts Matching grants are available for design 
Agencies programs conducted or initiated by 
state (or regional) arts agencies. 

Grants under this program are awarded 
to state arts agencies to initiate state 
agency activity in architecture and 
related design fields These grants are 
intended to encourage initiative on the 
part of the design professions within the 
states, to engage in projects of state- 
wide significance, and to stimulate 
interest in research which address 
particular local design needs and 
opportunities These grants are also 
intended to give state or regional arts 
agencies the means for expanding the 
audience for good design in the states, 
attending to an increase of citizen 
awareness and participation 



Architecture + Environmental Arts Program 



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Proposals for state (or regional) arts 
agencies to hire additional professional 
staff that assist design programs will be 
considered by the Architecture + 
Environmental Arts Program in 
collaboration with the Federal-State 
Partnership Program. (See Program 
Development, page 36.) 

Eligibility Grants are available only to officially 
designated state arts agencies and 
regional arts agencies. State and 
regional arts agencies may also apply in 
behalf of a group of local metropolitan 
or community wide arts agencies and 
appropriate government agencies in a 
state or region. 

Grant Grants to state (or regional) arts 
Amounts agencies will generally not exceed 
$20,000 and must be matched by an 
amount at least equal to the amount 
requested from the Endowment. 



Deadline Applications must be postmarked no 
later than June 2, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after December 1, 
1976. Notices of approval or rejection 
will not be sent before October 1976. 

How to Application forms and guidelines may 
Apply be obtained by contacting the 

Architecture + Environmental Arts 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
4276. State arts agencies should request 
Application for Federal Assistance 
(Short Form) and regional arts agencies 
should request Project Grant 
Application NEA-3(Rev.). 



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Dance Program 



The Dance Program of the National 
Endowment for the Arts has been 
shaped to meet the needs of a 
performing art which is in an 
unprecedented state of creativity and 
growth. Grants are offered in support of 
touring, choreography fellowships and 
production grants, resident professional 
dance company development, 
management and administration, 
services to the field, and dance/film/ 
video. 

It should be noted that the activities of 
mime companies and individuals falls 
within the scope of the Dance Program, 
unless they are particularly theatre- 
oriented. 

Prospective applicants should note that 
grants are made to enable a company or 
individual to carry out a specific, 
described project and that grants 
usually are not made for "general 
support." Projects must be in support of 
professional activity, and be of 
exceptional merit, outstanding quality, 
and demonstrated need. 



Dance Companies Take Note 

Assistance is available from the Visual 
Arts Program for performing arts groups 
that wish to engage professional artists 
to design their posters, sets, or 
costumes. Information is on page 80. 
For information on grants to dance 
companies from other Endowment 
programs, see page 88. 

For information on publications and 
films about Endowment programs, see 
page 95. 

Areas Not Assisted 

Please note that there are some areas of 
activity the Dance Program does not 
normally consider for funding: 

• Scholarships for individuals. 

• Travel or study abroad. 

• Purchase of permanent equipment. 

• Publication or research. 

• Building or renovation of physical 
facilities. 

The categories of assistance for the 
Dance Program are outlined on the 
following pages. 



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Choreography 

Fellowships 

and 

Production 

Grants 



The unique creativity and diversity of 
American dance is encouraged through 
individual fellowships to 
choreographers and production grants 
to companies. The Dance Program 
offers five categories of choreography 
fellowships and production grants. 

Category A: Choreography 
Fellowships 

Nonmatching individual fellowships to 
experienced professional 
choreographers who are permanently 
associated with a professional 
performing company. The purpose of 
this category is to provide rehearsal 
time and opportunity for experienced 
choreographers to create new works for 
the professional company with which 
they are permanently associated. 

Grants in this category are made directly 
to the choreographer. They may include 
funds for an individual fellowship to the 
choreographer not to exceed $4,000; 
rehearsal salaries for the required 
number of dancers for the required 
length of time with a maximum of four 
weeks at salary levels that are at least 
union scale; and the notation and/or 
creation of a simple videotape or black 
and white film record of the work. 

Category B: Workshop Fellowships 

Nonmatching individual fellowships of 
$1,500 to aid the creation of new dance 
work, are awarded to: choreographers 
working in workshops, civic, regional, 
educational, or other companies with 
limited performance schedules; 
choreographers wishing to work in new 
and experimental areas; and members 
of professional companies which have a 
policy of offering choreographic 
opportunities to their members. 

The purpose of this category is to assist 
choreographers in the development and 
expansion of their art. Additionally, the 
purpose is to assist non-professional 
companies to expand and diversify their 
repertoires, and to encourage 
professional companies to provide 
choreographic opportunities for 
company members with choreographic 
promise. 

Category C: Fellowships for 
Choreographers in Residence 

Nonmatching grants to professional 



performing companies to enable them 
to award fellowships to experienced 
professional choreographers who have 
no permanent association with the 
company to create new works, to 
restage existing works, or to work with 
the company over an extended period c 
time. The company has two options. It 
may apply for short term or long term 
residencies. For a single work, the 
choreographer's fellowship may not 
exceed $4,000 to create a new work, or 
$3,000 to restage an existing work 

The purpose of this category is to assis 
companies in acquiring the work of 
visiting choreographers in order to 
broaden the repertoire available to the 
general public, and to encourage and 
enable established American 
choreographers to work with a variety o 
companies. 

Category D: Production Grants 

Matching grants, which rarely exceed 
$100,000, to professional companies fo 
new productions. Applicants are 
encouraged to raise matching funds 
from new donors or from substantial 
increases in support from previous 
donors, and to make use of the 
Endowment's Treasury Fund method 
(see page 5) of support. 

The purpose of this program is to assis 
established professional companies 
with national or wide regional exposure 
to expand and diversify their repertoire 
Companies applying must have attainec 
at least a twenty-week rehearsal/ 
performing season and must have been 
in existence for at least three years. 

Category E: Special Choreography 
Fellowships 

Nonmatching individual fellowships not 
to exceed $10,000 to experienced 
professional choreographers with 
substantial professional recognition for 
extraordinary choreography projects not 
applicable under Categories A, B, C, and 
D, described previously. It should be 
emphasized that Special Choreography 
Fellowships will be made only in 
exceptional circumstances. 






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Deadline Applications must be postmarked no 
later than February 1, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after July 1, 1976. 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before June 15, 1976. 



Dance Prograrr 



1 



How to 
Apply 



Dance/ 

Film/ 

Video 



Deadline 



How to 
Apply 



Dance 

Touring 

Program 



Application forms and guidelines may 
be obtained by contacting the Dance 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
6383. Individual applicants for 
Categories A, B, and E should request 
form Individual Application NEA-2 (Rev.) 
while companies applying for 
Categories C and D should request 
Project Grant Application NEA-3(Rev.). 

Limited funds are available for dance/ 
film/video projects designed to relate 
specifically and exclusively to the needs 
of the dance field. Priority consideration 
is given to projects concerned with 
preservation, recording, archival and 
historic documentation. Consideration 
will also be given to projects designed 
to explore and improve methods of 
capturing dance on film and videotape, 
and that seek to merge the artistry of 
both forms into a single product. 

Applications for film or video projects 
which will result in a product intended 
for broad distribution to general 
audiences should be submitted to the 
Public Media Program. See page 63 for 
Programming in the Arts. 

The Public Media and Dance Programs 
work in close cooperation in this area, 
and all applications are reviewed by 
both Programs. 

It is a requirement for this category that 
copies of the resulting film or videotape 
be deposited with the Library of 
Congress, the Dance Collection of the 
New York Public Library, and the Public 
Media Program of the Endowment. 

There will be no specific deadline for 
submission of applications. However, 
applications must be submitted at least 
nine months before the project is 
scheduled to begin. 

Application forms and guidelines may 
be obtained by contacting the Dance 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, DC. 20506 (202)634- 
6383. Companies should request Project 
Grant Application NEA-3(Rev.). 

The National Endowment for the Arts 
with the close cooperation of the state 
arts agencies is offering financial 
assistance to sponsors that engage 



touring professional dance companies 
in residency situations between July 1 , 
1976 and June 30, 1977. 

The purpose of the Dance Touring 
Program is to make performances of 
professional dance available to as many 
people as possible, regardless of where 
they live. The program aids in 
developing new audiences for dance, 
expands the public's awareness and 
appreciation of dance, and improves 
touring practices for both sponsors and 
companies. 

The Endowment will contribute up to 
33 1 /3 percent of a qualifying company's 
minimum touring fee for engagements 
of 2V2 days or longer. Sponsors and 
companies are expected to involve the 
host community as broadly as possible 
in the various dance programs offered 
during the residency. The needs of each 
sponsor and the capabilities and style of 
each company are unique, and the 
residency schedules developed through 
close cooperation and communication 
among state arts agency, sponsor and 
company offer an almost endless variety 
of activities. Master classes, lecture 
demonstrations, seminars, children's 
programs and open rehearsals are just a 
few of the activities which sponsor and 
company might select in addition to 
performances. 

The wide variety of companies available 
under the program range from soloists 
to companies of more than 80 dancers. 
They represent virtually every dance 
form and style as well as mime and 
mime artists. 

How Dance Companies 
Participate 

Professional dance companies 
interested in participating must meet 
certain quantitative criteria outlined in 
the Dance Touring Program's 
Guidelines for Dance Companies and 
must complete and submit the Company 
Information Questionnaire by August 1, 
1975. Pertinent factual information 
extracted from the questionnaire will be 
contained in the Fiscal 1977 Directory of 
Dance Companies. For guidelines and 
questionnaires contact the Dance 
Touring Coordinator. Dance Program. 
National Endowment for the Arts. 
Washington. DC 20506 (202)634-6383 



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Who May Be a Sponsor 

Given the purposes of the Program, it is 
expected that sponsors will be 
community-oriented organizations or 
individuals with the capability of relating 
the activities of the companies in 
residence to the community visited 
through imaginative residency 
programming. Examples of sponsors 
who have participated in the past 
include colleges and universities, 
community arts councils, community 
service organizations, fraternal 
organizations, local dance companies or 
associations, parks and recreation 
departments, museums, private and 
public schools and school systems, 
community arts centers, theaters, 
orchestras, etcetera. Frequently a group 
of organizations will cooperate in 
sponsoring dance companies under this 
Program. Cooperative sponsorship 
permits greater impact in the 
community and a sharing of the 
financial obligations. Generally, 
sponsors are nonproTit, tax-exempt 
organizations. 

Grant The state arts agency will allocate the 
Amounts funds necessary for the residency. 
Through the state arts agency, the 
Endowment will contribute up to 33 1 /3 
percent of a qualifying company's 
minimum touring fee for engagements 
of 2V2 days or longer. Minimum touring 
fees range from approximately $1 ,250 to 
$50,000 per half week (2 1 /2 days). Each 
sponsor is expected to engage at least 
two companies for a minimum of one- 
half week each or, in some cases, one 
company for a minimum of one week. 
Basic information about companies 
participating in the Touring Program 
will be included in the Directory of 
Dance Companies. 



Deadline 
For Sponsors 



The Program closes when all available 
funds have been allocated. Sponsors 
should anticipate that funds for 
engagements taking place between July 
1, 1976 and June 30, 1977, will be 
allocated by late Spring 1976. 



How to Sponsors wishing to engage companies 
Apply participating in the Dance Touring 

Program should contact their state arts 
agency (see page 91) for copies of the 
Guidelines for Sponsors and Directory 
of Dance Companies, or should contact 
the Dance Touring Coordinator, Dance 



General 
Programs 



Management 
and Admin- 
istration 



Grant 
Amounts 



Deadline 



How to 
Apply 



Resident 

Professional 

Dance 

Companies 



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Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634 
6383. Guidelines and the Directory will 
be available in November 1975. 

The Dance Program will consider 
applications for specific projects thatdi 
not fall into the categories outlined in 
this section. However, such projects 
must be in support of professional 
activity, and be of exceptional merit, 
outstanding quality, and demonstrated 
need. Where at all possible companies 
individuals, and organizations should 
apply under the regular program 
guidelines. 

The National Endowment for the Arts 
recognition of the need for professiona 
administration of dance companies, 
offers assistance to dance companies t( 
obtain professional management, or 
substantially improve the company's 
existing management structure. This 
category is solely for support of the 
management of dance companies. 

Grants to companies will not exceed 
$25,000 and must be matched by an 
amount at least equal to the Endowmen 
grant. In most instances, grants will be 
in lesser amounts. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than June 1, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after January 1, 
1977. Notices of approval or rejection 
will not be sent before October 15, 1976 

Application forms and guidelines may 
be obtained by contacting the Dance 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634 
6383. Companies should request Projec 
Grant Application NEA-3(Rev.). 

The purpose of this program is to 
encourage and increase the availability 
of high quality professional dance 
activities on a regular and continuing 
basis in communities and regions 
across the country. 

Project Examples 

Generally applications will be 
considered only for specific projects 
within the following areas of activity: 
specialized regional services, personne 
assistance, cooperative projects with 
other local or regional arts 



Dance Prograf 



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organizations, or projects that provide 
the company with a more stable season. 
However, a company may request 
special consideration for a project not 
covered by these areas, if it serves a 
particular need of the company, 
community or region. 

Although the Endowment welcomes the 
vitality of new programs and under all 
conditions encourages applicants to 
develop new sources of funds, 
applications first and foremost should 
represent the genuine needs of the 
applicant organization. Accordingly, 
applicants may request support to 
strengthen existing programs. 

Eligibility In general, assistance under this 

program is for professional companies 
which: 

• Are in permanent residence in a 
community, and which provide their 
community and the surrounding 
geographic region with a regular 
schedule of dance services such as 
concert seasons, community service 
programs, educational programs, 
specialized touring activities, training 
programs, etcetera. 

• Demonstrate high artistic and 
administrative standards. 

• Have attained a regular rehearsal and 
performance season in their community 
and region of at least 15 weeks 
(cumulative) in each of the last two 
fiscal years of the company and which 
present at least three different public 
programs yearly in their community. 

Grant Grants to companies will generally not 
Amounts exceed $50,000 from direct Endowment 
program funds or $100,000 from 
Treasury Funds ($50,000 Endowment; 
$50,000 private donation) and must be 
matched by an amount at least equal to 
the Endowment grant. In most 
instances, grants will be in lesser 
amounts. For information on the 
Treasury Fund method see page 5. 

Deadline Applications must be postmarked no 
later than June 1, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after January 1, 
1977. Notices of approval or rejection 
will not be sent before October 15, 1976. 



How to Application forms and guidelines may 
Apply be obtained by contacting the Dance 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
6383. Applicants should request Project 
Grant Application NEA-3(Rev.). 



Services 
to the Field 



Dance is served nationally by a variety of 
dance service organizations. The 
Endowment offers support to those 
national service organizations dealing in 
projects directly related to performing 
companies. 

Project Examples 

Projects that have broad-based service 
components such as multi-company 
managements, technical assistance 
programs, management intern or 
apprentice projects, cooperative 
activities with wide regional or national 
implications, etcetera, will be 
considered under this program. 

Projects do not have to be new or 
innovative. Assistance may be requested 
for strengthening and continuing 
existing programs. 



Deadline Applications must be postmarked no 
later than June 1, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after January 1, 
1977. Notices of approval or rejection 
will not be sent before October 15, 1976. 

How to Application forms and guidelines may 
Apply be obtained by contacting the Dance 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
6383. National service organizations 
should request Project Grant 
Application NEA-3(Rev.). 



Dance Program 



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Education Program 



The Education Program is concerned 
primarily with providing children the 
opportunity to develop aesthetic 
awareness as part of their classroom 
experience or as participants in 
community projects. The program in 
cooperation with the Expansion Arts 
Program assists community cultural 
centers and other alternatives to 
established educational institutions. 
Assistance is also available to graduate 
schools that provide fellowship aid to 
students in arts administration. 



Please Take Note 

There are grants available for 
elementary and secondary school 
projects from other Endowment 
programs. Please see page 88. Other 
assistance programs for arts training are 
indexed on page 90; assistance for arts 
administration on page 87. 

For information on publications and 
films about the Artists-in-Schools and 
other Endowment programs, please see 
page 95. 



Areas Not Assisted 

The Education Program does not 
provide assistance for: 

• Scholarships to individuals to study 
within the United States or abroad. 

• Purchase of permanent equipment. 

• Building or renovation of physical 
facilities. 

The categories of assistance for the 
Education Program are outlined on the 
following pages. 



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Alternative 

Education 

Forms 



Eligibility 



Grant 
Amounts 



How to 
Apply 



Artists- 
in-Schools 



The Endowment has underway a 
program to explore ways in which the 
arts and artists can be helpful in 
situations providing alternatives to 
established educational institutions. 
Matching grants are made to 
organizations, such as community 
cultural centers, for programs designed 
to involve people of all ages in artistic 
activities beyond the traditional school 
environment. In many instances, 
projects are jointly funded by the 
Expansion Arts Program. (See 
Community Cultural Centers, page 32.) 

Generally, grants are made to 
professionally directed organizations, 
e.g. experimental schools, "schools 
without walls," and other appropriate 
private and public organizations 
including state arts agencies. 

Grants will generally not exceed $30,000 
and must be matched by an amount at 
least equal to the amount requested 
from the Endowment. Most grants will 
be for less than this amount. 

Organizations that wish to apply should 
send a one page budget with a one page 
proposal describing their project to the 
Education Program, National 
Endowment for the Arts, Washington, 
D.C. 20506. If the preliminary inquiry 
indicates the proposed project is 
eligible for consideration, application 
forms will be sent. More information will 
be available about this program during 
the Fall of 1975. 

The Artists-in-Schools program is a 
nation-wide movement to place 
professional artists in elementary and 
secondary schools to work and to 
demonstrate their artistic disciplines. 
The program's purposes are primarily to 
enhance children's powers of 
perception and their ability to express 
themselves creatively through using 
tools and skills they might not otherwise 
develop. The program is also intended 
to provide an opportunity for artists to 
develop professionally while 
contributing to their communities and 
the education of our youth. 

During the 1975-76 school year, the 
program will include not only poets, 
painters, printmakers, and sculptors, but 
also craftsmen, dancers, musicians, 



Deadlines for 

State Arts 

Agencies 



filmmakers, photographers, architects, 
environmentalists, and actors. Folk tale 
tellers will be used on a test basis in 
Maryland, and Eskimo and Indian 
craftsmen will be working in leather an< 
ivory in Alaskan schools. More than 
2,000 artists will be working in 7,500 
schools in all 50 states and five special 
jurisdictions. Artists involved in the 
program are professionals. They are 
assigned to either elementary or 
secondary schools and they work for 
varying periods of time ranging from a 
few days to full-time service for the 
school year. 

The success of this program depends 
upon the artists, students, and teachers 
as well as the local community. It is 
hoped that increased efforts can be 
made to secure private funds from local 
businesses, civic associations, or 
foundations in order to ensure that this 
program and its benefits are available 
broadly to all that wish to participate, 
not just a fortunate few. 

The United States Office of Education of 
the Department of Health, Education, 
and Welfare has cooperated closely with 
the Arts Endowment in the development 
and funding of this program. 



Applications must be postmarked no 
later than August 1, 1975 for projects 
scheduled to take place during the 
1976-77 school year. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than August 1, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to take place during the 
1977-78 school year. 

The following are active components of 
the Artists-in-Schools program: 



Architecture/Environmental Arts 
Component (Special) 

This component places professional 
designers in school situations to 
heighten design awareness and explore 
the design process with both students 
and teachers through special projects 
and programs organized and carried out 
by the designer. 

Residencies:The residency is usually 
for a full school year, but the time may 
be divided among two or three 
designers. 
Selection of Designer: A professional 



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Education Program 



designer is one who is in a professional 
practice or teaching at a professional 
school; licensing is not critical. 
Designers may be from the broad range 
of environmental design disciplines 
involved in the built environment — 
architects, landscape architects, 
industrial designers, and planners. The 
selection is made by a panel of design 
and education representatives 
organized by the state arts agency. 
Designers interested in participating 
should contact the Education Program, 
National Endowment for the Arts, 
Washington, D.C. 20506 and/or their 
state arts agency (see list, page 91). 
Participating Schools: Schools must 
provide adequate studio space, 
facilities, and equipment necessary for 
the designer. Interested elementary and 
secondary public and non-public 
schools should direct inquiries to their 
state arts agency (see list, page 91) with 
information copies to their state 
education agency. 

Dance Component 

This component places professional 
American dance companies and dance 
movement specialists in residency 
situations in schools to present dance 
as an art form, to explore movement as 
a teaching tool, and to employ 
movement as a means of encouraging 
self-expression and self-awareness in 
children. 

Residencies: The dance company must 
be in residence at each locale for a 
minimum of two weeks. Generally, the 
company will present at least one 
performance at the end of its residency 
for students, teachers, administrators, 
parents, community leaders, and the 
general public. Dance movement 
specialists must be in residence for at 
least four weeks preceding and/or 
following the company's residency. 
Selection of Dance Companies and 
Dance Movement Specialists: The state 
arts agency working with state and/or 
local education agencies selects the 
dance company and movement 
specialists for the residency from the 
Directory of Dance Companies and 
Dance Movement Specialists provided 
by the Endowment. For inclusion in the 
Directory, interested dance companies 
and movement specialists should 
contact the Education Program, 
National Endowment for the Arts, 



Washington, D.C. 20506. A national 
advisory group of experts in the field of 
dance and education will review 
companies and movement specialists in 
terms of professional experience, 
company stability, artistic quality, in- 
school teaching experience and 
suitability for the program. 
Participating Schools: School districts 
must assign two in-school coordinators, 
(an administrator, and a dance-trained 
coordinator) to provide liaison between 
the artists, classroom teachers, and 
school administrators before and during 
the residencies and to plan and 
implement the local follow-up when the 
residencies are completed. Interested 
elementary and secondary public and 
non-public schools should direct 
inquiries to their state arts agency (see 
list, page 91) with information copies to 
their state education agency. 

Film Component 

This component places professional 
filmmakers in schools to help students 
and teachers create a lasting film/video 
resource for the school, one that does 
not terminate at the end of the project. 
In addition to placing a professional 
filmmaker or animator in a school, there 
is provision for training teachers and 
administrators. Many filmmakers also 
provide training and experience in the 
use of videotape. 

Residencies: The residency is usually 
for a full school year, but the year can 
be divided among two or more 
filmmakers. 

Selection of Filmmaker: Filmmakers 
will be chosen by the state arts agency 
working with the Center for 
Understanding Media, Inc. and 
appropriate education agencies. 
Filmmakers interested in participating 
should contact the Center for 
Understanding Media, Inc., 75 Horatio 
Street, New York, New York 10014 and 
their state arts agency (see list, page 
91). 

Participating Schools: Interested 
elementary and secondary public and 
non-public schools should direct 
inquiries to their state arts agency (see 
list, page 91) with information copies to 
their state education agency. 

Folk Arts Component (Special) 

This component encourages elementary 

and secondary schools to place folk 



Education Program 



27 



artists in residence. The program 
strongly urges the use of traditional 
artists representing the traditional 
expressive forms of the various cultures 
of the United States, rather than 
"interpreters" of these cultures. 
Residencies: The residencies should be 
in depth. One-time appearances are 
discouraged. 

Selection of Folk Artist: It is particularly 
desirable, though it is not a 
requirement, that the traditional artist 
work in schools in his own community 
or region. The selection is made by a 
panel of individuals knowledgeable in 
folk arts and education organized by the 
state arts agency. Folk artists interested 
in participating should contact the 
Education Program, National 
Endowment for the Arts, Washington, 
D.C. 20506 and/or their state arts agency 
(see list, page 91). The Endowment's 
Director of Folk Arts will provide 
assistance as requested. 
Participating Schools: Where 
appropriate, participating schools must 
provide adequate space, equipment, 
and time for the artist to pursue his or 
her own work. The folk artist is to be 
viewed not as a member of the teaching 
staff, but as a practicing artist in a 
school situation. Interested elementary 
and secondary public and non-public 
schools should contact their state arts 
agency (see list, page 91) with 
information copies to their state 
education agency. 

Poetry Component 

This component places professional 
poets and creative writers in elementary 
and secondary classrooms. It is 
designed to encourage students to 
express themselves through the use of 
language, to introduce students and 
teachers to contemporary poetry and 
fiction, and to inspire students to read. 
Residencies: Poets should work no less 
than four times with the same group of 
students, preferably more than this. 
Visits to classrooms need not be on 
consecutive days. 

Selection of Poets: Selection is made 
jointly by the state arts agency and the 
participating schools. A Directory of 
American Poets is available from Poets 
and Writers, Inc., 201 West 54th Street, 
New York, New York 10019. Poets 
interested in participating in this 
component should contact the 



Literature Program, National 
Endowment for the Arts, Washington, 
D.C. 20506 and/or their state arts agency 
(see list, page 91) with the following 
exceptions: Californians should contact 
the San Francisco Poetry Center, San 
Francisco State College, San Francisco, 
California 94132; Minnesotans should 
contact the St. Paul Council of Arts and 
Sciences, 30 East 10th Street, St. Paul, 
Minnesota 55101 ; New Yorkers should 
contact Poets and Writers, Inc., 201 
West 54th Street, New York, New York 
10019. 

Participating Schools: Orientation/ 
training sessions for teachers should be 
made a part of the program and 
teachers should be thoroughly briefed 
on the visiting poets' work prior to the 
residencies. Interested elementary and 
secondary public and non-public 
schools should contact their state arts 
agency (see list, page 91) with 
information copies to their state 
education agency. 



Visual Arts and Crafts Component 

This component involves the placement 
of professional craftsmen and visual 
artists (sculptors, painters, 
photographers, printmakers, graphic 
and other artists) in elementary and 
secondary schools. 
Residencies: The residency is usually 
for a full school year, but the year can 
be divided among two or more artists. 
Selection of Artists and Craftsmen: 
Selection is made by a panel of artists 
and education representatives 
organized by the state arts agency. For 
crafts projects, the Endowment's Crafts 
Coordinator will provide assistance as 
requested. Craftsmen and visual artists 
interested in participating should 
contact their state arts agency (see list, 
page 91). Consideration will be given 
only to thoroughly professional artists 
who can relate to students and teachers 
and can work at their art in a school 
environment. 

Participating Schools: Schools must 
provide adequate studio space, 
facilities, equipment, and time for the 
artist. Interested elementary and 
secondary public and non-public 
schools should contact their state arts 
agency (see list, page 91) with 
information copies to their state 
education agency. 












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Education Program 



Arts 
\Aiinistration 



The rapid growth of arts organizations 
and institutions has enlarged the need 
for administrators with both business 
acumen and artistic awareness. One 
way of meeting this demand is through 
specialized training on the graduate 
level in arts administration. A limited 
number of matching grants are available 
to universities with graduate level 
programs in arts administration to assist 
them in providing fellowships for needy 
students. In the past, the programs at 
the following universities have been 
assisted: Graduate School of Business 
Administration at University of California 
at Los Angeles; Harvard Summer 
Institute in Arts Administration, 
Cambridge, Massachusetts; Community 
Arts Management Program at 
Sangamon State University, Springfield, 
Illinois; Graduate School of Business at 
the University of Wisconsin, Madison; 
Yale University School of Drama, New 
Haven, Connecticut. 



General In order to ensure budgetary flexibility, 
Programs funds have been set aside to enable the 
Education Program to respond to 
exciting developments in the field, with 
emphasis on involvement of 
professional artists and arts institutions 
with educators. 



How to Apply 

Universities with graduate level 
programs in arts administration should 
contact the Education Program, 
National Endowment for the Arts, 
Washington, D.C. 20506. Students 
should contact the university directly. 



Jucation Program 



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30 



Expansion Arts Program 



The Expansion Arts Program of the 
National Endowment for the Arts assists, 
through matching grants, urban, 
suburban, and rural community arts 
organizations with proven professional 
direction. The Expansion Arts Program 
reflects the Endowment's concern with 
expanding the involvement of all 
Americans in the arts, and encouraging 
the cultural expression of our diverse 
people as we support excellence and 
innovation in the arts. This Program's 
specific responsibility lies with 
neighborhood and community based 
programs where citizens have the 
opportunity for significant input, 
involvement, and direction regarding 
artistic, administrative, and 
developmental policy. This Program, 
therefore, is not generally involved with 
other kinds of "outreach" projects. 

The scope of this Program, especially as 
it deals with "community based arts 
projects," tends to combine two 
elements: professional direction by arts- 
involved people who have chosen to 
remain and work in their communities, 
linked with their deep involvement in the 
cultural expression and traditions of 
their neighborhoods, communities, and 
regions. In essence, Expansion Arts are 
people arts programs, bold in 
conception and execution. 

Expansion Arts activities assisted to 
date mirror America's unique cultural 
diversity and breadth of the Program's 
concern, and include, for example, arts 
activities of ethnic groups of all types 
and origins; projects in the more remote 
Appalachian and other rural 
communities, as well as urban 
neighborhoods, and a variety of special 
environments in which the arts are both 
lacking and needed, such as prisons 
and hospitals. 



It is hoped that imaginative 
programming of Endowment funds in 
these areas will encourage more 
extensive public, private, and especially 
foundation and business support. 

Although there are many outstanding 
programs in which arts activities are one 
of several components, the Expansion 
Arts Program generally funds only 
groups whose primary concern is with 
the arts and arts-related activities. 

Grants to organizations, with few 
exceptions, must be matched at least 
dollar for dollar with non-federal funds. 
Expansion Arts Program grants 
generally will provide no more than 50% 
of the total project budget, and no more 
than 25% of any organization's total 
annual budget. 

Review Information 

All applications will be reviewed by the 
Expansion Arts staff, Expansion Arts 
Advisory Panel, and the National 
Council on the Arts according to the 
following criteria: 

• Merit of the project. 

• Organizational stability. 

• Capacity to achieve objectives. 

• Constituency served by the 
organization. 

• Demonstrated need for support 
requested. 

• Capacity of the organization to raise 
funds in addition to those provided by 
the Endowment. 

Community Organizations Take Note 

There are grants available to community 
organizations from other programs of 
the Endowment. For information, see 
page 87. 

For information on publications and 
films about Endowment programs, 
please see page 95. 

The categories of assistance for the 
Expansion Arts Program are outlined on 
the following pages. 



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Arts Matching grants are available to 
Exposure organizations that provide low-cost 
Program tickets and transportation to assist inner 
city low-income young and elderly 
people and others not in the cultural 
mainstream to attend major cultural 
events. A major thrust of such a project 
is the dynamic interchange between the 
artist and the audience outside the 
performance situation. 

Other projects that may be considered 
under this category are those which 
encourage cross-cultural exchange 
among, for example, old and young, 
affluent and non-affluent, and among 
the races. Funds are also available for 
arts projects that provide constructive 
alternatives in drug prevention and 
rehabilitation, and those that bring the 
arts into prisons and hospitals. 
Organizations that provide arts activities 
for students to ease the transition 
between elementary and junior high/ 
high school are also eligible. 

Eligibility To be eligible, the specific program for 
which support is requested, even if it is 
a component program of an older 
organization, must fulfill the 
requirement of having been in existence 
for at least three years. 

In addition to meeting the criteria on 
page 5, applicant organizations must 
meet the following requirements: 

• Be professionally directed and 
community-based. 

• Have demonstrated a commitment to 
pursuit of the highest level of artistic 
achievement. 

• Have demonstrated high standards of 
performance and administrative ability. 

Grant Grants to organizations will not exceed 
Amounts $50,000 and must be matched by an 
amount at least equal to the amount 
requested from the Endowment. Most 
grants will be for less than this amount. 

Deadlines Applications must be postmarked no 
later than October 1, 1975 for projects 
scheduled to begin after July 1 5, 1 976. 
Applicants will not be notified of 
approval or rejection before March 
1976. 

The Expansion Arts Program categories 
may be reorganized. Application 
deadlines for projects to take place after 



July 15, 1977 will be announced during 
the Spring of 1976. 

How to Application forms and guidelines may 
Apply be obtained by contacting the 

Expansion Arts Program, National 
Endowment for the Arts, Washington, 
D.C. 20506 (202)634-6010. Applicant 
organizations should request Project 
Grant Application NEA-3 (Rev.). 



Community 
Cultural 
Centers 



Matching grants are available to major 
community-based cultural centers that 
provide extensive, multi-arts activities, 
including workshops, as well as 
performing and exhibiting experiences. 
(Multi-arts activities are activities 
involving, for example, projects in the 
performing arts, visual arts, and crafts.) 



Eligibility To be eligible, a community center must 
have had a continuing program in at 
least two art forms for at least three 
years. 

In addition to meeting the criteria on 
page 5, applicant organizations must 
meet the following requirements: 

• Be professionally directed and 
community-based. 

• Have demonstrated a commitment to 
pursuit of the highest level of artistic 
achievement. 

• Have demonstrated high standards of 
performance and administrative ability. 

Grant Grants to organizations will not exceed 

Amounts $50,000 and must be matched by an 

amount at least equal to the amount 

requested from the Endowment. Most 

grants will be for less than this amount. 

Deadlines Applications must be postmarked no 
later than October 1, 1975 for projects 
scheduled to begin after July 15, 1976. 
Applicants will not be notified of 
approval or rejection before March 
1976. 

Expansion Arts Program categories may 
be reorganized. Application deadlines 
for projects to take place after July 1 5, 
1977 will be announced during the 
Spring of 1976. 

How to Application forms and guidelines may 
Apply be obtained by contacting the 

Expansion Arts Program, National 
Endowment for the Arts, Washington, 
D.C. 20506 (202)634-6010. Applicant 



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Expansion Arts Program 



Instruction 
and Training 



Eligibility 



Grant 
Amounts 



Deadlines 



How to 
Apply 



Neighborhood 
Arts Services 



organizations should request Project 
Grant Application NEA-3(Rev.). 

Matching grants are available to 
operating community-based programs 
that offer first-rate professional training, 
including active participation in one or 
more art forms (i.e. dance, music, film/ 
video, theatre, crafts and the visual arts). 
A high standard of artistic achievement 
is the major consideration in review of 
applications. 

To be eligible, the specific program for 
which support is requested, even if it is 
a component program of an older 
organization, must fulfill the 
requirement of having been in existence 
for at least one year. 

In addition to meeting the criteria on 
page 5, applicant organizations must 
meet the following requirements: 

• Be professionally directed and 
community-based. 

• Have demonstrated a commitment to 
pursuit of the highest level of artistic 
achievement. 

• Have demonstrated high standards of 
performance and administrative ability. 

Grants to organizations will not exceed 
$30,000 and must be matched by an 
amount at least equal to the amount 
requested from the Endowment. Most 
grants will be for less than this amount. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than November 1 , 1 975 for projects 
scheduled to begin after July 15, 1976. 
Applicants will not be notified of 
approval or rejection before March 
1976. 

The Expansion Arts Program categories 
may be reorganized. Application 
deadlines for projects to take place after 
July 15, 1977 will be announced during 
the Spring of 1976. 

Application forms and guidelines may 
be obtained by contacting the 
Expansion Arts Program, National 
Endowment for the Arts, Washington, 
D.C. 20506 (202)634-6010. Applicant 
organizations should request Project 
Grant Application NEA-3(Rev.). 

Matching grants are available to service 
organizations that provide technical 



assistance to operating community arts 
groups. Such aid may include 
equipment loans, publicity, sponsorship 
of activities, assistance in dealing with 
real estate, fund raising, accounting, 
legal matters, and the like. Funds are 
not to provide sub-grants, but rather to 
provide actual services to arts groups. 

Eligibility The service organization must be able to 
document that it has provided such 
assistance to community arts groups for 
at least three years. 

In addition to meeting the criteria on 
page 5, applicant organizations must 
meet the following requirements: 

• Be professionally directed and 
community-based. 

• Have demonstrated a commitment to 
pursuit of the highest level of artistic 
achievement. 

• Have demonstrated high standards of 
performance and administrative ability. 

Grant Grants to organizations will not exceed 
Amounts $50,000 and must be matched by an 
amount at least equal to the amount 
requested from the Endowment. Most 
grants will be for less than this amount. 

Deadlines Applications must be postmarked no 

later than November 1 . 1 975 for projects 
scheduled to begin after July 15. 1976. 
Applicants will not be notified of 
approval or rejection before March 
1976. 

The Expansion Arts Program categories 
may be reorganized. Application 
deadlines for projects to take place after 
July 15. 1977 will be announced during 
the Spring of 1976. 

How to Application forms and guidelines may 
Apply be obtained by contacting the 

Expansion Arts Program. National 
Endowment for the Arts. Washington. 
DC. 20506 (202)634-6010. Applicant 
organizations should request Project 
Grant Application NEA-3(Rev.). 

Special Matching grants are available to assist 
Summer outstanding professionally-directed 
Projects summer projects that provide training 
and participation in one or more art 
forms (i.e. dance, music, film video, 
theatre, crafts, and the visual arts) 
Projects must take place exclusively 
during the summer 



Expanison Arts Program 



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Eligibility 



Grant 
Amounts 



Deadlines 



How to 
Apply 



State Arts 

Agencies 

Expansion 

Arts 



To be eligible, a project must have been 
conducted at least once before. 
Grantees receiving year-round 
assistance under other categories, are 
not eligible to apply under Special 
Summer Projects. 

In addition to meeting the criteria on 
page 5, applicant organizations must 
meet the following requirements: 

• Be professionally directed and 
community-based. 

• Have demonstrated a commitment to 
pursuit of the highest level of artistic 
achievement. 

• Have demonstrated high standards of 
performance and administrative ability. 

Grants to organizations will not exceed 
$20,000 and must be matched by an 
amount at least equal to the amount 
requested from the Endowment. Most 
grants will be for less than this amount. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than November 1 , 1975 for projects 
scheduled for Summer of 1976. 
Applicants will not be notified of 
approval or rejection before March 
1976. 

The Expansion Arts Program categories 
may be reorganized. Application 
deadlines for projects to take place 
during the Summer 1977 will be 
announced during the Spring of 1977. 

Application forms and guidelines may 
be obtained by contacting the 
Expansion Arts Program, National 
Endowment for the Arts, Washington, 
D.C. 20506 (202)634-6010. Applicant 
organizations should request Project 
Grant Appliction NEA-3(Rev.). 

Matching grants are available to state 
arts agencies, either individually or in 
regional groupings for community arts 
projects, such as advocacy, 
coordination, neighborhood arts 
services, and tour events. The purpose 
of this category is to explore and 
expand state arts agency programming 
in Expansion Arts. 

Each state arts agency may explore its 
involvement in these areas on the basis 
of its own individual circumstances 
regarding programming emphasis and 
goals. 



Eligibility 



Grant 
Amounts 



Deadlines 



How to 
Apply 



Tour-Event 



How to 
Apply 



Proposals for state (or regional) arts 
agencies to hire additional professional 
staff that assist Expansion Arts projects 
will be considered jointly by the 
Expansion Arts Program and the 
Federal-State Partnership Program. (See 
Program Development, page 36.) 

Grants are available only to officially 
designated state arts agencies. Regional 
arts agencies are also eligible. 

Grants to state or regional arts agencies 
will generally not exceed $20,000 and 
must be matched by an amount equal to 
the amount requested from the 
Endowment. Most grants will be for less 
than this amount. 

Negotiations and applications must be 
executed by February 10, 1976 for 
projects scheduled to begin after 
October 1, 1976. 

Official application should be made 
following preliminary discussions that 
are satisfactory to both the state arts 
agency and the Expansion Arts 
Program. Application forms and 
guidelines may be obtained by 
contacting the Expansion Arts Program, 
National Endowment for the Arts, 
Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634-6010. 
State arts agencies should request 
Application for Federal Assistance 
(Short Form). 

Matching grants are available to 
sponsors of regional arts events or 
festivals that bring in community artists 
of outstanding quality from surrounding 
states to participate. Begun in the 
summer of 1974 as a pilot program with 
the cooperation of state arts agencies, 
this program is directing its efforts at 
those regions of the country that are 
considered areas of cultural need. 
Emphasis is placed on helping 
community artists and arts groups 
receive exposure in their region. 

This category is not open to 
applications. Funds are granted on a 
recommendation basis. Guidelines will 
be issued during the Spring of 1976. 
Inquiries should be made by contacting 
the Expansion Arts Program, National 
Endowment for the Arts, Washington, 
D.C. 20506 (202)634-6010. 



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Expansion Arts Program 



The Federal-State Partnership Program 
is concerned with the strengthening and 
development of state and regional arts 
programming. The Endowment believes 
that as the arts become increasingly 
central in the lives of all Americans, 
state and regional arts agencies will 
continue to play a major role. 

Each state and special jurisdiction, fifty- 
five in all, has a state arts agency, which 
in most cases, is part of the state 
government and receives state 
appropriations. These agencies share 
with the Arts Endowment many of the 
same artistic concerns. 

State arts agencies provide an important 
resource for information about the arts, 
offer financial assistance for a variety of 
artistic and cultural activities, and 
conduct programs which build public 
awareness of the importance of the arts 
to our daily lives. 



Federal-State Partnership 

Program 

For Assistance From State Arts 
Agencies 

Those interested in the programs and 
services available from state arts 
agencies, should contact them directly 
for information. See list of state arts 
agencies on page 91. 

Two Endowment programs currently 
being funded entirely through grants to 
state agencies are the Artists-in-Schools 
Program (page 26) and the Dance 
Touring Program (page 21). 

Regional Coordinators 

At the present time there are seven 
regional coordinators working with state 
arts agencies, artists, and cultural 
organizations across the country. 
Regional coordinators are responsible 
for keeping state arts agencies informed 
of Endowment programming, for 
providing technical assistance to 
organizations in their area, and for 
being alert to opportunities for regional 
cooperation. A list of regional 
coordinators is on page 94. 

Assistance for State Arts Agencies 

In addition to the grant programs 
outlined in this section, state and 
regional arts agencies are encouraged 
to apply for funds through all 
Endowment programs. State arts 
agencies should take special note of 
categories developed specifically for 
them. These include: 

Architecture + Environmental Arts, 
page 17. 

Expansion Arts, page 34. 
Literature, page 43. 
Museums, page 49. 
Theatre, page 74. 

The categories of assistance for the 
Federal-State Partnership Program are 
outlined on the following pages. More 
information is contained in the Program 
and Funding Information distributed to 
state and regional arts agencies. 



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Basic 

State 

Agency 

Grant 



Deadline 



Program 
Development 



Grant 
Amounts 



Deadline 



Regional 
Development 



Each year funds are available from the 
Endowment for the specific use of the 
official state arts agencies. The largest 
portion of these funds is divided equally 
among the state and jurisdictional arts 
agencies and awarded on a matching 
basis. 

To receive these funds, each state arts 
agency is required to submit a plan 
outlining its annual programming. 
These plans are approved by the 
Chairman of the Endowment after 
review by staff, the Federal-State 
Partnership Advisory Panel, and the 
National Council on the Arts. These 
funds, in most instances, are made 
available on at least a 1-1 matching 
basis for projects and programs as 
outlined in the state plan. 

The basic state agency grant level for 
Fiscal Year 1976 is anticipated to be 
$205,000. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than February 1, 1976 for the basic 
state grant. Notices of grants will be 
sent in July 1976. 

Matching grants are available to official 
state agencies and regional agencies for 
the hiring of much needed personnel to 
develop and strengthen program 
development efforts, particularly in 
regard to a variety of state-initiated 
programs and the coordination of other 
federal-state programs such as Dance 
Touring and Artists-in-Schools. 

Matching grants will be up to $20,000 
with most grants for less. Those state 
arts agencies unable to provide the 
match should include their program 
development request in their basic state 
agency grant application. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than February 1, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after July 1, 1976. 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before July 1976. 

Answers to many of the problems facing 
those involved in development of the 
arts have often been evasive at the 
community and even the state level. 
Some of these matters require a 
cooperative effort within the context of 
a larger area. This is particularly true in 



Deadline 



Special 

State 

Grants 



Grant 
Amounts 



Deadlines 



State 

Arts 

Agency 

Internships 



Grant 
Amounts 



Deadline 



the less populated states, with large 
geographic areas. Several organizations 
have been receiving Endowment 
assistance in their efforts to solve 
problems and develop new 
opportunities in a united manner. Other 
regional associations are being formed 
and many state arts agencies are 
planning and working together to solve 
mutual problems. Both state arts 
agencies and regional groups may apply 
for assistance. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than February 1, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after July 1, 1976. 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before July 1976. 

Assistance is available to encourage 
imaginative and innovative 
programming which serves the unique 
needs of state arts agencies. 

Matching grants will generally not 
exceed $20,000. Grants exceeding 
$20,000 will be made through the 
Treasury Fund method (see page 5). 

Applications are accepted and reviewed 
through the year. Applicants should 
allow six months between submission of 
application and beginning of the grant 
period. 



Matching grants are available to official 
state arts agencies to provide practical 
on-the-job training to individuals 
interested in pursuing a career in arts 
administration. It is hoped that 
participants will be prepared to assume 
duties with a state arts agency or other 
cultural organization at the end of their 
year's internship. Interested individuals 
should contact their state arts agency (see 
page 91). 

Matching grants are generally for $9,500 to 
state arts agencies. Interested individuals 
should contact their state arts agency. 

Applications from state arts agencies 
must be postmarked no later than 
February 1, 1976 for projects scheduled 
to begin after July 1 , 1976. Notices of 
approval or rejection will not be sent 
before July 1976. 



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Federal-State Partnership Program 



Strengthening 
Community 
Services 



Grant 
Amounts 



There is great variety in the purposes of 
local arts agencies. Some function as 
administration or coordinating groups 
for member organizations; some are 
fund-raising bodies; some are actively 
involved in programming. State arts 
agencies are important to the 
development of community arts services 
and at the same time, community 
agencies can greatly strengthen the 
programming of and support for state 
arts agencies. 

Matching grants of $20,000 are available 
to state arts agencies that work with 
community arts agencies in developing 
imaginative programming. 



Deadline Applications are accepted and reviewed 
throughout the year. Applicants should 
allow six months between submission of 
application and beginning of the grant 
period. 

Other Federal-State Partnership 
assistance programs include Services 
to the Field, State Arts Agency Staff 
Travel, Technical Assistance, and 
Regional and National Meetings. 



Federal-State Partnership Program 



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38 



Folk Arts 



A formal Folk Arts Program was begun 
in 1975 to respond to needs created by 
the increased awareness among 
Americans of the richness and diversity 
of all aspects of their artistic and 
cultural heritage. The program assists 
projects in any and all of the folk arts, 
including music, visual arts, verbal arts, 
and other varieties of folk expression. 

Functioning as an affiliate of the Special 
Projects Program, Folk Arts handles 
broad, interdisciplinary projects dealing 
with folk culture. It also acts as a 
coordinating office referring projects in 
a particular discipline to other 
Endowment Programs. 

Interdisciplinary 

While the Folk Arts Program has no 
formal guidelines, it adds strength and 
visibility to folk arts activities in the 
following areas. Assistance is available 
to: 

• Assist presentations, including local, 
regional and national festivals, 
community celebrations, exhibits, 
residencies, etcetera. 

• Present folk arts on media, including 
local, regional, and national 
programming on television and radio, 
sound recordings, film, videotape, 
etcetera. 

• Develop local, regional, and national 
organizations that are professionally 
involved in programs of documentation 
and presentation of folk arts and folk 
artists. 

• Assist other activities that foster a 
process of cultural renewal within a 
community through use of its folk arts 
resources. 



Deadlines 



How to Apply 



Applications must be postmarked no 
later than August 1 5, 1 975 for projects 
scheduled to begin after December 1, 
1975. Applications must be postmarked 
no later than October 20, 1975 for 
projects scheduled to begin after March 
1, 1976. Applications must be 
postmarked no later than January 30, 
1976 for projects scheduled to begin 
after June 1, 1976. 

Project descriptions and general 
inquiries should be addressed to the 
Director of Folk Arts, National 
Endowment for the Arts, Washington, 
D.C. 20506. 

Folk Arts Assistance from Other 
Endowment Programs 

Assistance is available to: 

• Bring folk artists into elementary and 
secondary school classrooms through 
the Artists-in-Schools program. See 
Education, page 26. 

• Assist community arts organizations 
with proven professional direction 
which foster artistic expression of the 
many ethnic groups in our cities and 
rural areas. See Expansion Arts, page 
31. 

• Assist museums in the exhibition, 
cataloguing, preservation of folk arts, 
and purchase of works by living 
American folk artists. See Museums, 
page 45. 

• Assist projects that present, 
document, and disseminate the folk 
music traditions of Americas various 
cultural groups. See Music, page 55. 

• Provide travel/study fellowships for 
individuals to work with master folk 
musicians. See Music, page 56. 

• Assist production, research, and 
development of quality programming of 
folk arts on film, television, and radio. 
See Public Media, page 63. 

Those interested in support for Crafts 
projects should see page 75. 

In addition, the arts agencies in the 50 
states and five special jurisdictions 
assist folk arts projects. For more 
information contact your state arts 
agency, listed on page 91. 



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40 



Literature Program 



The Endowment's Literature Program 
provides assistance to creative writers 
and encourages greater audiences for 
their works. During the past several 
years, it has concentrated in these 
areas: 

• Aid to writers through individual 
fellowships; assistance indirectly 
through grants to the nation's small 
literary magazines and presses; and 
sponsors of readings and residencies by 
writers. 

• Aid to service organizations that 
provide information and technical 
guidance to writers. 

• Placement of professional writers in 
elementary and secondary school 
classrooms and in small developing 
colleges. 

The Literature Program will continue to 
explore the feasibility of pilot projects in 
translation and experimental media 
writing. No applications are being 
accepted. Programs will be announced 
well in advance of deadlines, if initiated. 



Areas Not Assisted 

Although the Endowment may offer 
occasional grants on a special pilot 
basis, funds for projects outside 
established program areas are 
extremely limited. Funds are generally 
not available for: 

• Publication of completed works. 

• Support of creative writing 
workshops. 

• Assistance for college or university 
study. 

• Purchase of permanent equipment. 

Take Note 

For information on publications and 
films about Endowment programs, 
please see page 95. 

The categories of assistance for the 
Literature Program are outlined on the 
following pages. 



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Fellowships 

for Creative 

Writers 



Eligibility 



Fellowship 
Amount 

Deadline 



How to 
Apply 



Literary 
Magazines 



Fellowships are available for published 
writers of exceptional talent to enable 
them to set aside time for writing, 
research or travel, and generally to 
advance their careers. 

You are eligible to apply if you have: 

• published two or more short stories 
in two or more literary magazines, or 

• published a volume of short fiction, 
or 

• published a novel, or 

• published ten or more poems in two 
or more literary magazines, or 

• published a volume of poetry, or 

• published two or more essays or 
critical articles related to literature or 
writers in two or more literary 
magazines, or 

• published a volume of essays or 
criticism, or 

• had produced, in any form, a play of 
any length by a professional theatre 
company, or 

• published a play of any length in a 
literary magazine, theatrical publication 
or book form, or 

• a letter of recommendation, in the 
case of a playwright, from a professional 
theatre person. 

Fellowships are for $6,000. There is no 
matching requirement. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than September 1, 1975 for work 
scheduled to begin after June 1976. 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before May 1976. 

The Literature Program does not 
anticipate another series of fellowships 
until the Spring of 1978. Announcement 
of next deadline will be during the Fall 
of 1977. 

Application forms and Fellowships for 
Creative Writers Guidelines may be 
obtained by contacting the Literature 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
6044. Individuals should request form 
Individual Grant Application NEA- 
2(Rev.). 

Although the Endowment does not give 
direct assistance to small literary 
magazines, it does provide support to 
the Coordinating Council of Literary 
Magazines. C.C.L.M. has a continuing 



Poetry 

in the 

Schools 



How to 
Apply 



Readings 

and 

Residencies 

for Writers 

(pilot) 



program of service and aid for small 
noncommercial literary magazines, 
including modest grants ranging from 
$200, as well as such activities as 
regional conferences, workshops, 
assistance with translators' fees, and 
other projects. 



The Endowment's Artists-in-Schools 
program (see Education Program, page 
26) includes projects that place 
professional poets and writers in 
elementary and secondary school 
classrooms. The purpose of the 
Literature component is to: 

• Encourage students to express 
themselves through the use of 
language. 

• Introduce students and classroom 
teachers to contemporary poetry and 
fiction. 

• Provide teachers with suggested new 
techniques to teach creative writing and 
inspire children to read. 

• Build audiences for contemporary 
writing. 

• Effect positive changes in student 
attitudes toward learning. 

This program is funded primarily 
through grants to state arts agencies. 
Participating artists must be 
professional, published poets or writers. 
Selection is made jointly by the state 



arts agency and the participating 
schools. School districts and 
professional poets or writers wishing to 
participate should contact their state 
arts agency (see list, page 91) for 
information and deadline dates. 









Matching grants are available to aid 
projects that present published fiction 
writers and poets in public readings and 
residencies. Projects that involve a 
series of readings and residencies by 
individual writers or groups of writers 
are eligible. The purpose of these grants 
are: 

• To respond to an expressed need 
from the field for programs which will 
provide new audiences for 
contemporary writers. 

• To assist writers, particularly those 
just achieving recognition, in 
establishing new sources of income. 

• To provide communities in many 
areas of the country with exposure to 
contemporary poets and fiction writers. 



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•terature Program ^ 



It 



Eligibility 



Grant 
Amounts 



ll 



Deadlines 



How to 
Apply 



Service 
Organizations 



It is hoped that areas outside of large 
urban centers will be reached by the 
program. 

Since the funds for this pilot program 
are limited, an effort will be made to 
assist a wide range of projects to enable 
the Literature Advisory Panel to assess 
the most effective models. 

Grants are available to nonprofit, tax- 
exempt organizations such as state arts 
agencies, colleges, universities, 
libraries, museums, art centers, other 
public institutions such as prisons and 
hospitals and professional organizations 
of writers and teachers. 

Grants to organizations for the fee and 
expenses of the writer will be made for 
sums up to $5,000 and must be matched 
by an amount at least equal to the 
amount requested from the Endowment. 
In most cases, grants will be for less. 

There is to be no specific deadline for 
submission of applications. Grants will 
not be announced prior to October 1, 
1975. Applications must be submitted at 
least six months before the project is 
scheduled to begin. 

Application forms and Readings and 
Residencies for Writers Guidelines may 
be obtained by contacting the Literature 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
6044. Organizations should request 
Project Grant Application NEA-3(Rev.). 
Government entities should request 
Application for Federal Assistance 
(Short Form). 

The Literature Program provides 
indirect assistance to American writers 
and their craft through grants to major 
service organizations. Among them are: 
P.E.N. (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists. 
Editors, and Novelists) American Center, 
156 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 
10010; Associated Writing Programs, 
Washington College, Chestertown, 
Maryland 21620; Academy of American 
Poets, 1078 Madison Avenue, New York, 
New York 10028; National Book 
Committee, One Park Avenue, New 
York, New York 10016; and Teachers 
and Writers Collaborative, 186 West 
Fourth Street, New York, New York 
10014. 



Small Matching grants are available to assist 
Presses projects supporting publication and 
distribution of chapbooks by small 
presses. These grants are: 

• For the production of a single volume 
for several chapbooks otherwise not 
possible. 

• To encourage the publication and 
distribution of single chapbooks by 
individual writers. 

• To encourage publication of 
experimental works by writers who 
already have established access to print. 

The literary chapbook represents an 
American publishing tradition dating 
from Colonial times. For purposes of 
these grants, a chapbook is to be 
generally considered a one or two 
signature publication in soft cover, 
without perfect binding. 

A special condition of these grants is 
that the author must receive a minimum 
of 10% of the edition as, at least, partial 
payment of royalties. 

Eligibility Small, nonprofit, tax-exempt presses 
with a record of publishing volumes of 
fiction or poetry, either by individual 
writers or in anthology form are eligible. 
Applications will also be accepted from 
official state arts agencies on behalf of 
specific small presses in their states. A 
limited number of matching fellowships 
will be made to individual small press 
publishers with a record of publishing 
volumes of poetry or fiction. Requests 
from university or college presses and 
requests for projects in translation will 
not be considered under this program. 

Because of limited funds, priority will be 
given to meritorious applications from 
presses that have not received previous 
funding. 

Grant Grants to organizations will be made for 
Amounts sums ranging from $500 to $10,000 and 
must be matched by an amount at least 
equal to the amount requested from the 
Endowment 

Deadline Applications must be postmarked no 

later than November 1 . 1975 for projects 
scheduled to begin after May 1976 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before April 1976 



iterature Program 



43 



How to Application forms and Assistance for 
Apply Small Presses Guidelines may be 

obtained by contacting the Literature 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
6044. Organizations should request 
Project Grant Application on NEA- 
3(Rev.) and state arts agencies should 
request Application for Federal 
Assistance (Short Form). 



Writers in 

Developing 

Colleges 



Matching grants are available to 
developing colleges to place 
professional writers in residence with 
their English department faculties. The 
purpose of this program is to: 

• Strengthen English departments. 

• Offer training in creative writing 
where such courses are not regularly 
offered. 

• Encourage student writing. 

• Enable a creative writer to discuss his 
work with students, assist them, and 
bring added vitality into the classroom. 

To further this end, the writer must be 
considered an "artist in residence" and 
must not be given a heavy teaching 
load. 



Eligibility Developing colleges and state arts 

agencies. Writers are selected by the 
college. 

Deadlines Applications are accepted throughout 
the year. However, applications should 
be received at least six months before 
the project is scheduled to begin. 

How to Application forms and instructions may 
Apply be obtained by contacting the Literature 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
6044. 



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Literature Program 



Museum Program 






Eligibility 



During the last decade museums across 
the country have achieved a central role 
in American cultural life. To meet both 
the problems and the potential of 
museums, the Endowment's Museum 
Program offers grants to: 

• Assist museums in meeting the 
increased demands for their services by 
supporting special exhibitions, 
installation of the permanent collection, 
catalogues and cataloguing, and 
projects that make museums more 
widely available to the public. 

• Assist in the training and preparation 
of the professional staff needed by 
museums to better serve the needs of 
their public through support of training 
in museums and universities and 
through support of short leave 
programs for museum professionals. 

• Assist museums in preserving their 
permanent collections through the 
training of conservators, through 
conservation of individual objects, and 
through support of surveys for and 
installation of security systems, storage 
facilities, and climate control. 

• Assist museums through purchase 
awards for the acquisition of works of 
art by living American artists. 

All organizations applying for assistance 
must meet the criteria listed on page 5. 
The Endowment generally uses the 
definition of museums developed by the 
American Association of Museums: 

"a nonprofit institution essentially 
educational or esthetic in purpose with 
professional staff, which owns and 
utilizes tangible objects, cares for them, 
and exhibits them to the public in some 
regular schedule.'' 

Accreditation by the American 
Association of Museums is not a 
prerequisite for eligibility. 

Projects to be eligible for consideration, 
should be of national or regional impact 
and should have aesthetic and cultural 
significance. Size of the institution is 
not a criterion, but rather, the nature of 
the project and the capacity of the 
institution to execute the project 
successfully. In general, to be eligible 
for consideration, organizations should 
be in operation for two years prior to 
submitting an application. 



Museums Take Note 

There are grants available to museums 
from other programs of the Endowment. 
For more information, see page 89. 

The results of a major national survey of 
art, history, science and other museums 
in the United States are now available in 
a publication called Museums USA. For 
information about this publication and 
others, as well as films, please see page 
95. 

Areas Not Assisted 

Applications cannot be accepted for 
operating expenses, new construction, 
establishing new museums, or the 
acquisition of works by other than living 
American artists. 

The categories of assistance for the 
Museum Program are outlined on the 
following pages. 



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Aid to 

Special 

Exhibitions 



Eligibility 



Grant 
Amounts 



Deadline 



How to 
Apply 



Catalogue 



Matching grants are available to 
organize temporary exhibitions of 
aesthetic and cultural significance. 
Grants are also available, especially in 
the case of smaller museums, to borrow 
exhibitions. (Assistance for temporary 
exhibitions of a permanent collection is 
available under the Utilization of 
Museum Collections category, page 49.) 

Museums, organizations providing 
museum functions, state arts agencies, 
and regional arts groups. The 
Endowment generally uses the 
definition of museums developed by the 
American Association of Museums (see 
page 45) but accreditation by the 
Association is not a prerequisite for 
eligibility. 

Grants are for up to $75,000 for 
organizing institutions and up to 
$20,000 for participating institutions and 
must be matched by an amount at least 
equal to the amount requested from the 
Endowment. Grants exceeding $30,000 
will generally be made through the 
Treasury Fund method (see page 5). 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than January 2, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after July 1, 1976. 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before June 1976. 

Application forms and guidelines may 
be obtained by contacting the Museum 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
6164. Museums should request Project 
Grant Application NEA-3(Rev.). 

Matching grants are available to assist 
in the cataloguing of collections and in 
the publication of catalogues or 
handbooks on permanent collections of 
aesthetic and cultural significance. 
Grants are available in the following 
areas: 

Cataloguing 

Assistance is available for cataloguing 
of uncatalogued or inadequately 
catalogued permanent collections. 
Applicants are urged to consider a 
format that can later be transferred to 
one of the existing data systems. 
Assistance is also available for 
duplication of traditional catalogue 
information and/or conversion to 



Eligibility 



Grant 
Amounts 



Deadline 



How to 
Apply 



Conservation 



machine readable form. Only a few pilot 
grants will be made for the 
computerization of museum catalogues. 

Publication 

Assistance is available for research and 
publication of catalogue copy for 
publication and for publication of 
scholarly catalogues or handbooks of 
the whole or part of the permanent 
collection. If a grant is awarded for a 
catalogue publication project, the 
grantee is required to deposit 125 
complimentary copies of the catalogue 
with the United States Information 
Agency for distribution to their libraries 
abroad. 

Where appropriate, applicants may 
combine research and publication in the 
same application. 

Museums. The Endowment generally 
uses the definition of museums 
developed by the American Associatior 
of Museums (see page 45) but 
accreditation by the Association is not 
prerequisite for eligibility. 

Grants will not exceed $30,000 and must 
be matched by an amount at least equal 
to the amount requested from the 
Endowment. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than April 2, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after November 1, 
1976. Notices of approval or rejection 
will not be sent before October 1976. 

Application forms and guidelines may 
be obtained by contacting the Museum 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
6164. Museums should request Project 
Grant Application NEA-3(Rev.). 

Matching grants in this category are 
designed to achieve the following 
objectives: 



Training in Conservation 

To encourage and assist in the trainin 
of conservators to meet the needs of 
American museums, matching grants u 
to $75,000 are available to existing 
training centers and up to $100,000 to 
new training centers. Grants of $10,000 
are available for short-term training 
workshops for museum staff and for 
master apprentice internship programs. 



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Museum Program § f 



Eligibility 



Grant 
Amounts 



Deadline 



How to 
Apply 



Fellowships 

for Museum 

'rofessionals 



Regional Conservation Laboratories 

Assistance is available to encourage and 
assist the formation or expansion of 
regional conservation laboratories from 
which museums can obtain services 
they could not afford singly. The 
formal relation between museums and 
the laboratory must be documented. 
Matching grants up to $30,000 are for 
assistance to existing laboratories to 
increase capacity while grants up to 
$80,000 are available to assist new 
regional centers. 

Assistance to Museums for 
Conservation Work on Collections 

Matching grants of $10,000 are available 
to museums to assist and encourage 
them to plan conservation programs 
and implement conservation treatment. 

Museums and universities. The 
Endowment generally uses the 
definition of museums developed by the 
American Association of Museums (see 
page 45) but accreditation by the 
Association is not a prerequisite for 
eligibility. 

See maximum grant amounts in the 
descriptions above. All grants must be 
matched by an amount at least equal to 
the amount requested from the 
Endowment. Grants exceeding $30,000 
will generally be made through the 
Treasury Fund method (see page 5). 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than July 2, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after January 1, 
1977. Notices of approval or rejection 
will not be sent before December 1976. 

Application forms and guidelines may 
be obtained by contacting the Museum 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
6164. Organizations should request 
Project Grant Application NEA-3(Rev.). 

Fellowships are available to professional 
members of museum staffs so that they 
may take leaves of absence for periods 
ranging from one to twelve months in 
order to conduct independent study or 
research, travel, write, engage in 
community projects or in other ways 
improve their professional 
qualifications. Proposals must be for 
specific projects and must clearly 



demonstrate in what way the leave of 
absence will improve the applicant's 
professional qualifications. 

Fellowships are not awarded to cover 
expenses while enrolled in formal 
courses of study, workshops, seminars, 
or conferences. 

Eligibility Professional museum staff members of 
exceptional talent in areas such as 
administration, curatorial work, 
conservation, education. 

Grant Grants will not exceed $20,000 and in 
Amounts most cases will be considerably less. 
Grants to individuals are awarded on a 
non-matching basis with amounts 
varying according to the salaries of the 
applicants, travel requirements, and the 
materials necessary to complete the 
project. 

Deadline Applications must be postmarked no 
later than October 1 , 1 976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after April 1 , 1977. 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before March 1977. 

How to Application forms and guidelines may 
Apply be obtained by contacting the Museum 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
6164. Individuals should request 
Individual Grant Application NEA- 
2(Rev.). 



General The Endowment will consider proposals 
Programs for specific projects that do not fit into 
any one or a combination of the other 
categories. Generally matching grants 
will not exceed $20,000 and will most 
often be for less. To inquire, please send 
a one page project description with a 
one page budget to the Museum 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 

Museum Matching grants are available to 
Purchase museums for the purchase of works by 
Plan living American artists. The objectives of 
the program are to encourage museums 
to add to their collections of 
contemporary American art, to create 
and expand public response to works by 
living artists through display of their 
works, to raise new funds for this 
purpose specifically, and to provide 
direct financial assistance for artists 



Museum Program 



47 



Among the types of art works that may 
be purchased are paintings, sculptures, 
photographs, graphic, folk and craft 
arts, industrial designs, costume and 
fashion design, and film prints by 
independent filmmakers. 

Eligibility Museums, organizations providing 

museum functions, state arts agencies, 
and regional arts groups. The 
Endowment generally uses the 
definition of museums developed by the 
American Association of Museums (see 
page 45) but accreditation by the 
Association is not a prerequisite for 
eligibility. 

Grant Grants are for $5,000, $10,000, $15,000, 
Amounts or $20,000 and must be matched by an 
amount at least equal to the amount 
requested from the Endowment and be 
new money raised during the grant 
period specifically for this purpose. 

Deadline Applications must be postmarked no 
later than January 2, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after July 1, 1976. 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before June 1976. 

How to Application forms and guidelines may 
Apply be obtained by contacting the Museum 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
6164. Museums should request Project 
Grant Application NEA-3(Rev.). 

Museum Matching grants are available to assist 
Training programs that train museum 

professionals. Generally, the following 
types of projects will be considered for 
assistance: 

• Graduate level programs in curatorial 
training, museum administration, or 
museum education, conducted by 
universities or museums or both. 

• Internships or other professional 
training provided by a museum. Specific 
programs designed to advance staff 
professionally or provide in-house 
training to prepare staff for more 
responsible positions will be 
considered. 

• A few undergraduate programs 
especially those directed toward 
minorities or unique disciplines. 

Eligibility Universities and museums. The 
Endowment generally uses the 
definition of museums developed by the 



Grant 
Amounts 



Deadline 



How to 
Apply 



Renovation 

(Security, 

Storage, 

Climate 

Control) 



American Association of Museums (see 
page 45) but accreditation by the 
Association is not a prerequisite for 
eligibility. 

Grants are up to $60,000 and must be 
matched by an amount at least equal to 
the amount requested from the 
Endowment. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than July 2, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after January 1, 
1977. Notices of approval or rejection 
will not be sent before December 1976. 

Application forms and guidelines may 
be obtained by contacting the Museum 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
6164. Museums and universities should 
request Project Grant Application NEA- 
3(Rev.). 

Matching grants are available to assist 
museums in preserving collections of 
aesthetic and cultural significance 
through the renovation of facilities for 
security, storage, and climate control ii 
existing structures. Assistance is 
available within the following areas: 

Survey 

Matching grants for consultation 
services to assess renovation needs in 
areas of security, storage, and climate 
control and to suggest concrete 
measures to alleviate those needs. 
Studies and working drawings for 
architectural and other changes 
necessary to accommodate the 
handicapped are also assisted. 

Installation 

Where surveys have already been 
completed, including a projected plan of 
renovation and cost estimates, the 
Endowment will consider funding 
renovation projects. 

Funds are not available for new 
construction; nor for the addition to, or 
improvement of climate control systems 
in structures completed since 1971 ; nor 
for the renovation of gallery spaces 
except when directly related to 
improvement of climate control, security 
systems, or storage facilities. 



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Museum Program 'u 



Eligibility 



Grant 
Amounts 

Deadline 



How to 
Apply 



Services to 
the Field 



Eligibility 



Grant 
Amounts 



Deadline 



How to 
Apply 



Utilization 
of Museum 
Collections 



Museums. The Endowment generally 
uses the definition of museums 
developed by the American Association 
of Museums (see page 45) but 
accreditation by the Association is not a 
prerequisite for eligibility. 

All grants will be awarded through the 
Treasury Fund method (see page 5). 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than July 2, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after January 1, 
1977. Notices of approval or rejection 
will not be sent before December 1976. 

Application forms and guidelines may 
be obtained by contacting the Museum 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
6164. Museums should request Project 
Grant Application NEA-3(Rev.). 

Matching grants are available to assist 
groups and organizations which provide 
services to the field such as research, 
publications, workshops. 

Museums, organizations providing 
museum functions, organizations that 
serve museums, state arts agencies, and 
regional arts groups. The Endowment 
generally uses the definition of 
museums developed by the American 
Association of Museums (see page 45) 
but accreditation by the Association is 
not a prerequisite for eligibility. 

Grants are up to $30,000 and must be 
matched by an amount at least equal to 
the amount requested from the 
Endowment. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than October 1 , 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after April 1, 1977. 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before March 1977. 

Application forms and guidelines may 
be obtained by contacting the Museum 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
6164. Museums should request Project 
Grant Application NEA-3(Rev.). 

Matching grants are available to assist 
museums in using their collections in 
imaginative ways for the benefit of the 
whole community they serve. The 



Eligibility 



Grant 
Amounts 



Deadline 



How to 
Apply 



Visiting 

Specialists 

and Technical 

Assistance 



program provides funds for the 
innovative installation of permanent 
collections in museum galleries, or for 
the establishment of study-storage 
centers. 

Permanent collections may be 
construed to mean collections formerly 
in storage that are now to be put on 
view, recently received or acquired 
collections, objects presently on view 
that are to be brought together or to be 
more effectively presented. Installation 
may be construed to include the 
materials and appurtenances requisite 
to effective presentation of the 
collection and may not include 
structural modifications of the building. 

Museums, organizations providing 
museum functions, state arts agencies, 
and regional arts groups. The 
Endowment generally uses the 
definition of museums developed by the 
American Association of Museums (see 
page 45) but accreditation by the 
Association is not a prerequisite for 
eligibility. 

Grants are up to $75,000 and must be 
matched by an amount at least equal to 
the amount requested from the 
Endowment. Grants exceeding $30,000 
will generally be made through the 
Treasury Fund method (see page 5). 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than April 2, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after November 1, 
1976. Notices of approval or rejection 
will not be sent before October 1976. 

Application forms and guidelines may 
be obtained by contacting the Museum 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington. D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
6164. Museums should request Project 
Grant Application NEA-3(Rev). 



Matching grants are available for 
temporary consultation services for a 
specific project. The visiting specialist 
should be a person of considerable 
expertise not in the employ of the 
applicant institution. The person is not 
to be considered as permanent staff but 
rather a person who can make a 
significant contribution to the applicant 
institution during a brief tenure 



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49 



Eligibility 



Grant 
Amounts 



Deadlines 



As a pilot effort, assistance will also be 
provided on a matching basis to state 
arts agencies for technical assistance 
within their states in areas such as 
designer-installer, cataloguer, etcetera. 

Project Examples 

Possible projects are: 

1) Research on the permanent 
collection. 

2) Preparatory research for projected 
exhibitions. 

3) Development of improved methods 
of museums operations, such as 
administration, registration, installation 
techniques, including lighting, handling, 
and storage. 

4) Establishment of suitable museum 
library systems. 

5) Studies to determine the changes 
necessary to make the building more 
accessible to the physically 
handicapped. 

6) Plans for membership drives and 
other fund raising activities. 

7) Guidance for better education and 
public service programs. 

8) Development of coordinated 
graphics programs. 

Museums, organizations providing 
museum functions, state arts agencies, 
and regional arts groups. The 
Endowment generally uses the 
definition of museums developed by the 
American Association of Museums (see 
page 45) but accreditation by the 
Association is not a prerequisite for 
eligibility. 

Grants are up to $15,000 and must be 
matched by an amount at least equal to 
the amount requested from the 
Endowment. 

Applications are accepted throughout 
the year and reviewed quarterly. Seven 
months should be allowed for 
application review and notification. 
Projects should not be scheduled to 
begin before notification. 



How to Application forms and guidelines may 
Apply be obtained by contacting the Museum 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
6164. Museums should request Project 
Grant Application NEA-3(Rev.) while 
state arts agencies should request 
Application for Federal Assistance 
(Short Form). 



Wider 

Availability 

of Museums 



Matching grants are available for 
projects that make museums more 
widely available to the public. 
Assistance is available in three areas: 

Category I: Community Programs 

The Endowment encourages full 
community participation in the activities 
of museums through assistance to 
projects that take the museum to its 
audience (i.e. mobile units, "satellite 
museums"), bring the audience to the 
museum, or that make information 
available in bi-lingual form. Special 
attention will also be directed to 
programs designed for the 
disadvantaged, handicapped, or aged. 

Category II: Cooperative Programs 

The Endowment encourages museums, 
state arts agencies and other 
organizations to share their resources 
through cooperative projects. Examples 
of such projects are long term loans 
from one institution to another, the 
sharing of collections among a group of 
institutions, coordination of shipping 
and travel services by a state arts 
agency acting on behalf of and in 
cooperation with museums in the area. 

Category III: Museum Education 

Assistance is available to aid museums 
to fulfill as effectively as possible their 
educational roles. Support is available 
for projects that seek ways to upgrade 
the quality of the museum experience, 
that adapt for museum use educational 
techniques developed in the classroom, 
or that expand or explore effective 
approaches to museum education. 
Assistance is also available for existing 
projects that have been tested on a 
limited basis and are now judged by the 
applicant museum to have wider 
applicability. 



Eligibility Museums, organizations providing 

museum functions, state arts agencies, 
and regional arts groups. The 



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Museum Program 



Mi, 



Grant 
Amounts 



Endowment generally uses the 
definition of museums developed by the 
American Association of Museums (see 
page 45) but accreditation by the 
Association is not a prerequisite for 
eligibility. 

Grants will not exceed $60,000 and must 
be matched by an amount at least equal 
to the amount requested from the 
Endowment. Grants exceeding $30,000 
will generally be made through the 
Treasury Fund (see page 5). 



Deadline Applications must be postmarked no 
later than January 2, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after July 1, 1976. 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before June 1976. 

How to Application forms and guidelines may 
Apply be obtained by contacting the Museum 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
6164. Organizations should request 
Project Grant Application NEA-3(Rev.). 



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52 



Music Program 



The Music Program offers assistance to 
symphony orchestras, opera companies, 
national organizations concerned with 
artist/audience development, jazz, and 
folk/ethnic musicians and projects, 
contemporary music ensembles and 
projects, national music service 
organizations, independent professional 
colleges of music, a limited number of 
professional choral groups, and 
composers and librettists. 



Please Note 

There are grants available for music 
projects from other Endowment 
programs. For information, see page 89. 

For information on publications and 
films of interest, please see page 95. 

Areas Generally Not Funded 

Although the Endowment may offer 
occasional grants on a special pilot 
basis, funds for projects outside 
established program areas are 
extremely limited. Funds are not 
available for: 

• Youth or university based groups for 
their activities in the United States or 
abroad including participation in 
festivals or symposia. 

• Summer music camps. 

• Purchase of musical instruments, 
equipment or uniforms. 

• Sabbatical leave. 

• Degree candidates to develop or 
complete theses, dissertations, or 
performing requirements. 

The categories of assistance for the 
Music Program are outlined on the 
following pages. 



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Composers/ 

Librettists 

Program 



Eligibility 



Grant 
Amounts 



In the past, fellowship-grants have been 
available to assist composers and 
librettists and to encourage: 

• The creation of new compositions or 
the completion of works in progress. 

• The creation of new librettos or the 
completion of librettos in progress. 

• The professional development of the 
composer or librettist. 

There is a possibility that this category 
will be reorganized. Announcement of 
the new series of grants will be made in 
January 1976. 

Assistance has not been intended to 
support production costs and has been 
available in the following categories: 

Category I 

Nonmatching fellowship-grants up to 
$10,000 to exceptionally talented 
composers for the creation of new 
works or the completion of works in 
progress. 

Category II 

Nonmatching fellowship-grants of up to 
$7,500 to exceptionally talented 
librettists for the creation of new works 
or the completion of works in progress. 
Applicants are required to show 
evidence of expertise in the opera/lyric 
theater styles. 

Category III 

Nonmatching fellowship-grants of up to 
$2,500 to aid the professional 
development of the composer or 
librettist of exceptional talent. 

Category IV 

On a pilot basis, a limited number of 
nonmatching fellowship-grants of up to 
$10,000 have been awarded to nationally 
recognized composers of established 
ability to allow the individual composer 
to have free time for working at his/her 
discretion. 

By statute, the Endowment's support is 
limited to individuals of exceptional 
talent. Eligibility is further limited to 
individuals who can give evidence of the 
successful completion of the necessary 
foundations in training. 

Because of the limited funds available 
and the anticipated number of 
applications, generally fellowship-grants 



Deadline 



How to 
Apply 



General 
Programs 



Independent 

Schools 

of Music 



Deadlines 



How to 
Apply 



Jazz/Folk/ 

Ethnic Music 

Program 



are awarded in amounts less than the 
stated maximum within each category of 
support. 

The anticipated application deadline for 
projects to take place between January 
and December 1977 is May 10, 1976. 
There is a possibility the program will be 
reorganized. New guidelines and 
deadlines will be issued in January 1976. 

Application guidelines and forms may 
be obtained after January 1976 by 
contacting the Music Program, National 
Endowment for the Arts, Washington, 
D.C. 20506 (202)634-6390. Individuals 
should request Individual Grant 
Application NEA-2(Rev.). 

The Music Program also provides 
assistance to national organizations 
engaged in audience and artist 
development programs, to 
contemporary music performing 
ensembles, to a limited number of 
professional choral groups, and to 
national organizations which serve the 
field of music. 

A limited number of matching grants are 
available to professional independent 
colleges of music for fellowships, 
scholarships, developmental activities 
and short-term residencies of master 
teachers. During Fiscal Year 1975, nine 
Treasury Fund grants were awarded to 
professional colleges under this 
program. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than October 1, 1975 for 1976-77 
school year and October 1, 1976 for 
1977-78 school year. 

Professional independent colleges of 
music should contact the Music 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
6390. Individuals may not apply under 
this category. 

The Endowment provides assistance to 
artistic, educational, and archival 
programs that involve individuals and 
groups presenting jazz, and other folk/ 
ethnic indigenous music. The purpose 
of this program is to develop a broad 
artistic climate that will encourage 
America's indigenous musical arts to 
thrive with distinction. 






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Music Program 



A limited number of applications from 
individuals and organizations will be 
considered for specific projects that do 
not fall into the categories outlined 
below. Such projects must be in support 
of professional activity and be of 
exceptional merit, outstanding quality, 
and demonstrated need. Grants to 
organizations will be on a matching 
basis. Individuals and organizations are 
urged to accommodate their projects to 
the provisions of the categories outlined 
below. 

Jazz Assistance in the area of jazz is available 
through the following categories: 

Jazz Category I: Composers/Arrangers 

Nonmatching fellowship-grants of up to 
$5,000 are available to jazz composers 
and arrangers of exceptional talent for 
creation of new works, completion of 
works in progress, and professional 
development. This category will support 
only those composers whose works 
retain consistent basic idiomatic feeling 
related to the jazz style with which the 
composer's work is identified. 

Jazz Category II: Performers 

Nonmatching fellowship-grants are 
available to enable jazz instrumentalists 
and singers of exceptional talent to 
advance and develop their careers as 
they see fit. Fellowship-grants of $2,500 
will be available to assist performers 
who are in the developing stages of 
their careers; fellowship-grants of 
$5,000 are available to assist established 
performers. 

Jazz Category III: Travel/Study 

Nonmatching travel/study fellowship 
grants of up to $1,000 are available to 
enable young musicians of exceptional 
talent to study and/or tour with 
individual professional jazz musicians or 
ensembles for short-term concentrated 
instruction and experience. Normally 
these grants will not cover periods of 
longer than one month. The intent of 
this category of support is to facilitate 
the professional development of 
musicians who already have proven 
their potential for advanced study and 
professional careers. 

Jazz Category IV: Organizations 

Matching grants will be available for 
jazz presentations, educational 



Folk/Ethnic 



programs, short-term residencies by 
jazz specialists, and carefully planned 
regional or national festivals or tours. 
Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded 
to organizations with annual 
expenditures of more than $100,000 for 
jazz programming while grants of up to 
$15,000 will be awarded to 
organizations with annual expenditures 
for jazz programming of less than 
$100,000. In most instances, grants will 
be for less than the maximum. Grants to 
educational institutions will be limited to 
those institutions which have a strong 
commitment to jazz as evidenced by 
direct financial support for jazz 
programming. 

Jazz Oral History 

The Endowment has entered into an 
agreement with the Division of 
Performing Arts of the Smithsonian 
Institution to develop a jazz oral history 
project that documents for national and 
regional archives the creativity and 
experiences of distinguished leaders in 
the development of jazz in the United 
States. Applications will not be accepted 
for jazz oral history projects, but further 
information regarding this project may 
be addressed to the Jazz Program, 
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 
D.C. 20560. 

Assistance in the area of folk/ethnic 
music is available through the following 
categories: 

Folk/Ethnic Category I: Organizations- 
Presentations 

Matching grants up to $25,000 will be 
available for folk/ethnic musical 
presentations, including community 
celebrations, regional or national 
festivals; regional tours by local 
musicians within their area; tours by 
traditional musicians outside their area; 
presentations of local musicians in 
schools, libraries, and community 
centers; residency projects involving 
traditional musicians at colleges and 
universities, and appropriate community 
locations; and for workshops by 
knowledgeable consultants to prepare 
community leaders for effective 
programming. 

Folk/Ethnic Category II: Organizations- 
Documentation 

Matching grants up to $15,000 are 



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55 



available for projects designed to 
document, preserve, and disseminate 
living musical traditions. In most 
instances grants will be for lesser 
amounts. Examples include film, 
videotape, or recorded documentation 
of techniques, lifestyles, repertoires, or 
historical recollections of traditional 
musicians. 

Folk/Ethnic Category III: Individuals 

Non-matching fellowship grants of up to 
$1,000 are available to enable 
individuals of exceptional talent to study 
with master traditional musicians. A 
limited number of modest non-matching 
grants will be available to individuals to 
accomplish the purposes outlined in 
Folk/Ethnic Categories I and II. 

Eligibility By statute, the Endowment's support is 
limited to individuals of exceptional 
talent. Individual applications will be 
reviewed according to the following 
criteria: exceptional creative or 
performing talent and accomplishment; 
strong commitment to artistic 
standards; capacity for research or 
special study. 

In addition to meeting the criteria on 
page 5, performing ensembles, both 
instrumental and vocal, must 
demonstrate high quality in 
performance and management. 

Sponsoring organizations must meet 
the criteria on page 5, and demonstrate 
the capacity for efficient, stable, and 
imaginative administration as well as a 
strong commitment to the purposes of 
the program. 

Deadlines Applications must be postmarked no 
later than October 1, 1975 for projects 
scheduled to begin after June 1, 1976. 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before March 1976. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than June 15, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after February 1, 
1977. Notices of approval or rejection 
will not be sent before January 1977. 

How to Application forms and guidelines may 
Apply be obtained by contacting the Music 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
6390. Please request Jazz/Folk/Ethnic 



Music Guidelines. Individuals should 
request Individual Grant Application 
NEA-2(Rev.) while organizations should 
request Project Grant Application NEA 
3(Rev.). 



Opera Matching grants are available to 
Program professional opera companies for 

artistic and administrative developmen 
public service, touring, and educational 
projects. The purposes of the program 
are: 

• To improve the artistic quality of fully 
staged opera in all sections of the 
country. 

• To broaden the repertory to include 
works from various historical periods 
with particular emphasis on works by 
American composers. 

• To professional opportunities for 
American artists. 

• To strengthen the management of 
opera companies. 

Project Examples 

The National Council on the Arts has 
recommended that the Endowment 
extend first priority to applications 
which would provide assistance and 
recognition to American artists. 
Assistance is available for a variety of 
projects including: 

1) Programs designed to reach larger 
and more diversified audiences than 
those usually served by the subscription 
series; for example, improved services 
to local communities such as schools, 
inner-city areas, parks, neighborhoods, 
churches, or industries. 

2) Production support for works by 
American composers. 

3) Quality performances or services 
(e.g., workshops, coaching), adaptable 
to in-school presentations. 

4) Projects to improve artistic direction 
and performance quality, including 
increased rehearsal time. 

5) Regional touring programs, 
particularly to areas where live opera is 
not ordinarily available. Cooperative 
planning with state and regional arts 
councils as sponsoring organizations to 
develop concentrated regional 
programs. 



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Music Program!^ 



Eligibility 



6) Extended seasons designed to 
increase the number of productions and 
performances. The Endowment must 
receive evidence that, without federal 
support, the extension of the season 
would not jeopardize the company's 
continued existence. 

7) Projects designed to improve quality 
of management. 

8) Increased collaboration or 
sponsorship of programs with other 
performing organizations, such as 
professional orchestras and dance 
companies. 

Although the Endowment welcomes 
vitality of new programs and, under all 
conditions, encourages applicants to 
develop new sources of funds, 
applications should represent the 
genuine needs of the applicant 
organization. Accordingly, companies 
may request assistance to strengthen 
existing programs. 

Assistance is available from the Visual 
Arts Program for performing arts groups 
that wish to engage professional artists 
to design their posters, sets, or 
costumes. Information is on page 80. 

In addition to the criteria on page 5, 
assistance is limited to professional 
opera companies that have maintained 
annual cash incomes from all sources in 
excess of $100,000 for a minimum of 
three seasons and which meet the 
following requirements: 

• Have national or regional impact, 
produce fully-staged performances with 
orchestra, provide sufficient rehearsal 
time to assure performances of uniform 
artistic quality, and are of high artistic 
integrity and rely primarily on their own 
artistic resources. 

• Perform annual resident seasons of 
no fewer than two performances each of 
three productions. 

• Perform with orchestras and 
choruses in rehearsal on a seasonal 
rather than a pickup basis. 

• Serve unique needs due to 
geographical location or other special 
conditions and demonstrate high 
standards of performance and 
administration. 



Grant 
Amounts 



Deadlines 



How to 
Apply 



The National 

Opera 

Institute 



Opera companies should not request 
more than 50% of the total cost of the 
project. Companies previously 
supported are urged to request 
assistance that will not exceed the 
amount recommended for their grants 
in the 1975-76 season with the same 
distribution between Program and 
Treasury Funds. Companies which have 
not received support in their 1975-76 
season are urged to request assistance 
in moderate amounts. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than October 1, 1975 for the 1976- 

77 season. Notices of approval or 
rejection will be sent as the Chairman 
authorizes during the Summer of 1976. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than October 1, 1976 for the 1977- 

78 season. Notices of approval or 
rejection will be sent as the Chairman 
authorizes during the Summer of 1977. 

Opera companies that meet the 
eligibility requirements should contact 
the Music Program, National 
Endowment for the Arts, Washington, 
D.C. 20506 (202)634-6390 requesting 
Opera Program Guidelines and Project 
Grant Application NEA-3(Rev.). 

The National Opera Institute 
The Endowment, through a Treasury 
Fund grant with matching private funds, 
provides substantial support to The 
National Opera Institute, an independent 
organization which offers assistance to 
organizations and individuals. Aiding 
young artists of exceptional talent 
through individual grants to performers, 
training in allied operatic professions, 
assisting with production of new or 
rarely performed operas and innovative 
programs in production techniques, and 
inter-company cooperative projects, all 
fall within the purview of the Institute. 

The Institute exercises full autonomy in 
awarding its program of grants. 
Inquiries and applications for assistance 
from the Institute should go directly to 
The National Opera Institute. J. F. 
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 
Washington, D.C. 20566. 



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Orchestra Matching grants are available to 
Program professional symphony orchestras for 
artistic and administrative development, 
public service, touring, and educational 
projects. The purposes of the program 
are: 

• To improve the artistic quality and 
management of symphony orchestras in 
all sections of the country. 

• To broaden the repertory to include 
works of various historical periods, with 
particular emphasis on works by 
American composers. 

• To provide sustained professional 
opportunities for American artists. 

• To encourage more flexible service of 
symphony orchestras to the larger 
community through the use of smaller 
performing units. 

Project Examples 

The National Council on the Arts has 
recommended that the Endowment 
extend first priority to applications 
which would provide assistance and 
recognition to American artists. 
Assistance is available for a variety of 
projects including: 

1 ) Programs by full orchestra or smaller 
ensembles from the orchestra designed 
to present works by contemporary 
composers, especially living American 
composers. 

2) Programs designed to present gifted 
young American artists as soloists with 
the orchestra or smaller ensembles. 

3) Programs designed to reach larger 
and more diversifed audiences than 
those usually served by the subscription 
series; for example, improved services 
to local communities such as schools, 
inner-city areas, parks, neighborhoods, 
churches, or industries. 

4) Collaboration or sponsorship of 
programs with other established 
performing organizations, such as 
dance companies, opera companies, 
resident professional theatre 
companies, and experimental groups 
through use of the orchestra or smaller 
ensembles. 

5) Projects to improve the quality of 
performance, including increased 
rehearsal time, and to improve artistic 
direction and management. 



Eligibility 



Grant 
Amounts 



6) Experimental programming with 
commercial and educational public 
media through radio, television, film, 
and new technological developments. 



7) Exploration of new ways to improve 
earned and contributed income, 
including development programs staffec 
by professional development personnel 
and new methods of promotion to 
increase audiences and improve ticket 
sales. 

8) Regional touring programs, 
particularly to areas where instrumental 
performances of quality otherwise 
would not be possible. 

Although the Endowment welcomes the 
vitality of new programs and, under all 
conditions, encourages applicants to 
develop new sources of funds, 
applications should represent the 
genuine needs of the applicant 
organization. Accordingly, orchestras 
may request assistance to strengthen 
existing programs. 

Assistance is available from the Visual 
Arts Program for performing arts groups 
that wish to engage professional artists 
to design their posters, sets, or 
costumes. Information is on page 80. 

In addition to the criteria on page 5, 
assistance is limited to professional 
orchestras which have maintained 
annual cash incomes from all sources in 
excess of $100,000 for a minimum of 
three seasons, and which meet one of 
the following requirements: 

• Have national or regional impact 
while demonstrating high standards of 
performance and administration, or 

• Serve unique needs due to 
geographical location or other special 
conditions and demonstrate high 
standards of performance and 
administration. 

Orchestras should not request more 
than 50% of the total cost of the project. 
Orchestras previously supported are 
urged to request assistance that will not 
exceed the amount recommended for 
their grants in the 1975-76 season with 
the same distribution between Program 
and Treasury Funds. Orchestras which 
have not received support in their 1975- 



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Music Program 



76 season are urged to request 
assistance in moderate amounts. 

Deadlines Applications must be postmarked no 
later than December 1, 1975 for the 
1976-77 season. Notices of approval or 
rejection will be sent as the Chairman 
authorizes during the Summer of 1976. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than December 1, 1976 for the 
1977-78 season. Notices of approval or 
rejection will be sent as the Chairman 
authorizes during the Summer of 1977. 

How to Orchestras that meet the eligibility 
Apply requirements should contact the 

Music Program, National Endowment 
for the Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 
(202)634-6390 requesting Orchestra 
Program Guidelines and Project Grant 
Application NEA-3(Rev.). 



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Public Media Program 



The Public Media Program is concerned 
with the development of film, radio, and 
television as art forms in themselves as 
well as vehicles for the transmission of 
other art forms — such as music, dance, 
literature, crafts, architecture — to 
millions across the country. This 
program has been developed to 
encourage the creation of new works in 
film, video and radio, to help the works 
find an audience, and to preserve them 
for future generations. 

The Endowment encourages the 
development of innovative approaches 
to presenting the arts on film, television, 
and radio often in cooperation with the 
Corporation for Public Broadcasting. 
Assistance is provided to educational 
and other institutions such as museums 
and public and cable television 
stations to support residencies of 
filmmakers and video artists. Support 
is also provided to regional film 
facilities that stimulate interest and 
involvement in film and video as art 
forms. 



Please Note 

There are grants available for film 
projects from other programs of the 
Endowment. For information see Index, 
page 88. 

For information on publications and 
films documenting Endowment projects, 
please see page 95. 

Areas Not Assisted 

Funds are not available for: 

• Tuition assistance for college and 
university study within the United States 
or abroad. 

• Deficit funding, capital 
improvements, or construction. 

The categories of assistance for the 
Public Media Program are outlined on 
the following pages. 



The Endowment provides assistance 
through contracts to The American Film 
Institute for its program of grants to 
independent filmmakers and for its work 
preserving the nation's film heritage. 
More than 2,000 feature films have been 
saved to date. 



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General Projects which do not fit into any of the 
Programs following areas of support may be 
considered under General Programs. 
They may be one-time or on-going 
projects but in every case they must fit 
in with the overall Public Media 
Program guidelines of being responsive 
to the needs and aims of the field. 



Media Matching grants are available for 
Studies support of short term residencies of 
filmmakers and video artists at 
educational and other institutions and 
for seminars, workshops, institutes, and 
conferences designed to further the 
creation and study of film and video art 
forms. 

Filmmakers and Video Artists in 
Residence 

Grants are made to educational 
institutions and other organizations to 
invite professional filmmakers and/or 
video artists of national reputation who 
do not normally support themselves by 
teaching for short term stays to instruct, 
influence and stimulate students, faculty 
and the general public while practicing 
their professions. Institutions select the 
artist(s) of their choice and work out a 
mutually acceptable schedule of 
activities. While new methods are not 
necessarily better, more inventive ways 
of bringing this contact about may be 
desirable; for instance, making the 
evolution of a work of art itself the 
teaching situation or engaging the 
students as assistants in some project 
or process. 

Eligibility While aimed primarily at university and 
college film and media departments, 
other film and video related 
organizations also may apply. 

Grant Grants to organizations will not exceed 
Amounts $5,000 and must be matched by an 
amount at least equal to the amount 
requested from the Endowment. 

Deadline There is no specific deadline for 

submission of applications. However, 
applications must be submitted at least 
six months before the planned 
residency will begin. 

How to Application forms and guidelines may 
Apply be obtained from the Public Media 

Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202) 634- 



6300. Applicant organizations should 
request Project Grant Application NEt 
3 (REV.) 

Seminar Workshop Program 

Matching grants are available to supp< 
seminars, workshops, institutes and 
other conferences designed to bring 
together professional film and video 
artists, scholars, and students to furth< 
the creation and study of film and vid< 
as an art form. 

Eligibility Educational and other similar 

institutions, film and video related 
nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations, 
museums and state arts agencies are 
eligible to apply. 

Grant Grants to organizations will generally 
Amounts for less than $15,000 and must be 

matched by an amount at least equal 
the amount requested from the 
Endowment. 

Deadline Applications must be postmarked no 
later than May 15, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after November 1 , 
1976. Applicants will not be notified of 
approval or rejection before October 15, 
1976. 

How to Application forms and guidelines may 
Apply be obtained by contacting the Public 
Media Program, National Endowment 
for the Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 
(202)634-6300. Applicant organizations 
should request Project Grant 
Application NEA-3(Rev.). 

In addition to the residency program 
described above, there are two other 
residency categories. 

Filmmakers in Residence at Public 
Television Stations 

Jointly with the Corporation for Public 
Broadcasting, the Endowment will 
provide support for filmmakers in 
residence at selected public television 
stations. The project is designed to 
provide an opportunity for an 
experienced filmmaker and a public 
television station to work together 
creatively in the production of 
programming for broadcast. Interested 
public television stations should write: 
Public Media Program, National 
Endowment for the Arts, Washington, 
D.C. 20506. 



iwgrai 
in th 















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Public Media Prograrr l 



Programming 
in the Arts 



Filmmakers in Residence at Cable 
Television Stations 

The Endowment, through the Alternate 
Media Center, will provide support 
aimed at utilizing the skills of young 
filmmakers with an interest in local 
programming in collaboration with the 
facilities and personnel of established 
cable television stations. Inquiries 
should be addressed to the Alternate 
Media Center, New York University, 
Washington Square, New York, New 
York 10012. 



Matching grants are available for 
production, research and development 
designed to improve the quality of arts 
programming on film, television and 
radio. Some of the grants made 
specifically in regard to programming 
on Public Television will be jointly 
funded by the Corporation for Public 
Broadcasting and the National 
Endowment for the Arts. 

Applications for matching Treasury 
Fund grants will be accepted from 
recognized, nonprofit producing 
organizations for production, research 
and development of major programs on 
the arts, including those designed 
specifically for broadcast as a series 
over the Public Television network. 
There is no set maximum for 
applications in this area. 

Project Examples 

1) Film or television program designed 
to showcase the work of individual 
artists, or performing or visual arts 
groups; or to present specific art works 
or art movements. 

2) Experimental workshop at a Public 
Television station designed to explore 
new techniques and formats for 
presenting the performing or visual arts 
on television. 

3) Research and development such as a 
special study or seminar designed to 
encourage the presentation of 
outstanding short and feature films on 
television. 

4) Production of radio program(s) of 
and about drama, poetry, music, 
etcetera designed for national 
distribution. 



Eligibility 



Grant 
Amounts 



Deadlines 



How to 
Apply 



Regional 
Development 



, Public Media Program 



Grants are available to nonprofit, tax- 
exempt organizations that plan to utilize 
the services of a project director who 
has completed at least one film or 
program that has been broadcast or 
placed in educational or commercial 
distribution. (In the case of research and 
development, the project director 
should be a recognized expert in the 
field.) 

Grants to organizations will not exceed 
$50,000 and must be matched by an 
amount at least equal to the amount 
requested from the Endowment. Matching 
grants for radio projects will rarely 
exceed $10,000. Grants to individuals of 
exceptional talent will be made 
occasionally on a non-matching basis 
and will generally not exceed $10,000. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than September 15, 1975 for 
projects scheduled to begin after April 
15, 1976. Applicants will not be notified 
of approval or rejection before March 
15, 1976. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than September 15, 1976 for 
projects scheduled to begin after April 
15, 1977. Applicants will not be notified 
of approval or rejection before March 
15, 1977. 

Application forms and gu'delines may 
be obtained by contacting the Public 
Media Program. National Endowment 
for the Arts. Washington. D.C. 20506 
(202)634-6300. Applicant organizations 
should request Project Grant 
Application NEA-3(Rev.). 

Matching grants are available to 
regional organizations to provide: 

• High quality exhibition of film and 
video art and visiting artists programs 

• Access to production facilites. 

• A resource for film and video 
research, study and information 

• Training of regional development 
personnel. 

• Integration and coordination of media 
resources on a regional basis 

Project Examples 

1 ) Partial support for a curator to 
program films or videotapes for public 
exhibition 



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2) Partial support for a media extension 
agent to provide information services to 
the region, possibly traveling 
throughout the region, but maintaining 
headquarters at a resource center. 

3) Partial support for a film information 
officer in residence to work with visitors, 
to travel, and to handle telephone 
inquiries. 

4) Partial support of film rentals and 
costs of preparing program notes for a 
specific series, restrospective, etcetera. 

5) Partial support for purchase of 
production equipment for public access 
use of artists. (Organization is asked to 
submit procedures for selecting artists 
who will have access to equipment.) 

Please note that the Public Media 
Program provides funds on a specific 
project basis. Applicants with requests 
for unspecified general support of on- 
going programs will not be considered 
eligible. 

Eligibility The regional media organization may be 
independent or attached to a museum, 
university, state arts agency, etcetera. It 
should have had an on-going program 
in any of the areas listed above for at 
least one year. 

The general purpose of this program is 
to encourage quality projects that will 
stimulate the interest and involvement in 
film and video art of as many people as 
possible. For this reason, support will be 
restricted to those facilities which 
maintain the following policies: 

• Activities open to the public at a 
reasonable cost. 

• Access where practical to all 
materials for any person who needs 
access to screening, presentations, 
facilities and articles of information in 
the collection without restriction to age 
level, education or affiliation. 



Grant Grants to organizations will generally be 
Amounts for less than $30,000 and must be 

matched by an amount at least equal to 
the amount requested from the 
Endowment. Applicants are advised to 
apply for what they need and can match 
rather than the maximum amount. 



Deadlines 



How to 
Apply 



Pilot 
Programs 



The American 

Film 

Institute 



Applications must be postmarked no 
later than August 1, 1975 for projects 
scheduled to begin after February 15, 

1976. Applicants will not be notified of 
approval or rejection before January 1, 
1976. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than August 1 , 1976 for project 
scheduled to begin after February 15, 

1977. Applicants will not be notified of 
approval or rejection before January 1 , 
1977. 

Application forms and guidelines may 
be obtained by contacting the Public 
Media Program, National Endowment 
for the Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 
(202)634-6300. Applicant organizations 
should request Project Grant 
Application NEA-3(Rev.). 

In addition to the established areas of 
support, the Public Media Program has 
set up several new programs on a 
special pilot basis. These pilot programs 
will not be open to inquiries or 
applications in this fiscal year. 

Short Film Showcasing 

With the cooperation of theatre owners 
and distributors, the Endowment hopes 
to encourage the exhibition of a limited 
number of outstanding short films by 
American filmmakers in theatres 
throughout the country. The 
Endowment will contribute print costs, 
including blowups from 16mm to 35mm, 
and a fellowship to the filmmakers who 
are included in the program. 

Post-Graduate Fellowships 

The Endowment, through a pilot 
program with universities, is giving 
selected students the opportunity to 
gain production experience necessary 
to their professional careers. The pilot 
program will be a three-way partnership 
between a host university, a local public 
broadcast station, and a filmmaker. 

The Endowment will continue support 
of The American Film Institute for its 
work in preserving and developing the 
nation's artistic and cultural resources 
in film. The Institute is concentrating 
essentially in the following areas of 
endeavor: archives, education, advanced 
filmmaking training, filmmaker 
grants, and research and publication. 






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Public Media Program . 



Independent Filmmaker Grants 

The Endowment supports a grant 
program for independent filmmakers at 
The American Film Institute. Interested 
individuals should contact the Institute 
directly at 501 Doheny Drive, Beverly 
Hills, California 90210. 



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Special Projects Program 



The Special Projects Program assists 
interdisciplinary arts projects that meet 
professional standards and have 
potential national or regional 
significance. Often it undertakes pilot 
programs to test new areas or methods 
of assistance. 

At present, the Special Projects 
Program is assisting organizations in 
developing greater contact between 
artists and the public. 



Please Take Note 

There are grants available for 
interdisciplinary projects from other 
Endowment programs. Please see page 
31. 

For information on publications and 
films about Endowment programs, 
please see page 95. 

Areas Not Assisted 

The Special Projects Program does not 
provide assistance for: 

• Scholarship aid to individuals to 
study within the United States or 
abroad. 

• Purchase of permanent equipment. 

• Building or renovation of physical 
facilities. 



The categories of assistance for the 
Special Projects Program are outlined 
on the following pages. 



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Arts A limited number of matching grants are 
Centers available to arts centers and festivals 

and that present professional artists and/or 
Festivals arts groups for projects that explore 
(pilot) ways to solve administrative problems 
associated with the brokerage function. 
Projects are eligible that address the 
basic area of the relationship of the 
applicant to its market, i.e. fund-raising, 
audience development, exploration of 
new formats and locations for 
presentations, etcetera. Funds are not 
available for basic real estate and 
"housekeeping" costs. 

Eligibility In addition to meeting the criteria on 

page 5, applicants must be presenters of 
regional or national significance 
currently offering primarily professional 
arts resources of recognized aesthetic 
quality regularly in more than one 
discipline. The applicant must also have 
full-time year round professional 
administration committed to the 
function of presentation. 

Grant Grants will not exceed $25,000 and must 
Amounts be matched by an amount at least equal 
to the amount requested from the 
Endowment. Due to the modest funds 
available for this pilot category, a 
number of qualified applications may 
not be funded. If larger grants are 
recommended by the Special Projects 
Advisory Panel for applications of 
recognized national significance, the 
grants will be made through the 
Treasury Fund method (see page 5). 

Deadlines Applications must be postmarked no 
later than August 15, 1975 for projects 
scheduled to begin after December 1, 
1975. Applications must be postmarked 
no later than October 20, 1975 for 
projects scheduled to begin after March 
1, 1976. Applications must be 
postmarked no later than January 30, 
1976 for projects scheduled to begin 
after June 1, 1976. 

How to The Special Projects Program 
Apply encourages applicants to submit a 

narrative description of the proposed 
project along with a summary budget 
for review by and response from staff 
prior to submission of formal 
application. Application forms and 
further information may be obtained by 
contacting the Special Projects 
Program, National Endowment for the 



Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
6020. 



City Spirit 
(pilot) 



Community 

Residencies 

(pilot) 



In late 1974, the Endowment offered a 
pilot program of matching grants to 
encourage people in cities, towns, 
counties, neighborhoods and 
communities throughout the country to 
join together in an effort to identify their 
cultural resources and define their 
cultural needs. Through a process of 
dialogue and cooperation among the 
people of the community representing 
all segments and interests, including 
artists and arts institutions, government, 
business, labor, media, etcetera, it was 
hoped that an integrated plan to share 
the area's cultural activities and 
responsibilities would emerge. 

An announcement will be made in the 
Fall of 1975 as to future "City Spirit" 
activity. Information may be obtained 
from the Special Projects Program, 
National Endowment for the Arts, 
Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634-6020. 

The Special Projects Program has 
initiated a pilot community residency 
program to encourage and assist 
community sponsorship of a variety of 
different residencies by professional 
artists and organizations of recognized 
quality. This may involve individual 
creative and interpretive artists (visual 
artists, poets, writers, musicians, 
filmmakers), as well as large and small 
performing groups in theatre and music 
(including jazz and folk). Dance is not 
included because those needs are 
currently being met by the Endowment's 
Dance Touring Program (see page 21). 

It is integral to the community aspect of 
this pilot that the artists' services be 
accessible to and shared by a wide 
variety of interests in the community. 
Periods of residence will depend on the 
artist or group and the desires of the 
community. Since there are no specific 
project limitations for this program, 
applicants are encouraged to propose 
individual projects best suited to the 
particular circumstances and needs of 
their communities. 

The Endowment provides a variety of 
assistance grants for residencies. For 
information see page 90. 









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Special Projects Program 






Eligibility 



Grant 
Amounts 



Deadlines 



How to 
Apply 



Interrelated 

Programs 

and Special 

Services 



Applicants must be sponsors meeting 
the requirements on page 5 or 
government entities. Artists or 
performing groups cannot be applicants 
under this program. 

Amounts of grants will depend on the 
lengths of residencies and the kinds of 
artists or groups used and on the 
availability of funds. All grants must be 
matched at least dollar-for-dollar. Due to 
the modest funds available for the pilot 
category, it may be expected that a 
number of qualified applications may 
not be funded. 

Formal applications must be 
postmarked no later than August 15, 
1975 for projects scheduled to begin 
after December 1, 1975. Applications 
must be postmarked no later than 
October 20, 1975 for projects scheduled 
to begin after March 1, 1976. 
Applications must be postmarked no 
later than January 30, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after June 1, 1976. 

The Special Projects Program 
encourages applicants to submit a 
narrative description of the proposed 
project along with a summary budget 
for review by and response from staff 
prior to submission of formal 
application. Application forms and 
further information may be obtained by 
contacting the Special Projects 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
6020. 

The Special Projects Program reviews 
projects which involve two or more art 
forms or program areas and 
accommodates a limited number of 
special projects which do not fit other 
Endowment guidelines. 



Eligibility 



Grant 
Amounts 



Deadlines 



How to Apply 



The program does not consider grants 
to individuals. Grants are limited to 
nonprofit, tax-exempt professional arts 
organizations meeting the requirements 
on page 5, state and regional arts 
agencies. Projects must involve two or 
more art forms and meet at least two of 
the following criteria: 

• Maintain professional standards. 

• Have potential regional or national 
significance. 

• Are justifiable on the basis of 
geographic isolation from other quality 
arts activity. 

Amounts of grants will depend on the 
proposed project and the availability of 
funds. Generally, grants in excess of 
$20,000 will be made through the 
Treasury Fund method (see page 5). 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than August 15. 1975 for projects 
scheduled to begin after December 1. 
1975. Applications must be postmarked 
no later than October 20, 1975 for 
projects scheduled to begin after March 
1, 1976. Applications must be 
postmarked no later than January 30. 
1976 for projects scheduled to begin 
after July 1, 1976. 

The Special Projects Program 
encourages applicants to submit a 
narrative description of proposed 
project along with a summary budget 
for review by and response from staff 
prior to submission of formal 
application. Application forms and 
further information may be obtained by 
contacting the Special Projects 
Program. National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington. DC 20506 (202)634- 
6020. 



Special Projects Program 



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Theatre Program 



The National Endowment for the Arts' 
Theatre Program is directed primarily 
toward professional theatre 
organizations. Its aim is to assist and 
stimulate creative activity in the theatre 
arts and raise artistic standards through 
support of the performing institutions 
which sustain the artists and craftsmen 
of the theatre. Grants are made in a 
variety of program categories which 
cover a broad range of the profession. 

The Endowment is equally concerned 
with the strengthening of existing 
institutions, the dissemination of the 
highest quality of theatre production, 
and the identification and development 
of new creativity in the field. 



Please Take Note 

The Theatre Program does not provide 
assistance to individuals but there is 
fellowship assistance available for 
playwrights through the Literature 
Program, page 42. 

Assistance is available from the Visual 
Arts Program for performing arts groups 
that wish to engage professional artists 
to design their posters, sets, or 
costumes. Information is on page 80. 

For information on publications and 
films about Endowment programs, 
please see page 95. 

Areas Not Assisted 

The Theatre Program does not provide 
assistance to: 

• Individuals. 

• Students to study in the United States 
or abroad. 

• College, community, or civic theatre 
groups. 

• Organizations for capital construction 
or the purchase of permanent 
equipment. 

The categories of assistance for the 
Theatre Program are outlined on the 
following pages. 



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Professional 

Theatre 

Companies 



Eligibility 



Grant 
Amounts 



Matching grants are available to 
resident professional theatres and other 
professional theatre institutions of a 
permanent nature to provide assistance 
for production, staff development, and 
the creation and performance of new 
works, audience development and 
community service projects. Its aim is to 
help professional performing 
institutions meet the economic 
problems occasioned by increased 
artistic quality and wider dissemination 
of services. 

Project Examples 

Listed below are suggested areas of 
support. Other requests outside these 
areas may be considered as well. 

1) Artistic development, including 
production support, artistic staff 
development, support for new play 
production, and playwright-in-residence 
programs. 

2) Administrative development, 
including exploration of new ways to 
improve earned and contributed income 
and administrative staff development. 

3) Community service projects, 
including programs designed to reach 
larger and more diversified audiences in 
schools, inner city areas, and local 
outlying communities. 

Though the Endowment welcomes the 
development of new programs, it is 
equally concerned with the 
strengthening of existing activities. 

In addition to meeting the criteria on 
page 5, the applicant organization must 
meet the following requirements: 

• Be a professional theatre institution 
of a permanent nature with a yearly 
operating budget of at least $200,000. 

• Have had at least two years of 
continuous operation as a full 
professional theatre. 

• Maintain a performing season of at 
least five months, with residency in one 
location for this period of time. 

• Operate under an Equity contract, or 
pay equivalent salaries. 



Grants to organizations may range from 
$5,000 to a maximum of $150,000 and 
must be matched by an amount at least 



Deadline 



How to 
Apply 



Professional 

Theatre 

Companies 

with Short 

Seasons 

(pilot) 



Deadline 



How to 
Apply 



Developmental 
Theatre- 
New Plays, 
New 
Playwrights, 
New Forms 



equal to the amount requested from the 
Endowment. Most grants will be for 
substantially less than the maximum 
amount. Grants in excess of $75,000 in 
federal funds will generally be made 
through the Treasury Fund method (see 
page 5). 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than January 15, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after July 1, 1976. 
Applicants will not be notified of 
approval or rejection before June 15, 
1976. 

Application forms and guidelines may 
be obtained by contacting the Theatre 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
6387. Applicant organizations should 
request Project Application NEA- 
3(Rev.). 

A limited number of matching grants are 
available to nonprofit professional 
theatre companies with seasons of less 
than five months. Included are summer 
theatres, on-going festivals, and other 
specialized groups which do not meet 
the length of season and budgetary 
requirements of the Professional 
Theatre Companies category (above), 
but are eligible in all other respects. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than January 15, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after July 1, 1976. 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before June 15, 1976. 

Inquiries should be addressed to 
Theatre Program, National Endowment 
for the Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506. 



Matching grants are available to 
professional groups which concentrate 
on the creative development of the 
theatre artist, emphasizing new plays, 
new playwrights, and new forms. Among 
these groups are theatres which 
perform the works of new playwrights 
and which present a season or series of 
new and/or avant-garde works; groups 
which specialize in developmental work 
with playwrights; and groups which 
operate as a total theatre unit evolving 
original works out of a collaborative 
process. Other types of alternative 
theatres may also be considered. 






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Project Examples 

This program is aimed toward support 
of production, development of works-in- 
progress, and workshops. It includes 
support of: 

1) Salaries of actors and other 
professional staff. 

2) Playwrights' stipends and expenses. 

3) Production expenses. 

Note: Playwrights are eligible for direct 
assistance through the Fellowships for 
Creative Writers program. For 
information see Literature Program, 
page 42. 

Eligibility In addition to meeting the criteria on 

page 5, the applicant organization must 
meet the following requirements: 

• Maintained at least two years of 
continuous operation under the same 
direction prior to time of applying. 

• Meet professional orientation and 
standards. The Endowment recognizes 
that certain types of narrow professional 
definitions may not be relevant to 
theatres of this kind; however, this 
program is intended to assist the 
committed theatre artist and is not for 
purely avocational nonprofessional 
groups. 

Grant Grants to organizations will generally 
Amounts not exceed $15,000-$20,000 and must 
be matched by an amount at least equal 
to the amount requested from the 
Endowment. Most grants will be for 
substantially less than this amount. 

Deadline Applications must be postmarked no 

later than January 15, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after July 1, 1976. 
Applicants will not be notified of 
approval or rejection before June 15, 
1976. 

How to Application forms and guidelines may 
Apply be obtained by contacting the Theatre 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, DC 20506 (202)634- 
6387. Applicant organizations should 
request Project Grant Application NEA- 
3(Rev). 

Theatre Matching grants are available to 
for Youth professional groups which offer 

dramatic presentations for c^Mren and 



Eligibility 



Grant 
Amounts 



Deadline 



How to 
Apply 



Services to 
the Field 



young people from pre-primary grades 
through junior high school (ages 5 
through 14). Professional theatre 
companies which have separate, and 
separately budgeted, children's theatres 
are eligible as well as professional 
organizations which are engaged solely 
in theatre for youth. 

Project Examples 

Listed below are suggested areas of 
support: 

1) Production support. 

2) Staff development. 

3) Development of new dramatic 
material. 

4) Touring. 

In addition to meeting the criteria on 
page 5, the applicant organization must 
meet the following requirements: 

• Maintained at least two years of 
continuous operation as a full 
professional theatre. 

• Must operate under an Equity 
contract, or pay equivalent salaries. 

Grants to organizations will generally 
not exceed $25,000 and must be 
matched by an amount at least equal to 
the amount requested from the 
Endowment. Most grants will be for less. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than March 31, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after July 1. 1976 
Applicants will not be notified of 
approval or rejection before June 1976. 

Application forms and guidelines may 
be obtained by contacting the Theatre 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts. Washington. D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
6387 Applicant organizations should 
request Protect Grant Application NEA- 
3(Rev.). 

Matching grants are available to theatre 
service organizations which provide 
unique services to the field as a whole 
or to a particular sector of it In general, 
only national organizations will be 
considered 

Project Examples 

Listed below are general areas of support: 



fheatre Program 



73 



1) Requests for support of specified 
projects are preferable to those for more 
general aid. 

2) Projects need not be new. Support 
for continuance and strengthening of 
existing projects may be requested. 

Eligibility In addition to meeting the criteria on 

page 5, the applicant organization must 
meet the following requirements: 

• Have been in existence for a 
minimum period of two years. 

• Be able to furnish evidence of value 
to the field served. 

• Demonstrate ability to generate 
funding from non-government sources. 



Grant 
Amounts 



Deadline 



Grant amounts vary considerably 
depending upon the total budget of the 
organization, the scope of its activity, 
and the particular project. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than March 31, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after July 1, 1976. 
Applicants will not be notified of 
approval or rejection before June 1976. 



How to Application forms and guidelines may 
Apply be obtained by contacting the Theatre 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
6387. Applicant organizations should 
request Project Grant Application NEA- 
3(Rev.). 

State Arts Matching grants are available to state 
Agencies- arts agencies either individually or in 
Theatre regional groupings, to help states and 
Projects regions take better advantage of 

professional theatre resources within 
their areas. Projects that assist in the 
development of professional theatre in 
areas where professional theatre is not 
available are also encouraged. 

Project Examples 

Listed below are suggested areas of 
support. Other requests may be 
considered as well. 

1) Local and/or regional touring 
involving professional theatre activities 
eligible under the Theatre Program 
Guidelines. 

2) Planning grants toward the 
development of professional projects. 



Eligibility 



Grant 
Amounts 



Deadlines 



How to 
Apply 



Grants are available only to officially 
designated state arts agencies and to 
regional arts agencies. 

There are no minimum or maximum 
grants in this category. Amounts will be 
determined by the nature and scope of 
the project and the availability of funds. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than August 15, 1975 for projects 
scheduled to begin after January 1, 
1976. Applicants will not be notified of 
approval or rejection before December 
1975. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than March 31, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after July 1, 1976. 
Applicants will not be notified of 
approval or rejection before June 1976. 

Application forms and guidelines may 
be obtained by contacting the Theatre 
Program, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634- 
6387. State arts agencies should request 
Application for Federal Assistance 
(Short Form). 



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Visual Arts Program 



The Visual Arts Program has been 
developed in response to the needs of 
professional visual artists, including 
craftsmen, painters, photographers, 
printmakers, sculptors, and video 
artists. The program provides 
fellowships to visual artists, art and 
crafts critics; matching grants for short- 
term residences, workshops, 
photography and crafts exhibitions. 
Matching assistance is also available for 
commissioning and placement of art 
works — sculptures, murals, tapestries, 
etcetera — in public places. 

The Visual Arts Program provides 
assistance to performing arts groups — 
dance, opera, and theatre companies 
and symphony orchestras — who wish to 
engage a visual artist in the design of 
their costumes, sets, or posters. 

Crafts 

In an effort to place greater emphasis on 
support for craftsmen and crafts 
projects, the Visual Arts Program has 
issued separate guidelines for Crafts 
activities for 1976. For information on 
crafts assistance, contact the Crafts 
Coordinator, National Endowment for 
the Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 
(202)634-1566. 



Please Take Note 

There are grants available for visual arts 
and crafts projects from other 
Endowment programs. Please see page 
87. 

For information on publications and 
films about Endowment programs, 
please see page 95. 

Areas Not Assisted 

The Visual Arts Program does not 
provide assistance for: 

• Scholarship aid to individuals to 
study within the United States or 
abroad. 

• Purchase of permanent equipment. 

• Building or renovation of physical 
facilities. 

The categories of assistance for the 
Visual Arts Program are outlined on the 
following pages. 



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Artists, 

Critics, 

Photographers 

and Craftsmen 

in Residence 

Program 



Eligibility 



Grant 
Amounts 



Deadline 



How to 
Apply 



To make it possible for art schools, 
university art departments, craft 
associations, and other organizations to 
invite artists, critics, photographers and 
craftsmen of national reputation for 
short-term stays to instruct, influence 
and stimulate students and faculty while 
practicing their professions. 

Institutions select the artist(s), critic(s), 
photographer(s) or craftsmen of their 
choice and work out a mutually 
acceptable schedule of activities with 
emphasis on student contact. While new 
methods are not necessarily better, 
more inventive ways of bringing this 
contact about may be desirable; for 
instance, making the evolution of a work 
of art itself the teaching situation, or 
engaging the students as assistants in 
some project or process. 

While aimed primarily at art schools, 
university art departments, crafts 
organizations, other nonprofit • 
organizations such as museums, state 
arts agencies, cities, community 
centers, parks, prisons, festivals, and 
senior citizens groups may also apply if 
they meet the requirements on page 5. 
Permanent faculty members of the 
institution applying for a grant are not 
eligible. 

Grants will usually not exceed $1,500 
and must be matched by an amount at 
least equal to the amount requested 
from the Endowment. Larger grants are 
occasionally given for extraordinary 
projects. 

There will be no specific deadline for 
submission of applications. However, 
applications must be received at least 
six months before the residence is 
scheduled to begin. 

Application forms and guidelines may 
be obtained by contacting the Visual 
Arts Program, National Endowment for 
the Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 
(202)634-1566. Those interested in crafts 
activities during 1976 should request 
Crafts Guidelines. Applicant 
organizations should request Project 
Grant Application NEA-3(Rev.) and 
government entities should request 
Application for Federal Assistance 
(Short Form). 



Artists' 

and 

Craftsmen's 

Services 



Eligibility 



Grant 
Amounts 



Deadlines 



How to 
Apply 



A limited number of grants are available 
to organizations or groups of artists or 
craftsmen concerned with the area of 
services. Services cover a number of 
categories designed to assist artists and 
craftsmen in every aspect of their 
professional lives including: 

1) Dissemination of information 
through directories and documentation. 

2) Technical research into old and new 
media. 

3) Clarification of artists' or craftsmen's 
rights. 

4) Investigation of health and safety 
factors of artists' or craftsmen's media. 



The program also encourages 
established resource facilities to study 
and solve new problems that arise for 
artists or craftsmen in the course of 
their every day lives. 

Nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations 
which provide services to visual artists 
or craftsmen. In rare circumstances, 
grants will be made to individuals 
providing services not provided by an 
existing organization. 

Grants will usually not exceed $10,000 
and must be matched by an amount at 
least equal to the amount requested 
from the Endowment. 



Applications for Artists' Services must 
be postmarked no later than February 
1, 1976 for projects scheduled to begin 
after July 1, 1976. Applications for 
Craftsmen's Services must be 
postmarked no later than January 1, 
1976 for projects scheduled to begin 
after July 1 , 1976. Notices of approval or 
rejection will not be sent before June 
1976. 






Applications must be postmarked no 
later than December 1 , 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after July 1, 1977. 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before June 1977. 

Application forms and guidelines may 
be obtained by contacting the Visual 
Arts Program, National Endowment for 
the Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 
(202)634-1566. Those interested in crafts 






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activities during 1976 should request 
Crafts Guidelines. Organizations should 
request Project Grant Application NEA- 
3(Rev.). 

Crafts To bring crafts exhibitions of 
Exhibition contemporary and/or historical 

Aid importance to the public in a variety of 
appropriate situations. Since catalogues 
are a valuable documentation of the 
exhibition, special consideration will be 
given to funding catalogues of lasting 
value in the field. 

Eligibility Universities, museums, community 
centers, theaters, libraries, churches, 
prisons, nonprofit craft galleries, state 
arts agencies, and other organizations 
that meet the requirements on page 5. 
Special consideration is given to crafts 
exhibitions of a community oriented 
nature, which bring works of high 
quality professional craftsmanship to 
areas not normally exposed to such 
exhibitions. Additionally, crafts 
exhibitions that are coordinated with 
crafts workshops are given high priority. 

Grant Grants are up to $10,000 for major 
Amounts exhibitions and up to $5,000 for other 
projects and must be matched by an 
amount at least equal to the amount 
requested from the Endowment. 

Deadlines Applications must be postmarked no 

later than October 15, 1975 for projects 
scheduled to begin after May 1, 1976. 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before April 1976. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than October 1 , 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after May 1, 1977. 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before April 1977. 

How to Application forms and Crafts Guidelines 
Apply may be obtained by contacting the 

Crafts Coordinator, Visual Arts Program. 
National Endowment for the Arts, 
Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634-1566 
Organizations should request Project 
Grant Application NEA-3(Rev.) and 
government entities should request 
Application for Federal Assistance 
(Short Form). 

Crafts To assist the production of new work by 
Workshop craftsmen of exceptional talent and 
Program provide quality instruction. The program 



also encourages artists to test ideas and 
media, and to devise modes of working 
together. Crafts workshops are divided 
into two categories: 

Category I 

Crafts workshops primarily for the 
benefit of groups of practicing 
professional craftsmen. The highest 
standards of demonstrated professional 
ability are looked for in these 
applications. Although students may 
participate in these crafts workshops, 
the emphasis is primarily directed 
towards other professionals in the field. 

Category II 

Workshops instructed by qualified 
professional craftsmen of outstanding 
ability the main thrust of which is 
toward the larger community. Eligible 
under this category are workshops in 
parks, prisons, schools, and community 
art centers, bringing quality crafts 
demonstrations and instruction to 
nonprofessional participants. 

Eligibility For the purposes of this program, a 

"crafts workshop" is defined as a place 
with facilities where a group of 
craftsmen who share common aesthetic 
and technical interests come together 
for the purpose of making or exhibiting 
works of art in a situation in which they 
derive stimulation from each other s 
presence and ideas. The workshop or 
organization holding the workshop must 
be nonprofit, tax-exempt and meet the 
requirements on page 5. 

Grant Grants will usually not exceed $15,000 
Amounts and must be matched by an amount at 
least equal to the amount requested 
from the Endowment. 

Deadlines Applications must be postmarked no 

later than October 15. 1975 for projects 
scheduled to begin after May 1. 1976 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before April 1976 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than October 1 . 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after May 1. 1977. 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before April 1977 

How to Application forms and Crafts Guidelines 
Apply may be obtained by contacting the 

Crafts Coordinator. Visual Arts Program. 



Visual Arts Program 



77 



Fellowships 

for Arts and Crafts 

Critics 



Eligibility 



Fellowship 
Amount 

Deadline 



How to 
Apply 



Fellowships 
For Artists 



National Endowment for the Arts, 
Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634-1566. 
Organizations should request Project 
Grant Application NEA-3(Rev.). 

To enable arts critics and those writing 
in the crafts field to take on a specific 
project which in their present 
circumstances is not feasible. 

Art and crafts critics of exceptional 
talent and accomplishment who are 
published regularly. For the purposes of 
this program, art criticism is defined as 
the investigation, evaluation, and 
exposition of contemporary or recent 
art. (Art historians are not eligible; 
historians of art whose concerns are 
primarily scholarly should apply for 
assistance to either the Fellowship 
Division or the Research Grants Division 
of the National Endowment for the 
Humanities, Washington, D.C. 20506.) 

Up to $5,000 depending on project. 
There is no matching requirement. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than April 15, 1976. Applicants will 
not be notified of approval or rejection 
before January 1977. The proposed 
activity should not be scheduled to 
begin before March 1977 and should 
generally be carried out during the 
succeeding twelve months. 

Application forms and guidelines may 
be obtained by contacting the Visual 
Arts Program, National Endowment for 
the Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 
(202)634-1566. Individuals should 
request form Individual Grant 
Application NEA-2(Rev.). 

To enable artists to set aside time and/or 
purchase materials and, generally to 
enable them to advance their careers as 
they see it. There are three categories of 
fellowships for artists: 

Category I 

Fellowships of $10,000 are primarily 
intended to assist artists in mid-career 
between, approximately, the ages of 35 
and 50 and over. Artists under 35 are 
not, however, excluded from Category I. 
A limited number of Category I grants 
will be set aside for senior artists. 
Grants are generally for one year. 



Eligibility 



Fellowship 
Amounts 



Deadlines 



How to 
Apply 



Fellowships 

for 

Craftsmen 



Eligibility 



Fellowship 
Amount 



Category II 

Fellowships of $5,000 are intended to 
assist artists in the earlier stages of their 
careers (from graduation to 
approximately 35). Grants are generally 
for six months. 

Category III 

A limited number of fellowships of 
$2,000 are set aside for artists under 25 

Painters, sculptors, conceptual, 
performance, and video artists working 
within a visual arts context, of 
exceptional talent, of any school or 
aesthetic persuasion. Students are not 
eligible. 



Fellowships are for $10,000 for Category 
I, $5,000 for Category II, and $2,000 for 
Category III. There is no matching 
requirement. 

Applications must be postmarked no ■ 
later than November 1, 1975 for work 
scheduled to begin after August 1, 1976. 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before July 1976. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than October 15, 1976 for work 
scheduled to begin after August 1 , 1977. 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before July 1977. 

Application forms and guidelines may 
be obtained by contacting the Visual 
Arts Program, National Endowment for 
the Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 
(202)634-1566. Individuals should 
request form Individual Grant 
Application NEA-2 (Rev.). 

To enable craftsmen to set aside time 
and/or purchase materials and, 
generally to enable them to advance 
their careers as they see fit. 

Professional craftsmen of exceptional 
talent — glass blowers, metalsmiths, 
weavers, potters, woodworkers, ' 

etcetera — of any age, medium, or 
aesthetic persuasion. Students are not 1 
eligible. " 

Fellowships are for $5,000 and there is 
no matching requirement. 



Deadlines Applications must be postmarked no 



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\ 



How to 
Apply 



Fellowships 
for 

lotographers 



Eligibility 



Fellowship 
Amounts 



Deadline 



How to 
Apply 



Fellowships 

for 

Printmaking 

and Drawing 



Eligibility 



later than December 20, 1 975 for work 
scheduled to begin after June 1, 1976. 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before May 1976. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than December 20, 1976 for work 
scheduled to begin after June 1, 1977. 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before May 1977. 

Application forms and Crafts Guidelines 
may be obtained by contacting the 
Crafts Coordinator, Visual Arts Program, 
National Endowment for the Arts, 
Washington, D.C. 20506 (202) 634-1566. 
Individuals should request form 
Individual Grant Application NEA- 
2(Rev.). 

To allow photographers of exceptional 
talent to set aside time and/or purchase 
materials and, generally, to enable them 
to advance their careers as they see fit. 
Technical investigations will not be 
given high priority. 

Still photographers of exceptional 
talent. Students are not eligible. 

Fellowships ordinarily will not exceed 
and generally will be $5,000. There is no 
matching requirement. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than April 15, 1976 for work 
scheduled to begin after December 1, 
1976. Notices of approval or rejection 
will not be sent before November 1, 
1976. 

Application forms and guidelines may 
be obtained by contacting the Visual 
Arts Program, National Endowment for 
the Arts, Washington, DC 20506 
(202)634-1566. Individuals should 
request form Individual Grant 
Application NEA-2(Rev.). 

To enable artists involved in 
printmaking and drawing to set aside 
time and/or materials and, generally to 
enable them to advance their careers as 
they see fit. 

Professional printmakers and artists of 
exceptional talent. Printmakers of any 
school, age, or aesthetic persuasion are 
eligible. Students are not eligible. 



Master 

Craftsmen 

Apprenticeship 

Program 



Fellowship Fellowships are for $3,000. There is no 
Amounts matching requirement. 

Deadlines Applications must be postmarked no 
later than October 15. 1975 for work 
scheduled to begin after June 1, 1976. 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before April 1976. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than July 1. 1976 for work 
scheduled to begin after February 1, 
1977. Notices of approval or rejection 
will not be sent before January 1977. 

How to Application forms and guidelines may 
Apply be obtained by contacting the Visual 

Arts Program, National Endowment for 
the Arts, Washington. D.C. 20506 
(202)634-1566. Individuals should 
request form Individual Grant 
Application NEA-2(Rev.). 

To enable master craftsmen to hire an 
apprentice for periods of. generally, 
nine months to impart their skills to the 
apprentice, who in turn assists them at 
their work. Apprenticeships are 
available for those working in a variety 
of disciplines such as glass, metal, 
textiles, wood and ceramics 
Apprenticeships are divided into two 
categories: 

Category I 

Master craftsmen may apply for one 
apprentice; no matching funds are 
required. (Master craftsmen who are not 
equipped to handle administrative 
details may apply through a reliable 
nonprofit, tax-exempt organization 
which agrees to administer the funds ) 

Category II 

Nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations 
(schools, art centers, crafts workshops, 
etcetera) are eligible to apply 
Organizations may apply for up to five 
apprentices Matching funds are 
required 

Eligibility Master craftsmen in glass, metal. 

textiles, wood and ceramics, etcetera 
may apply for a grant that will be used 
to hire an apprentice of their choice 
Apprentices may not apply Apprentices 
should have exhibited professional 
aptitude in their respective media 
Master craftsmen must have adequate 



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facilities to accommodate a second 
working professional. 

Grant Grants are for $3,000 an apprentice. For 
Amounts Category I there is no matching 

requirement. Category II requires that 
the grant be matched by an amount at 
least equal to the .amount requested 
from the Endowment. 

Deadlines Applications must be postmarked no 
later than January 1, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after September 1, 
1976. Notices of approval or rejection 
will not be sent before July 1976. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than October 1 , 1 976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after May 1977. 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before April 1977. 

How to Application forms and Crafts Guidelines 
Apply may be obtained by contacting the 

Crafts Coordinator, Visual Arts Program, 
National Endowment for the Arts, 
Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634-1566. 
Master craftsmen applying for Category 
I, should request Individual Grant 
Application NEA-2(Rev.) while 
organizations applying for Category II, 
should request Project Grant 
Application NEA-3(Rev.). 



Photography: 
Exhibition Aid 



To bring photography exhibitions of 
contemporary and/or historical 
importance to the public in a variety of 
appropriate situations. 

Note: Since catalogues are a valuable 
photographic record, works of art in 
themselves, and often contain essays of 
importance to the field, special 
consideration will be given to funding 
catalogues of lasting value. 



Eligibility Universities, museums, community 

centers, theaters, libraries, churches, 
prisons, cooperative nonprofit 
photography galleries, state arts 
agencies, etcetera that meet the 
requirements on page 5. 

Grant Grants will usually not exceed $10,000 
Amounts for major exhibitions and $5,000 for 

other projects and must be matched by 
an amount at least equal to the amount 
requested from the Endowment. 

Deadlines Applications must be postmarked no 



later than January 15, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after July 1, 1976. 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before June 1976. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than December 15, 1976 for 
projects scheduled to begin after July 1, 
1977. Notices of approval or rejection 
will not be sent before June 1977. 

How to Application forms and guidelines may 
Apply be obtained by contacting the Visual 
Arts Program, National Endowment for 
the Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 
(202)634-1566. Applicant organizations 
should request Project Grant 
Application NEA-3(Rev.). 



Visual Arts 

in the 

Performing 

Arts 



To make outstanding artists, who are 
not professional stage or costume 
designers, available to performing arts 
groups. Funds will be available to 
performing arts groups who wish to 
encourage the participation of artists of 
exceptional talent in three areas: 

1) Design of posters which advertise 
single productions or season's offerings 
and have limited signed editions. 

2) Design of sets for plays, operas, and 
dance performances. 

3) Design of costumes for plays, operas, 
and dance groups, with the emphasis on 
dance groups. 

(Numbers 2 and 3 for sets and costumes 
may be combined in applications. Isamu 
Noguchi sets for Martha Graham and 
the Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper 
Johns sets and costumes for Merce 
Cunningham are cited as successful 
examples of numbers 2 and 3.) 



Eligibility Professional performing groups (dance 
companies, orchestras, opera 
companies, theatre companies, 
etcetera). Individual artists may not 
apply under this program. 

Grant Grants for design of posters (number 1 
Amounts above) will generally not exceed $1,500 
and grants for sets or costumes 
(numbers 2 and 3 above) will usually not 
exceed $5,000. Grants must be matched 
by an amount at least equal to the 
amount requested from the Endowment. 
These funds are mainly intended to be 



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Deadline 



How to 
Apply 



Vorks of Art 
in Public 
Places 









used for the artists' fees and should not 
be used to replace funds already in 
company budgets for costumes, sets, or 
posters. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than January 15, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after August 1, 1976. 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before July 1976. 

Application forms and guidelines may 
be obtained by contacting the Visual 
Arts Program, National Endowment for 
the Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 
(202)634-1566. Applicant organizations 
should request Project Grant 
Application NEA-3(Rev.). 

To give the public access to the best 
contemporary art in public situations 
outside museum walls, while providing 
opportunities, challenges, and 
employment for the nation's artists of 
exceptional talent. It is the Endowment's 
intention that the work of art will 
contribute to the public's enjoyment, 
education, and enlightenment; that it 
will create a favorable climate for the 
reception of all the arts; and that a 
distinguished heritage of public art will 
be passed on to future generations. 

The art works may be in any one of the 
following media: painting (murals), 
sculpture, prints, crafts (tapestries, 
ceramics, and weavings), photography 
(murals). The art should be appropriate 
both for its immediate site and for the 
city and region. 

Public places are defined as city spaces, 
outdoor and indoor; proposals for such 
public places as airports, subways, 
highways, etcetera, will also be 
considered. Privately owned land may 
be used as a site, if such land is either 
under lease to local government for 
public purposes, or is what may 
reasonably be considered as a "public 
area," i.e. an area to which the general 
public, or as in the case of a housing 
development or university complex, the 
local community has free and 
unimpeded access. 

A significant part of the program is the 
stimulation of an effective partnership 
among cities, states, private institutions, 



Eligibility 



Grant 
Amounts 



Deadlines 



the private sector, and the Federal 
Government. 

Assistance is available in the following 
categories: 

Group I: Specially Commissioned Work 

Matching grants from $20,000 to 
$50,000 are available for sculpture and 
from $10,000 to $25,000 for murals 
(painting, prints, photography) that are 
commissioned for an appropriate site. 

Group II: Purchased Work 

Matching grants from $10,000 to 
$20,000 are available for sculpture and 
from $7,500 to $15,000 for murals 
(paintings, prints, photography) that are 
purchased for an appropriate site. 

Group III 

Matching grants up to $10,000 are 
available for small projects. Group III is 
intended to provide opportunities for 
younger artists, to enable communities 
and groups to test the idea of public art 
in their particular situations, and to 
encourage groups to test situations 
where public art is not usually 
considered but would be appropriate, 
i.e. paintings, prints and small sculpture 
for interior display in public buildings, in 
subways, and along highways 

Cities, towns, other non-federal 
governmental units, universities, 
nonprofit tax-exempt groups that meet 
the requirements on page 5. and state 
arts agencies. For Group I. artists are 
selected by a panel consisting of local 
representatives and nationally 
recognized arts experts Artists selected, 
wherever situated, should be of regional 
or national significance 

Grants range from $5,000 to $50,000 
depending on category All grants must 
be matched by an amount at least equal 
to the amount requested from the 
Endowment The Endowment 
recommends that the local funds be 
raised on as wide a base as is practical 
for the project 

There is no specific deadline for 
application for Category I However, 
applications should be received at least 
six months before the project is 
scheduled to begin Applications for 
Categories II and III must be postmarked 



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no later than January 1, 1976 for 
projects scheduled to begin after July 1 , 
1976. Notices of approval or rejection 
will not be sent before June 1976. 

Applications for Categories II and III 
must be postmarked no later than 
September 1, 1976 for projects 
scheduled to begin after July 1, 1977. 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before June 1977. 

How to Since each application tends to have its 
Apply unique aspects, any application that 
does not fit easily into any of these 
categories should be discussed either 
by letter or telephone with the Visual 
Arts Program. Application forms and 
guidelines may be obtained by 
contacting the Visual Arts Program, 
National Endowment for the Arts, 
Washington, D.C. 20506 (202)634-1566. 
Organizations should request Project 
Grant Application NEA-3(Rev.). 
Government entities including state arts 
agencies should request Application for 
Federal Assistance (Short Form). 

Workshop To assist the production of new work by 
Program artists of exceptional talent and to give 
artists a place to work. This program 
also encourages artists to test ideas and 
media, and to devise modes of working 
together. 

Eligibility For the purposes of this program, a 
"workshop" is defined as a place with 
facilities where a group of artists who 
share common aesthetic and technical 
interests come together for the purpose 
of making or exhibiting works of art in a 
situation in which they derive 
stimulation from each other's presence 
and ideas. The workshop or 
organization holding the workshop must 
be tax-exempt. 

Workshops must have been in existence 
for at least one year. Workshops must 
be for the benefit of groups of 
practicing professional artists. Amateur 
or adult education groups are not 
eligible. Workshops may be 
independent or attached to museums, 
universities, art schools, etcetera. In the 
latter case, while students may benefit, 
the emphasis must be on work by 
practicing professional artists. 



Grant 
Amounts 



Deadlines 



How to 
Apply 



Grants will usually not exceed $15,000 
and must be matched by an amount at 
least equal to the amount requested 
from the Endowment. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than October 1 , 1975 for projects 
scheduled to begin after May 1, 1976. 
Notices of approval or rejection will be 
sent before April 1976. 

Applications must be postmarked no 
later than October 1 , 1976 for projects 
scheduled to being after May 1, 1977. 
Notices of approval or rejection will not 
be sent before April 1977. 

Application forms and guidelines may 
be obtained by contacting the Visual 
Arts Program, National Endowment for 
the Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506 
(202)634-1566. Applicant organizations 
should request Project Grant 
Application NEA-3(Rev.). 






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Visual Arts Program 



Work Experience 
Internship Program 



In a continuing effort to assist the 
training of arts administrators, the 
National Endowment for the Arts 
initiated a Work Experience Internship 
Program during the Summer of 1973. 
The success of these sessions has 
resulted in the program's expansion to 
include three 13-week sessions a year. 
The program's purpose is to acquaint 
arts administrators or potential arts 
administrators with the policies, 
procedures, and operations of the 
National Endowment and to give them 
an overview of arts activities in this 
country. 

What Does the Internship Involve? 

Interns are assigned to one of the 
Program areas of the Endowment, the 
Chairman's office, the Program 
Information office, or an administrative 
office. Each intern is expected to spend 
approximately two-thirds of his time 
working as a member of the 
professional staff to gain a functional 
view of the Endowment and to assist the 
office's daily operations. These activities 
provide detailed knowledge of the 
Endowment's programs, including 
policy development, grantmaking 
procedures, and internal administration. 

The remainder of the intern's time 
involves attending meetings and 
seminars with Endowment officers and 
panelists, artists, journalists, federal 
officials, members of the National 
Council on the Arts and other leading 
arts administrators. 



Eligibility Participants are selected on a 

competitive basis on their academic 
background and prior professional 
experience. In the past, interns have 
represented a wide variety of 
backgrounds. To qualify, candidates 
must be sponsored by an organization — 
arts administration graduate program, 
state arts agency, or other professional 
nonprofit arts organization. 
Organizations are welcome to sponsor 
more than one or two candidates. 

Grant Grants will include a fellowship stipend 
Amounts of $1,950 plus round-trip transportation 
expenses limited to coach fare. Grants 
will be awarded to the sponsoring 
organization. No indirect costs are 
allowed. 



Deadlines 



Applications for the Spring internship 
(February 9, 1976 to May 7, 1976) must 
be postmarked no later than November 
21, 1975. Notices of approval or 
rejection will not be sent before 
December 12, 1975. 

Applications for the Summer internship 
(June 7, 1976 to September 3, 1976) 
must be postmarked no later than 
March 19, 1976. Notices of approval or 
rejection will not be sent before April 9. 
1976. 



How to Application forms and detailed 
Apply information are available .'rom the Intern 
Program Officer, National Endowment 
for the Arts, Washington. DC. 20506 
(202)634-6380. Sponsoring 
organizations should request Project 
Grant Application NEA-3(Rev.). 






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1975 

August 1 



August 15 



September 1 

September 15 

October 1 



October 15 



October 20 



November 1 



The following application deadlines are 
subject to change. Applicants are urged 
to verify deadlines with the individual 
programs. 



Education 

Artists-in-Schools applications from 
state arts agencies for school year 
1976-77. 

Public Media 

Regional Development 

Special Projects 

Arts Centers and Festivals (pilot) 
Community Residencies (pilot) 
General Programs 
Services to the Field 
Folk Arts 

Theatre 

State Arts Agencies-Theatre Projects 

Literature 

Fellowships for Creative Writers 

Public Media 

Programming in the Arts 

Expansion Arts 

Arts Exposure 

Community Cultural Centers 

Music 

Independent Schools of Music 
Jazz/Folk/Ethnic Music Program 
Opera Program 
Services to the Field 

Visual Arts 

Workshops 

Visual Arts 

Crafts Exhibition Aid 

Crafts Workshops 

Fellowships for Printmaking and 

Drawing 

Special Projects 

Arts Centers and Festivals (pilot) 
Community Residencies (pilot) 
General Programs 
Services to the Field 
Folk Arts 

Expansion Arts 

Instruction and Training 
Neighborhood Arts Services 
Special Summer Projects 



November 1 



November 3 



November 21 
December 1 

December 20 

1976 

January 1 



January 2 



January 15 



January 30 



February 1 



Literature 

Small Presses 

Visual Arts 

Fellowships for Artists 

Architecture + Environmental Arts 

American Architectural Heritage 

Cultural Facilities 

National Theme: "Cityscale" 

Work Experience Internship 

Music 

Orchestra 

Visual Arts 

Craftsmen's Fellowship 






Visual Arts 

Master Craftsmen Apprenticeship 

Program 

Works of Art in Public Places, 

Categories II and III 






Architecture + Environmental Arts 

Academic and Professional Research 
Design Fellowships 
Public Education and Awareness 
Services to the Field 






Museum 

Aid to Special Exhibitions 
Museum Purchase Plan 
Wider Availability of Museums 

Visual Arts 

Photography: Exhibition Aid 
Visual Arts in the Performing Arts 



Theatre 

Professional Theatre Companies 
Professional Theatre Companies with 
Short Seasons 

Developmental Theatre Companies- 
New Plays, New Playwrights, New Forms 

Special Projects 

Arts Centers and Festivals (pilot) 
Community Residencies (pilot) 
General Programs 
Services to the Field 
Folk Arts 

Dance 

Choreography Fellowships and 
Production Grants 
General Programs 



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Calendar of 
Application Deadlines 



1976 

ebruary 1 



bruary 10 

March 15 

March 19 
March 31 



April 2 
April 15 

May 10 

May 15 
May 30 



June 1 



June 2 



Federal-State Partnership 

Basic State Agency Grant 

Internships 

Program Development 

Visual Arts 

Artists' Services 

Expansion Arts 

State Arts Agencies 

Music 

General Programs 

Work Experience Internship 

Theatre 

Theatre for Youth 

Services to the Field 

State Arts Agencies-Theatre Projects 

Museum 

Utilization of Museum Collections 
Catalogue 

Visual Arts 

Arts Critics' Fellowships 
Photographers' Fellowships 

Music 

Composers/Librettists (Tentative — 
program to be announced) 

Public Media 

Media Studies 

Special Projects 

Arts Centers and Festivals (pilot) 
Community Residencies (pilot) 
General Programs 
Services to the field 
Folk Arts 

Dance 

Management and Administration 
General Programs 
Resident Professional Dance 
Companies 
Services to the Field 

Federal-State Partnership 

Program Development 

Architecture + Environmental Arts 

Academic and Professional Research 
Assistance to State Arts Agencies 
Public Education and Awareness 



June 15 



July 1 



July 2 



August 1 



September 1 

September 15 
October 1 



October 15 



December 1 



December 15 



December 20 



Music 

Jazz/Folk/Ethnic Music 

Visual Arts 

Fellowships for Printmaking and 
Drawing 

Museum 

Conservation 

Renovation (Security, Storage, Climate 

Control) 

Museum Training 

Education 

Artists-in-Schools applications from 

state arts agencies for school year 1977-78 

Public Media 

Regional Development 

Visual Arts 

Works of Art in Public Places. 
Categories II and III 

Public Media 

Programming in the Arts 

Museum 

Fellowships for Museum Professionals 
Services to the Field 

Music 

Independent Schools of Music 

Opera 

Services to the Field 

Visual Arts 

Crafts Exhibition Aid 

Crafts Workshops 

Master Craftsmen Apprenticeships 

Workshops 

Visual Arts 

Fellowships for Artists 

Music 
Orchestra 

Visual Arts 
Artists Services 

Visual Arts 

Photography Exhibition Aid 

Visual Arts 

Craftsmen s Fellowships 



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Index 



Apprenticeships, assistance for 

Conservation, 46 

Folk/Ethnic fellowship-grants, 56 

Jazz fellowship-grants, 55 

Master Craftsmen Apprenticeship, 79 

Architecture and Design Projects, 

assistance for 
Academic and Professional Research, 12 

American Architectural Heritage, 12 
Artists-in-Schools (Architecture/ 

Environmental Arts Components), 26 
Assistance to State Arts Agencies, 17 
Cultural Facilities, 13 
Design Fellowships, 14 
Excellence in Federal Design, 14 
Museum Purchase Plan, 47 
National Theme: "Cityscale," 16 
Public Education and Awareness, 16 
Renovation (Security, Storage, Climate 

Control), 48 
Services to the Field, 17 
Visiting Specialists and Technical 

Assistance, 49 
Works of Art in Public Places, 81 

Arts Administration/Management, 

assistance for 
Arts Administration, 29 
Museum Training, 48 
State Arts Agency Internships, 36 
Work Experience Internships, 83 

City and Other Local Governments, 

assistance to 
American Architectural Heritage, 12 
Artists, Critics, Photographers, and 

Craftsmen in Residence, 76 
Artists-in-Schools, 26 
Community Residencies (pilot), 68 
Crafts Exhibition Aid, 77 
Crafts Workshops, 77 
Cultural Facilities, 13 
Dance Touring, 21 
Jazz/Folk/Ethnic Music, 54 
National Theme: "Cityscale," 16 
Photography: Exhibition Aid, 80 
Public Education and Awareness, 16 
Readings and Residencies for Writers, 

42 
Strengthening Community Services, 37 
Works of Art in Public Places, 81 

Commissioning, assistance for 

Choreography Fellowships and 
Production Grants, 20 

Composers/Librettists Fellowships- 
Grants, 54 

Developmental Theatre — New Plays, 
New Playwrights, New Forms, 72 



Jazz/Folk/Ethnic Music, 54 

Museum Purchase Plan, 47 

Opera, 56 

Orchestra, 57 

Visual Arts in the Performing Arts, 80 

Works of Art in Public Places, 81 

Community Arts Centers and Groups, 

assistance for 
Alternative Education Forms, 26 
Arts Centers and Festivals (pilot), 68 
Arts Exposure, 32 
Artists, Critics, Photographers, 

Craftsmen in Residence, 76 
Community Cultural Centers, 32 
Community Residencies (pilot), 68 
Crafts Exhibition Aid, 77 
Crafts Workshops, 77 
Cultural Facilities, 13 
Dance Touring, 21 
Instruction and Training, 33 
Jazz/Folk/Ethnic Music, 54 
Master Craftsman Apprenticeship, 79 
Media Studies, 62 
Neighborhood Arts Services, 33 
Photography: Exhibition Aid, 80 
Public Education and Awareness, 16 
Readings and Residencies for Writers, 42 
Special Summer Projects, 33 
Strengthening Community Services, 37 
Tour-Event, 34 

Visual Arts in the Performing Arts, 80 
Wider Availability of Museums, 50 
Works of Art in Public Places, 81 

Crafts, assistance for 
Artists-in-Schools (Visual Arts and 

Crafts Component), 28 
Artists' and Craftsmen's Services, 69 
Artists, Critics, Photographers, and 

Craftsmen in Residence, 76 
Community Cultural Centers, 32 
Community Residencies (pilot), 68 
Crafts Exhibition Aid, 77 
Crafts Workshop, 77 
Fellowships for Crafts Critics, 78 
Fellowships for Craftsmen, 78 
Folk Arts, 39 
Interrelated Programs and Special 

Services, 69 
Instruction and Training, 33 
Master Craftsman Apprenticeship. 79 
Museum Program, 45-51 
Programming in the Arts, 63 
Special Summer Projects. 33 
State Arts Agencies-Expansion Arts, 34 
Strengthening Community Services. 37 
Tour-Event. 34 
Works of Art in Public Places. 81 



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Criticism, assistance for 

Art Critics Fellowships, 78 

Crafts Critics Fellowships, 78 

Literary Magazines, 42 

Public Education and Awareness, 16 

Dance Companies, assistance to 

Artists-in-Schools (Dance Component), 27 

Arts Exposure, 32 

Choreography Fellowships and 
Production Grants, 20 

Composers/Librettists Fellowship- 
Grants, 54 

Dance/Film/Video, 21 

Dance Touring, 21 

Instruction and Training, 33 

Management and Administration, 22 

Programming in the Arts, 63 

Resident Professional Dance 
Companies, 22 

Services to the Field, 23 

Special Summer Projects, 33 

Visual Arts in the Performing Arts, 80 

Education, assistance for elementary and 

secondary 
Alternative Education Forms, 26 
Artists-in-Schools, 26 
Arts Exposure, 32 
Community Cultural Centers, 32 
Crafts Exhibition Aid, 77 
Instruction and Training, 33 
Jazz/Folk/Ethnic Music, 54 
Opera, 56 
Orchestra, 57 

Photography: Exhibition Aid, 80 
Professional Theatre Companies, 72 
Public Education and Awareness, 16 
Resident Professional Dance 

Companies, 22 
Special Summer Projects, 33 
Theatre for Youth, 73 
Visiting Specialists and Technical 

Assistance, 49 
Wider Availability of Museums, 50 

Exhibitions, assistance for 
Arts Exposure, 32 
Aid to Special Exhibitions, 46 
Crafts Exhibition Aid, 77 
Photography: Exhibition Aid, 80 
Public Education and Awareness, 16 
Regional Development, 64 
Short Film Showcasing (pilot), 65 
Utilization of Museum Collections, 49 

Fellowships, assistance for 
Architects, 14 
Art Critics, 78 
Arrangers of Jazz, 55 



Artists, 78 

Choreographers, 20 

City Planners, 14 

Composers, 54 

Composers of Jazz, 55 

Craft Critics, 78 

Craftsmen, 78 

Filmmakers (The American Film 

Institute), 65 
Glassblowers, 73 
Industrial Designers, 14 
Interior Designers, 14 
Landscape Architects, 14 
Librettists, 55 
Metalsmiths, 78 
Museum Professionals, 47 
Musicians (Jazz/Folk/Ethnic), 54 
Painters, 78 
Photographers, 79 
Playwrights, 42 
Poets, 42 
Potters, 78 
Printmakers, 79 
Singers (Jazz/Folk/Ethnic), 54 
Singers (Opera) (National Opera 

Institute), 57 
Sculptors, 78 
Urban Designers, 14 
Video Artists, 78 
Weavers, 78 
Woodworkers, 78 
Writers (creative), 42 

Festivals, assistance to 

Arts Centers and Festivals (pilot), 68 

Arts Exposure, 32 

Crafts Exhibition Aid, 77 

Folk Arts, 39 

Jazz/Folk/Ethnic Music, 54 

Photography: Exhibition Aid, 80 

Professional Theatre Companies with 

Short Seasons, 72 
Regional Development, 64 
Special Summer Projects, 33 
Tour- Event, 34 
Visual Arts in the Performing Arts, 80 

Film Projects, assistance for 
The American Film Institute, 65 
Artists-in-Schools (Film Component), 27 
Community Residencies (pilot), 68 
Dance/Film/Video, 21 
Fellowships for Independent 

Filmmakers (The American Film 

Institute), 65 
Film Preservation (The American Film 

Institute), 65 
Filmmakers and Video Artists in 

Residence, 62 
Filmmakers in Residence at Cable 

Television Stations, 63 



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Filmmakers in Residence at Public 

Television Stations, 63 
Instruction and Training, 33 
Jazz/Folk/Ethnic Music, 54 
Media Studies, 62 
Museum Purchase Plan, 47 
Opera, 56 
Orchestra, 57 

Post-Graduate Fellowships (pilot), 65 
Programming in the Arts, 63 
Public Education and Awareness, 16 
Regional Development, 64 
Seminar Workshop Program, 62 
Short Film Showcasing (pilot), 65 
Special Summer Projects, 33 

Handicapped, arts projects that assist 

(Resolution on Accessibility to the 

Arts for the Handicapped, 4) 

Arts Exposure, 32 

Alternative Education Forms, 26 

Community Cultural Centers, 32 

Community residencies (pilot), 68 

Crafts Exhibition Aid, 77 

Cultural Facilities, 13 

Instruction and Training, 33 

Interrelated Programs and Special 

Services, 69 
Jazz/Folk/Ethnic Music, 54 
Opera, 56 
Orchestra, 57 

Photography: Exhibition Aid, 80 
Professional Theatre Companies, 72 
Programming in the Arts, 63 
Readings and Residencies for Writers, 

42 
Renovation (Security, Storage, Climate 

Control), 48 
Special Summer Projects, 33 
Strengthening Community Services, 37 
Visiting Specialists and Technical 

Assistance, 49 
Wider Availability of Museums, 50 

Museums, assistance to 

Arts Exposure, 32 

Aid to Special Exhibitions, 46 

Artists, Critics, Photographers, and 

Craftsmen in Residence, 76 
Catalogue, 46 
Conservation, 46 
Crafts Workshop, 77 
Jazz/Folk/Ethnic Music, 54 
Media Studies, 62 
Museum Purchase Plan, 47 
Museum Training, 48 
Programming in the Arts, 63 
Public Education and Awareness, 16 
Readings and Residencies for Writers, 

42 
Regional Development, 64 



Renovation (Climate Control, Security, 

Storage), 48 
Services to the Field, 49 
Utilization of Museum Collections, 49 
Visiting Specialists and Technical 

Assistance, 49 
Wider Availability of Museums, 50 
Works of Art in Public Places, 81 
Workshop Program, 82 

Music Projects, assistance for 
Arts Exposure, 32 
Community Cultural Centers, 32 
Community Residencies (pilot), 68 
Composers/Librettists Fellowship- 
Grants, 54 
Independent Schools of Music, 54 
Instruction and Training, 33 
Jazz/Folk/Ethnic Music, 54 
National Opera Institute, 57 
Opera, 56 
Orchestra, 57 

Special Summer Projects, 33 
State Arts Agencies-Expansion Arts, 34 
Strengthening Community Services, 37 
Tour-Event, 34 
Visual Arts in the Performing Arts, 80 

Parks and Recreation Projects, 

assistance for 
Alternative Education Forms, 26 
American Architectural Heritage, 12 
Artists, Critics, Photographers, and 

Craftsmen in Residence, 76 
Arts Exposure, 32 
Community Residencies (pilot), 68 
Crafts Exhibition Aid, 77 
Crafts Workshops, 77 
Instruction and Training, 33 
Jazz/Folk/Ethnic Music, 54 
National Theme: "Cityscale," 16 
Opera, 56 
Orchestra, 57 

Photography: Exhibition Aid, 80 
Public Education and Awareness. 16 
Readings and Residencies for Writers, 

42 
Special Summer Projects, 33 
Theatre for Youth, 73 
Wider Availability of Museums. 50 
Works of Art in Public Places. 81 



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Prisons, arts programs within 
Artists, Critics, Photographers, and 

Craftsmen in Residence, 76 
Arts Exposure, 32 
Crafts Exhibition Aid, 77 
Crafts Workshops, 77 
Instruction and Training, 33 
Jazz/Folk/Ethnic Music, 54 
Photography: Exhibition Aid, 80 
Readings and Residencies for Writers, 

42 
Special Summer Projects, 33 
Strengthening Community Services, 37 

Residencies, assistance for 
Artists, Critics, Photographers, 

Craftsmen in Residence, 76 
Artists-in-Schools, 26 
Arts Exposure, 32 
Choreography Fellowships and 

Production Grants, 20 
Community Residencies (pilot), 68 
Crafts Workshops, 77 
Dance Touring, 21 
Filmmakers in Residence at Cable 

Television Stations, 63 
Filmmakers in Residence at Public 

Television Stations, 63 
Filmmakers and Video Artists in 

Residence, 62 
Jazz/Folk/Ethnic Music, 54 
Opera, 56 
Orchestra, 57 
Readings and Residencies for Writers, 

42 
Writers in Developing Colleges, 44 

Touring, assistance for 

Aid to Special Exhibitions, 46 

Community Residencies (pilot), 68 

Crafts Exhibition Aid, 77 

Dance Touring, 21 

Jazz/Folk/Ethnic Music, 54 

Opera, 56 

Orchestra, 57 

Photography: Exhibition Aid, 80 

State Arts Agencies — Theatre Projects, 

74 
Theatre for Youth, 73 
Tour- Event, 34 
Wider Availability of Museums, 50 



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Training, assistance for 
The American Film Institute, 65 
Arts Administration, 29 
Community Cultural Centers, 32 
Conservation, 46 
Independent Schools of Music, 54 
Instruction and Training, 32 
Master Craftsmen Apprenticeship, 79 
Museum Training, 48 
National Opera Institute, 57 
State Arts Agency Internships, 36 
Work Experience Internship, 83 

Universities and Colleges, assistance 
to 

Academic and Professional Research 

12 
Artists, Critics, Photographers, and 

Craftsmen in Residence, 76 
Arts Administration, 29 
Crafts Exhibition Aid, 77 
Dance Touring, 21 
Jazz/Folk/Ethnic Music, 54 
Media Studies, 62 
Photography: Exhibition Aid, 80 
Museum Program, 45-51 
Public Education and Awareness, 16 
Readings and Residencies for Writers, 

42 
Regional Development, 64 
Visual Arts in the Performing Arts, 80 
Work Experience Internship, 83 
Works of Art in Public Places, 81 
Writers in Developing Colleges, 44 

Workshops, assistance for 
Community Cultural Centers, 32 
Conservation, 46 
Crafts Workshop, 77 
Developmental Theatre-New Plays, New 

Playwrights, New Forms, 72 
Instruction and Training, 33 
Jazz/Folk/Ethnic Music, 54 
Media Studies, 62 

Public Education and Awareness, 16 
Special Summer Projects, 33 
Workshop Program, 82 



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State Arts Agencies 



Alabama State Council on the 
Arts and Humanities 

M.J. Zakrzewski, Exec. Director 
322 Alabama Street 
Montgomery, Alabama 36104 

Alaska State Council on the Arts 

Roy H. Helms, Exec. Director 
360 K Street, Suite 240 
Anchorage, Alaska 99501 

American Samoa Arts Council 

Palauni M. Tuiasosopo, 

Chairman 

Office of the Governor 

Pago Pago, 

American Samoa 96799 

Arizona Commission on the Arts 
and Humanities 

Mrs. Louise Tester, Exec. 

Director 

6330 North 7th Street 

Phoenix, Arizona 85014 

The Office of Arkansas State 
Arts and Humanities 

Dr. R. Sandra Perry, Exec. 

Director 

Old State Capitol 

300 West Markham 

Little Rock, Arkansas 

72201 

California Arts Commission 

Susan Hooper Billstein, 
Exec. Director 
808 "O" Street 
Sacramento, California 
95814 

The Colorado Council on the 
Arts and Humanities 

Robert N. Sheets, Exec. Director 
1550 Lincoln Street, Room 205 
Denver, Colorado 80203 

Connecticut Commission on the 
Arts 

Anthony S. Keller, Exec. Director 
340 Capitol Avenue 
Hartford, Connecticut 06106 



Delaware State Arts Council 

Mrs. Sophie Consagra, Exec. 

Director 

Wilmington Tower, Room 803 

1105 Market Street 

Wilmington, Delaware 19801 



D.C. Commission on the Arts 
and the Humanities 

Leroy Washington, Acting 

Director 

1023 Munsey Building 

1329 E Street, N.W. 

Washington, D.C. 20004 

Fine Arts Council of Florida 

S. Leonard Pas, Jr., Exec. 

Director 

c/o Department of the State 

The Capitol Building 

Tallahassee, Florida 32304 

Georgia Council for the Arts 

Exec. Director 

706 Peachtree Center South 

Building 

225 Peachtree Street, N.E. 

Atlanta, Georgia 30303 

Insular Arts Council of Guam 

Mrs. Louis Hotaling, Director 
P. O. Box EK (Univ. of Guam) 
Agana, Guam 96910 

Hawaii State Foundation on 
Culture and the Arts 

Alfred Preis, Exec. Director 

250 South King Street, Room 310 

Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 

Idaho State Commission on Arts 
and Humanities 

Miss Suzanne Taylor, Exec. 

Director 

c/o State House 

Boise, Idaho 83720 



Illinois Arts Council 

Michele Brustin, Director 
111 North Wabash Avenue. 
Room 1610 
Chicago, Illinois 60602 



Indiana Arts Commission 

Exec. Director 
Union Title Building 
155 East Market. Suite 614 
Indianapolis. Indiana 46204 

Iowa State Arts Council 

Jack E. Olds. Exec. Director 
State Capitol Building 
Des Moines. Iowa 50319 



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Kansas Cultural Arts 
Commission 

Jonathan Katz, Exec. Director 
117 West 10th Street, Suite 100 
Topeka, Kansas 66612 

Kentucky Arts Commission 

Miss Nash Cox, Exec. Director 
100 W. Main Street 
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601 

Louisiana State Arts Council 

Mrs. E.H. (Lucile) Blum, 

President 

International Building, Suite 804 

611 Gravier Street 

New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 

Maine State Commission on the 
Arts and the Humanities 

Alden C. Wilson, Director 
State House 
Augusta, Maine 04330 

Maryland Arts Council 

James Backas, Exec. Director 
15 West Mulberry 
Baltimore, Maryland 21210 

Massachusetts Council on the 
Arts and Humanities 

Miss Louis G. Tate, Exec. Director 

1 Ashburton Place 

Boston, Massachusetts 02108 



Michigan Council for the Arts 

E. Ray Scott, Exec. Director 
Executive Plaza 
1200 Sixth Avenue 
Detroit, Michigan 48226 

Minnesota State Arts Council 

Louis H. Janson, Exec. 

Director 

314 Clifton Street 

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404 

Mississippi Arts Commission 

Lida Rogers, Exec. Director 
301 North Lamar Street 
P.O. Box 1341 
Jackson, Mississippi 39205 



Montana Arts Council 

David E. Nelson, Exec. Director 

235 East Pine 

Missoula, Montana 59801 

Nebraska Arts Council 

Gerald Ness, Exec. Director 
8448 West Center Road 
Omaha, Nebraska 68124 

Nevada State Council on the Arts 

James Deere, Exec. Director 
560 Mill Street 
Reno, Nevada 89502 

New Hampshire Commission on the 
Arts 

John G. Coe, Exec. Director 
Phenix Hall, 40 North Main Street 
Concord, New Hampshire 03301 

New Jersey State Council on the 
Arts 

Brann J. Wry, Exec. Director 
27 West State Street 
Trenton, New Jersey 08625 

The New Mexico Arts Commission 

Katy Lou Ely, Chairman 
Lew Wallace Building 
State Capitol 
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87503 



New York State Council on the 
Arts 

Mrs. Joan Davidson, Chairman 

250 West 57th Street 

New York, New York 10019 

North Carolina Arts Council 

Halsy North, Exec. Director 

N.C. Department of Cultural 

Resources 

Raleigh, North Carolina 27611 

North Dakota Council on the 
Arts and Humanities 

Glen Scott, Program Director 
Department of English 
North Dakota State University 
Fargo, North Dakota 58102 



Missouri State Council on the Arts 

Emily Rice, Exec. Director 
111 South Bemiston, Suite 410 
St. Louis, Missouri 63105 



Ohio Arts Council 

L. James Edgy, Exec. Director 
50 West Broad Street, Suite 2840 
Columbus, Ohio 43215 



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Oklahoma Arts and Humanities 
Council 

William M. Andres, Exec. Director 

P.O. Box 53553 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105 

Oregon Arts Commission 

Peter deC. Hero, Exec. Director 
328 Oregon Building 
494 State Street 
Salem, Oregon 97301 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 
Council on the Arts 

Exec. Director 

503 North Front Street 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101 

Institute of Puerto Rican Culture 

Luis M. Rodriguez Morales, Exec. 

Director 

Apartado Postal 4184 

San Juan, Puerto Rico 00905 

Rhode Island State Council on 
the Arts 

Mrs. Anne Vermel, Exec. Director 

4365 Post Road 

East Greenwich, Rhode Island 

02818 

South Carolina Arts Commission 

Rick George, Exec. Director 

829 Richland Street 

Columbia, South Carolina 29201 

South Dakota State Fine Arts 
Council 

Mrs. Charlotte Carver, Exec. 

Director 

108 West 11th Street 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57102 

Tennessee Arts Commission 

Norman Worrell, Exec. Director 
222 Capitol Hill Building 
Nashville, Tennessee 37219 

Texas Commission on the Arts 
and Humanities 

Maurice D. Coats, Exec. Director 
P.O. Box 13406. Capitol Station 
Austin, Texas 7871 1 



Utah State Division of Fine Arts 

Mrs. Ruth Draper, Director 
609 East South Temple Street 
Salt Lake City. Utah 84102 

Vermont Council on the Arts, Inc. 

Ellen Lovell, Exec. Director 
136 State Street 
Montpelier. Vermont 05602 

Virginia Commission on the Arts 
and Humanities 

Frank R. Dunham. Exec. Director 
1215 State Office Building 
Richmond. Virginia 23219 

Virgin Islands Council on the 
Arts 

Stephen J. Bostic. Exec Director 
Caravelle Arcade 
Christiansted. St. Croix 
U.S. Virgin Islands 00820 

Washington State Arts 
Commission 

James L. Haseltine. Exec 

Director 

1151 Black Lake Boulevard 

Olympia. Washington 98504 

West Virginia Arts and 

Humanities Council 

Norman Fagan. Exec Director 

State Office Building 6. Rm 

B-531 

1900 Washington Street. East 

Charleston. West Virginia 25305 

Wisconsin Arts Board 
Jerrold Rouby. Exec Director 
123 W Washington Avenue 
Madison. Wisconsin 53702 

Wyoming Council on the Arts 
Michael Haug Exec Director 
200 West 25th Street 
Cheyenne. Wyoming 82002 



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Regional Coordinators 

Northeastern States: Connecticut, 
Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, 
New York, Rhode Island, Vermont 
Rudy Nashan, Regional Coordinator 
30 Savoy Street 
Providence, Rhode Island 02906 

Mid-Atlantic States: Delaware, District 
of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, 
Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, 
Virginia, Virgin Islands, West Virginia 
Lara Mulholland, Regional Coordinator 
11511 Links Drive 
Reston, Virginia 22090 

Southeastern States: Alabama, Florida, 

Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North 

Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee 

Charles Springman, Regional 

Coordinator 

630 North Blount Street 

Raleigh, North Carolina 27604 

South Central States: Arkansas, 

Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, 

Oklahoma, Texas 

Frances T. Poteet, Regional Coordinator 

601 East Austin #1410 

Alamo, Texas 78516 



North Central States: Illinois, Indiana, 
Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North 
Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin 
Bertha Masor, Regional Coordinator 
4200 Marine Drive 
Chicago, Illinois 60613 

Rocky Mountain States: Arizona, 
Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico 
Utah, Wyoming 

Terry Melton, Regional Coordinator 
3404 Liberty Road South, Apt. 7 
Salem, Oregon 97302 

Pacific States: Alaska, American 

Samoa, California, Hawaii, Nevada, 

Oregon, Washington 

Dale Kobler, Regional Coordinator 

Post Office Box 245 

Sausalito, California 94965 



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Regional Coordinators 

Northeastern States: Connecticut, 
Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, 
New York, Rhode Island, Vermont 
Rudy Nashan, Regional Coordinator 
30 Savoy Street 
Providence, Rhode Island 02906 

Mid-Atlantic States: Delaware, District 
of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, 
Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, 
Virginia, Virgin Islands, West Virginia 
Lara Mulholland, Regional Coordinator 
11511 Links Drive 
Reston, Virginia 22090 

Southeastern States: Alabama, Florida, 

Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North 

Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee 

Charles Springman, Regional 

Coordinator 

630 North Blount Street 

Raleigh, North Carolina 27604 

South Central States: Arkansas, 

Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, 

Oklahoma, Texas 

Frances T. Poteet, Regional Coordinator 

601 East Austin #1410 

Alamo, Texas 78516 



North Central States: Illinois, Indiana, 
Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North 
Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin 
Bertha Masor, Regional Coordinator 
420Q Marine Drive 
Chicago, Illinois 60613 

Rocky Mountain States: Arizona, 
Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico. 
Utah, Wyoming 

Terry Melton, Regional Coordinator 
3404 Liberty Road South, Apt. 7 
Salem, Oregon 97302 

Pacific States: Alaska, American 

Samoa, California, Hawaii, Nevada, 

Oregon, Washington 

Dale Kobler, Regional Coordinator 

Post Office Box 245 

Sausalito, California 94965 



Publications and Films 
of Interest 



Publications 



Americans and the Arts, 

Associated Councils of the Arts, 1974. 

Highlights of a public opinion survey of 

American's attitudes toward the arts and 

cultural activities. 

Available from: 

ACA Publications 

1564 Broadway 

New York, New York 10036 

$2.00 prepaid 

Annual Report 1974, National 

Endowment for the Arts, National 

Council on the Arts 

List of grants awarded by the Arts 

Endowment during Fiscal Year 1974 

with brief descriptions of Program 

areas. 

Available from: 

Superintendent of Documents 

U.S. Government Printing Office 

Washington, D.C. 20402 

$2.60 

Artists in the Classroom, 

Connecticut Commission on the Arts, 

1973. 

Examination of some of the 

untraditional roles the arts play in 

education, including case studies and 

interviews with artists, teachers, 

administrators and students 

participating in the Artists-in-Schools 

Program in Connecticut. 

Available from: 

Connecticut Commission on the Arts 

340 Capitol Avenue 

Hartford, Connecticut 06106 

Free 

Artists in Schools, Like a humming in 

the air, 

National Endowment for the Arts, 1973. 

This book recounts impressions of 

Bennett Schiff as he witnessed 

musicians, poets, dancers, sculptors, 

city planners, and filmmakers working in 

elementary and secondary schools in 

Alabama, California, Minnesota, 

Nebraska, Rhode Island, and Wyoming 

in 1972. 

Available from: 

Program Information Office 

National Endowment for the Arts 

Washington, D.C. 20506 

Free 



City Options, 

Architecture + Environmental Arts, 

National Endowment for the Arts, 1975. 

Descriptions of projects assisted by 

Architecture + Environmental Arts' 

National Theme program "City 

Options," during Fiscal Years 1974 and 

1975. Information includes statistics on 

applications submitted and those 

approved. 

Available from: 

Program Information Office 

National Endowment for the Arts 

Washington, D.C. 20506 

Free 

Cultural Directory: Guide to Federal 

Funds and Services for Cultural 

Activities, 

Associated Councils of the Arts and the 

Federal Council on the Arts and the 

Humanities, 1975. 

Comprehensive guide to more than 250 

Federal Government programs offering 

funds and/or services to individuals, 

groups and cultural institutions. This 

publication also describes 47 cultural 

advisory groups and outlines laws of 

particular interest to the arts 

community. Paperbound, fully indexed, 

356 pages. 

Available from: 

ACA Publications 

1564 Broadway 

New York, New York 10036 

$4.00 prepaid 

The Cultural Post, 

National Endowment for the Arts, 

(published four to five times a year). 

Described as "a new vehicle for cultural 

ideas'' and "an officially occasional 

publication and not a journal of record 

in any sense" by Nancy Hanks, 

Chairman of the National Endowment 

for the Arts, this publication aims at 

giving timely information on programs, 

grant projects, and information from the 

field. 

Available from: 

Program Information Office 

National Endowment for the Arts 

Washington, D.C. 20506 

Free 



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A Directory of American Poets, 

Poets and Writers, Inc., 1975. 

This directory contains information 

about more than 1,500 living poets 

whose work has been published in the 

United States. The primary purpose of 

the publication is to help groups and 

individuals locate contemporary poets 

to sponsor appearances by them. 

Available from: 

Publishing Center for Cultural 

Resources 

27 West 53rd Street 

New York, New York 10019 

$6.00 softbound 

$12.00 hardbound. 

Federal Architecture: A Framework for 

Debate, 

The Federal Architecture Project, 

National Endowment for the Arts, 1974. 

An interim report by the ad hoc task 

force appointed to review and expand 

the 1962 Guiding Principles for Federal 

Architecture. This is part of the Federal 

Design Improvement Program 

undertaken in response to a Presidential 

request in 1972. 

Available from: 

The Federal Architecture Project 

1312 18th Street, N.W. 

Washington, D.C. 20036 

Free 

Federal Architecture: Multiple-Use 

Facilities, 

The Federal Architecture Project, 

National Endowment for the Arts, 1974. 

Staff report for the Federal 

Architecture Task Force setting forth 

findings and exploring strategies for 

achieving the objectives of multiple-use 

of federal office buildings. 

Available from: 

The Federal Architecture Project 

1312 18th Street, N.W. 

Washington, D.C. 20036 

Free 



Federal Architecture: Adaptive Use, 
The Federal Architecture Project, 
National Endowment for the Arts, 1975 
Second staff report for the Federal 
Architecture Task Force with 
implications and conclusions on the 
need for federal buildings to be 
accessible to the public, and to 
contribute to the quality of their 
surroundings. 
Available from: 

The Federal Architecture Project 
1312 18th Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20036 
Free 

Federal Design Matters, 

National Endowment for the Arts, 

(Issued quarterly.) 

Newsletter containing information and 

ideas relating to federal design. 

Available from: 

Superintendent of Documents 

U.S. Government Printing Office 

Washington, D.C. 20402 

$3.00 for subscription rate 

.70 per issue (No back issues are 
available.) 

Federal Funding Sources for Cultural 

Facilities, 

National Endowment for the Arts, 1974. 

Distillation of material from Cultural 

Directory (see above) and A Guide to 

Federal Programs: Programs and 

Activities Related to Historic 

Preservation (published by the National 

Trust for Historic Preservation). 

Available from: 

Architecture + Environmental Arts 

Program 

National Endowment for the Arts 

Washington, D.C. 20506 

Free 



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Publications and Films 



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The Place of the Arts in New Towns, 

Educational Facilities Laboratories, Inc., 

1973. 

This report is a joint effort of the 

American Council for the Arts in 

Education, Educational Facilities 

Laboratories, and the Architecture + 

Environmental Arts Program of the Arts 

Endowment. It reports the experiences, 

problems, and aspirations of persons 

involved in planning of arts programs 

and facilities in communities of all sizes. 

Available from: 

Educational Facilities Laboratories, Inc. 

477 Madison Avenue 

New York, New York 10022 

$3.00 

Preserving The Moving Image, 

Corporation for Public Broadcasting 

and National Endowment for the Arts, 

1974. 

Written by Ralph Sargent, this book 

presents background on the art of 

preserving the moving images of film 

and television, a survey of opinion on 

conditions in the field, and prospects for 

new image technologies in the 

laboratory and in the marketplace. 

Available from: 

Corporation for Public Broadcasting 

888 16th Street, N.W. 

Washington, D.C. 20006 

$3.95 

Reusing Railroad Stations, 
Educational Facilities Laboratories, Inc., 
1974. 

This publication is a call to rescue 
railroad stations and rehabilitate them 
into structures combining several uses 
(arts, education, social services, 
commercial purposes). Railroad stations 
have been singled out because their 
disappearance is so imminent, because 
their vigor and ingenuity are so typically 
American, and because they are a man- 
made resource of great potential 
benefit. This report, researched by 
Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates, 
should be read as a metaphor for reuse 
of old buildings in general. 
Available from: 

Educational Facilities Laboratories, Inc. 
477 Madison Avenue 
New York, New York 10022 
$4.00 



Museums USA: A Survey Report, 
National Endowment for the Arts, 1975. 
The full research survey prepared by the 
National Research Center for the Arts, 
Inc., an affiliate of Louis Harris 
Associates, Inc., for the Endowment. 
Available from: 

Superintendent of Documents 
U.S. Government Printing Office 
Washington, D.C. 20402 
$7.70 
Stock Number: 036-000-00025-2 

Museums USA, 

National Endowment for the Arts, 1975. 

Major publication giving the results of a 

survey conducted by the National 

Research Center for the Arts, Inc. of 

1,821 art, history, science and other 

museums in the United States. First 

survey of this kind to be conducted in 

the United States of museums of all 

types. Paperbound, 200 pages, with 65 

color graphs and tables. 

Available from: 

Superintendent of Documents 

U.S. Government Printing Office 

Washington, D.C. 20402 

$4.40 

Stock Number: 036-000-00024 

National Endowment for the Arts, What 

It Is— What It Does, 

National Endowment for the Arts. 

Brochure giving a brief description of 

Endowment goals, structure, and 

programs. Available in English, French, 

German, Japanese, and Spanish. 

Available from: 

Program Information Office 

National Endowment for the Arts 

Washington, D.C. 20506 

Free 



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