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National Endowment for the Arts 

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2004 Guide 



Table of Contents 

Chairman's Message. 

About Us , 

National Endowment for the Arts Funding 

Grants for Arts Projects 
Literature Fellowships.. 

Lifetime Honors. 

National Initiatives 10 

Leadership Initiatives 12 

NEA Partners 13 



Research . 


Other Arts Endowment Activities 15 



• Grants for Arts Projects 16 

• Literature Fellowships 18 

• Lifetime Honors 19 

• Leadership Initiatives 19 

Cover Photo: Meg Saligman's mural Common Threads at Broad and Spring Garden 
Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, part of Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program, which has 
been supported by the NEA. 
Photo by Jack Ramsdale 


Photo by Vance Jacobs 

Chairman's Message 

A question I encounter often as I travel across the country is, What is die NEA? 
The answer is that we are many things to many people. We have to be, because 
we exist to serve all Americans. 

If you are affiliated with an arts organization, a state or local arts agency, or are 
yourself an artist, you may be intimately acquainted with us as a vital supporter 
of your creative contributions to American cultural life. 

If you are a supporter of artistic offerings in your community, you may be well 
aware that the NEA awards more than 2,200 grants annually across the country, 
totaling nearly $100 million. Grantees then leverage our grants with seven times 
that amount in additional arts funding. 

Or you may be only vaguely aware that the National Endowment for the 
Aits exists — even though you may have enjoyed any number of museums; 
orchestras; theater, opera, and dance companies; educational and community 
outreach; or accessibility programs that have been made possible by an 
investment from the NEA. 

Large cities or small villages, urban or rural, all regions of the country, the NEA 
works to ensure that all Americans can enjoy the pleasure and transformative 
experiences that the arts can provide. This guide presents an overview of all 
the areas in which the NEA makes a difference: grantmaking and national 
initiatives, partnerships and research, accessibility and arts learning. What is 
the NEA? It is all these things and more, ensuring a nation in which artistic 
excellence is celebrated, supported, and available to all Americans. Because 
a great nation deserves great art. 

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Dana Gioia 

Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts 

The National Endowment for the Arts, established by Congress in 1965 as 
an independent federal agency, is die official arts organization of the United 
States government. As the largest annual funder of the arts in die country, the 
NEA is dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts — both new and 
established, bringing the aits to all Americans, and providing leadership in 
arts education. Through its grants and programs, the NEA brings great art to 
all fifty states and six U.S. jurisdictions including rural areas, inner cities, and 
military bases. 

The NEA awards more than $ 100 million annually — investing in every state — 
which in turn generates more than $700 million in additional support. The 
Arts Endowment has played a substantial role in the development of folk arts, 
dance, theater, literature, opera, and other arts that Americans now enjoy. 

Since its establishment, the NEA has awarded more than 120,000 grants, 
including early support for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial design competition, 
the Sundance Film Festival, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Spoleto Festival 
USA, PBS's Great Performances series, and the American Film Institute. For 
more than three and a half decades, the Arts Endowment has encouraged 
creativity through support of performances, exhibitions, festivals, artist 
residencies, and other arts projects throughout the country. 

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The Nancy Hanks Center at the Old 
Post Office Building in Washington, 
DC— home to the National 
Endowment for the Arts. 

The NEA has supported programs such as Chamber Music Beginnings, the Chamber 
Music Society of Lincoln Center's program that brings New York area school children to 
concerts given by professional chamber music ensembles. 
Photo by Steve J. Sherman 

National Endowment for the 
Arts Funding 

The National Endowment for the Arts awards matching grants to nonprofit 
organizations. In addition, it awards non-matching individual fellowships in 
literature and honorary fellowships in jazz and the folk and traditional arts. 
Forty percent of the Arts Endowment's funds go to the fifty-six state and 
jurisdictional arts agencies and the six regional arts organizations in support 
of arts projects in thousands of communities across the country. 

All applications to the Arts Endowment are reviewed on the basis of artistic 
excellence and artistic merit. Applications generally receive three independent 
levels of review. First, they are reviewed by independent, national panels of 
artists and other arts experts. Panels make recommendations that are then 
forwarded to the National Council on the Arts. 

The National Council on the Arts, the Arts Endowment's advisory body, 
comprises nationally and internationally renowned artists, distinguished 
scholars, arts patrons appointed by the President, and members of Congress. 
The Council reviews the applications and makes recommendations on which 
applications to fund. These recommendations are sent to the Chairman of the 
National Endowment for the Arts. The Chairman reviews those applications and 
makes the final decision on all grant awards. 

The following information provides an overview of our funding categories and 
other activities. Deadlines for funding opportunities are found in the back of 
this guide. For details and our application guidelines, please visit our Web site 





The Kronos Quartet (David Harrington, Jennifer Culp, John Sherba, and Hank Dutt) 
is an innovative string quartet whose body of work since its inception in 1973 is 
unparalleled in range and scope of expression. NEA has helped support their artistic 
excellence through grants for the commissioning and development of new work. 
Photo by Jay Blakesberg 

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Grants for Arts Projects supports exemplary projects in dance, design, folk 
and traditional arts, literature, local ails agencies, media arts, museums, 
music, musical theater, opera, presenting, theater, visual arts, and 

multidisciplinary art forms. 

Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) organizations; units of state or local 
government; and federally recognized tribal communities or tribes may apply. 
Applicants may be arts organizations, local aits agencies, arts service 
organizations, school districts, and other organizations that can help advance 
the goals of the Ails Endowment. 

To be eligible, an applicant organization must: 

• Be nonprofit, tax-exempt. 

• Have a three-year history of programming. 

• Meet repotting requirements on any previous Aits Endowment grants. 

Each year, an organization may apply on its own behalf only once to one of 
the an disciplines or fields listed above. In addition to its own application, an 
organization may be a part of a consortium application; serve as a fiscal agent 
for another organization; or, in the case of a parent organization such as a 
university or cultural complex, apply on behalf of a separately identifiable and 
independent component. 

Assistance is not available for general operating or seasonal support; the 
creation of new organizations; the construction, purchase, or renovation of 
facilities; or directly for individual elementary or secondary schools. 

The Grants for Arts Projects guidelines outline support that is available in the 
following three categories: 

Access to Artistic Excellence: To foster and preserve excellence 
in the arts and provide access to the arts for all Americans. This category 
encourages and supports artistic creativity, preserves our diverse cultural 
heritage, and makes the arts more widely available in communities 
throughout the country. Typical projects include the commissioning and 
development of new work, the presentation of performances or exhibitions 
at home or on tour, the documentation and preservation of significant art 
works or cultural traditions, the publication and dissemination of work 
important to the field, and the professional training of artists. The Arts 
Endowment is particularly interested in projects that reach and involve 
new audiences. 

Grants generally range from $5,000 to $100,000. 


A performer at the Council Tree Pow Wow & Cultural Festival, an event that celebrates 
the heritage of the Ute Tribes of Colorado and Utah. The festival has been supported 
by an NEA Challenge America grant to increase marketing efforts that will bring in new 
audiences to the event and the Delta, Colorado community, located five hours from the 
nearest metropolitan area. 
Photo courtesy of Council Tree Pow Wow & Cultural Festival 

Challenge America Fast-Track Review Grants: To enable small 
and mid-sized organizations to extend the reach of the arts to underserved 
populations — those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by 
geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. An expedited application review 
allows applicants to learn whether they have been recommended for a grant 
more quickly than in the Arts Endowment's other categories. 

In this category the focus is on simple, straightforward local projects that 
involve experienced professional artists and arts professionals. Projects may 
include exhibits, readings, performances, or screenings that feature guest 
artists in community settings; professionally directed public arts projects such 
as murals, sculptures, or environmental art; apprenticeships with master 
artists; local cultural festivals; cultural district revitalization; and other 
projects that highlight the arts in community development and tourism. 

All grants are for $10,000. 

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knowledge, skills, and understand 
arts consistent with national, state, or local arts education j 
funds projects that recognize and cultivate best practice- and exei 
research that explores the effect of arts learning on tru co< 
development of children and youth. Projects may take place 
or community-based settings. 

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and outside the regular school day and year. Priority is given to projec 
emphasize skills acquisition, critical knowledge, and direct participation in 
and access to excellent art. 

Grants generally range from $5,000 to $100,000. 


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American String Teachers Association witi National 
Orchestra Association's innovative musical 
education program, The String Project is supposed by the 
NEA. The project through a network of i 
departments from South Carolina to i 
dedicated university freshman string students to instruct 
etementary and secondary school students, pre iding 
valuable teaching experience to the university students and 
helping to stem the shortage of music inst uction teachers 
facing Americans public education systen i today. 
Photo courtesy of ASTA with NSOA 

Literature Fellowships 

Through Literature Fellowships awarded to published creative writers and 
translators of exceptional talent in the areas of prose and poetry, the Arts 
Endowment advances its goal of encouraging and supporting artistic creativity 
and preserving our diverse cultural heritage. Literature Fellowships in 
creative writing enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, 
travel, and general career advancement. These non-matching grants are for 
$20,000, and are the only competitive, non-nominated awards given to 
individual artists. This program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships 
in prose available one year and fellowships in poetry available the next. 

Winners of the Literature Fellowship since 1990 have also been 40 of the 60 
recipients of the National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, 
and Pulitzer Prize in fiction and poetry. All but three received these awards 
after they were recognized by the NEA with a Literature Fellowship, leaving no 
doubt about the artistic excellence and ability of our grantees. 

Literature Fellowships also are given for translation projects, enabling 
recipients to translate work from other languages into English. The art of 
literary translation has made available to the American public some of the 
most important writing in the world, from Homer to Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 
Non-matching grants are awarded, depending upon the artistic excellence 
and merit of the project, in the amounts of $10,000 or $20,000. 

Lifetime Honors 

On behalf of the American people, the federal government recognizes 
outstanding achievement in the arts through the National Medal of Arts, a 
Presidential award; NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships; and NEA National Heritage 
Fellowships. Information on nominating candidates for these awards can be 
found on the NEA Web site at 

The National Medal of Arts is the highest award given to artists 
and arts patrons by the federal government. It is awarded by the President of 
the United States to individuals or groups who are deserving of special 
recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to the excellence, 
growth, support, and availability of the arts in the United States. 

Since 1985, more than 200 extraordinary patrons and artists in the fields of 
visual, performing, and literary arts have been honored. With this medal, the 
President recognizes the wealth and depth of creative expression of America's 
artists. Annually, a vast number of nominations are submitted from citizens 
across the country for consideration by the National Council on the Arts, 
which in turn submits its recommendations to the White House. 

NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships are the 

highest honors that our government bestows 
upon jazz musicians. The fellowships recognize 
these artists for their lifelong contributions to and 
mastery of jazz. Up to five non-matching fellowships 
of $25,000 each are awarded annually on the basis 
of nominations. Four of the awards are given in 
categories such as rhythm instrumentalist, solo 
instrumentalist, pianist, vocalist, and arranger/ 
composer. The fifth is given to a jazz advocate who has 
made a major contribution to the appreciation, knowledge, 
and advancement of jazz, such as a writer, patron, or 

NEA National Heritage Fellowships recognize the 

recipients' artistic excellence and support their continuing 

contributions to America's folk and traditional aits. As part of 

its efforts to honor and preserve our nation's diverse 

cultural heritage, the National Endowment 

for the Arts annually awards up to 

10 non-matching fellowships of 

$20,000 each on the basis of 

nominations. In addition, one 

fellowship, named after noted 

folklorist and former NEA Folk & 

Traditional Arts Director Bess Loi 

Hawes, is presented to those who 

have made a major contribution to 

the excellence, vitality, and public 

appreciation of the folk and traditii 

arts through teaching, collecting, 

advocacy, or preservation work. 

2003 National Heritage Fellow Manoochehr Sadeghi of Los Angeles. California performing 
on the santur, a Persian hammered dulcimer, at the annual awards ceremony and concert 
in Washington, DC. 
Photo by Jim Saah 



National Initiatives are model programs of indisputable artistic merit and 
broad national reach. Through these initiatives, the American people will 
have the opportunity to celebrate American creativity and experience the best 
of their culture. 





Shakespeare in American 
Communities is a nationwide, 
100-community tour that will bring to stages 
across the United States the greatest tragedies 
and comedies ever written. Small and 
mid-sized communities in all 50 states will 
participate, including at least 16 military bases. 

The centerpiece of Shakespeare in American 
Communities is performances by six 
professional theater companies that will 
tour the country from September 2003 
through November 2004. In addition to 
performances, the tours include artistic and 
technical workshops, symposia about the 
productions, and educational programs in 
local schools. The Arts Endowment provides 
support materials and teacher resource 
materials for use in schools. 

In an unprecedented effort to reach 
millions of American military personnel 
and their families, the National 
Endowment for the Arts is 

partnering with the Department 
of Defense to bring 
Shakespeare in 
American Communities 
to military bases. 
A seventh theater 
company will be 
added, charged 
primarily with touring 
military bases. 

Opening night performance of Othello by the Aquila Theatre Company in New London, 
Connecticut, with Lloyd Notice as Othello and Kathryn Merry as Desdemona. 
Photo by A. Vincent Scarano 


The Arts Endowment is expanding die reach of its NEA Jazz Masters 
program by broadening public recognition of the NEA Jazz Masters, 
enhancing the public's knowledge of jazz, and placing a brighter spotlight 

on these great musicians. 

In April 2004, the awards ceremony will be televised nationally on Black 
Entertainment Television and BET Jazz. The Arts Endowment is producing 
programs of music and interviews with NEA Jazz Masters in 5-minute and 
60-minute formats for distribution to public radio stations. In addition, 
the Arts Endowment collaborated with the Verve Music Group on a 
commemorative two-CD set of recordings by NEA Jazz Masters. 

A 50-state national tour of NEA Jazz Masters is also being planned for 2004— 
2005. Each NEA Jazz Master engagement will include educational activities 
such as master classes, meet-the-artist sessions, lecture/demonstrations, 
open rehearsals, and pre- or post-performance discussions with the artists. 

NEA Jazz Master Clark Terry (second from left) performs with the Heath Brothers 
(including NEA Jazz Masters Jimmy and Percy Heath) during the 2004 NEA Jazz Masters 
awards ceremony in New York City. 
Photo by Tom Pich 


Through the NEA's Arts on Radio and Television grants, the agency supports quality arts 
programming by organizations such as Thirteen/WNET. Thirteen/WNET produces 
programs such as Great Performances, American Masters, and Dancing, an eight-part 
series that examined the traditions of dance in communities around the world, including 
such performances as The Sleeping Beauty by the Corp de Ballet of the Kirov Ballet. 
Photo by Geoff Dunlop, courtesy of Thirteen/WNET 

Leadership Initiatives 

The Arts Endowment takes an active role in developing and carrying out 
hallmark projects of national significance in the arts. The following are 
examples of the types of initiatives the NEA undertakes: 

The Arts on Radio and Television supports projects for radio and 
television arts programs that are intended for national broadcast. Through 
this category, the National Endowment for the Arts seeks to make the 
excellence and diversity of the arts widely available to the American public. 
An organization may submit, or be involved as the primary consortium 
partner in, no more than two applications for FY 2005 funding under the Arts 
on Radio and Television guidelines and the Arts Endowment's Grants for Arts 
Projects guidelines. Grants generally range from $20,000 to $200,000. 

The Folk & Traditional Arts Infrastructure Initiative advances the 
Arts Endowment's goal to preserve our nation's diverse cultural heritage by 
strengthening the state and regional infrastructure of support for the folk and 
traditional arts. Each state or region is limited to one application. Grants 
generally range from $10,000 to $50,000. 

The Mayors' Institute on City Design is an Arts Endowment 
leadership initiative established in 1986 that provides an opportunity for 
mayors and design professionals to work together to address civic design 
and development issues related to their respective cities. 

NEA Part 



State & Regional. In partnership with die fifty-six state and jurisdictional 
arts agencies and six regional arts organizations, the National Endowment for 
the Arts provides federal support for projects that benefit local communities. 
The Partnership Agreements for the state arts agencies include arts education, 
arts in underserved communities, and Challenge America components. The 
regional arts organizations, each representing a geographic grouping of 
states, assist the Arts Endowment in distributing funds nationally. Those 
Partnership Agreements include NEA Regional Touring Initiative and 
Challenge America components. 

Federal. The NEA works with more than twenty other federal agencies on 
projects that provide opportunities for thousands of Americans to experience 
quality arts programming throughout the country. These joint projects help to 
expand the reach and impact of federal arts dollars, and provide a national 
model for the types of partnerships the NEA encourages at die state and local 
levels. These partnerships include initiatives with agencies such as the 
Department of Education and the Department of Defense. 

International. The National Endowment for the Arts collaborates with other 
hinders to bring the benefits of international exchange to arts organizations, 
artists, and audiences nationwide. The Arts Endowment's support of 
international activities showcases U.S. arts abroad and broadens the scope 
of experience of American artists. International partnerships help increase 
worldwide recognition of the excellence, diversity, and vitality of the arts of 
the United States, and help American artists and arts organizations develop 
international ties that strengthen the many art forms of the United States. 

Jessica Cressey of Dancing People 
Company in the company's performance 
at the International Festival of Modern 
Choreography in Belarus in 2001. 
Dancing People Company was the first 
American dance company to ever appear 
at the festival, and was supported 
through the Fund for U.S. Artists at 
International Festivals and Exhibitions. 
This fund is made possible through the 
NEA, U.S. Department of State, 
Rockefeller Foundation, and Pew 
Charitable Trusts. 
Photo by Vladimir Bazan 

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In order to better communicate to the public the exemplary work the NEA 
supports and provides, the Communications Office works with other agency 
offices to create publications, free to the public, that highlight successful projects 
and programs. These publications can be ordered on the NEA Web site, 

Recent publications include a 20th anniversary celebration of the NEA National 
Heritage Fellowships, which includes a history of the program, profiles of 
56 Fellows, and a listing of awardees by state; a publication on the NEA Jazz 
Masters program, with biographies of all 73 award recipients; and Learning 
Through the Arts, a guide to the NEAs arts learning initiatives, including a brief 
history of the NEAs arts education research and examples of successful projects 
and programs the Arts Endowment has supported. 


The Office of Research and Analysis (ORA) supports the Chairman and NEA staff 
with statistical and other information about the agency's applications and awards, 
including grantee and applicant profiles, the distribution of awards by state and 
artistic discipline, and analysis of overall trends in NEA funding. One of ORA's 
major projects is a geographic database that provides a comprehensive picture 
of the broad reach of NEA-supported activities. ORA also issues periodic public 
reports on significant topics affecting artists and arts organizations. The office's 
most recent reports include Raising theBarre: The Geographic, Financial, 
and Economic Trends of Nonprofit Dance Companies and Changing the 
Beat: A Study of the Worklife of Jazz Musicians. In addition, every 10 years 
ORA prepares the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, which presents 
highlights from a national survey and the U.S. Census that measure participation 
in arts activities through attendance at live events, watching or listening through 
broadcast and recorded media, and personal performance or creation of art. 


Universal design — the design process that makes products and spaces functional for 
all people — has been championed by the NEA's AccessAbility Office. The National 
Building Museum in Washington, DC used universal design features to create its 
exhibition, "Capitol Sights Not Always Seen," which among other elements included 
pedestals with recessed bases to provide clear floor space for persons in wheelchairs 
to approach the exhibits. 
Photo courtesy of the Center for Universal Design 

Other Arts Endowment 

The Office of AccessAbility was established in 1976 as the advocacy and 
technical assistance aim of the Arts Endowment for people with disabilities, 
older Americans, veterans, and people living in institutions. The office works in 
myriad ways to assist the Arts Endowment and its grantees in making arts 
programs more available to underserved segments of our citizenry. 

Through iheArts and Artifacts Indemnity Act of 1975 (20 U.S.C. 971), 
which is administered by the Arts Endowment, the agency provides insurance 
coverage for objects in international exhibitions. 

The Save America's Treasures program was created — through a 
collaboration of the National Park Service, National Trust for Historic 
Preservation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Institute of Museum and 
Library Services, and National Endowment for the Arts — to protect the nation's 
threatened cultural resources. The program provides funding to nonprofit 
organizations for the preservation or conservation of nationally significant 
collections of cultural artifacts and works of art. Since 2000, the NEA has 
awarded 37 Save America's Treasures grants, totaling more than seven 
million dollars, in 23 states and the District of Columbia. 

Throughout 2003 and 2004, the National Endowment for the Arts is conducting 
grant workshops across the country to provide valuable guidance on how 
local arts organizations can improve their chances of winning a competitive 
grant from the NEA The workshops are done in cooperation with members of 
Congress, who act as host, and with organizational help from state aits agencies. 
The goal of the workshops is to extend federal support of the aits into smaller 
communities and more rural areas that might not normally apply for NEA grants. 



Grants for Arts Projects 

Access to Artistic Excellence 

There are two application deadlines. The types of projects eligible under each vary 
according to the field/discipline of the project as outlined below. For further 
information, contact the staff for the appropriate field/discipline or view the NEA 
Web site at 


Application Postmark 
Deadline: March 15, 2004 

Earliest Project Start Date: 
January 1 , 2005 

Application Postmark 
Deadline: August 16, 2004 

Earliest Project Start Date: 
June 1 , 2005 


Regional/National Tours, 
Home Performances, 
Presentations, Residencies, 
Services to the Field 

Outreach, Preservation, 
Media and Technology 




Folk & Traditional Arts Presentation of Living 
202/682-5678 or Cultural Heritage, Touring, 
682-5726 Media 

Heritage, Preservation, 
Outreach, Services to the 


Literary Publishing 

Audience Development, 
Professional Development 

Local Arts Agencies 

Services to the Held, 
Subgranting for Constituent 
Service Activities, Cultural 

Performing Arts Events/Visual 
Arts Exhibitions, Artist 
Conservation of Public 
and Monumental Art, 
Subgranting for Constituent 
Programming Activities 

Media Arts: 



Exhibition, Distribution, 

Residencies, Facilities Access, 
Production, Publications, 
Services to the Field 


Creation and Presentation, 
Residencies, Artistic Training, 
Technology & New Media 

Access and Engagement, 
Arts Publications, 
Interviews/Oral Histories, 
Preservation, Services 
to the Field 


Special Exhibitions, 
Residencies, Commissions, 
Public Art, Services to 
the Reld 


Documentation, Collections, 
Public Programs 



Application Postmark 
Deadline: March 15, 2004 

Earliest Project Start Date: 
January 1,2005 

Application Postmark 
Deadline: August 16, 2004 

Earliest Project Start Date: 
June 1,2005 


Organizations with names 
that begin A through L 

Organizations with names 
that begin M through Z 

Performances, Presentations, 
Commissions, Residencies, 
Professional Development, 
Services to the Field 

Touring, Outreach, 
Recordings, Preservation, 
Intergenerational Education 

Musical Theater 

Creation of New Work, 
2004-05 Musical Theater 

Outreach, Training, Services 
to the Field, 2005-06 
Musical Theater Production 


ALL opera projects 






Access and Engagement, 
Preservation, Services 
to the Field 


Organizations with names 
that begin A through H 

Organizations with names 
that begin 1 through Q 

Organizations with names 
that begin R through Z 

Creation of New Work, 
2004-05 Theater Production 

Outreach, Training, Services 
to the Field, 2005-06 
Theater Production 

Visual Arts 

Exhibitions, Residencies, 
Publications, Commissions, 
Public Art 


Documentation, Services to 
the Held, Public Programs 


Grants for Arts Projects 

Challenge America Fast-Track Review Grants 

Application Postmark Deadline: June 1, 2004 

Earliest Project Start Date: January 1, 2005 

For information, contact the staff at 202/682-5700. 

Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth 

Application Postmark Deadline: June 14, 2004 
Earliest Project Start Date: June 1, 2005 

For information, contact the Learning in the Arts staff for the 
field/discipline below that is most appropriate for your project: 

Design, Literature, Media Arts, Museums, Visual Arts 

Folk & Traditional Arts, Local Arts Agencies, 
Multidisciplinary, Presenting 

Musical Theater, Theater, Opera, Music organizations 
with names that begin A through L 

Dance, Music organizations with names that begin 
M through Z 





Literature Fellowships 

Creative Writing Fellowships 

Application Postmark Deadline: March 1, 2005 
Earliest Project Start Date: January 1, 2006 

Translation Projects 

Application Postmark Deadline: January 10, 2005 

Earliest Project Start Date: November 1, 2005 

For information, contact the Literature staff at 202/682-5034. 

Lifetime Honors 

The National Medal of Arts 

Nominations for the 2004 National Medal of Aits can be made on the Arts 
Endowment's Web site from January 1 5— April 16, 2004. 

NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships 

Nomination Postmark Deadline: January 31, 2005 

For information, contact the Music staff at 202/682-5438. 

NEA National Heritage Fellowships 

Nomination Postmark Deadline: October 1, 2004 

For information, contact the Folk & Traditional Arts staff 

at 202/682-5428. 

Leadership Initiatives 

The Arts on Radio and Television 

Application Postmark Deadline: September 10, 2004 
Earliest Project Start Date: May 1, 2005 
For information, contact the Arts Endowment's Media Arts staff 
at 202/682-5738. 

The Folk & Traditional Arts Infrastructure Initiative 

Application Postmark Deadline: October 1, 2004 
Earliest Project Start Date: July 1, 2005 
For information, contact the Folk & Traditional Arts staff 
at 202/682-5678 or 682-5726. 

This publication is published by: 
National Endowment for the Arts 
Office of Communications 
Felicia Knight, Director 
Don Ball, Publications Manager 

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